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NYPD officer arrested, charged with spying for Chinese government

A New York City police officer and U.S. Army reservist was arrested on Monday, accused of spying on behalf of the Chinese government for the past several years.

What are the details?

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York announced that Officer Baimadajie Angwang, 33, was arrested for “acting as an illegal agent of the People’s Republic of China as well as committing wire fraud, making false statements and obstructing an official proceeding.”

Federal authorities claim that Angwang, a naturalized U.S. citizen and ethnic Tibetan native to China, “allegedly acted at the direction and control of officials at the PRC Consulate in New York City” since “at least 2014,” using his position to spy at the behest of China while serving at the NYPD’s community affairs unit.

CNBC reported that Angwang was born in the autonomous region of Tibet, and used his position as an officer to report back to Chinese officials “on the activities of other ethnic Tibetans in the New York area.”

The New York Post reported that according to court documents, Angwang “stated that his motivation to be promoted in the NYPD was to assist the PRC and bring “glory to China,” and that if he was not able to be promoted within the department, “he stated that ‘he might as well be a government employee in China.'”

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Angwang is also accused of lying in order to obtain secret clearance as a member of the military.

The Department of Justice news release noted:

As part of his employment with the U.S. Army Reserve, Angwang maintained a “SECRET”-level security clearance. According to court documents, in 2019, Angwang completed and electronically submitted an SF-86C form for a background investigation. On the form, Angwang lied by denying that he had contacts with a foreign government or its consulate and by denying that he had close and continuing contacts with foreign nationals, including his family members who live in the PRC, some of whom are affiliated with the People’s Liberation Army.

“The defendant allegedly violated the trust of his community and the New York City Police Department on behalf of a foreign power, the People’s Republic of China,” Assistant FBI Director Alan E. Kohler said in a statement. “This type of conduct simply cannot be tolerated. This case serves as yet another reminder that China represents the biggest counterintelligence threat to the United States and that the FBI and our partners will be aggressive in investigating and stopping such activities within our nation.”

If convicted on all charges, Angwang could face 55 years in federal prison.

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Black Lives Matter and NYPD clash after protest stops traffic on George Washington Bridge: ‘We shut s*** down!’

A Black Lives Matter protest shut down the upper level of the George Washington Bridge on Saturday. BLM supporters and NYPD clashed as police attempted to unblock the George Washington Bridge after traffic was ground to a halt.

For about an hour on Saturday night, Black Lives Matter demonstrators marched across the George Washington Bridge to the 34th precinct station house in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood. About 100 protesters blocked all cars and trucks from passing. The crowd boasted that they were on the bridge to “shut s*** down!”

Agitators used construction cones to block cars from driving on the George Washington Bridge.

Hawk Newsome, leader of the Greater New York chapter of Black Lives Matter, said they shut down the bridge “for our Sisters and Brothers who had their lives stolen by AmeriKKKa.”

Newsome added that three BLM agitators were arrested during the demonstration, and urged his followers on social media to call the 34th precinct for their release. “FREE THE TEAM!!! Pigs at the 34th are not picking up the phone. CALL UNTIL THEY DO FREE,” he wrote. Newsome boasted “our city” during the shutdown of the bridge.

“Look how much power we had. We sat on the bridge for 20 minutes. We shut the whole city down,” one protester bragged, according to the New York Post.

Nearly 300,000 vehicles used the George Washington Bridge in 2016, a double-deck suspension bridge that connects New York City with New Jersey.

After crossing the bridge, tensions between the BLM protesters and NYPD cops flared outside the 34th precinct in Manhattan. Several people were arrested during the protest in New York City.

Some protesters then set their sights on New York City diners. “Sorry to interrupt your dinner, it’s a revolution,” one demonstrator said to people dining on Saturday night in NYC. Last week, violent Black Lives Matter protesters vowed to prevent diners from eating at outdoor restaurants in Rochester and Pittsburgh.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave an interview to BlazeTV’s Steven Crowder last week, where he suggested that the riots erupting in American cities are likely a coordinated effort funded by corporate America.

“We’re seeing these people … some of the same people are in Portland, Kenosha, D.C., Louisville,” Paul said. “How are they getting there? They’re staying at the [Willard Hotel] — the Willard Hotel might be $500 to $1,000 a night — who’s paying for them to stay in the Willard Hotel? Who’s paying for them to have air flight? Who’s paying them to do this?”

“And here’s the sad truth of it,” he explained. “It’s probably not going to be a sinister name like George Soros, it’s going to be corporate America.”

“Corporate America is giving money to Black Lives Matter, and my guess is, if we follow the money, the people who paid for the plane tickets and the hotels and the people who continue to do this, is Black Lives Matter,” Paul continued. “People should not be giving money to a group that is then funding thuggery.”

Paul advocated that instead of funding Black Lives Matter, people should consider giving their money to the United Negro College Fund or the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

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VIDEO: NYC firefighters chase down thug who sucker-punched 60-year-old woman in front of their station

A Brooklyn bicyclist apparently thought it would be fun to sucker-punch and knock down a 60-year-old woman he was passing on a sidewalk late last month.

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It’s possible he could’ve pedaled away with no immediate consequences — except the thug had the bright idea of doing the deed right in front of the Engine 214/Ladder 111 fire station.

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And the firefighters apparently saw the whole thing, got plenty mad, and ran after him.

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Video shows the firefighters caught up to the bicyclist around a corner and took him down to the sidewalk.

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The firefighters stayed with the suspect until police arrived and took him away in handcuffs as a crowd watched, WCBS-TV reported.

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Who is the suspect?

The NYPD identified the suspect as 53-year-old Daniel Biggs, the station said, adding that police said he has 18 prior arrests, from robbery to assault, and that the most recent was Aug. 2 after he allegedly slashed a 26-year-old man’s face.

What’s more, during the Aug. 26 incident, while he was being restrained Biggs punched a 29-year-old firefighter in the eye causing bruising and swelling, police told WCBS.

Biggs, of Brooklyn, was charged with assault, menacing, harassment, and attempted assault, the New York Post said. He was arraigned the following day, ordered held on $20,000, but was released without bail after a return court appearance four days later, the paper said, citing court records.

The suspect appears to be a recognizable face in the community, the station said. “He comes, buys his stuff and leaves. That’s it. I was like why he did it?” Twin Alzokari of nearby J&A Deli and Grocery told WCBS.

