NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill will officially resign his position Monday afternoon; ending three years as New York’s top law enforcement official.
“NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill is resigning his position on Monday, according to City Hall,” reports the New York Post. “The top cop will make it official in an afternoon press briefing, confirming the long-swirling rumors of his resignation.”
“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I want to express deep gratitude to Jimmy O’Neill for dedicating his entire career to keeping our city safe. Jimmy transformed the relationship between New Yorkers and police, and helped to make the Department the most sophisticated and advanced in the country,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) November 4, 2019
O’Neill’s resignation comes days after anti-police protesters swarmed the New York City subway over a series of arrests for those boarding trains without paying the standardized $2.75 flat rate.
The De Blasio administration is also under fire from police unions after a series of videos went viral showing residents throwing water, milk, and other items at police officers across the five boroughs.
After three years at the helm of the nation's largest police department, New York City's police commissioner is stepping down. The mayor called his replacement, Dermot Shea, a "proven change agent." https://t.co/lDjtQ5liV6
— AP Eastern US (@APEastRegion) November 4, 2019
This is a developing story. Check back for updates throughout the day.
Source: The New York Post.
De Blasio's NYC: NYPD Vehicle is Covered in Garbage, Eggs, Cardboard Boxes in Brooklyn as Residents Laugh
An NYPD vehicle was vandalized with broken eggs, garbage bags, and cardboard boxes over the weekend, just hours before anti-police protesters shut-down a key subway station in Brooklyn.
“A small group of residents laugh, some of them taunting two officers cleaning up the latest show of disrespect to law enforcement in New York City,” reports CBS New York. “The officers show restraint as they clear trash filled boxes, broken eggs, and other rotting food.”
“A lot of people call 911 in this neighborhood. They’re holding us up,” said the officer.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stamped her socialist seal of approval on the anti-cop demonstrations that occurred in Brooklyn, NY on Friday evening. AOC tweeted support for the protests which included a video of demonstrators jumping over subway turnstiles, yelling insults at police, and chants of “How do you spell racist? N-Y-P-D,” according to Fox News.
Ending mass incarceration means challenging a system that jails the poor to free the rich.
Arresting people who can’t afford a $2.75 fare makes no one safer and destabilizes our community.
New Yorkers know that, they’re not having it, and they’re standing up for each other. https://t.co/asvidIe5zV
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 2, 2019
In the video (shown below), protesters can be seen jumping turnstiles without paying the fare, while others are holding signs with slogans like “No cops, no fares.” One straphanger who did choose to pay the fare can be heard being yelled at by a protester.
Other videos and images from the same protest that were not shared by Ocasio-Cortez showed banners that said: “Punch that cop!” “Don’t let these pigs touch us,” and “Hit em!”
Read the full report at CBS New York.
CITY OF RAGE: De Blasio Says Anti-Semitism -UP 90% in NYC- is Mostly a ‘Right-Wing Movement’
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio weighed-in Wednesday on his city’s recent spike in hate crimes across all five boroughs; calling anti-Semitism a strictly “right-wing movement.”
“Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that anti-Semitism is a ‘right-wing movement’ — while rejecting a claim that the left plays any role in discriminating against Jews,” reports the NY Post.
“I think the ideological movement that is anti-Semitic is the right-wing movement,” said De Blasio in Brooklyn Wednesday. “I want to be very, very clear, the violent threat, the threat that is ideological is very much from the right.”
— New York Post (@nypost) June 5, 2019
“Hate crimes against all minority groups are up 64% compared to this time last year. Anti-Semitic incidents have spiked by 90%,” adds the Post.
“I don’t agree with the mayor,” said a Brooklyn Democrat. “I have not seen any white supremacists coming in here committing these hate crimes.”
Far-left politicians -including Rep. Ilhan Omar and others- raised national headlines earlier this year when they made a series of anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli remarks; saying the Jewish State has “hypnotized the world.”
Multiple anti-Semitic attacks in Brooklyn, New York were caught on tape weeks ago; raising serious new concerns over safety and security for the city’s Jewish population.
“Just received a report that a Hasidic father & son were beaten up in Williamsburg this past Friday night for no other reason than being Jewish. Police report has been filed. Here’s footage of the four violent suspects behind the attack – help @NYPDDetectives find them!” posted Dov Hikind, a former NY Assemblyman from Brooklyn.
Just received a report that a Hasidic father & son were beaten up in Williamsburg this past Friday night for no other reason than being Jewish. Police report has been filed. Here’s footage of the four violent suspects behind the attack – help @NYPDDetectives find them! pic.twitter.com/Hhp21WdH92
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) May 9, 2019
“It’s shocking but not surprising that such violent hate crimes are being committed against Jews (yesterday in Bklyn) just as antisemitism is being mainstreamed. This attack resembles Nazi Germany where antisemites attacked Jews with glee. We won’t tolerate it!” he added.
It’s shocking but not surprising that such violent hate crimes are being committed against Jews (yesterday in Bklyn) just as antisemitism is being mainstreamed. This attack resembles Nazi Germany where antisemites attacked Jews with glee. We won’t tolerate it! pic.twitter.com/mnHFh8ulnO
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) May 8, 2019
The largest single spike in antisemitic hate crimes across the country is in NYC (72%) – and yet the media reports very little on it? Why? Sadly they don’t because in these cases it’s not a white supremacist doing the attacking and that doesn’t fit their narrative.
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) May 8, 2019