After the New York Mayor said he was taking a “light touch” to the riots in the city, all Hell broke loose everywhere.
The light touch isn’t the solution, and anyone in law enforcement knows it. The SBA tweeted out a slam to de Blasio:
“If Mayor DeBlasio wants a light touch, then let him stand in front and take the first brick to the face. Or perhaps he can sit in a police vehicle and catch the Molotov Cocktail that’s thrown into it. Here’s the light touch, DeBlasio brain!”
If Mayor DeBlasio wants a light touch then let him stand in front and take the first brick to the face. Or perhaps he can sit in a police vehicle and catch the Malatov Cocktail that’s thrown into it. Here’s the light touch, DeBlasio brain! https://t.co/Dqqm3PgSrV
— SBA (@SBANYPD) May 30, 2020
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The rioters got the memo from de Blasio and acted accordingly. From 5th Ave to Brooklyn, there was looting, destruction, and violence:
Violent protesters just came across the Manhattan bridge from Brooklyn with cans of gasoline setting fires around Manhattan. Official protest happened earlier and no violence. This is an Antifa thing now at this time. #nyc #antifa #violence pic.twitter.com/yFnQD2iJx1
— AmbientHex (@AmbientHex) May 31, 2020
— @SCOOTERCASTER (@ScooterCasterNY) May 31, 2020
A lot just popped off at the protest for George Floyd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Pepper spray, batons, and several arrests. pic.twitter.com/ZuciQA82fe
— Jon Campbell (@j0ncampbell) May 29, 2020
The rioters desecrated St. Patrick’s Cathedral with graffiti Saturday, staining stairs and spewing hatred on two outside walls.
The graffiti on one wall on Fifth Avenue and 51st Street read “F–k F–k” in red letters. On an adjacent wall, vandals scrawled “BLM”…for Black Lives Matter…along with “NYPDK” in red letters and “No justice no peace” in black letters.
“George Floyd” was spraypainted on the stairs in black letters.
Mayor de Blasio tried to straddle the fence with his comments causing a free-for-all in the streets:
“So … my face is a brick magnet. Apparently, word travels fast, so thanks to everyone for reaching out. My head hurts, and it’s a little hard to talk.”
Is this the “soft touch” the mayor was looking for?