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Anything else?

Police said the victim suffered a cut on the mouth but refused medical attention at the scene, the station reported, adding that the suspect and victim were strangers and that the motive for the attack is unclear.

“It’s bad. You can’t hit a woman,” Alzokari added to WCBS. “She’s very nice, the whole family. I grew up with them.”

And he told the station the firefighters are an asset to the neighborhood.

“You feel safe. They’re always helping the community, and that’s a very, very good job what they did,” he said.

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Horrifying video shows man attempting to rape women in broad daylight on NYC subway platform

New York City police are frantically searching for a suspect who was caught on camera attempting to rape a woman in broad daylight.

What are the details?

The heinous incident happened Saturday around 11 a.m. on an Upper East Side subway platform. According to WNBC-TV, the 25-year-old victim was waiting for her train when a man shoved her to the ground and began assaulting her.

Police said the man attempted to rape her in broad daylight, and only stopped when a crowd of bystanders confronted him. The witnesses, however, did not directly intervene; one man was seen in a video of the incident just staring in the direction of the suspect and victim.

Video shows the man get off the woman, pick up his sunglasses, turn toward the bystanders and mouth several words. It is not clear what the suspect said because the video released by the NYPD did not contain audio.

The victim suffered minor injuries, but refused medical assistance, police said.

The suspect, a black male with an afro and facial hair, fled the scene. Police are asking that anyone with information about the brazen attack to come forward or call 800-577-TIPS.

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Abbey Collins, a spokesperson for the MTA, told WNBC, “This is disturbing and disgraceful. No one should ever have to experience this type of horrific attack in the transit system. The MTA is working closely with the NYPD to find the suspect and hold him accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”

What’s the background?

Amid the coronavirus pandemic and unrest in cities across America, New York City has been experiencing a record-setting crime wave this summer. Violence crime is up across the city, but shootings and homicides are experiencing the greatest year-over-year increase.

City leaders have responded by further slashing the police budget — not imposing law and order.

“We are reducing the size of our police force by not having the next recruit class. We are reducing our overtime levels. We’re shifting functions away from police to civilian agencies,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in July, NPR reported.

“We think it’s the right thing to do. It will take work,” he added. “It will take effort and we’re going to be reforming that work in the meantime.”

Following the tragic death of George Floyd, progressive activists across the country called for police agencies to be defunded. Progressive leaders like de Blasio have responded by mostly obliging activist demands.

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VIDEO: Driver attacks NYPD traffic cops after being asked to move car away from fire hydrant

A driver attacked two NYPD traffic safety agents after they asked him to move his car away from a fire hydrant in the Bronx, according to the NYPD.

Around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, two traffic cops approached the motorist and asked the man to move his 2008 silver Nissan Altima away from a fire hydrant in Fordham Heights because it was illegally parked. The man allegedly became enraged and started punching the two officers. The man knocked both officers to the ground with his vicious punches, and then drove away.

One officer suffered a bruised face and a sprained ankle, and the other agent also had bruising on his face. They were taken to a nearby hospital to have their injuries treated.

Adams Mandiata, one of the cops involved in the brawl, recounted the brawl. “I was backing up, backing up. He just punched my left eye so hard,” Mandiata told the New York Post. “I feel down. I couldn’t see anything.”

“This happens to traffic agents on the regular,” the other officer, Edwyn Stuart, who is an 11-year veteran, said. “Our job is a dangerous job.”

Both agents said that New York’s bail reform law that went into effect this year has emboldened criminals.

The driver is described as black, about 6-feet tall and weighing 200 pounds. He was seen wearing a white T-shirt, black and white sweat pants, and black and white sneakers in the video.

Anyone with information regarding the attack is asked to contact NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

On Friday afternoon, two more traffic agents were assaulted. The traffic cops were attempting to issue a summons when a driver began fighting with them. One of the agents was punched in the face and the other sustained a hand injury, according to WPIX-TV.

Violent crime has increased over the summer in the Big Apple. There has been a 200% increase in New York City shootings between June 15 and July 2 of this year, compared to the same time in 2019.

In July, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) hypothesized that the “uptick in crime” in New York City is because of “record unemployment in the United States.”

AOC also theorized that New Yorkers are desperate for bread.

“Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent and are scared to pay their rent,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And so they go out and they need to feed their child and they don’t have money so you… maybe have to… they’re put in a position… they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry that night.”

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VIDEO: BLM protesters march to NYPD union president’s house to protest union’s Trump endorsement. They’re met by a swarm of cops.

When the New York Police Department union endorsed President Donald Trump’s re-election late last week, the Black Lives Matter movement was not happy about it. So dozens of BLM protesters decided to protest at the home of the union’s president, and they were met there by a slew of New York City cops and their barricades to protect the block.

What happened?

On Friday, New York City Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch announced the union’s endorsement of Trump, the New York Post reported.

As the city faces riots, looting, shootings, and other crimes, as well as public clashes with police, the union decided the president’s increased push for law and order is something it needed to get behind.

“I cannot remember when we’ve ever endorsed for the president of the United States until now — that’s how important this is,” Lynch told the president at an event Friday evening, the Post said. “We need your strong voice across the country.”

The union’s proclamation upset the BLM movement, which attempted to march to Lynch’s house in Queens Wednesday evening, the Post said.

As protesters worked to get to Lynch’s home, a swarm of NYPD officers set up barricades blocking off the neighborhood.

Multiple videos from the protests and the police’s response show dozens of cops and supervisors standing in the street to keep demonstrators from marching all over Lynch’s community.

Protesters can be heard chanting “all cops are bastards” and “NYPD, suck my d**k.”

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Despite the protests, Lynch was undeterred in his and his union’s support for President Trump.

“New York City police officers will protect your right to protest wherever it can be done safely and legally, including in front of my house,” Lynch said in a statement, NY1 reported. “But these protestors should realize they are wasting their time. Their campaign of harassment and intimidation might have the politicians running scared, but it will have zero impact on the PBA.”

NY1 reported that Lynch’s neighbors said the protest, which they characterized as mostly peaceful, caught them by surprise and involved vulgar language.

