Protests erupt in police-defunded New York City, NYPD captain has his life threatened

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NEW YORK CITY, NY– Over the last several days, protests have broken out in New York City and on Saturday night, April 18th, videos circulated social media of protesters threatening the life of NYPD Police Captain Delgado.

In one of the posted videos, a protester can be heard yelling:

“You’ll get (expletive) clapped, Delgado.”

According to reports, getting “clapped” means getting murdered if someone does not watch themselves.

Protesters were out in large numbers over the weekend, yet COVID-19 measures still do not allow restaurants to have full capacity. Rioting is allowed, but dining out is not.

ABC7 New York reported that on Wednesday night, April 14th, an NYPD sergeant was elbowed in the head on the Upper East Side. Police said that the incident happened at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and East 76th Street around 9 p.m.

The sergeant suffered a cut to the head. The individual who reportedly struck the officer in the head has since been identified as Mikael Bucknavage.

Bucknavage is a 23-year-old public school teacher and was charged with assault on a police officer, riot, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, and possession of a graffiti instrument.

According to authorities, Bucknavage was one of eight people arrested during the protests that evening. Seven others were arrested. Police said:

“After they engaged in violent behavior and were observed breaking multiple windows of businesses, yelled and harassed outdoor diner, and made graffiti on multiple buildings.”

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said that he is demanding jail time for all individuals that were arrested. He said in a statement:

“I’m past asking. I’m actually demanding at this point. They need to go to jail. They need to be held accountable. They were arrested for misdemeanors. They cannot be prosecuted. We are going to follow these arrests. A misdemeanor in New York State, you’re eligible for up to a year in jail. Well, I can’t think of anyone that deserves a year in jail better than that.”

However, Bucknavage was reportedly released without bail. A prosecutor asked for supervised release, but the educator was released without bail and no terms of supervision. 

Before he appeared in court, sources stated that Bucknavage called his girlfriend and told her how to log onto his Department of Education email, pretend to be him, and let his boss know that he would “be out sick” Thursday.

The city Department of Education refused to say where Bucknavage works, stating only that he is no longer in the classroom. The Department of Education also declined to comment on his past and current arrests.

Bucknavage was previously convicted of another case of assaulting a police officer during a protest in July 2020.

The New York Post reported that some of the graffiti that was sprayed by the group said things like, “Kill cops,” “(expletive) the cops,” and “ACAB,” which the group sprayed on walls, doors, and cars. Shea said:

“You had an incident on 76/77 Street, Fifth to Madison, last night where a number of arrests were made. You had windows broken, at least one window broken. You had people’s cars graffitied. You had people spray painting, “kills cops?”

He added:

“Kill cops?” This is why we have memorials for cops because, as I’ve said, and you’re probably tired of me saying that, but I’m not going to stop saying it, words matter and spreading hate.”

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Officer violently assaulted while standing outside NYPD’s Bronx precinct. This is Mayor de Blasio’s NYC.

February 11th, 2021

NEW YORK CITY, NY – An NYPD officer was reportedly assaulted during the afternoon of February 10th while outside of the Bronx stationhouse.

Video of the incident was captured and shared online, showcasing what appears to have been an unprovoked assault.

Police officials say that the assault transpired at approximately 3:50 p.m., just outside of the NYPD’s 40th Precinct. NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan posted the video of the incident on Twitter, writing the following caption on the post:

“Police work is unpredictable and dangerous as we saw today when a violent criminal assaulted an officer in front of a station house in the [Bronx]. Fortunately, our great cops weren’t seriously hurt and they did a tremendous job arresting the man so he can’t hurt any New Yorker.”

Reports indicate that the officer assaulted had only suffered for some bruising and swelling to his lip.

After the suspect was placed into custody, who was later identified as 34-year-old Bronx resident Clarence Joe, police were said to have found the crack cocaine inside of his pants pocket.

The suspect has reportedly been charged with assault, possession of a controlled substance and harassment.

In other NYPD-related news, the NYPD recently released home security camera footage captured during a home invasion in Queens from earlier in February that saw a family of six – including two children – being zip-tied while miscreants ransacked their home looking for valuables.

