The NYPD confirmed Monday morning the deployment of at least 500 additional police officers across the New York City Subway system after a series of vicious stabbings left two people dead and another two gravely injured.
“The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) requested an additional 1,000 NYPD officers to police the transit system, provide mental health care services and interventions to prevent crime on top of the 500 assigned by the NYPD in response to the weekend’s events, according to a letter from transit officials to city leaders,” reports the Daily Caller.
Homeless Man’s Stabbing Spree Prompts New York To Dedicate More Officers To Subway Systemhttps://t.co/Oz3m5s2KZv
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 15, 2021
Lawmakers To Hold Vigil For Homeless Stabbing Victims https://t.co/cqp8fQsXXQ
— Gothamist (@Gothamist) February 15, 2021
UPDATE | A knife-wielding subway stabber killed two people and wounded two more in a bloody 14-hour subterranean spree, attacking the helpless victims along the A train line in Manhattan and Queens, police said.https://t.co/VUlxI4TXjE
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) February 13, 2021
“The fact is that we all see a disturbing trend above ground and below ground, which as you know began prior to the pandemic, and now has been exacerbated by the acute mental health crisis we are facing,” MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye and NYC Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg said in a joint statement.
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) February 13, 2021
Read the full report here.
ANARCHY IN NY: New Video Shows Protesters Getting a ‘Shipment of Baseball Bats’ before Attacking NYPD
New surveillance footage from outside City Hall reportedly shows a group of protesters receiving a “shipment of baseball bats” before viciously attacking members of the NYPD during a demonstration on the Brooklyn Bridge.
“Surveillance video from outside City Hall appears to show protesters receiving a small shipment of bats before anti-cops activists clashed with officers on the Brooklyn Bridge Wednesday morning,” reports the New York Post.
“Police sources said the bats were delivered so the anti-cop activists could confront a ‘unity’ rally proceeding over the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan,” adds the newspaper. “It’s unclear if the City Hall protesters used the bats in the wild Brooklyn Bridge brawl between opposing protesters. But at least one was recovered after the dust settled, police sources said.”
The NYPD arrested 37 people during the demonstration.
Read the full report at the NY Post.
ANARCHY in NYC: NYPD Officer Attacked, Placed in Headlock as Crowd Cheers, DA RELEASES Suspect
An officer with the New York City Police Department was attacked and placed in a headlock over the weekend as onlookers cheered and taunted the cop; raising even more questions about public safety in the Big Apple.
“F–k him up! F–k him up!” an unidentified man screams.
“COREY JOHNSON your STUPID law is about to be signed by NYC STUPID Mayor it’s time you both take your community input & grab these perps yourself,” read the NYPD union tweet, posted with the video.
Read the full report at the New York Post.