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Retired NYPD sergeant beaten with over a dozen punches to head in video caught in broad daylight

A retired New York City police sergeant was knocked to the ground and suffered over a dozen punches to the head in a brutal attack caught on surveillance video Tuesday morning in Manhattan, the New York Post reported, citing police sources.

What are the details?

The former sergeant was seen speaking with the attacker for at least a minute outside a Garment District deli on West 39th Street, the paper said of the obtained clip.

The suspect — whom police sources identified as 20-year-old Masterjadin Roman — then allegedly throws what appears to be a bottle at the retired officer, the Post said.

With that, the retired officer charges at Roman:

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But to no avail, as the attacker easily lifts him up and slams him to the sidewalk:

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And then the beating begins, as the suspect then quickly lands over a dozen punches to the retired sergeant’s head.

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After the punching ceases, Roman and his companion appear to steal a cellphone and headphones from the former cop and begin to walk away, the paper said.

But apparently that wasn’t enough.

The retired sergeant is seen trying to get up from the sidewalk as another man emerges from behind to help him, and the attacker turns his head, walks back to the victim, and kicks him in the head.

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The Post said it’s not immediately clear what sparked the violence, but police sources told the paper Roman has been accused of aggressive panhandling and given a desk appearance ticket.

As is common with such incidents, a number of people were nearby when the attack took place and made no effort to intervene.

Anything else?

Violence against the NYPD has been on the rise since George Floyd’s death in the custody of Minneapolis police in late May, which led to nationwide protests and riots:

  • A frequent participant in Occupy City Hall protests in New York City was caught on surveillance video in July allegedly trying to cut the brake lines of a police van in Brooklyn.
  • NYPD officers were physically attacked on the Brooklyn Bridge by Occupy City Hall protesters in July, leaving one officer with multiple fractures of his orbital bones and cuts needing 12 stitches. And when NYPD Chief of Department Terrance Monahan intervened, the department’s highest-ranking uniformed officer was punched in the face, too, court documents said.
  • And cellphone video caught the moment an NYPD cop fought a gang member who apparently was interfering in an arrest. The gang member allegedly put the officer in a headlock — and then the taunting began: “You just got smoked, p***y!”

Official NYPD crime stats indicate 49 shootings took place in the city between July 7 and July 12, nearly a 277% increase compared to the 13 incidents that occurred over the same period in 2019. According to the NYPD, this past June was the deadliest and most violent June in 24 years, totaling 205 shooting incidents.

In fact, the owner of a New York City tactical shop said body armor sales are up 80% over 2019 due to the spike in violence this year.

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AOC, Chris Hayes screech over video of cops wrestling person into unmarked van — but it was an official NYPD operation

Life apparently came to an end Tuesday when an individual was tackled to a New York City street and pulled into an unmarked van as NYPD officers appeared and kept outraged protesters away from the scene.

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes called it a “kidnapping”:

Outspoken Democratic U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was wringing her hands about it, too, tweeting that “our civil liberties are on the brink,” and that it’s “our responsibility to resist authoritarianism”:

What actually went down?

Thing is, the individual was taken into custody for allegedly damaging police cameras during five separate incidents in and around City Hall Park, NYPD officials
told WPIX-TV. Police told the station that arresting officers were assaulted with rocks and bottles, too.

Police charged Nicholas Stone with criminal mischief, WPIX said, but friends said the 18-year-old — a transgender woman — goes by Nikki. Cops added to the station that Stone was released with a desk appearance ticket.

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As it happens, NBC News correspondent Tom Winter — whose specialty is police and counter-terrorism — gave colleague Hayes a bit of a wake-up call regarding the street scoop:

“It could also be undercover detectives from a warrant squad making an arrest with probable cause for someone wanted for 5 specific crimes wearing visible weapons and vests in a car immediately surrounded by uniformed police officers with NYPD written on the back,” Winter wrote.

And Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison tweeted video Wednesday morning purportedly showing the suspect damaging NYPD cameras on at least three separate occasions, WPIX said.

“The #NYPD welcomes peaceful protests,” Harrison tweeted. “However, damage to NYPD technology that helps keep this city safe will never be tolerated. These cameras are vital resources which help prevent and solve crimes throughout the city.”

Ed Morrissey of
HotAir offered the following take:

The tactics used in making this arrest are not all that unusual — and to the extent they are, those are forced on the NYPD in the circumstances of the unrest. People with warrants out who aren’t inclined to turn themselves in watch for uniformed police to avoid arrest. Some police departments use warrant squads in plainclothes and unmarked cars in order to execute warrants more successfully. They go to residences, places of work, and at times to places where suspects are known to hang out in order to serve the warrants and arrest the suspects.

The fact that this woman was apparently known to be in protest crowds required a different set of tactics. To keep the officers safe, they had to arrest her quickly and get her into the vehicle before other protesters could assault them. To walk up and announce themselves and try to make an arrest would invite mob action and prevent the arrest — and in this case, mob action nearly succeeded anyway. That is why they had uniformed backup, and that turned out to be a very wise choice.

Still, WPIX said critics compared it to arrests in Portland, where federal agents were caught on video putting demonstrators in unmarked vehicles and driving off.

Mayor Bill de Blasio told the station that no federal agents were involved, but that it was “the wrong time and the wrong place to effectuate that arrest.”

“I’ll talk to the commissioner more about this today, but I think there’s a better way to get that done,” he added, according to WPIX.

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NYPD cop orders screaming leftist to ‘back up!’ She jumps right in his face and yells, ‘or f***ing what?’ Police show her what.

In our latest installment of Leftists Losing Their Minds, we find a woman screaming at a group of New York City police officers in the middle of a street. It isn’t clear from the video what brought about her decidedly vitriolic display or when it occurred, but suffice it to say she doesn’t appear to be a fan of the Big Apple’s finest.

After unleashing a torrent of F-bombs at the group of more than 10 officers, she orders them not to tell her to “f***ing back up!”

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Well, that apparently was too much for one of the officers to let slide without challenging her, so he told her to do exactly what she commanded them not to do: He calmly replied, “Back up.”

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Ah, but our heroine came with a plan — and maybe a new dance move. Let’s dub it the “Or F***ing What Shuffle.”

That’s because upon hearing the officer’s retort, the enraged woman moved toward the offending cop, timing her first two steps with her holler of two words back at him — along with one final hop and one screamed word to polish it off. “Or … f***ing … what?” she yelled while apparently standing right in the officer’s face.

