NEW YORK CITY, NY – Disturbing video captured an angry black protestor spewing a tirade of hateful and racist slurs at an Asian NYPD officer during unrest in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park over the weekend.
The unidentified man repeatedly calls the officer a “ch**k,” a racist term directed at people of Asian descent, after the officer told the man to move onto the sidewalk and away from a police van.
Video taken by a bystander shows the man standing on the edge of the sidewalk shouting repeatedly at the officer, “You f*cking Ch**k, You f*cking Ch**k.” The man then tells the officer:
“I’m on the sidewalk, what you gonna do? What’s your name? You’re not even from this country. You piece of **t. You f**king ch**k!”
During the entire exchange, the Asia officer kept his composure and did not respond to the racist attack. Another officer attempted to intervene, but the man kept his attention on the Asian officer:
“You f**king ch**k. You Ch**k. Get the f*ck out of here.”
Anti-Asian Racist Slurs Hurled at NYPD Cop / Washington Square Park: NYCPBA: From Washington Square Park on Saturday. Criminals know that politicians are all talk. They know there are no real consequences for their vicious … https://t.co/n7OudGXl5D #guestpost #america #usa pic.twitter.com/mNZZIKJnZC
— @lastminutenews Your Success is our Victory (@lastminutesnews) June 10, 2021
The other officer motioned for the Asian officer to follow him as they walked away from the man. The man begins to walk parallel to the officers while remaining on the sidewalk. The man continued to shout racial slurs at the officer as they tried to walk away from the man, until a bystander on a bicycle had heard enough.
The biker says to the man:
“Why you calling people ch**k, man. Stop calling people ch**ks, man, that’s f**ked up. You racist as s**t. You’re a racist **k!”
This turns the man’s attention toward the biker, and starts repeatedly telling him:
“Suck my d*ck, suck my d*ck.”
He repeated the phrase about ten times as he continued walking along the sidewalk parallel to the officers. The officers, showing incredible restraint, did not re-engage with the man. By this time, several officers had surrounded the Asian officer as they walked.
The man shouted to the biker as he rode away:
“Black people can’t be racist, you piece of s**t!”
NYPD issued a statement calling the incident “disturbing”:
“Each day, NYPD officers are expected to maintain a level of professionalism under an array of difficult circumstances.
“In this instance, an Asian police officer was subjected to an ugly onslaught of racial slurs and maintained his composure. However, it is disturbing to see this type of language used against any Asian person in light of the disturbing increase of Asian hate crimes citywide.”
*From Wash Sq. Park on Sat*
Criminals know that politicians are all talk. They know there are no real consequences for their vicious anti-Asian hate, even when it’s directed at a PO. If the pols really want to ‘Stop the Hate,’ they need to stop demonizing cops first @NYPDAJS pic.twitter.com/3BOk1Hkuvj
— NYC PBA (@NYCPBA) June 7, 2021
Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch blamed the political atmosphere for incidents like this one:
“Criminals know that the politicians are all talk. They know there are no real consequences for their vicious anti-Asian hate, even when it’s directed at a police officer. If the politicians really want to ‘Stop the Hate,’ they need to stop demonizing cops first.”
Police were in the process of clearing a gathering of protestors at the park after it was declared an “unlawful assemble” when the crowd refused to comply with a new 10 p.m. curfew. At least 22 people were arrested during the protest.
Some more footage from Saturday night at Washington Square Park in NYC before the NYPD raided the park. Park goers and protesters chant " IT'S OUR PARK AND WE NOT LEAVING " #NYC #summer #Update pic.twitter.com/S4NBCE8SPB
— Leeroy Johnson (@LeeroyPress) June 9, 2021
The weekend saw violent clashes at the park between law enforcement and protesters, who were protesting the new curfew put in place to curb large public gatherings., littering, and noise at the park.
It is unclear if the man spewing the racial tirade was part of the protestors.
Violence against Asian Americans has been on the rise since the outbreak of the pandemic, and violence against police officers has skyrocketed since the summer of violence following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The violence against police has been fed by left-wing groups like Black Lives Matter, and Democratic politicians falsely labeling all police as “systemically racist.”
