NYPD responded to the home of Staten Island resident Scott Herkert after he was reported for blasting an audio warning to migrants arriving at the controversial former St. John Villa Academy-turned-migrant shelter.
From The New York Post:
A migrant who arrived outside the shelter with her luggage Sunday, when the warning first started playing, pulled out her phone to record it and then called an Uber and fled, residents said.
More than a dozen asylum seekers were seen leaving the site — the scene of previous large protests attended by hundreds of residents — as the audio blared Sunday and Monday.
“In my view, the use of legal psychological warfare is fair game,” Newsmax personality and former independent city comptroller candidate John Tabacco, who conceived the ploy, told The Post outside the shelter Monday.
The recording shouts at the shelter, “You are being lied to by Mayor Eric Adams.”
“This shelter has 300 cots in one room. You will have no privacy, you will have no showers; you had a hotel room with privacy and a bathroom in NYC,” it says — giving the false impression that the shelter is outside of New York City.
“Do not get off the bus, tell them you want to go back to the hotel; this shelter has rats and cockroaches, this building has mold and is unsafe for you,” the recording says.
“You are being lied to, this building is not safe for humans. The community wants you to go back to New York City; immigrants are not safe here,” the recording continues, again falsely insinuating that Staten Island is not a city borough.
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