Published on Oct 10, 2013 by deuteronomie
This video was taken in the summer of 2013 by a vendor who is a member of the Street Vendor Project. Fearing retaliation from the NYPD once this video is made public, he wishes to remain anonymous.
The vendor, who sells ice cream from a Mr. Softee truck, was vending at his usual legal vending location near Macy’s on 34th Street in Manhattan.
This officer had confronted and been disrespectful to him on numerous prior occasions. This is the first time he captured it on video.
For more information about the Street Vendor Project, visit www.streetvendor.org.
To draw attention to widespread disrespectful and abusive treatment of vendors by NYPD officers, we’ll be using the hashtag #blowmebitch to document future similar instances.