Can you see it now? Two steps toward your partner … then one big hop as you end up in each others’ faces and yell, “Or f***ing what?” It’ll be a sensation.

But the cops have a dance of their own

It isn’t clear from the clip what the woman did after getting in the officer’s face or if she made physical contact with him or other cops, but she was shoved backward — and then it was on. As she raised her hands and got combative, other officers stepped in and began restraining her as she screamed some more.

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Others in the crowd couldn’t believe their eyes as she was taken away. One called the officers “f***ing animals!” while another asked, “Are you serious?”

Anything else?

The NYPD has been assailed from many leftward angles of late:

  • A frequent participant in Occupy City Hall protests in New York City was caught on surveillance video earlier this month allegedly trying to cut the brake lines of a police van in Brooklyn.
  • NYPD officers were physically attacked on the Brooklyn Bridge last week by Occupy City Hall protesters, leaving one officer with multiple fractures of his orbital bones and cuts needing 12 stitches. And when NYPD Chief of Department Terrance Monahan intervened, the department’s highest-ranking uniformed officer was punched in the face, too, court documents said.
  • And cellphone video caught the moment an NYPD cop fought a gang member who apparently was interfering in an arrest. The gang member allegedly put the officer in a headlock — and then the taunting began: “You just got smoked, p***y!”
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Surveillance video captures mob brutally beating a father and his daughter inside a NYC bodega

Surveillance video captured a brutal beating of a father and his stepdaughter by an angry mob, seemingly for no reason, inside a bodega in New York City.

The video showed a mob attacking the woman and her stepfather at a Washington Heights deli on July 7. At one point the 41-year-old man was knocked unconscious from the vicious blows he received. Later in the video one person grabbed a beer bottle to beat the woman on the head.

A bystander told the NYPD that her phone was also stolen by the mob when she tried to call the police, according to the New York Post.

Later the stepfather and his 22-year-old daughter spoke to WLNY-TV.

“Came out of nowhere,” she said.

The victim said she was stunned by the video because she had blacked out the events.

“I feel shocked,” she said. “I blacked out because after… You have anxiety and you get nervous, you don’t really remember stuff.”

She told WLNY that she was walking to the deli when the group began harassing her and accusing her of trying to contact one of their girlfriends. When she rushed into the bodega to avoid the mob, they attacked her.

“I got hit in my face, my head, my face, my neck,” she said.

She says her stepfather saw her being attacked and rushed to protect her. That’s when the mob turned on him and beat him unconscious.

“I thought they killed him. I thought he died. I saw him on the floor,” she said.

The man spent two days in the hospital and said that he was still suffering from pain in his face.

“He doesn’t come outside, just relaxing, resting,” his daughter said.

Police are asking for help from the public in finding at least six suspects, all in their 20s, from the attack. Three suspects have been identified by police as 22-year-old Tyquan Dupont, 21-year-old Devonte Phillips, and 26-year-old Tyrone Lawrence.

Here’s a local news report about the vicious attack:

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Anti-de Blasio artist hangs banner over highway during rush hour showing NYC mayor hoisting Lady Liberty’s bloody severed head

No one will ever confuse Staten Island artist Scott LoBaido for a Bill de Blasio fan — especially not after Tuesday’s events.

LoBaido made his thoughts on the New York City mayor quite clear with a banner he revealed during the afternoon rush hour.

What was on the banner?

The artist’s banner depicted Hizzoner smiling while wearing a Che Guevara T-shirt and hoisting the bloody severed head of Lady Liberty.

He first unfurled the artwork publicly over the busy Staten Island Expressway hoping to “fire up the masses,” the New York Post reported.

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LoBaido told the paper that he is none too thrilled with what Mayor de Blasio is doing to Gotham.

Noting the image of the head of the Statue of Liberty dripping blood, LoBaido told the Post, “It’s what he’s doing to New York, he’s severing the head of the greatest city on earth.”

He said the reason he finally decided to put paint to fabric was because of de Blasio’s oft-criticized lame response to the violent Black Lives Matter protests and riots in New York City combined with his ongoing spat with and perceived mistreatment of the New York Police Department.

According to LoBaido, the mayor’s policies and ongoing disrespect for cops, first responders, and average New Yorkers have make the Big Apple a “s**thole.”

“New York has turned into a s**thole because of this guy,” he said, according to the Post. “He hates the true New Yorkers: police officers, firefighters … people who built this city.”

Cops told LoBaido to take the banner down an hour or two after it was hung, the artist said, adding that he plans to hang the image in various places around the city down the road.

The banner wasn’t LoBaido’s only form of visual protest against de Blasio’s actions. On Monday, he painted a blue line in front of Staten Island’s 122nd Precinct in support of police, the Post said.

“That thin blue line separates anarchy from civilization,” the artist told the paper.

Shortly after the pro-cop image was finished, someone defaced it with Black Lives Matter graffiti, according to the Post.

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Leftist thug caught on video allegedly trying to cut brake lines on NYPD vehicle. He doesn’t get far.

A frequent participant in Occupy City Hall protests in New York City was caught on surveillance video Friday afternoon allegedly trying to cut the brake lines of a police van in Brooklyn, authorities
told the New York Daily News.

An NYPD detective told the paper he spotted Jeremy Trapp moving under a marked NYPD van parked on Fourth Avenue near 43rd Street in Sunset Park about 4 p.m. and recovered a pair of scissors from him.

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As it happens, the wrong wire was cut, authorities told the Daily News. The 24-year-old suspect allegedly cut the line that measures wheel speed, the paper said, citing court documents.

Numerous charges were leveled against Trapp, including reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, criminal tampering, auto stripping, and obstructing governmental administration, the Daily News said.

But as with many other arrestees in the Big Apple this year, Trap was released without bail the day after his arrest, the paper said, adding that he’s due back in court in December.

Trapp is an Occupy City Hall protester, police sources told the Daily News.
WNBC-TV reported that he’s been seen coming and going from the protests in recent weeks, officials said. The group has been camped in City Hall Park around the clock for weeks demanding the defunding of the NYPD, the paper said.

Anything else?

The incident is the latest in what’s becoming a troubling anti-police environment, officials told the station, adding that police vehicles have been firebombed, lug nuts have been loosened on their vehicles, and officers have been assaulted.

