NYPD to Innocent Business Owners: Give Up Your Rights or Get Shut Down
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NYPD to Innocent Business Owners: Give Up Your Rights or Get Shut Down


My name is Song Cho, I operate coin laundromats in the city. I started with one, now I have three. We do a good job in providing excellent service, its clean, safe. These undercover cops were operating and coming into my business and then asking customers of our business, and enticing them to buy stolen goods at a very deep discount. One person took the bait and got caught, a second person who was on the outside of the store got caught. Did my employee buy it? No. Did I buy it? No. Did I say, did I put up a sign saying come in and buy stolen goods here? No. What they claimed was that we, as a business, provide space or inducive to providing those kind of illegal activities, because it happened at or near my business, I was the guilty victim. Under the New York City’s nuisance law, my innocence was not a defense, I had a decision to make, you know whether to really fight this out in the court or to try to settle this. I felt that there is a very possibility that the end of my business was in jeopardy. Under the settlement, the police could come in at any time to a warrantless search, and I’m forced to operate the surveillance system 24 hours a day and make it available to please for their reviews. That’s such an unfair, unfair to me, unfair to the old investment that I made here, unfair to employees that work here and support their family. It’s New York City versus you know, a little guy like me.

100 Comments

  • Craig Nicholls

    Fuck American police, they set it all up, what a cunt of a system to exists, proves, who the enemy of the people really is.

  • Rebekah Seibert

    NYPD ,GOD WATCH U POLICE STEAL FROM INNOCENT FAMILIES HOME!!!….THE BIBLE SAID THOU SHALL NOT STEAL!!!!!!!!!……SHAME ON U NYPD!!!….

  • sundo9999

    UNBELIEVABLE ! SHAME ON NYPD !! I have never held a high opinion of US law enforcement. They are uneducated bullies and rotten apples. It's a nefarious collusion probably incentivised by bribes.

  • Android Samsung

    The only true way to fight and fix this Fascism is to identify the government rats who dreamed up this Anti-american evil and put them in jail.

  • shadomst

    The police are thugs for the rich and completely corrupt. This is a perfect example of Nazi/Communist tyranny. DiBlasio is disgusting and should be indicted.

  • David H.

    there is something fishy going on here. the cops could set up a sting operation ANYWHERE in the city and claim the business owner was responsible. somebody doesn't want that laundromat there. probably a land-grab by wealthy investors who fill the pockets of city officials.

  • zx10r

    And this is what passes for JUSTICE… misapplying an arcane law to put people in a Catch-22 for operating a needed service… But this is law enforcement today, arbitrary, vindictive, spiteful and heavy handed… Welcome to bizarro new world USA or alternatively "Shut up and pay up, I gotta justify my $100k cop salary, my huge benefits package, my solid gold pension and my right to play God"… And we call ourselves The Greatest Nation is the World, so sad…

  • Robert Giffin

    Move away because it's only going to get worst,they have for gotten about peoples right.And for gotten who GOD is.

  • mark allen

    this is why you need to kill as many pigs as you can and also kill the families of the pigs. enough pigs die and the pigs will stop this insanity. leave the pig stations smoking blast craters. the roots of the tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots. we are the sons of liberty and we have spoken.

  • Tachyon Tee

    Hegelian Dialectic: create a problem, incite a reaction and finally provide a solution to the problem you created in the first place.

  • John Three16

    For every tyrannical government shown on Institute for Justice youtube, there are millions more doing the same or worse. Our country is designed to screw people over, it’s government capitalism.

  • Robert Mamarella

    Blame DeBlasio for that Crap. It's not the Cops. It's DeBlasio!!! And he wants my vote for President. Yeah right. In your dreams DeBlasio. In your dreams!!!! He ruined New York City.

  • mike Lucier

    NYC runs an illegal entrapment sting in a law abiding citizens business and then extorts this man after they entrap people that have nothing to do with his business!!! WTF
    Only in America can you mind your business, employee people, pay your taxes and raise a good family and still be railroaded by corrupt police!
    The Blue Mafia!

  • Justin Mevee

    Some ONE/police/government, should do the same to ALL "ConVENience STORES" I work in a convenience, THE owner lives in colorado, my store is not in colorado. DO you care about your people, NO they do NOT!!! Just so glad they are making money!!! Safety, welfare, MENTAL STABILITY, NOT SO MUCH. JUST KEEP bringing in PROFITS!!!!

  • youtubeVIP1 mod

    Dear Mr. Sung, please sell your business/s and move to Canada ASAP. Come to Toronto, where people like you become/are the back-bone of this society. In America, the American Dream", for many Immigrants, is easily turned into a Nightmare. Please come here ASAP. and in doing so, you will only regret that you didn't come to Canada to begin with. If you choose to follow my advice, please message me, and you could hire me as one of your Laundromat's manager? 😉 On this planet, there are un-Sung hero's and the Sung Hero's. 😉 In a country called: United States of America, where there are 50 states separated by borders and their own laws, how can that be labelled as United? It should be renamed: Nuisance Separated States of Sourpussies!

