Failed Mayor Dinkins led to the election of ‘America’s Mayor Rudy Giuliani. De Blasio has Dinkins beat by a mile for worst NYC mayor ever. November will be a watershed moment.
Structural racism haunts the lives of people of color. What we're seeing is an overflow due to decades of injustices. I see my own privilege and can only understand so much. I know enough to say that for the Black community every day is pervaded by racism. We will do better. pic.twitter.com/XAK7S0HxoO
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) May 30, 2020
A police car was set on fire a little while ago outside my apartment building on East 11th Street & University Place. Other car fires on 12th & 13th Streets. Garbage bins burning. Store windows broken. Police helicopters circling overhead. Could 2020 get any weirder? #unionsquare pic.twitter.com/dAcnrqa0KI
— Daniel Cowles (@Dcowles) May 31, 2020
Yet @NYCMayor @BilldeBlasio criticized the police! He basically criticized the men and women who were battling thugs that he, the mayor, and other community leaders should have de-escalated. He is no better than the radical left wing terrorists that are invading these cities. https://t.co/40SNZzHClu pic.twitter.com/cxRZo7oyfT
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) May 30, 2020
As of 10:30 p.m. local time, current New York City protest locations include:
– Union Square
– Empire State Building
– Grand Army Plaza
– Trump Tower
– Brooklyn Bridge
– Williamsburg Bridge
– Flatbush and Atlantic
– Smith and Bergen
– Columbus Circle
– Times Square
— US Protests News & Updates (@USAProtests) May 31, 2020
UNION SQUARE, NYC
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 31, 2020
Another NYPD vehicle taken down in Union Square pic.twitter.com/fWrHkFEQDE
— Jessica Cunnington (@JessicaNews12) May 31, 2020
I can see three cop cars on fire now at Union Square and two more smashed pic.twitter.com/bDYeszWfRX
— Rachel Olding (@rachelolding) May 31, 2020
BREAKING: The situation at Union Square has escalated.
— Cristian Benavides (@cbenavidesTV) May 31, 2020
My photographer Greg Giglione just took this video of two NYPD Vans being lit on fire, near Union Square. A police officer yells that there are bullets inside and for everyone to stay back. We have heard several mini explosions. @CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/cl9yLCtLkE
— Natalie Duddridge (@NatDuddridgeTV) May 31, 2020
Union Square corner of University Place and 12th Street
— Icculus The Brave (@FirenzeMike) May 31, 2020
Thank you President Trump. Mayor DeBlasio is holding us back. Public safety is at risk, property is being damaged, cars set on fire, cops injured. DeBlasio is destroying NYC. Send in the National Guard. @realDonaldTrump @NYCMayor @WSJ @nytimes @FoxNews @nypost @CNN https://t.co/YIHtAH1Abx
— SBA (@SBANYPD) May 31, 2020
Crazed protesters ignite NYPD vehicle, throw trash and bottles at Brooklyn cops
By Joe Marino and Laura Italiano, New York, Post,May 30, 2020 |
A police-versus-protester faceoff near Brooklyn’s 67 Precinct erupted in tear gas and violence Saturday night — with a marked, empty NYPD SUV set on fire and out-of-control marchers raining glass bottles and other objects down on cops from rooftops.
An hourlong standoff at Church Street and and Bedford Avenue in East Flatbush intensified at 10 p.m., when a scrimmage line of at least 100 riot-gear clad cops was forced to retreat as hundreds of protesters advanced.
The officers then began standing their ground again, and the standoff continued.
It was one of some dozen protests that popped up throughout New York City on Saturday in solidarity with coast-to-coast, sometimes aggressive anti-police-brutality rallies in the wake of the police-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Near the tense intersection, just two blocks from the 67th Precinct, four male and one female protester climbed stood atop an empty MTA bus that police had hoped to use to transport prisoners.
The police car erupted in flames a little after 9 p.m. but was quickly extinguished by the NYPD.
Two cops, apparently injured, were transported from the scene by EMS.
“Black lives matter,” they chanted. “Say his name! George Floyd!”
Adding to the bedlam, a protester cruised down the street on a moped, popping wheelies.
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