(RepublicanNews.org) – New York City Police (NYPD) Commissioner Dermot F. Shea (R) and local New York reporter Pat Kiernan discussed the arrest of 24 demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of a Texas man on Oct. 3.
Characterized as a “pillar of the community,” Jonathan Price, a black man, was fatally shot by police while attempting to break up a brawl in Wolfe City, Texas, about 1,500 miles from the Lower Manhattan protests.
The motivation for the Oct. 6 overnight protests remains unclear since Texas Rangers announced the arrest of the police officer involved in the shooting for murder earlier that day.
“The preliminary investigation indicates that the actions of Officer Lucas were not objectively reasonable.” pic.twitter.com/Zz7sHkJqrl
— Alex Rozier (@RozierReports) October 6, 2020
Commissioner Shea spoke about his pride in the men and women serving the City of New York as police officers, expressing gratitude for their unflinching service in an extraordinary time.
Turning his attention to the protesters, he characterized them as “knuckleheads,” adding that violent unrest and property damage is the last thing New Yorkers need at a time when the city is already facing budget shortfalls and a “violent uptick in the courts.”
Democratic-led cities have experienced months of political and racial unrest. Billed as peaceful protests, they often turn into destructive riots. As Commissioner Shea noted in his remarks, many of these so-called protesters appear to be little more than “spoiled brats.”
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