In America’s largest city, avowed Socialist Mayor Bill de Blasio can be found with fellow leftist activists painting a Marxist message on the taxpayer-funded street in front of the Trump Tower as a way to taunt the President of the United States. Meanwhile, crime is skyrocketing, while calls from the same activists NYC’s Mayor stands shoulder-to-shoulder with are calling for the defunding of police.
Meanwhile, in what can only be described as shameful, NYPD cops are being forced to stand guard over radical Mayor de Blasio’s Marxist, anti-cop, street message while crime runs rampant in the city.
On Saturday, independent journalist Drew Hernandez captured an exchange between NYPD officers and pro-cop supporters who wanted to deface the “Black Lives Matter” message painted in front of Trump Tower on the street in New York City. When the police officers asked why they were stopping them from defacing the graffiti, the police officer told him they were only following orders from higher up. When asked directly if it was up to Mayor de Blasio, the cop shook his head yes, and gave a thumbs up.
The pro-cop supporters asked the NYPD cops why Black Lives Matter can paint a message on the street, but people who support the police can’t change the message? The NYPD officer responded to one of the pro-police supporters by saying, “I’m not allowed to give opinions on political matters.”
Journalist Hernandez tweeted: BREAKING: NYPD confiscates patriots paint cans before an attempt to mark the BLM mural in front of Trump Tower NYC.
NYPD officer admits “higher ups” are responsible for hypocrisy of defending vandalism from Patriots, but not BLM in NYC
BREAKING: NYPD confiscates patriots paint cans before an attempt to mark the BLM mural in front of Trump Tower NYC
NYPD officer admits “higher ups” are responsible for hypocrisy of defending vandalism from Patriots, but not BLM in NYC pic.twitter.com/RcadeEcN64
— Drew Hernandez (@DrewHLive) July 19, 2020
The New York Daily News is reporting about an Occupy City Hall protester who has been charged with trying to cut the brake lines on an NYPD van in Brooklyn, authorities said Sunday.
An NYPD detective says he spotted Jeremy Trapp moving around under a marked NYPD van parked on Fourth Ave. near 43rd St. in Sunset Park about 4 p.m. Friday — and recovered a pair of scissors from him.
Authorities say the incident was caught on surveillance video.
Trapp, 24, turned out to have cut the wrong wire, authorities say. The line he allegedly snipped measures the speed of the wheels, according to court papers.
Trapp was hit with a slew of charges, including reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, criminal tampering, auto stripping, and obstructing governmental administration. He was released without bail the day after his arrest and is due back in court in December.
Police sources said Trapp is an Occupy City Hall protester. The group has been camped in City Hall Park around the clock for weeks demanding the defunding of the NYPD.
The New York Post reports- Gun violence exploded across the city after the NYPD disbanded its anti-crime unit of plainclothes cops on June 15, with three times as many shootings in the last two weeks of the month over the same period in 2019, police stats show.
With a total of 205 shootings during the month, it was the bloodiest June in 24 years — going back to 1996, when the NYPD logged 236 incidents, the department said.
And the shocking rise in gunfire — to 116 incidents from 38 between June 15 and July 2, a 205 percent increase — meant scores more victims were hurt or killed by bullets this year over last year.
Gunshot injuries skyrocketed to 157 from 47 in 2019, a 238 percent increase.