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Bombshell claim: Mayor de Blasio prohibited NYPD from protecting Times Square pro-Israel rally
May 25, 2021
NEW YORK CITY, NY – Andrew Giuliani claimed on Twitter that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio prohibited the New York Police Department from protecting pro-Israel demonstrators in Times Square amid growing incidents of anti-Semitic attacks in the city.
Mayor de Blasio prohibited NYPD from protecting Times Square pro-Israel rally, Andrew Giuliani claims | The Post Millennial https://t.co/L6tZMFGvc8 / Now De blasio threatens to prosecute people who attack the Jews after they're already beaten. Too little to late.
— Wes Bledsoe (@bledsoe_wes) May 24, 2021
The son of former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and candidate for Governor tweeted on Sunday:
“We have been told by NYPD that they have been told by the @NYCMayor Office not to protect the pro-Israel rally in Times Square @3pm. We will not be intimidated, we will not back down, and we will ALWAYS STAND with our Israeli brothers and sisters! Rally ON!”
We have been told by NYPD that they have been told by the @NYCMayor Office not to protect the pro-Israel rally in Times Square @3pm. We will not be intimidated, we will not back down and we will ALWAYS STAND with our Israeli brothers and sisters! Rally ON!https://t.co/yxC2lu8iAr
— Andrew H. Giuliani (@AndrewHGiuliani) May 23, 2021
Hundreds of people rallied for Israel at Times Square in New York City just days after a cease-fire in the violence between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. The rally also followed a spat of antisemitic assaults through the United States.
The event was organized by several pro-Israeli groups, including the Israeli-American Council, and featured speeches calling for support of Israel and solidarity between Jews in America and the Israeli people.
Tal Shuster, one of the event’s organizers, said in a speech to the crowd:
“We are here today against terror, united against terrorism. We do not accept any type of terror, not in New York, not in Israel, not anywhere in the world.”
— Will 🇺🇸🇻🇦🍀🦅 (@WJK184) May 23, 2021
Giuliani did not give specifics about who in the NYPD gave him the information about the Mayor’s orders.
Rally organizers had reason to be concerned about violence at the rally, as just days prior similar protests resulted in multiple Jews being attacked in the street.
The anti-Semitic attack took place in Times Square Thursday evening amid demonstrations that brought both pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian supporters to midtown Manhattan. A graphic video shows a group of people beating a 29-year-old man in the middle of the street.
The city’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the assault on Joseph Borgen, who was violently assaulted by a group chanting anti-Semitic slurs. Borgen discussed the attack with NBC New York:
“They proceeded to assault me, beat me, kick me, punch me, hit me with crutches, (and) hit me with flag poles.”
As news spread that police would not provide protection for Sunday’s rally, many groups pulled out of the rally. However, hundreds showed up anyway. Journalist and founder of Lone Conservative Kassy Dillion tweeted:
“It was supposed to be a lot bigger, but the mayor put immense pressure on Jewish community leaders and a few groups helping organize canceled but there are still others showing up.”
It was supposed to be a lot bigger but the mayor put immense pressure on Jewish community leaders and a few groups helping organize cancelled but there are still others showing up.
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) May 23, 2021
Dillion tweeted throughout the rally, posting images of peaceful, pro-Israeli protesters dancing and singing.
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) May 24, 2021
In one tweet, she showed Giuliani speaking to the crowd through a bullhorn.
Andrew Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani’s son who is running for Governor of NY, is now speaking at the pro-Israel rally in Times Square pic.twitter.com/gxuIpCWmYm
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) May 23, 2021
Giuliani announced his candidacy for Governor on May 18. He will need the support of Jewish voters for any path to win the Governor’s race in the heavily Democratic state. He faces formidable challengers from the Left, including former presidential candidate Andrew Yang.
The 2022 New York gubernatorial election will take place on November 8, 2022. While New York does not have gubernatorial term limits, incumbent Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo is eligible to seek a fourth term in office.
On May 28, 2019, Cuomo announced that he would seek re-election in 2022.
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