There is concern about Open Streets set aside during the pandemic to help promote social distancing. Some residents on the Upper West Side say drivers are going around police barricades, leaving those in the neighborhood feeling unsafe; CBS2 New York News
NYPD officer Baimadajie Angwang, a community affairs officer in the 111 precinct in Queens and a US Army Reservist at Fort Dix, has been arrested for allegedly acting as an agent of China. According to the criminal complaint, Angwang acted “at the direction and control” of Chinese government officials at the consulate in New York to report on the activities of ethnic Tibetans, assess potential ethnic Tibetan intelligence sources and use his official position at the police department to give consulate officials access to senior NYPD officials. He is also accused of committing wire fraud, making false statements and obstructing an official proceeding.
A freshman at NYU called out two NYPD officers not wearing masks at a subway station in Brooklyn and now their not-so-friendly response is drawing some scrutiny. The 50-second interaction happened Tuesday night just before 9 p.m. at the Clark Street station in Brooklyn Heights — and it was recorded on video. NYU freshman Mihai Ciocan said the unmasked officers immediately stood out because just 36 hours earlier, the MTA started enforcing a $50 fine for those not wearing a mask in transit stations, subways and buses. Eyewitness News ABC7NY News video.
New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams are calling for an investigation if there is an NYPD work stoppage and to what extent crime has risen as a result. The allegations of a widespread slowdown have been borne out by a nearly doubling of shootings over the summer and news reports of an upward trend in NYPD response times for crimes in progress, they said. “There is a perception among members of the public, as well as elected officials, that rising violence in the city can be attributed to a work slowdown, but the reality matters more than the perception,” Torres said. “The NYPD is making fewer gun arrests, is solving fewer gun cases and responding more slowly to gun crimes in progress.” Torres and Adams said some NYPD officers may be protesting local and state reforms that have been passed in the wake of mass demonstrations surrounding the murder of George Floyd.
Coney Island, Brooklyn, Bronx and Harlem. New York City‘s deadly and violent weekend continued Sunday morning when police said at least 12 more people were shot since late Saturday night. CBS2 New York News video.
Video by Oliya Scootercaster (FNTV Freedomnews.tv ) August 21 2020 – BRONX, New York: Presidents of 3 major police unions as well as the founder of Blue Lives Matter and community members, spoke today at a pro-police rally called The Big Unity & Peace March. The event was organized to stop violence, support the community and law enforcement officials. “We need a strong voice, a voice that says support NYPD and let them do their job” said Pat Lynch, the president of PBA, “We need that voice and Donald Trump is that voice.” Dozens marched from police precinct to Van Cortland Park where they held a rally. “What this is is a plea for peace, it’s a plea to our elected officials to stop passing laws that make it difficult for law enforcement to do their job” said Pat Lynch. “You represent the silent majority, we have allowed minority to subsequently bring in chaos to our society,” said Ret. NYPD Lt Darrin Porcher to the people at the rally. “I would go to Trump Tower with a big gallon of blue paint, and you know what I would paint over there? Blue Lives Matter!” said a rabbi who spoke. Speakers included: Ret NYPD Lt Darrin Porcher, CJ Expert and Fox News Analyst Edward Mullins, SBA President Joseph imperatrice – Founder of Blue lives matter Pat Lynch – president of PBA Paul DiGiacomo – President of DEA. Video www.freedomnews.tv FNTV – FreedomNewsTV New York News
A police cruiser burned on Manhattan’s Upper West Side early Wednesday morning. The NYPD cruise was found burning just before 4 a.m. on West 83rd Street. The Ford Fusion was parked just a block away from the 20th Precinct. Investigators are calling the fire suspicious. ABC7NY New York News video.
According to police, protesters surrounded a driver and banged on his SUV near 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue. The driver then took off, dragging a bike for several blocks. CBS2’s Kristine Johnson reports CBS New York News video,