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by Peter Moskos

December 14, 2014

Well done NYPD. Well done NYC.

Once again the NYPD shows it can get the job down and keep the city safe. All in all, went off pretty well yesterday. Some protestors were chanting: "What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!" And one police officer had his nose broken when he tried to stop a protester from throwing a garbage can down on others from the top deck of the Brooklyn Bridge. A crowd attacked two NYPD Lieutenants: "Amid the fracas, the protester who was throwing the garbage can escaped. But he left behind a bag containing three hammers and a black mask."

And that wasn't the only incident. But all in all, we should be happy that injuries were were few and minor. 

I did read one angry cop tweet about how pissed off he was at the mayor, who should "let the NYPD take control again." What an idiot. Like it would better for the city -- or safer for the NYPD -- if the police were told to bust heads and bum-rushed the crowd, 1968 Chicago style
 The way I look at it is that thousands protested peacefully, police policed professionally, and everybody got to go home. Most everything went off without major problems (unlike, as usual, Oakland).

1 comment:

David Woycechowsky said...

One thing I was hoping you would post on is the Police Union statement that they don't want the current mayor at NYPD police officer funerals.

It seems like they are risking any money they may get for funerals (and I have no idea whether the amount of funeral funding is significant or not). And, even if the city does pay a lot for large, fancy police funerals, maybe things are set up so that the mayor can't stop that.

Anyway, this seems like one of those things that you would know more about than I do, and something you might have an interesting opinion on.