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Video of NYC Cop Attack Goes Viral After Mayor de Blasio Announces Release of 300 Criminals from Jails


A shocking video showing a police officer being attacked by a man in a medical mask in New York City has gone viral.

The incident comes less than a week after NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he would allow the release of 300 criminals from jails.

De Blasio cited concerns that jails would be breeding grounds for the novel coronavirus.

However, many have questioned the wisdom of the move, especially as the police force is stretched thin.

The video shows two police officers arresting a criminal in the Bronx.

A man wearing a medical mask approaches one of the officers from behind then punches him in the head.

It has been reported that the assailant has been arrested and charges are currently pending.

You can watch the shocking video below:

The video shows the police officer firing a taser, but the suspect is clearly seen running away at the end of the video.

This has lead many to believe that the taser did not hit the assailant.

The Daily Mail was among the first to report the incident:

The video, published to Twitter, shows a crowd of onlookers watching and commenting as the arrest takes place on the sidewalk.

The robbery suspect is lying on the ground with one cop standing over him pinning him down, while a woman kneels down on the ground beside them.

'I'm recording this s**t,' one onlooker says as people continue to shout.

The second cop is standing to the side and looks down on the arrest as a man wearing a face mask, black sunglasses and a black cap walks behind him.

The man rushes forward toward the cop as he first walks past but stops without the cop, who has his back to him, noticing.

He continues to walk away circling around the arrest before turning back and hitting the cop straight in the head, knocking off his winter cap.

'I'm recording this s**t,' one onlooker says as people continue to shout.

The second cop is standing to the side and looks down on the arrest as a man wearing a face mask, black sunglasses and a black cap walks behind him.

The man rushes forward toward the cop as he first walks past but stops without the cop, who has his back to him, noticing.

He continues to walk away circling around the arrest before turning back and hitting the cop straight in the head, knocking off his winter cap.

The cop making the arrest quickly stands but the punched officer regains his composure enough to unlatch his taser from his belt and turn around to face his attacker.

He fires the taser but it is unclear whether it hit.  

'What the f**k', onlookers are heard shouting as the suspect begins to run up the street.

'What was that s**t about?'

'Run,' others shout as the attacked officer begins to chase after him.

Onlookers turn and begin to follow them both up the street as the cop making the arrest is left looking after the first suspect.

According to the New York Post, the attacker was found in a bodega and arrested later on Tuesday.  

Charges against him are said to be pending.  

They also report that a second officer was hit in off-camera incident and that the suspect in that assault has also been arrested and charged with assault and obstructing governmental administration.

The video was shared and criticized by the Sergeants Benevolent Association, a large union comprised of approx 13,000 active and retired sergeants of the NYPD.

'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,' it said.

'Sadly the wrong people are suffering. Welcome to DeBlasios NYC.'

Unfortunately, this isn't the only attack against New York police officers in recent weeks.

The release of criminals from jails has heightened tension on the streets.

Furthermore, the anti-police and anti-military rhetoric that comes from many leading Democratic leaders and candidates have stoked the flames of anti-police mentality.

The video footage of the attack suggests that the crowd was rooting for the attacker, not the officers.

The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York, which represents over 50,000 active and retired NYC police officers, tweeted a statement condemning the attack.

To make matters worse, COVID-19 has been spreading rampantly within police forces.

Many officers have had to call out sick to protect others in the force from contracting the virus.

It is estimated that approximately 20 percent of the police force is sick with COVID-19, leading to massive shortages for patrol and emergency responders.

The NY Post confirms the shortages:

Nearly 20 percent of the NYPD’s rank-and-file were out sick to start the week, according to data released by the NYPD.

As of Monday night, 6,974 officers — or 19.3 percent of the NYPD’s 36,000 uniformed officers — were out ill, according to the department.

The number of sick cops has ticked up each day since mid-March and the sick rate is nearly seven times the average.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said, however, that he and city’s police commissioner remained confident in the department’s “deep bench.”

“I spoke to Commissioner [Dermot] Shea this morning we went over the situation with absentees but we also went over the return rate which has gotten very strong,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference at Brooklyn Navy Yard Monday morning.

Now... consider the fact that de Blasia has also authorized the release of criminals, and you have a recipe for disaster.

The NY Daily News confirms that at least 300 criminals were released from NYC jails:

The 300 people to be freed are in addition to another 75 prisoners already released in the hope of curbing the spread of COVID-19. As of Tuesday, 54 people in city custody and 30 Department of Correction staff members tested positive for coronavirus, officials said.

The rapid increase in confirmed cases means the mayor must move faster to get people out of jails before more of them get sick, said City Council Speaker Corey Johnson.

“(It’s) getting worse and worse and worse ... It is dreadful, it is scary, and we are worsening the humanitarian crisis on Rikers Island by not addressing it quickly enough,” Johnson said in a phone call on Tuesday with reporters, politicians and criminal justice advocates prior to the mayor’s announcement.

“It’s critical — critical — that the de Blasio administration moves much faster than what’s happening right now,” he added. “We’ve seen the rapid spread across New York City and we know the spread is happening …This is a serious and dangerous and immediate health risk.”

So far, COVID-19 has hit the coasts harder than the mainland. New York, New Jersey, California, and Florida are among the hardest hit states in the nation.

NYC's move to release criminals, when the police force is already depleted due to COVID-19, must be disheartening for those on the force.

Hopefully things will return to law and order when the pandemic is over.

But... law and order should have never disappeared in the first place.


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  1. NY and CA state is gonna be a hotbed if they keep releasing prisoners…they can easily get the virus at home and at jail. so what is the difference? let them rot in jail

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