(TargetLiberty.org) – On Wednesday, there was a brawl on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York between protesters and police officers. The protesters’ attack was obviously preplanned and coordinated. New video shows them receiving a shipment of baseball bats to use in the fight.
The New York Post reported a surveillance video caught someone in a car outside of City Hall delivering six bats to the protesters to use against the police right before the melee.
The police said the weapons were used by the anti-cop mob to attack a “unity” rally with police, community leaders, and clergy taking place on the bridge.
According to the Associated Press, several New York Police Department (NYPD) officers were injured in the fight. There were at least four cops hurt, including the Chief of Police, Terence Monahan. All told, 37 people were arrested in the incident.
Police Were Seriously Hurt in the Fight
The department’s official Twitter account posted a video showing one protester hitting an officer over the head with a long object. The NYPD later posted pictures of the injured cops.
These are the injuries our officers sustained. pic.twitter.com/KI9wQKywHH
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) July 15, 2020
The day before the Brooklyn Bridge attack, Monahan said police felt like they were working handcuffed. Police officers are also fearful they could end up getting arrested themselves if they take any kind of proactive enforcement.
Monahan told New York’s 1010 WINS he was very concerned about the hatred towards the police that’s been growing in the wake of the George Floyd protests. He was especially bothered by the disbanding of the anti-crime unit. The chief said this move took some of the best cops off the streets.
It’s alarming that the anti-cop mob is now supplying protesters with weapons. Wednesday’s attack comes after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) slashed $1 billion from the NYPD budget. He made this cut despite a surge in crime and violent protests.
It’s a good thing that no one was hurt worse when being beaten with baseball bats. It’s clear the police are in danger. This madness needs to stop before someone gets killed.
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