  • youtubeVIP1 mod

    Why do the Police Force fight the Mob/Mafia so much? Because the Police Dickpartments of this planet, wants to be the sole legal ….. mafia/mob. !!

  • kuazexin

    Only in America
    No crime
    Create bate crime undercover
    “Crime happens”
    Cries foul deems caught red handed
    Worst part they also do this in high shools where kids are at baiting kids for goodness sakes, thank god im Malaysian

  • James Joseph

    That's what happens when you operate businesses in a liberal run city.
    Seattle has been getting huge backlash from companies because they keep taxing the hell out of them.
    Baltimore had riots that burned down several business.

  • William Derrickson

    NYC is full of Democrats and their BS. Move your laundry to another state. Any other state except New jersey and California. You'll be fine once you escape the Democratic plantation. I learned to #walkaway. #Trump2020.

  • Dave George

    We need to hold attorneys accountable for violating human trafficking and other rights -statues and renew the treat people as innocent policy unless someone was harmed. To many of you are ignorant of what 200 years of entrusting attys. to handle any "law issue" what's happened to the "just-us" system at large.

  • Stephen Chase

    People, ALL people when will you learn the cops are not your friends. They don't protect and serve they control you and extort your money. They are just like any other gang of criminals.

  • bigblocklawyer

    Set up a couple "buys" outside the police station. Since it happened near the building, should be enough to do the same thing.

  • Lu S

    That's why they kill cops and Brownsville New York City 😒 because they are out of control but when they go down to the hood they put their head down no homo 😂

  • Lu S

    They just a bunch of racist cops picking on that Korean dude because you Korean they going to pick on you and your business

  • Barry Maynard

    We have become a police-state. The people get angry with the cops while voting for the real culprits. This is the outcome of not being educated about the Constitution. And accepting the bribes our politicians entice us with. I feel for this man. It has to be very distressing to know you can't do anything about it. Tyranny sucks.

  • KELLI2L2

    NYC is full of panhandlers looking to sell cheap goods, some people fall for it, do they always blame the store directly in back of the deal going on, on the side walk ⁉️ I bet not.

    This sounds like the old MOB shakedown scheme …

  • Victor Montalvo

    THIS KIND OF PRACTICE PRODUCES DOMESTIC TERRORISM WHEN PEOPLE ABUSE THEIR IMAGERY POWER TO HARRAST LAW ABIDING CITIZENS .THOSE NEWS BROADCASTS OF ONE PERSON GOING INTO A MALL OR RESTAURANT AND KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE IT'S NOT A RANDOM ACT OF A CRIME IT'S SIMPLY DOMESTIC TERRORISM CLEAR AND SIMPLE.THERE IS MORE COMING .I AM HESITANT TO GOING INTO PLACES WHERE MANY PEOPLE ARE PRESENT.

  • Ride With Chris

    Something is definitely going on behind the scenes at a higher level for something like this to happen. The regular street cops don't just up and try to harass a business like this. Any half-decent judge would have thrown this case out the second it hit the courtroom oh, something's definitely not right about this and I strongly feel he should fight this even though it might cost him a little bit.

  • Veritas Nunc

    Are the cops controlled by the mob in this?    Did the mob want those laundry mats to pay up or have one of the 5 families take over?.   We do not know whom all had to be paid by Sung.

  • Tom Cruce

    When you see a story like this you understand why this new generation thanks cops are just another form of criminal. They are using their power tabouli and threaten this Law Abiding Citizen

  • Rudy Campilii

    I suspect Mr. Sung Cho has not paid the police his protection money, hence the police intimidation and harassment.

  • grnhrntskato

    I am somewhat perplexed. First, if the "stolen goods" are in the possession of a police officer, it cannot be stolen. Seond, why would there be a need to execute any warrantless searches in his store if there is no stolen property inside. Why would there be if the only "stolen goods" are those brought in by the police? I am not sure we are getting the complete story here.

  • Timothy Anderson Jr

    THE CITY NEEDS TO BE SUED,,,AND THEN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT NEEDS TO BE SUED,,,AND THEN WHO EVER THESE CROCKED POLICE OFFICERS ARE ,,,THEIR BOND SHOULD BE PULLED,,,AND THEN SUNG SHOULD SUE ALL THOSE POLICE PERSONALLY,,,,,.
    THIS IS WHY NO ONE TRUST THE POLICE,,,,,,,,,,PEOPLE BE KILLED EVERYDAY IN NEW YORK,,,RAPES GOING ON,,,,BIG DRUG DEALERS DOING BUSINESS LIKE IT IS LEGAL,,,AND THIS RUGE POLICE ,,,ARE BROTHER A SEGMENT OF OUR SOCIETY,,,THAT WE ALL KNOW,,,ARE AMONG THE MOST LAW ABIDING,,,,,,GIVE ME A BREAK.
    LOOK FOLKS,,,,,,,ANY OF US,,,CAN TAKE $3 OR 4 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO ANY BIG CITY IN AMERICA,,,,AND IN JUST A MATTER OF HOURS OR DAYS,,,,CAN BY THE EQUIVALENT OF ANY GROUP OF DRUGS,,,,HERION,,CRACK,,,ETC,,,,ETC,,,,,,
    I'M TALKING ABOUT A PLACE YOU HAVE NEVER BEN BEFORE AND KNOW NOT ONE PERSON,,,,

