President Trump blamed New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo for two separate shootings of police officers in the Bronx hours earlier on Sunday.
“I grew up in New York City and had to look for years at how GREAT NYC is” Finest, “tweeted the president on Sunday.
“Now, due to weak leadership at governor and mayor, keeping distance from (water thrown at them) regulations and lack of support, our great NYC police are being attacked.
“Stop this now!”
Tim O’Brien, a Trump biographer and former journalist who now serves as an advisor to Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign, tweeted in response: in Caesar one hundred feet above Fifth Avenue.
“Real New Yorkers have always considered me a scammer and a cartoon character”. ”
Last year, Trump turned to De Blasio after several video footage of passers-by who flooded New York police officers with water went social on viral media.
President Trump blamed New York’s Democratic Governor, Andrew Cuomo, and New York City’s Democratic Mayor, Bill de Blasio, for blaming the Bronx police during the weekend
“I grew up in New York City and had to look for years at what GREAT NYC’s” Finest “are, tweeted the president Sunday
Tim O’Brien, a Trump biographer and former journalist who now serves as an advisor to Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign, tweeted in response: in Caesar one hundred feet above Fifth Avenue. “
Trump responded to news from New York, where a NYPD agent was shot in an arm in a police station on Sunday morning. It was the second police shooting in the Bronx in just 12 hours
In July, after three men were arrested for spraying water officers during separate incidents in Harlem and Brooklyn, Trump tweeted: “We love our law enforcement officers in this great country.
“What happened in NYC with water thrown by NYPD officers was a total disgrace.
In a previous shooting on Saturday night, a shooter shot a police officer who was in a patrol car. The suspect (photo) has fled the scene
“It is time for @NYCMayor @BilldeBlasio to stand up for those who protect our lives and serve us all so well.”
Trump added: “What happened was completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Bill de Blasio must act immediately! “
The president also fought publicly with Cuomo. On Saturday, he called the Democratic governor “stupid” after Cuomo had canceled a meeting with him.
The swipe is the latest in a fight on immigration policy between Trump and Democratic leaders in his former home state on immigration policy.
The president tweeted that Cuomo had canceled him at the last minute. He further said that New York was “very difficult to work with.”
‘So stupid. The only thing they do is always sue me! ‘ He wrote.
New York lawmakers plan to sue the Department of Homeland Security for banning government residents from requesting or renewing trusted traveler programs, including Global Entry, in response to a new law that could give illegal immigrants driving licenses .
The ban affects at least 175,000 residents of the programs and around 30,000 truck drivers who cross from Canada to the US.
Anti-police sentiment is building in the city because the locals have accused the NYPD of harassing subway drivers who are unable to pay rates. Last week, hundreds of protesters shouted slogans denouncing the police in the Grand Central Terminal.
Anti-police sentiment is building in the city because the locals have accused the NYPD of harassing subway drivers who are unable to pay rates.
Last week, hundreds of protesters shouted slogans denouncing the police in the Grand Central Terminal.
In addition to the action in Grand Central, demonstrators are also destroying station walls in the city and glued machines where commuters have to wipe their train tickets to gain access to tourniquets.
Protesters also put locks on station doors, allowing multiple people to access train platforms without paying the $ 2.75 rate.
A NYPD lieutenant was shot in the arm in a district early on Sunday morning and another officer was ambushed while sitting in a patrol car on Saturday evening.
Last year, Trump slammed the mayor after several police authorities were flooded by the local population with viruses on social media
In July, after three men were arrested for spraying water officers during separate incidents in Harlem and Brooklyn, Trump tweeted: “We love our law enforcement officers in this great country.”
The president tweeted in July: “It’s time for @NYCMayor @BilldeBlasio to stand up for those who protect our lives and serve us all so well. “
Sunday morning surveillance video lets the suspect take a walk to the 41st district in the Bronx and fire at officers running to investigate the sound of the shot before 8 am.
The police believe that Robert Williams – a man who was arrested for murder in 1992 and 2002 – is responsible for the last shooting and one in two police officers in a patrol car a few blocks away on Saturday night.
On images of Sunday you can see how the suspect sneaks behind officers after he has shot at the lieutenant at the reception.
The staff at the station are quickly seen while the man wears jeans, an orange and black jacket and a beanie. He dives to cover while they respond to his attack.
The suspect is lying face down on the floor before about a dozen officers run towards him. Allegedly he was in custody shortly before 8 am.
Commissioner Dermot Shea said that the suspect – shown in this image with a gun – shot the officer several times while he was in his patrol car
A NYPD agent is expected to survive after being shot in his Bronx patrol car on Saturday
Man sees his arm lifted and shoot on cps in camera images
First aid workers saw the victim drive out of the station on a stretcher and senior law enforcement officials warned people to avoid Southern Blvd & Longwood Ave when they blocked the area and stopped local trains.
The officer was expected to survive, reports reported on Sunday morning.
Cuomo had previously condemned the “gruesome” attacks on those who serve the city.
“Shocked by the multiple attacks on officers in the Bronx,” tweeted New York governor Andrew Cuomo.
“NY law enforcement officers risk their lives every day to keep us safe. These attacks are horrible. Those responsible will be brought to justice and held liable to the extent permitted by law. “
Speaking at the hospital where the officer was shot dead in the patrol car, the Blasio condemned ‘an attempt to kill police officers’.
An officer shot 906 Simpson St in the Bronx New York on Saturday, February 8, 2020
The suspect (photo) was captured by a camera that ran away from the scene of the shooting, which the police say was not provoked
NYPD issued a warning to avoid the area because a helicopter is called to search for the suspect
“There is just too much hatred now,” the mayor said.
Cops had launched a hunt for a man after a NYPD agent was shot at on Saturday during what was called a murder attack. It was captured with a security camera.
Two uniformed officers were seated in a closed police van with emergency lighting activated when a man approaches them.
Commissioner Dermot Shea said the suspect started a conversation with the officers on Saturday at 8.30 p.m.
Police believe the man asked the officers for directions before taking out a gun “without provocation,” the commissioner said.
A NYPD agent is expected to survive after being shot in his Bronx patrol car on Saturday
The police advise to stay away from the area. Emergency vehicles are still nearby.
The shooting and the aftermath were recorded by various people on the Citizen app
The shooting occurred outside of 906 Simpson Street in the Bronx, New York, on Saturday
The police have offered a reward of $ 12,500 for information that the suspect can identify
The New York Post reports that a six-year veteran agent on the chin and neck was grazed after the suspicious fire from multiple rounds in the van without provocation.
The victim is said to have been in a marked patrol car with a partner when they were approached by a man looking for directions from the passenger side of the vehicle.
As they turned down their window, witnesses say both agents noticed that the man was holding a gun and trying to escape by hitting the gas and trying to drive away, New York Daily News reports.
The man fired several shots and hit the officer in the chin and neck behind the wheel.
Shea said the bullets just missed the carotid artery.
“He’s lucky he’s alive,” Shea said. “He is expected to fully recover and it is a miracle.”
The commissioner said the shooter was not in custody and said officers had a description of a man between 20 and 30 years old.
Neither of the officers returned.
The shooting happened near the intersection of East 163 and Barretto streets, where the officers were stationed due to recent drug activity and violence, Shea said.
The officer’s partner took him to a nearby hospital.