In fact, officers were physically attacked on the Brooklyn Bridge last week by Occupy City Hall protesters.

Quran Campbell, 25, allegedly punched Lt. Richard Mack of the in the face during the dust-up, the Daily News said. Mack suffered multiple fractures of his orbital bones and cuts needing 12 stitches, the paper said, citing prosecutors’ statements at Campbell’s Thursday arraignment.

And after NYPD Chief of Department Terrance Monahan intervened, court documents said the department’s highest-ranking uniformed officer was punched in the face, too, the Daily News reported.

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While Campbell was charged with felony assault, he was freed without bail under supervised release, the paper said.

Chanice Reyes also was charged with felony assault for allegedly walloping an NYPD sergeant and lieutenant with a cane, the Daily News said.

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Reyes made $7,500 bail and was freed Friday, the paper said.

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Suspect accused of attack on NYPD chief released from jail without bail

A Bronx man who allegedly punched NYPD Chief Terence Monahan and two other police officers during a protest that turned violent has been released from jail without bail. A senior New York City police official reportedly called the release “stunning.”

A bloody brawl broke out on the Brooklyn Bridge between violent protesters and New York City Police Department officers on Wednesday.

During the melee, eight officers were injured, including a sergeant, lieutenant, and Chief of Department Terence Monahan, who is the NYPD’s highest-ranking uniformed officer. One police officer lost consciousness during the incident.

Lieutenant Richard Mack, of the department’s Strategic Response Group, was struck several times in the face during the fracas. The suspects reportedly broke both of Mack’s orbital bones, and he was taken to the hospital, where he required 12 stitches on his face.

Quran Campbell, 25, and Banks Shaborn, 25, are accused of physically assaulting Mack, Monahan, and another officer. On Thursday night, Campbell was arraigned on assault charges in Manhattan criminal court and was released without bail.

“Quran Campbell is captured on video for the nation to witness him viciously assault 3 cops in uniform – 1 who lost consciousness. Judge Robert Rosenthal’s reckless decision to release Mr. Campbell WITHOUT BAIL endangers every NYer and the officers who risk it all to protect them,” Monahan tweeted on Friday morning. “My thanks to the @ManhattanDA’s Office for recognizing the seriousness and strength of this case by requesting $75,000 bail.”

Police said they found a Taser in Shaborn’s pocket and a folding knife in his shoe. Shaborn, who faces assault and criminal possession charges, was being held on $10,000 bail.

Chanice Reyes, 24, was arrested around 5 a.m. on Thursday after cops investigated a strong smell of marijuana coming from a car parked near City Hall, where activists have been gathering in recent weeks. Reyes, who is from New Jersey, is a suspect in the Brooklyn Bridge attack. Authorities believe Reyes is the woman dressed in red who smashes an officer in the head with a cane.

She reportedly attempted to bite one of the officers on the head while being taken into custody. Reyes was taken to Bellevue Hospital for a psychological evaluation after saying that she wanted to kill herself. Reyes was charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer.

There were 37 people arrested during Wednesday’s Brooklyn Bridge demonstration.

“They are part of this anarchist group that has been infiltrating this Black Lives movement since the beginning,” Monahan said of the violent members of the protests during an appearance on “Good Day New York.” “This is what we dealt with since the first protest after George Floyd. It is a legitimate movement, but it is being hijacked by these anarchists, and they are the ones that have been attacking our police officers [and] are out hiding behind the many, many peaceful protesters that are out there.”

Monahan said the morale among NYPD officers is “as low as it’s been in a long time.”

“On the street corners, there is a feeling that they don’t have to listen to the police and that they’re willing to fight the police officers,” he said on Fox News.

“It is important that we as an agency tell them how much we appreciate them, how much we know they’re out there, the trouble that they’re dealing with on the street,” Monahan said. “But more importantly, the silent majority that’s out there, the community that is out there that supports our police officers, that know the job they do. They know the times they ran into a burning building to save a life. They know the times that they saved the life of a choking baby, of a cardiac victim, how often they’ve run into gunfire to save people. These are the men and women that you’re hearing others put down on a regular basis.”

On June 1, Monahan was at a George Floyd protest and joined protesters in taking a knee against police brutality.

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Bodycam video shows NYPD cop punching, choking, and macing homeless man

Body camera video shows an NYPD officer punching, choking, and macing a homeless man. The man was physically thrown out of a nearly empty New York City subway car for allegedly taking up more than one seat.

Bodycam footage of an aggressive arrest that was recorded in late May was made public on Wednesday by the Legal Aid Society. At approximately 12:30 a.m. on May 25, Joseph Troiano was told to exit a New York City subway car by NYPD officers. Troiano, 30, left the subway car and relocated to the neighboring one.

The NYPD cops followed Troiano into the other car of the No. 6 train heading to Brooklyn. “Step off or I gotta drag you off,” Officer Shimul Saha is heard telling Troiano.

According to a criminal complaint, the police approached Troiano because he was “occupying more than one seat.” The video, which was edited by the Legal Aid Society, shows that the subway car was nearly empty.

“You can’t arrest me for not wanting to get off of the train,” Troiano replies to the police officers.

NYPD Officer Adonis Long attempts to physically remove Troiano, and the man bats away the cop’s hand. Officer Long attempts to pull Troiano out of the seat, and he resists. Then Long punches Troiano twice in the face.

Troiano is physically thrown out of the subway car and falls to the ground on the subway platform. Troiano is ordered to sit on the floor by police. After he does not comply, Long is seen pepper-spraying Troiano in the face at close proximity.

Troiano is crying and screaming, “Stop!” Police officers attempt to handcuff Troiano, but he resists. While trying to pin Troiano to the ground, Officer Long is seen choking the man.

The officers finally handcuff Troiano. “I’m having a panic attack, please,” he tells the cops. The officers tell him to “relax.” EMTs arrive at the scene of the arrest and transport him to Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Troiano was charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest and second-degree assault, which is a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance originally pushed for the felony charge because the criminal complaint stated that Long “sustained swelling and substantial pain to the knuckles of his right hand and was transported to the hospital” after he was allegedly kicked by Troiano.

“He informs me that because of the swelling he is unable to open and close his hand without experiencing pain,” Officer Saha wrote in his police report.

The felony charge was dismissed this week after the case made headlines.

