NEW YORK CITY- Police in this country are under attack and an incident in New York City on Saturday morning is a chilling reminder of the risk police are currently under by unhinged criminals.
The anti-police rhetoric coming from Democrats and the media cannot be dismissed as being causative of the explosion of assaults on police over the past 11 months, as well as the increase in on-duty deaths.
Remember on January 6 when Democrats blamed so-called “inflammatory rhetoric” for the “world’s worst insurrection?” Want to see some real inflammatory rhetoric?
“It wasn’t an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist. Daunte Wright was met with aggression & violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder. No more policing, incarceration and militarization. It can’t be reformed.” -Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
It wasn't an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist.
Daunte Wright was met with aggression & violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder.
No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can't be reformed.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) April 12, 2021
“And you wonder why we need the country to understand why black lives matter? You can die for having expired tags or for a phony 20 dollar bill for you may have not even known was a phony 20 dollar bill. It wouldn’t happen in any other community.”– “Rev.” Al Sharpton, MSNBC host
Is this a wig? What is going on with this woman's hair?
— MMASnacks (@MMASnax) April 16, 2021
Here’s more from the dear “reverend”…
Former police officer Kim Potter has been charged with 2nd degree manslaughter for the killing of #DaunteWright, but the fight is far from over. We need justice and full accountability for taking Daunte’s life. https://t.co/VysOTpfd9e
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) April 14, 2021
“You’ve got to be fucking kidding me. A man was killed at a traffic stop because the police officer mixed up their gun and their Taser? Is that even supposed to be a legitimate excuse?
Maybe if the police weren’t so quick to draw any weapon then maybe people wouldn’t die because of a mix-up from Officer Urkel over here.”– Trevor Noah, The Daily Show, Comedy Central.
While he was not saying that “tragic mistakes will never happen,” Trevor Noah argued that “maybe if the police weren’t so quick to draw any weapon, then maybe people wouldn’t die because of a mix-up from Officer Urkel over here” https://t.co/Sf31HDvBjV
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) April 13, 2021
“I will say for those of us who did watch that video, it is certainly chilling and a reminder that across the country there are far too many communities where there is violence that is impacting that too often in this country.
Law enforcement uses unnecessary force, too often resulting in the death of black and brown Americans”–
Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, in response to the shooting death by police of a 13-year-old in Chicago who was in possession of a firearm after a shooting call.
Jen Psaki says shooting death of Adam Toledo, 13, is a 'reminder' that cops use 'unnecessary force too often' https://t.co/2F2CcsaIX5
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) April 16, 2021
In two separate, but related incidents, officers in New York had a Molotov cocktail thrown at them, while a second officer was doused in the face with an unknown liquid chemical substance, NYPD authorities said.
Fox News learned that just before 8 a.m. on Saturday, officers in the borough of Brooklyn attempted to pull over a 2000 Lincoln Town Car driven by a 44-year-old man.
Police asked the driver for his license and registration, with the motorist replying he did not have them, according to NYPD bodycam footage.
The driver then starts to get out of the car, at which point the officer asked, “Why are you getting out for?”
At this point, after the car door was opened, the suspect threw an unknown liquid chemical at the officers, striking him in the face. The suspect fled and the officer retreated back to his police vehicle.
When cops in Brooklyn stopped a car this AM for running a red light, the driver threw a chemical at our officer before speeding off. Stopped again, the driver threw a lit Molotov cocktail at cops & fled before crashing. The man was arrested & more Molotov cocktails were recovered pic.twitter.com/gQPrADEKJI
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 17, 2021
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The officer was able to radio a description of the suspect and vehicle, and was spotted by officers a short time later. He then threw a Molotov cocktail at the second cruiser, which bounced off and shattered on the street, according to police.
He then drove off and crashed the car a short distance away. A search of the vehicle revealed additional Molotov cocktails, NYPD said.
Today, a vehicle stop for running a red light proved once again that no traffic enforcement is “routine.” When approached, the driver doused a cop with a chemical before fleeing, tossing a Molotov cocktail — and finally being arrested. Fortunately, our officers weren’t injured. pic.twitter.com/WBDt89b7F6
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 17, 2021
The officer who was doused in the face with the liquid chemical was treated at the hospital and is expected to recover, police said.
A spokesman for the New York Police Benevolent Association blamed the pervasive anti-police rhetoric for fanning the flames of anti-police sentiment. They NYPBA is the union that represents rank-and-file NYPD officers.
“This is the violent behavior that their anti-police rhetoric has inspired,” wrote union President Patrick Lynch. “Until politicians stop encouraging hatred and violence towards police officers, we must be prepared to face such attacks AT ALL TIMES, both on and off duty.”
🚨🚨🚨 SAFETY ALERT 🚨 🚨🚨
MOS Attacked with Molotov Cocktail, Chemical Agent pic.twitter.com/LtyNlNRtfx
— NYC PBA (@NYCPBA) April 17, 2021
In a tweet, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea also condemned the attack and also blamed inflammatory rhetoric for causing an atmosphere of hate toward police.
“Words matter. Earlier this week we said that again after graffiti that proclaimed ‘kill cops.” This morning, a Molotov cocktail thrown at an occupied marked police car. Now more than ever is the time to come together, to move forward together,” Shea wrote.
Earlier this week we said that again after graffiti that proclaimed ”kill cops”
This morning..a Molotov cocktail thrown at an occupied marked police car
Now more than ever is the time to come together, to move forward together
— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) April 17, 2021
ABC-7 Eyewitness News spoke to the brother of the suspect, who remains unidentified, and said that he was “mentally unstable.” The suspect has apparently been living out of his car.
He further said his brother had been arrested a month ago, with the family hoping to keep him in jail because he is “not in the right state of mind.” He also said they have sought out help numerous times.
However, since this is New York City, with its revolving door criminal justice system, the suspect was released and engaged in today’s attack.
Replying to @AOC and whom are you referring to – What System ??? Of course you’re not talking about Law Enforcement- Are you ??? Nah it can’t be- You must be referring to the CJS and pro criminal laws in New York – where the system grants them impunity- No.Bail. Etc etc etc https://t.co/1FLJC8IhwH
— jimmy (@foxxsgt1) April 14, 2021
This is a non-qualifying offense under NY’s disastrous bail reform law; meaning a judge has no discretion to set bail, regardless of the Perps criminal record. If elected DA, I will lobby to reform bail reform #kenniff4da https://t.co/D4xzE5hFgR https://t.co/22Zj9aTurT
— Thomas Kenniff for New York County DA (@Kenniff4DA) April 11, 2021
This is another in a series of attacks throughout the country on law enforcement officers, sparked in no small part by violent, inflammatory comments being made by Democrats, late-night talk show hosts, the entertainment industry and athletes such as Lebron James and others.
GRAPHIC WARNING: New heartbreaking video shows moment New Mexico police officer was shot in the head during routine stop in February https://t.co/QxrsOGsUcd
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 11, 2021
Criminals have also become emboldened by soft-on-crime district attorneys and the current movement to defund the police and eliminate cash bail.
As happened in this case, criminals are arrested and then are released without bond, sometimes before the ink on the arrest report is even dry.
Thus far this year, 97 officers have died in the line of duty, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP). 2021 is on pace to be the deadliest year for line of duty deaths in decades.
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