The violent anti-police protests that started on Halloween night in Downtown Brooklyn continued over the weekend. Shocking no one, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tweeted on Saturday in support of the protesters.
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
A viral video showing officers trying to break up a fight between two teenagers at a metro station started the protests. The feed starts a few seconds before one of the officers is seen punching a teenager involved. It’s not yet clear what led up to that situation.
While the protest started because of the video, it quickly changed to anger over cops enforcing fares and then to protesting police in general.
Protesters vandalized police cars, spit on officers and one person was even seen holding a sign that said: “Punch that cop!”
The crowd quickly moved from the streets to the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station and started jumping over the turnstiles while flipping off police.
Just another sad case of Liberals not supporting our men and women in blue.
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