“Up until yesterday, the DA’s office fully intended to prosecute this case as a felony. It’s shameful that it takes a bad headline for Vance and his ADA’s to finally do right by our vulnerable clients,” said Edda Ness of the Legal Aid Society, who is representing Troiano. “We demand that DA Vance immediately dismiss all charges pending against Joseph.”

Troiano’s lawyer pointed out that Officer Long’s right hand may have been injured from punching the homeless man. “If you look at the video, and see the way he punches Joseph, then perhaps he got the injury that way,” Ness said.

The DA’s office said that it is investigating possible police misconduct.

“We are reviewing the footage and continuing to investigate all aspects of this interaction,” said Caitlyn Fowles, a spokesperson for Vance. “Our office has charged dozens of uniformed officers for official misconduct and violence since 2010, and will continue to do so in any case where such charges are supported by the facts and the law.”

Troiano’s arrest happened hours before the death of George Floyd and the subsequent worldwide protests against police brutality.

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NYPD: Three cops ‘violently attacked’ by protesters on Brooklyn Bridge. One injured officer is chief of the department.

The New York City Police Department said three officers were “violently attacked” and seriously injured by protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge on Wednesday.

An individual is seen striking officers with what appears to be a caneImage source: NYPD News video screenshot

Terence Monahan — the chief of department and NYPD’s
highest-ranking uniformed officer — said he was cut and sprained a finger during the altercation on the Manhattan side of the bridge, WNBC-TV reported.

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Two other officers, a sergeant and a lieutenant, were taken to a hospital for stitches, WNBC added.

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Ironically, Monahan was one of several police officers who took a knee with George Floyd protesters in a headline-grabbing moment in early June, the station reported in a separate story.

Police told the station 36 people were arrested Wednesday, and most appear to have been involved with Occupy City Hall demonstrations; none were part of “Stop the Violence” rallies calling for an end to gun crimes in the city, WNBC added.

What went down?

The station said video shows a group of officers attempting to detain a man on the bridge before another man runs over and uses what appears to a cane to smash officers on their heads:

“Three officers violently attacked by protesters crossing the Brooklyn Bridge,” the tweet from NYPD News reads. “The officers sustained serious injuries. This is not peaceful protest, this will not be tolerated.”

Another video shows a pair of cops helping one injured officer away from the scene:

According to WCBS-TV, peaceful unity marchers began to cross the Brooklyn Bridge and were met by counterprotesters walking into traffic and sitting down in the roadway, blocking vehicles on the bridge.

Image source: WCBS-TV video screenshot

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The WCBS images of counterprotesters on the bridge appear to be the same location where officers were physically attacked. The counterprotesters told WCBS the unity march was too supportive of police.

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Outrage erupts over video of NYPD cop tasing Black Lives Matter protester. Police say the video doesn’t tell the full story.

A viral video showing a New York City police officer tasing a Black Lives Matter protester inspired outrage online against police, but they say it doesn’t show the entire story of the incident.

The altercation occurred in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, where pro-police protesters clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters.

The viral video shows an officer get into an altercation with a black man at the protest. The man appeared to refuse the order from an officer to back up out of the street and got tackled by another officer.

That officer tased the man, who fell to the ground and was arrested.

Videos of the incident were circulated widely among critics of the police on social media.

Many of those outraged were angered that the man arrested appeared to be tased because he was yelling at police.

However, according to the New York Daily News, police said that 15 seconds before the video recording, the man had allegedly flung a helmet at an officer.

The Washington Post reported that the incident is under investigation, according to the New York City mayor’s office.

Here’s a news report about the incident:

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NYPD cop fights gang member apparently interfering in arrest. Thug allegedly puts cop in headlock as taunts ring out: ‘You just got smoked, p***y!’

A recent cellphone video shows a pair of New York City police officers trying to put a handcuffed man in a squad car before one officer charges at another man apparently interfering in the arrest and a fight breaks out.

The clip then shows the cop allegedly being put in a headlock by the man, and one observer shouts, “F*** him up! F*** him up!” When the battle subsides, the same observer is heard laughing at and taunting the officer, “You just got smoked, p***y!”

Adding to the drama is that the NYPD may soon be barred from using headlocks under a new City Council bill expected to pass, the New York Post reported.

Here’s the clip of the fight. Content warning: language:

“Putting a cop in a headlock could mean a death sentence if they lose control of their gun,” a law enforcement source told the Post in an earlier story in response to the video. “A cop in a headlock can’t maintain weapons control.”

What are the details?

Multiple law enforcement sources gave an account of what happened that night, the Post noted:

The two cops — both of them neighborhood coordination officers, tasked with tackling quality-of-life issues — were part of an NYPD initiative to discourage outdoor crowds, in hopes of minimizing the multiple people getting injured during individual shootings.

When the crowd hanging out at the Bronx intersection ignored their instructions to disperse, the cops began writing a summons for a double-parked car at the scene.

The car owner then arrived and began complaining, and insisted, “Well, now that you wrote the summons, I can park here for hours and hours.”

Told that’s not how it works, the car owner became “combative,” sources said.

It was while the two were trying to handcuff the belligerent car owner that the crowd began taunting the officers.

“He act gangsta because he got a badge and a gun,” the man filming is heard saying on the video. “F*** outta here. Y’all n****** is p***y, bro.”

At some point, one of the cops’ body cameras is knocked to the pavement, only to be kicked away by the man whose confrontation with the pair allegedly ended in a headlock.

The cop who fought with the man was cut in the head and needed staples to close it, sources told the paper.

What do we know about suspect who allegedly put cop in headlock?

The suspect who allegedly put the officer in a headlock is a known gang member who’s been arrested 11 times for charges including gang assault, criminal possession of a loaded firearm, and robbery, a law enforcement source told the Post.

Wisnel Manzueta, 29, got away after the fight but turned himself in with his lawyer Wednesday, the paper reported, adding that sources said his attorney presented video apparently showing the officer striking first.

Police arrested Manzueta on an assault charge, but prosecutors opted to gather more video evidence to build an airtight case against the suspect before moving forward, the Post said.

“Bronx DA needs to get over that hill with a Bronx grand jury,” one law enforcement source added to the paper. “[It’s] likely they want to present the strongest evidence possible to show what led up to that arrest.”