And from what police say, this is the second home invasion of the residence in less than a two-week period.

The home invasion was said to have taken place on the morning of February 5th, with police saying that two gunmen had forced their way into a home located off of 89th Street, near Jamaica Avenue, in Woodhaven.

The at-large suspects were said to have breached a basement window of the residence slightly before 3:00 a.m. on February 5th and proceeded to round up all the family members – aged between 9 and 34 years old – and zip-tied their hands and feet while tossing the residence.

While the ordeal was undoubtedly traumatic, there were luckily no injuries reported. Also, the robbers in this case were said to have only gotten away with three copies of a key to a safe.

Not to mention, the same exact home was targeted in an armed home invasion on January 27th, where 25 designer handbags were pilfered from the home during the January incident.

The family reportedly sells these handbags online, and investigators suspect that the latest suspects may have been after the same thing the first robbers stole in January.

There have been no arrests made in either cases regarding the victimized family. Police are asking the public that if they have any information on either case to please call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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In other criminal acts caught on camera within the Big Apple, an armed robbery of a Chanel store in New York City resulted in roughly $160,000 worth of merchandise being stolen. 

Here’s that previous report from earlier in February. 

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NEW YORK CITY, NY – Four armed thieves robbed a Chanel store in SoHo in broad daylight and made off with about $160,000 in luxury items as stunned shoppers looked on. The entire event was caught on cellphone video.

The four men entered the store on Spring Street in Manhattan around 2 p.m. and began collecting designer handbags from the store’s shelves.

One man could be heard shouting, “Move! Move!” at the other robbers as they grabbed handbags.

A 61-year-old woman working security at the store was threatened by the robbers. Reportedly, one of the robbers told the security guard he had a gun in his waistband.

When the guard told him she was also armed, he said, “What are you going to do? Shoot me?”. The robber then allegedly showed her the gun.

The video shows the men, dressed in hoodies and wearing face-coverings, chasing customers away from the store and randomly grabbing designer handbags. The entire event took only about two minutes.

NYPD said the thieves made off with 44 designer handbags valued at $165,000.

The robbers took off in an Audi sedan with no license plates.

Police released the video in hopes a member of the public could provide information regarding the identity of the robbers. NYPD said the robbery was not an isolated incident and is part of a string of heists dating back to September.

The group is suspected of 20 robberies, including a COS store next to the Chanel store. All of the robberies have occurred from SoHo to midtown. Several stores have been targeted more than once.

NYPD has not released a complete list of stores that were robbed, but they also include two Moncler shops on Madison Avenue and Prince Street, the Thom Browne menswear store on Hudson Street, and the COS boutique on Spring Street.

The same group hit a Montclair store in SoHo which was also caught on camera.

 NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said the robberies began during widespread looting that took place over the summer during anti-police protests and developed into the present pattern:

“We saw this trend/pattern started around September 1. We have over 20 incidents that we want to say may be attributed to this crew of individuals committing these crimes.

“These types of incidents are blatant disregard for the law and cannot continue to happen.”

He said the robberies usually consist of three to nine robbers who enter the store:

“What they do is they just go in the store and start snatching things off the shelves and then run out and then jump into vehicles and then drive off or speed off.”

Police said the group of robbers is known to residents in the area.

Police officials said the robbers rented vehicles out of New Jersey using fake IDs to use during the robberies. Often, they also use stolen license plates.

Police said that despite using face-coverings during the robberies, police do have some persons of interest. NYPD is asking the public’s help. Anyone with information regarding the identities of the robbers is asked to contact the police. Harrison told reporters:

“These criminals are capitalizing off of wearing these face masks. So, it’s extremely difficult to identify who these individuals are. Unfortunately, we have not been able to identify these perpetrators.

“We’re using facial recognition, but you’ve also certainly seen in the past that these … criminals are capitalizing off of wearing these face masks. So it’s extremely difficult for us to identify who these individuals are.

“We do have people of interest that we’re definitely looking at.”

Tips can be submitted to the police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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