    >>>>>>> YET THE POLICE THAT HAVE BEEN THERE FOR YEARS,,,,THE POLICE THAT LIVE THERE,,,,AND PATROL THE SAME AREAS YEAR ,,,AFTER YEAR,,,,,SOME HOW CAN'T FIND THE SAME PEOPLE ,,,WE COULD FIND IN ONLY HOURS OR DAYS,,,,<<<<<<<<<..

    NOW WHO IS THE REAL FOOLS,,,,IT'S ALL A GAME FOLKS,,,AND IT IS BEING RAN ON US,,,,,ON OUR EXSPENSE,,,,,AND WE PAY THEM TO RUN THIS GAME,,,,,,ON US. SAD BUT TRUE.

  • sanjay reddy

    civil asset forfeiture is a legalised way the government uses to steal money from its people..folks should secure their important savings into bitcoin to protect themselves.

  • Joan Popovich

    This is a disputable Act by the City of New York. No wonder New York us going to hell in a hand basket. You all are rampant with crime and corruption and you set up and do this to an honest business man. SHAME ON YOU De Blasio and Cum. I respect law enforcement, but this was a shamefully corrupt thing to do

  • Doug Warner

    this is very unconstitutional some big firm take on his case pro bono geesus wtf is this America coming to. This man is a victim by the police state . You might as well be in a 3rd world commy country and paying a state official off to keep your business running

  • frank zappa's pussy

    ironic that this is exactly the sort of shit that you would expect to happen under the totalitarian regime in China.. but it is happening to a chinese man in america !!

  • Brad Cooper

    A guy tries to provide for his family a the Gestapo's from NY BULLY him into putting in cameras and other things. Since when should our government invade the mans business and dictate that he has to put in cameras for their use? Are they paying for it? Of course not sounds like something Adolph Hitler would do. Is this another thing the Democrats are responsible for? The socialist government is just a step away from Communism is this their real agenda and that's one of the reasons they dont want a wall so they can let in the criminals so they can try for another coup? Just saying if it walks like a duck………

  • Janine Russo

    Politicians and their kick backs from welthy businessman get to manipulate LAW in order to obtain their goal, in this case valuable property from small business owner. Shame , shame on the influance of money mongers, crooked politicians using LAW enforcement doing their dirty job. Stay strong , dont let rich ones to push You around . We, people stay with You and Hope You win , go to Court !

  • Anjin Miura

    They did the same crap the to Trump administration. They fake evidence and use that evidence against innocent people. Can't call it a racket because it's government. How these police think they are enforcing law escapes me. They are simply dirty cops.

  • Heidi Kickhouse

    I hit the "Click here to help Sung" link many times, but nothing happened. I've been reading the comments for about 20 minutes, but cannot possibly read all 6.9 K. comments, it's too sad. It's been almost 3 years, does anyone know what happened?

    This is so awful. I keep forgetting that this is what America is now, we are a country of thugs and bullies. I had to laugh when I read comments here from one political bent blaming this on the other, we never seem to recognize it in ourselves, ever. Government used to protect us from our baser human natures, it's in us all, but now it's institutionalized.

  • Dr Money Gaming

    knowing how openly corrupt NYPD is and on the take from anyone with $$$ from street gangs to allow open air drug markets to protecting drug shipments as armed security-to operating as hitmen engaging in executions for the mob – this move by NYPD smacks of corruption – especially a LAUNDRYMAT of all places – the only things sold there are soap and snacks from machines – they created the crime scene themselves and obviously either the landlord wants a new higher rent paying tenant or another deeply connected real estate mogul want the space – like TRUMP who is deep in all over NYC
    the law was intended for nuisance locations such as bars that under the table also sold drugs or front locations such as the cliche candy shop bodega that also sold drugs weed guns alcohol..etc
    not the Chinese laundrymat

  • qolspony

    As a customer, I think it is very unfair, because it forces more intrusion into our lives. It also creates more interactions between police and the public. And if the majority of the people that is using your business is a racial minority, it opens the door to life threatening incidents. So I feel it is important for the public to support this cause, because at the end of the day, it will effectively save our lives.

  • Pennywise The Clown

    Hey, these assholes are using jerry brown's Destroy The State plan without written consent from dick-head Goober Noose'm

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