In an incredible letter to rank and file officers Tuesday, the president of the NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association lamented that law enforcement officers are “losing the city” because they are being “held back” and used as “pawns” by New York City’s leaders.
“I am being inundated with calls, text messages and emails pleading for help,” SBA President Ed Mullins wrote.
Please know that I am reading each and every correspondence I receive. I want each of you to know that I am very much aware of everything that is occurring in our city. I know we are losing the city. We have no leadership, no direction, and no plan. I know you are being held back and used as pawns.
Violent anarchists, opportunistic criminals and organized agitators have for the past week used the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as a pretext to to do massive economic damage to businesses in cities across the nation.
In recent days, the agitators have looted and rioted their way across New York City, leaving dozens of damaged restaurants, stores, and cafes in their wake, not to mention dozens of injured police officers.
Hard to describe how rampant the looting was tonight in Midtown Manhattan and how lawless it was. Complete anarchy. Literally hundreds of stores up and down Broadway, Fifth Ave, Sixth Ave. Kids ruling the streets like it was a party. pic.twitter.com/y9Ly1UD1WX
— Rachel Olding (@rachelolding) June 2, 2020
An antifa group in NYC posted on Twitter Saturday that the purpose of the ongoing mayhem is to “push the rebellion as far as possible.”
"The Base," an extremist antifa "political center" operating out of Brooklyn, makes it clear that the goal is to push the insurrection "as far as possible." A threat is issued to all counter-revolutionaries, including liberals. #antifa #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/LN0sUllnon
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 2, 2020
NYC’s Marxist Mayor Bill de Blasio refused on Tuesday to allow the National Guard to come in and protect the city, saying they are not trained for “these tense situations.”
We do not need the National Guard to come into New York City. When outside armed forces come into communities, especially these intense situations they have not been trained for, that’s a dangerous scenario. We have 36,000 police officers who will keep this city safe. pic.twitter.com/ZSYCxRQ5jv
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 2, 2020
Even after a poll showed that an overwhelming majority of Americans support having the National Guard deployed to riot-torn cities, CNN’s Chris Cuomo continued gaslighting the American people about the “protests” tearing the communities apart. After attempting to blame the riots on “white supremacist infiltrators,” CNN appears to be back to trying to excuse the violence.
A sweeping majority of *Democrats* want the National Guard in their cities tonight.
Meanwhile, @ChrisCuomo proclaims that protests don’t need to be “polite and peaceful.”
What a seditious, virus-spreading thug.pic.twitter.com/Y5fixx6Zcu
— BDW (@BryanDeanWright) June 3, 2020
NYC cops were not feeling “polite of peaceful” themselves after De Blasio took the side of the rioters over an officer who had to draw his weapon Sunday night.
The Marxist mayor condemned the officer after seeing a partial video of the incident, calling it “absolutely unacceptable.”
Another video of the incident however shows a protester hitting a lieutenant on the back of his head with a brick before the officer unholstered his weapon. The SBA Twitter account tweeted out the video.
Keep retweeting. Let the real truth be told! https://t.co/u3pLB3k0Ly
— SBA (@SBANYPD) June 2, 2020
Shockingly, the mayor’s own daughter Chiara de Blasio was arrested over the weekend for allegedly blocking traffic and refusing to move. Her mugshot is below.
New York City Mayor @BilldeBlasio’s daughter, Chiara de Blasio, was arrested at a violent riot in Manhattan on Saturday night where cars were set on fire. She lives at the Gracie Mansion with her parents. #antifa #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/S820TB7jNe
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 2, 2020
Tuesday night, the anarchy continued but was more subdued because of the earlier 8:00 curfew.
No law and order in NYC tonight…AGAIN!
Bring in the National Guard.
These rioters aren’t destroying NYC for George Floyd or any honorable reason. https://t.co/woCaX7MiKP
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) June 3, 2020
And the lawlessness continues ….. seen here is a police officer assaulted with a fire extinguisher while attempting to arrest a suspect past the 8PM curfew. pic.twitter.com/4d0zqRZvCD
— ᴊ. ʙᴀʟᴀɴᴋᴀ (@JBalanka) June 3, 2020
Oddly enough, one group of looters showed up at a store in the SoHo neighborhood in a $350,000 Rolls-Royce.
— Disrn (@DisrnNews) June 3, 2020
The SBA president reiterated what he said in his letter to the NYPD sergeants during an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News, Tuesday night. Mullins also pleaded with President Trump for help, while stressing that officers would be able to handle the situation without outside help if they weren’t being told to “stand down.”
“NYPD is losing the city of New York. And we have no leadership in the city of New York right now from City Hall to the brass of the NYPD,” he said.
Men and women are being pelted with rocks, bricks, cars lit on fire, and this is continuous. We have curfew that has been implemented tonight at 8:00 and everyone is still out rioting in the streets of New York.
If President Trump is watching this, I am asking the president to please, please immediately send federal personnel to NYC and monitor what is going on. If Gov. Cuomo does not implement the National Guard immediately, then the federal government is going to have to step in. The NYPD is more than capable of addressing what’s going on in the city of New York, but our hands are being tied.
The rank and file members of all ranks have sent me numerous emails, letters, text messages, photos of how NYC is being destroyed. We have no leadership coming from City Hall. We are being told to stand down.
President Trump showed empathy for the NYPD’s plight in a tweet Tuesday night.
“New York’s Finest are not being allowed to perform their MAGIC but regardless, and with the momentum that the Radical Left and others have been allowed to build, they will need additional help. NYC is totally out of control,” Trump tweeted. He called on de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo to “PUT DOWN THE RIOTING NOW!”
New York’s Finest are not being allowed to perform their MAGIC but regardless, and with the momentum that the Radical Left and others have been allowed to build, they will need additional help. NYC is totally out of control. @NYCMayor & @NYGovCuomo MUST PUT DOWN RIOTING NOW!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2020
In his letter, Mullins called on fellow sergeants to “stay together and stay strong.”
“Hold the line and protect each other. Stand shoulder to shoulder and DO NOT give up,” he said. “NEVER GIVE UP! I hear you. I am aware and soon everyone is going to hear you. Help is coming and we will win this war on New York City. Remember, you work for a higher authority. It’s good against evil and good always wins.”