v.— «Prosecutors are now widening their investigating to include several other Brooklyn South vice officers for an old, but illegal police practice called “flaking.” Flaking is when false arrests are made in order to boost crime statistics or reach quotas. “My clients are upset about it. They see a piece of paper that says they committed a crime, and they know they haven’t and certainly they spend the night in jail as a result of this,” said Sims, who is now representing several of the Sunset Park businesses who were flaked.» —“CBS 2 Investigates: Ancient Practice Of ‘Flaking’” by Scott Weinberger WCBS-TV Sept. 14, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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