On June 3, 2011, Alvin, a Harlem teenager, was fed up with the number of times he’d been harassed by police, so he decided to start running an audio recorder when two officers came to stop-and-frisk him. What followed was a disgusting affair. After repeatedly cursing at Alvin for no apparent reason, one of the officers threatened to arrest the teenager “for being a fucking mutt,” then told Alvin he was going to “break [his] fucking arm” and “punch [him] in the fucking face.”

The Nation obtained the audio and interviewed Alvin along with two veteran policemen, who describe the intense pressure put on them by the department to meet arrest quotas. “The civilian population, they’re being hunted by us,” said one. “Instead of being protected by us, they’re being hunted and we’re being hated.”

Fast forward to the 3:00 mark in the above video to hear the full audio recording.