We reported yesterday about an attack on high-ranking NYPD officers during a “unity march” between members of the community including clergy and police.
But the “unity march” was attacked by a group of ‘anti-cop activists,’ according to the NY Post.
Guess where those anti-cop activists came from, according to top cop Chief of Department Terence Monahan? From the BLM protest.
Several police officers including Monahan himself were injured in the attack.
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From NY Post:
Quran Campbell, 25, of the Bronx, was charged with attacking three separate officers, police said. Shayborn Banks, also 25 and from the Bronx, was busted for allegedly assaulting a lieutenant and criminal possession of a weapon.
“They are part of this anarchist group that has been infiltrating this Black Lives movement since the beginning,” Monahan said on “Good Day New York.“ “This is what we dealt with since the first protest after George Floyd. It is a legitimate movement, but it is being hijacked by these anarchists, and they are the ones that have been attacking our police officers [and] are out hiding behind the many, many peaceful protesters that are out there.”
Good they got two of them, good that Monahan recognizes the anarchists in the group, bad that he doesn’t really seem to get what BLM is about yet when he’s the city’s top cop.
“My sergeant who works with me was hit in the head with a cane,” Monahan said. “He got eight staples put in his head, one of the lieutenants out on the walkway was attacked by an individual — he had the broken orbital bone in his face.”
“That’s the individual that I reached over and I had to struggle with,” the chief added, identifying the attacker as Campbell. “I got punched a few times by him, but we were able to get him in custody.”
They’re still looking for this cane guy.
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37 people were arrested after the attacks and a subsequent brawl.
Now, the NY Post has a video showing a delivery of bats to the Occupy the City Hall protesters’ location, which is near the Brooklyn Bridge.
Protesters got six bats in that delivery according to the footage.
Police sources told the Post the purpose was to confront the unity rally and at least one bat was found when the dust settled after the Brooklyn Bridge attack.
So, NYPD, should we say again this probably wouldn’t have happened had you cleared out the Occupy City Hall area that protesters are still holding? It’s devolved into a pit hole of violence, and this isn’t the first incident. At what point is enough enough?