NYPD prepares for election violence as politicians still blame cops
New York City is proving that its rapid decline as a livable city is more than just fad, as it gears up for violence due to the November general election results – no matter what those results bring.
Those results of course won’t be announced until November– or, if Democrat House Speak Nancy Pelosi has her way, December or January.
Accordingly, the New York Police Department (NYPD) is preparing for election violence early.
“The commissioner of the New York Police Department told all uniformed members to prepare to be deployed for protests before and after next month’s presidential election, according to an internal memo obtained by CNN.”
New York City Police Commissioner Dermot McShea said that officers will start deployment on Oct. 25 “citing the possibility of protests before and after Election Day.”
But at least New York has saved it’s rioting for important things, unlike Los Angeles, which broke into a riot this week over the Lakers finally winning a championship for the first time since the departure of Kobe Bryant.
Crowds in LA celebrated on behalf of Bryant by vandalizing police cars.
“This November 3rd will be one of the most highly contested presidential elections in the modem era,” an NYPD memo obtained by the Post reads says SILive.com. “There is also a strong likelihood that the winner of the presidential election may not be decided for several weeks.”
NBC News says that they also have a copy of the NYPD memo, which likely means that the New York City Police Commissioner has warned local politicians to take steps to mitigate any violence beforehand, but those warnings are going unheeded by top officials like Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D).
Consequently, the Commissioner leaked the memo to news outlets.
Cuomo in fact is once again fanning the flames of hatred against cops, says NBC.
“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed New York Attorney General Letitia James to investigate after widespread reports, including some caught on video, of police violence against peaceful protesters,” reports NBC.
The New York Post says that far from being the aggressors “472 cops across all ranks have been injured responding to riots and protests since May 28.”
But that hasn’t stopped city politicians from claiming that the violence is the fault of police, and no one else.
“My office is in contact with the NYPD about the use of force on New Yorkers on 10th and Hudson tonight,” said New York Sen. Brad Hoylman (D), who represents Greenwich Village. “But we’re exhausted of seeing video after video, and hearing from constituents in person, of inexplicable escalations that undermine an already fragile trust.”
Yeah, it goes both ways, Hoylman.
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