The Bronx resident suspected of assaulting the city’s top uniformed cop on the Brooklyn Bridge this week was released “without bail” due to New York’s controversial bail-reform rules.
“Quran Campbell, 25, is accused of socking the highest-ranking uniformed cop several times in the face as Monahan tried to arrest him after Campbell had allegedly punched another NYPD officer and lieutenant near the Manhattan approach to the bridge,” reports Fox News.
“Campbell was arraigned on assault charges in Manhattan criminal court and was granted supervised release,” adds Fox.
Police arrested a woman Thursday in connection with her role in a “cane attack” against the NYPD during a demonstration on the Brooklyn Bridge that left 4 senior police officers and one civilian injured.
“The unidentified woman was escorted in handcuffs and leg irons from the 5th Precinct station house in Lower Manhattan and put into an ambulance shortly after noon Thursday,” reports the New York Post.
“Exclusive video shows that although her wrists were shackled behind her back, she managed to work her hands around to flip the bird at Post journalists,” adds the newspaper.
“I didn’t attack nobody,” she said.
The incident injured the city’s top uniformed officer.
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NYC SPIRALS: AOC Says $1B Cut for NYPD Not Enough, ‘Defunding Police Means Defunding Police’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., weighed in Tuesday on the proposed New York City budget cuts to the police department she said don’t go far enough, saying “defunding police means defunding police.”
“Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education’s budget so the exact same police remain in schools,” the congresswoman said in a statement.
Establishment Democrats and progressives have debated over what “defund the police” actually means. Some argue the phrase shouldn’t be taken literally and just stands to represent police reforms.
“It does not mean counting overtime cuts as cuts, even as NYPD ignores every attempt by City Council to curb overtime spending and overspends on overtime anyways,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “If these reports are accurate, then these proposed ‘cuts’ to the NYPD budget are a disingenuous illusion. This is not a victory. The fight to defund policing continues.”
The New York City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio reached a deal Tuesday to cut $1 billion from the NYPD’s $6 billion budget.
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‘LIKE THE BAD OLD DAYS’: 17 People Shot in NYC Monday in All Five Boroughs
At least 17 people were shot across New York City Monday as local officials continue to defund the NYPD by at least $1 billion; raising serious questions over safety and security in the Big Apple.
“Those numbers would be high for a Friday or Saturday, but for a Monday they are astronomical,” said one high-ranking Brooklyn cop.
“Seven of those shot in Brooklyn, including a 20-year-old man who was fatally blasted, were hit in five separate incidents in the borough’s 69th Precinct, which covers the Canarsie neighborhood, according to police and sources,” reports Fox News.
While crime spirals out of control, Mayor Bill de Blasio seems more focused on his ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural in front of Trump Tower.
To whoever vandalized our mural on 5th Avenue: nice try. @NYC_DOT has already fixed it.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 13, 2020
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