Some things shall forever remain the same, including the perpetual disrespect faced by the fine officers of the New York City Police Department.
For even with the global coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on the city, the city’s criminal underclass continue to needlessly stir up trouble.
Case in point: As NYPD officers tried Tuesday evening to subdue a robbery suspect, a face-mask-wearing bystander decked one officer with a sucker punch. Following the punch, the suspect scrammed as other bystanders cheered him on.
Watch the altercation below (disable your adblocker if the video doesn’t appear):
There’s good news, bad news, and worse news to report.
The good news is the NYPD later found and apprehended the suspect, Nelson Jimenez, 31, at a nearby bodega. The bad news is that another officer was reportedly sucker-punched during the commotion.
“A second cop who responded to the fracas was also punched in the head in an off-camera incident,” Fox News reported. “The suspect in that assault, Brandee Isom, 25, was arrested and charged with assault and obstructing governmental administration.”
The worse news is that these altercations were not anomalies. According to the Sergeants Benevolent Association, which is comprised of roughly 13,000 active and retired NYPD officers, they were essentially part and parcel of what it means to live in the Big Apple under Mayor Bill de Blasio.
NYC people are dying, and suffering as COVID-19 plagues thousands but the same scumbags continue to roam the streets of NYC and attack NYPD cops. Sadly the wrong people are suffering. Welcome to DeBlasios NYC pic.twitter.com/St6UoXV9wZ
— SBA (@SBANYPD) April 8, 2020
Acts of violence, harassment and vandalism had long ago become the norm in the Big Apple thanks to de Blasio’s embrace of anti-cop radicalism. The fervor eventually culminated in two officers being ambushed and shot in the Bronx in early February.
“The [suspect], whose name was not immediately released, was captured after he walked into a police station in the Bronx and started shooting shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday. His shots struck a lieutenant in the arm and narrowly missed other police personnel before he ran out of bullets, lay down and tossed his pistol,” the Associated Press reported at the time.
“That attack came just hours after the same man approached a patrol van in the same part of the Bronx late Saturday and fired at two officers inside, wounding one before escaping on foot, police said.”
The attacks were so horrific they caught the attention of President Donald Trump:
I grew up in New York City and, over many years, got to watch how GREAT NYC’s “Finest” are. Now, because of weak leadership at Governor & Mayor, stand away (water thrown at them) regulations, and lack of support, our wonderful NYC police are under assault. Stop this now!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2020
The shootings were preceded by NYPD officers being pelted with water, having milk doused on them, having their cruisers vandalized and being outright attacked.
The shootings in February were the last straw for the SBA, which announced at the time that “the members of the NYPD are declaring war on you!”
Mayor DeBlasio, the members of the NYPD are declaring war on you! We do not respect you, DO NOT visit us in hospitals. You sold the NYPD to the vile creatures, the 1% who hate cops but vote for you. NYPD cops have been assassinated because of you. This isn’t over, Game on! https://t.co/XyruPraM9T
— SBA (@SBANYPD) February 9, 2020
Tuesday’s altercations come amid a widespread effort by left-wing officials throughout New York State to weaken the criminal justice system because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Late last month the mayor expressed his desire to release nearly “all” elderly offenders from Rikers Island on the basis that allowing them to run free in society would be safer for them (but not society) than forcing them to remain incarcerated in a tightly controlled government facility.
Days later, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a step further by ordering the release of an additional 1,100 parole violators, over half of whom were incarcerated in NYC jails.
He claimed during an appearance on MSNBC that he was only releasing those who’d “violated parole for non-serious reasons.” He did not however specify the reason for the parolees original arrest and incarceration.
Meanwhile, suspects were continuing to be released daily because of an ill-thought-out bail reform bill backed by de Blasio and signed into law by Cuomo last year.
“Starting in January, judges across New York will have less discretion when a defendant first appears,” Spectrum News reported late last year. “There’s no more cash bail for most misdemeanor and nonviolent felony arrests. … If you’re accused of one of those crimes you’ll be issued an appearance ticket. The expectation is you’ll go back to court for your next court date instead of possibly sitting and waiting in jail.”
Note the use of the terms “misdemeanor and nonviolent felony arrests.”
The impression that Cuomo gave when signing the measure into law was that only criminals charged with relatively minor crimes would benefit. This turned out to be a lie.
In a Facebook post published in October, the Oneida City Police Benevolent Association warned that the measure would also apply to criminals accused of assault in the third degree, criminally negligent homicide, manslaughter in the second degree and a host of other disturbing crimes.
As of January 1st – the list of laws one WONT get held on bail for in New York!!
(Which basically means that the police…
Posted by Oneida City Police Benevolent Association – PBA on Tuesday, October 1, 2019
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