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VIDEO: Black NYPD officer mocks overly cautious policing tactics

A black NYPD cop recorded a video to lampoon new and overly cautious policing tactics being implemented in New York City following the nationwide protests against police brutality.

In the parody video, the unnamed NYPD police officer said he has been “studying these tactical videos” that he has been required to watch, which are part of the movement to reform police departments following George Floyd’s death.

The officer says when approaching possible criminals to “make sure you’re in a comfortable body state” and maybe strike a relaxed “beach pose” to be as non-threatening as possible.

The cop then acts out a hypothetical arrest of a criminal who has shot two people. “Hello, sir, you are under arrest,” the cop says. “You know what, maybe we’re just detaining you, we’re not sure.”

“What we’re going to need you to do is to lay down on the ground,” he tells the imaginary perp. “Me and my counterpart here … are going to approach you, touch your shoulder, and hopefully, slide your arm to the back.”

The officer then attempts to handcuff the fictional shooting suspect, but the offender objects to having his arms put behind his back to be handcuffed because it is “uncomfortable.” The cop is accommodating and agrees to use multiple handcuffs so as not to force the suspect into an uncomfortable position.

The NYPD cop then pretends to call the police dispatcher to request backup because the theoretical shooting suspect complained that the ground is too hard, and the officer requests a comfy mat to be brought to the crime scene to make it cozy for the arrestee.

“Oh, the ground’s too hard? Don’t worry, we’ve got the mats coming for you,” the cops tells the make-believe suspect.

“You may not be under arrest, I’m not sure,” he jokes in the spoof video. “I have a supervisor coming who is going to supervise me, and he’ll be supervised by a supervisor whose supervising the supervisor, and we’re just all going to sit here and watch you tell us what to do.”

The NYPD started to reform its police force last month by eliminating the controversial plainclothes units known as “anti-crime units,” impacting about 600 officers.

Earlier this month, the New York City Council approved Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to cut nearly $1 billion from the NYPD’s budget and divert funds to “youth and social services as part of our city’s budget.”

During the rise of anti-cop sentiment and as the “defund the police” movement gained popularity nationwide, there was a 49% increase in retirements from the New York Police Department between May 25 until June 23, compared to the same period in 2019.

New York City has experienced a wave of crime in recent weeks. One report found that shootings skyrocketed by more than 200% last month.

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NYPD commish says city council caved to ‘mob rule’ when it slashed $1 billion from police budget

The New York City Council voted Tuesday night to approve Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to slash nearly $1 billion from the city’s police budget, and the city’s top cop is none too thrilled and believes the council bowed to “mob rule.”

What happened?

New York City’s budget debate has received more attention than usual this year as leftist Mayor de Blasio made cutting about $1 billion from the NYPD’s $6 billion operation budget a priority. The ongoing national debate over police reform coupled with the hit to the city’s tax revenue caused by the coronavirus pandemic (and the government-imposed shutdown) made the budget battle extra contentious.

After weeks of national attention, the council approved the 2021 budget Tuesday that includes a cut of $484 million from NYPD funds, plus a transfer of another $354 million away from police funding to other city agencies, the New York Times said.

The budget also eliminated $537 million in planned capital spending, de Blasio said, according to the New York Post.

Not surprisingly, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea was not pleased — and he made his feelings clear Wednesday morning.

“You’re seeing now, mob rule,” Shea said of the council’s vote to acquiesce to protests and riots demanding the defunding of police.

“You’re seeing the City Council bow to mob rule,” Shea told “Good Day New York” Wednesday. “And let’s mark the date on the calendar and how long it’s going to be before we’re having a conversation about New Yorkers crying out for more police. And I think that day is coming.”

Shea stopped short of saying the budget agreement would cripple the NYPD but did say that it would be a “significant challenge” for his officers.

He also said that because of the current environment surrounding policing and morale, there could well be a higher-than-average number of retirements.

Many notable voices on the left, including de Blasio and socialist U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have been clamoring for the city to take an ax to the NYPD budget. Many liberals, including Ocasio-Cortez, were not thrilled with the budget deal the City Council made.

“Defunding police means defunding police,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “This is not a victory. The fight to defund policing continues.”

A recent poll revealed that 47% of New York City voters opposed cutting police funding, while 41% supported the move.

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‘Defunding police means defunding police’: AOC says plan to cut $1B from NYPD does not go far enough

Far-left New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) slammed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s (D) proposal to cut nearly $1 billion from the New York City Police Department on Tuesday, calling the plan a “disingenuous illusion” and insisting that “defunding the police means defunding the police.”

What are the details?

CBS News reported that de Blasio announced a plan on Monday for cutting $1 billion from the NYPD, amid a citywide budget crunch and after weeks of progressive activists calling for “defunding police” across the nation following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The next day, the Gotham Gazette reported that the mayor and city council reached an agreement on the cuts to the department, “though nearly half will be through shifting school safety from the police to the Department of Education” by “shifting school safety and school crossing guards out of the NYPD’s purview.”

In response, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez issued a statement, saying:

Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean tricks or funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education’s budget so that the exact same police remain in schools. It does not mean counting overtime cuts as cuts, even as NYPD ignores every attempt by City Council to curb overtime spending and overspends on overtime anyways. It does not mean hiring more police officers while cutting more than $800M from NYC schools. If these reports are accurate, then these proposed ‘cuts’ to NYPD’s budget are a disingenuous illusion. This is not a victory. The fight to defund policing continues.

What else?

Fox News noted that “establishment Democrats and progressives have debated over what ‘defund the police’ actually means,” as “some argue the phrase shouldn’t be taken literally and just stands to represent police reforms.”

The city of Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed in police custody, has already voted to disband its police department and replace it with a “community safety” model to be determined over the next year.

According to The Hill, “mayors in San Francisco and Los Angeles have pledged to cut police budgets, while city councils in places such as Washington, D.C., have passed a slate of reform measures to enhance law enforcement oversight.”

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NYPD sees ‘exodus’ after spike in uniformed cops retiring since George Floyd protests

Following weeks of anti-cop rhetoric after the death of George Floyd, the “defund the police” movement gaining popularity nationwide, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) declaring that he will be shifting funds away from the NYPD, it appears that some law enforcement in the Big Apple have had it with the treatment they have received in the past month.

The New York Police Department announced that 272 uniformed officers have filed for retirement in the time since George Floyd’s death on May 25 until June 23. Compared to the same period in 2019, this year is seeing a 49% increase, according to the New York Post.

Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said that NYPD cops are “at their breaking point, whether they have 20 years on the job or only two.”

“We are all asking the same question: ‘How can we keep doing our job in this environment?'” Lynch told the Post. “And that is exactly what the anti-cop crowd wants. If we have no cops because no one wants to be a cop, they will have achieved their ultimate goal.”

“We are worried about a surge in attrition reducing our headcount beyond what we can sustain without new recruits, and are afraid the City Council has not taken the surge into account,” a source told the Post.

Mayor de Blasio said he was “committed to moving resources from the NYPD to youth and social services.” The Democratic mayor said New Yorkers “need to be reached, not policed.”

Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, said an “exodus” has begun and nearly 80 of his members have recently filed for retirement, and that morale is “at the lowest levels I’ve seen in 38 years.”

“People have had enough and no longer feel it’s worth risking their personal well-being for a thankless position,” Mullins stated. “There is no leadership, no direction, no training for new policies. Department brass is paralyzed (and) too afraid to uphold their sworn oath in fear of losing their jobs. Sadly, the people of this city will soon experience what New York City was like in the 1980s.”

Between May 28 and June 11, more than 350 NYPD officers were injured in the police brutality and Black Lives Matter protests that have turned violent at times.

Earlier this month, at least seven Minneapolis Police Department employees quit their law enforcement jobs. The MPD cops left their positions because they were frustrated with the way the police department and city leaders failed to support them following the George Floyd protests.

The entire SWAT team of the Hallandale Beach Police Department in Florida resigned three weeks ago after their police chief kneeled with protesters.

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NYPD officer arrested and charged with strangulation for using chokehold in Ricky Bellevue incident

New York City police Officer David Afanador has been arrested and charged with strangulation as a result of an incident involving a suspect named Ricky Bellevue that occurred Sunday.

The incident became the subject of national attention and protests because of the chokehold Afanador could be seen applying to Bellevue during video taken of the incident, and because of the nationwide controversy concerning the maneuver following the deaths of a number of suspects in police custody, including George Floyd and Eric Garner.

After video of the incident was released on social media Sunday, the NYPD promptly suspended Afanador without pay. The department banned the use of chokeholds in 1993. Also, the New York City Council passed an ordinance last week criminalizing the maneuver. The state of New York also made police officers criminally liable if a suspect suffers injury or death due to a chokehold last month.

The NYPD also released body camera video of the incident to the public.

Police officers reportedly came into a confrontation with Bellevue when they responded to a complaint that Bellevue and two of his companions were harassing passersby and throwing objects at them. The officers initially instructed Bellevue and his companion to leave the area, but they refused, insisting on their right to not be moved along unless the officers intended to charge them with a crime.

Eventually, Bellevue and his compatriots turned to leave, but turned back for one more confrontation. Bellevue can be seen reaching into a nearby trash can and asking the officers if they were scared. At that point, he was subdued by multiple officers, including Afanador. Bellevue appears to lose consciousness during the video.

Bellevue was ultimately charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. However, the district attorney’s office indicated that it would not pursue these charges against Bellevue.

Bellevue’s public defender told NBC News that Bellevue was hospitalized as a result of the incident and called for Afanador to be fired and prosecuted.

This marks the second time Afanador has been criminally prosecuted for his conduct on the job. He was also criminally charged in 2014 for allegedly pistol-whipping a 16-year-old during a marijuana bust, breaking two of his teeth. A judge acquitted him of those charges after a bench trial in 2016, and Afanador was reinstated to the force.

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Florida police find ‘extremely disturbing’ mock lynching of pig-faced mannequin in NYPD uniform

Florida police discovered a pig-faced mannequin dressed in an NYPD uniform hanging from an overpass. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office called the anti-cop stunt “extremely disturbing,” and an attempt to “drive a divide in our community.”

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation into a mock lynching of a mannequin wearing a police uniform. Police also found “KKK” scrawled on it, according to KHQ-TV. The mannequin was hung on an overpass on Interstate-95.

The mannequin was taken down on Saturday by deputies after concerned motorists called authorities over a possible suicide. The fake body had New York Police Department patches on the cop uniform and the head was a pig mask.

Officers find mannequin dressed in police uniform hanging from Jacksonville overpass

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams called the mock lynching “extremely disturbing.”

“Both the tactics and props used were a deliberate attempt to exasperate an anti-police sentiment and drive a divide in our community,” Williams wrote on Facebook.

“This incident was carried out by people wanting to undermine our dedicated efforts to keep our city safe,” the post stated. “Too many good citizens are working with us to keep our community safe through active partnerships, and frank conversations about the challenges we all face. This type of act will not be tolerated by our agency or our community, and we will work together to hold those responsible accountable.”

“We are working to come together & invoke change & growth in our community,” Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry wrote on Twitter. “We won’t let an appalling & disturbing act like this derail our progress. I won’t tolerate actions like this so blatantly meant to intimidate our police nor will I stand for it against any citizen.”

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Shootings skyrocket after NYPD disbands ‘anti-crime’ units: ‘This is what the politicians wanted’

The New York Police Department announced last week that it would disband its controversial “anti-crime units,” impacting about 600 NYPD officers who patrolled in plainclothes.

The move was applauded by those who seek immediate police reform in the wake of the tragic killing of George Floyd.

“This is a seismic shift in the culture of how the NYPD polices this great city. It will be felt immediately in the communities that we protect,” New York Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea said.

Unfortunately for New Yorkers, the impact of the reform was immediate — but it was not positive.

According to the New York Post, shootings in the city surged after the NYPD disbanded the plainclothes units. In fact, between Monday, the day Shea made his announcement, and Saturday, there had been 28 shooting incidents with 38 victims. The shootings accumulated at least five deaths.

By comparison, there had only been 12 shootings over the entire week during the same time period last year, the Post noted.

“This is what the politicians wanted — no bail, nobody in Rikers, cops not arresting anyone,” a law enforcement official told the Post. “All those things equal people walking around on the street with guns, shooting each other.”

As of June 20, there have been 97 shooting incidents in New York City, a significant increase from the 89 incidents during the entire month of June last year.

On Saturday alone, 19 New Yorkers were injured in more than a dozen shootings, the Washington Examiner reported.