In a shocking display of cowardice and disrespect, a group of migrant men viciously attacked two New York City police officers near Times Square. The attack, caught on surveillance footage, shows the men ganging up on the officers, punching and kicking them while they were on the ground. These alleged assailants, described as asylum-seekers from Venezuela, have displayed an appalling level of disregard for authority and the law.
But what’s even more appalling is the response from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Despite the violent nature of the attack, the office did not ask for bail for any of the five suspects who have been arrested. That’s right, these attackers were released back onto the streets, free to commit more crimes. Is this the message we want to send to those who come to our country seeking asylum? That they can come here and attack our police officers without any consequences? It’s reprehensible.
NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell minced no words when he called this decision “reprehensible.” And he’s absolutely right. These “migrant cowards,” as he aptly described them, should be sitting in Rikers Island on bail, facing serious charges. Instead, they are back on the streets, potentially putting more lives in danger. And to make matters worse, the District Attorney’s Office claims they need more time to investigate and identify each suspect’s role in the attack. Give me a break. The video footage clearly shows these men viciously beating these officers. How much more evidence do they need?
But it’s not just the District Attorney’s Office that is failing these officers and the public. The fact that these suspects were living in migrant shelters speaks volumes about our current immigration system. These men have no work permits and no known relatives in the city. And yet, they were able to come here and are being taken care of by our government. Is this how we want our tax dollars to be spent? On individuals who have no respect for our laws and our law enforcement officers?
These suspects should be locked up and if found guilty, they should be deported back to their home country. We cannot allow individuals like this to continue to take advantage of our system and disrespect those who are charged with protecting us.
BREAKING: Four of the illegal migrants who assaulted NYPD officers near Times Square may be on the run to California according to the New York Post.
Gee, maybe letting them out without bail wasn’t a good idea?
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— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) February 1, 2024
These officers put their lives on the line every day for the safety of our city, and they deserve better. It’s time for the District Attorney’s Office to do their job and for our immigration system to be reformed so that those who truly need asylum can access it while those who abuse the system are swiftly dealt with. We cannot let these “migrant cowards” continue to run rampant in our city.