A purported anti-Trump protester was taken into custody after allegedly spitting in an NYPD officer’s face on Wednesday night in an encounter caught on cell phone video.
The woman, 24, who was not wearing a mask at the time, screamed “F*** you, fascist” before she allegedly spewed the saliva. Based on the 22-second clip, the officer calmly listened to the tirade before grabbing her and making an arrest.
The suspect “and her comrades were among the mob of left-wing, anti-cop protesters who clashed with police in the West Village, lit garbage on fire, and screamed at diners outdoors, cops said. Sixty people were arrested,” the New York Post reported.
The unrest was preceded by a reportedly mostly peaceful “count every vote” demonstration earlier in the day.
The suspect, identified by several media outlets as Devina Singh, is charged with obstruction of governmental administration, violation of local law, and harassment, according to the Post. Cops released her on a desk appearance ticket.
Parenthetically, Trump supporters and any fair-minded American want every legal vote to count, which is an important distinction that seems to be getting lost in the post-election chaos.
“Officers said Singh — from Pennsylvania, which is at the center of the election uncertainty — has previous arrests for unlawful assembly and resisting arrest, and is now facing several fresh charges,” the Daily Mail claimed.
Watch the video below that has 4 million views so far:
A young woman was arrested after she spat in an officer’s face after screaming, “F–k you, fascist,” tonight in the West Village. pic.twitter.com/cfgVLYJ5pc
— Elizabeth Rosner (@elizameryl) November 5, 2020
As an aside, some foes of the police in similar demonstrations that have occurred all across the country in the past several months seem to be unhesitatingly emboldened to get in the grill of officers, even while accusing them of police brutality and harboring fascistic tendencies.
Reacting to the New York City incident, left-wing Twitter expressed the view that the cop acted inappropriately. Others disagreed:
Um dude, y'all are the pro mask crowd, so:
1: Why did she not have hers on
2: She spit on a guy during a pandemic
3: As much as I hate cops, that's fricking assault, so, ya, she did it too herself and has no one to blame but herself.
— The Sarcastic Antiwar Libertarian (@CLibertarian01) November 5, 2020
She spit in his face that is considered battery because spit could contain aids or hiv and it’s illegal he did right
— mike pearce (@mikepea45995276) November 5, 2020
Sorry, but her behaviour was unacceptable.
Spitting in someone’s face (at any time, but especially during a pandemic???).
She should have been arrested – spitting is an assault.
— 🎃👻🐾🐾🛹🌈dimac🇪🇺🇬🇧🏴🍍 (@MrsFinkelstein1) November 5, 2020
Nope wrong, if you’re assaulted in THIS way during a pandemic?? He acted fine.. she should be charged the biological warfare crime automatically and be locked up for a very long time
— 🌊 (@OnlyfansAgua) November 5, 2020
They’ve no idea what they’re talking about. They just throw “fascist” around as another insult that sounds political and evil.
These are the same people who can’t name two counties on an unlabeled world map.
— Java Joe (@piccolo_nido) November 5, 2020
The Post is separately reporting that another woman twice punched a high-ranking NYPD officer in the face while he was trying to make an arrest during an anti-cop protest in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park on Wednesday night.
Authorities charged her with the felony of second-degree assault.
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