De Blasio Demands NYPD Cop’s Job Over Viral Clip, Now Full Video Appears To Clear Him

A video clip showing a New York City Police Department officer pointing his sidearm into a group of protesters sparked an outcry from the news media and the city’s top leader, with demands for the cop’s job following the footage.

Unfortunately for those who rushed to judge this officer, a recording of the entire encounter appears to vindicate him.

The original 20-second clip went viral shortly after it was posted to Twitter late Sunday night.

In the video, an NYPD officer is seen drawing his firearm before pointing it toward various parts of a crowd during a protest of George Floyd’s death in the custody of Minneapolis police. The footage has been viewed over 2.7 million times so far.

Knee-jerk reactions to the out-of-context video started popping up over social media.

Some posts called the officer a “terrorist,” while others contrasted the officer’s apparent escalation with that of the “peaceful” protesters.

The footage even prompted a reaction from New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“There’s a video going around of a police officer in the middle of a situation that admittedly looks chaotic, but protesters were in front of that police officer, that police officer drew his gun at some point yesterday,” de Blasio said, according to the New York Post.

“That, to me, seeing that video, was absolutely unacceptable. … I want you to note on that video, a superior officer immediately came over and move that officer away from that crowd, that officer should have his gun and badge taken away today.” (Emphasis added.)

While the mayor admitted he didn’t have all the facts, the discovery of an even longer video of the encounter hints at just how foolish de Blasio’s rush to judgment was.

The new footage was posted less than 24 hours after the first clip.

“Now we have the full story,” the Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York wrote alongside the new video, adding that “this police officer unholstered his weapon only after his supervisor was nearly killed with a brick.”

Thanks to the cameraman behind the film, we can now see that the officer wasn’t pointing his gun around in an apparent fit of rage but was responding to an active threat that could have killed a fellow cop.

Shortly before the service weapon was drawn, the footage shows a rioter throwing a brick at an officer’s head. The cop’s helmet might be all that saved him from a life-shattering injury.

“If he wasn’t wearing a helmet, he’d be dead or paralyzed,” a police union leader told the New York Daily News.

While protesters demonstrating against Floyd’s horrific death deserve to have their rights respected by officers, those rioting and looking to harm Americans should be held accountable for their crimes.

With unrest in New York City appearing far from over, this isn’t likely to be the last cop to find himself in the crosshairs while doing his job.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

via thefederalistpapers

4 comments

  1. Violence begets more violence. Americans throwing bricks, rocks and bottles at fellow Americans is despicable. When is the weapon going to be acid or fuel bombs? I would have lined up fire trucks and drenched the bastards. They keep this up, the civilian community may just step in front of the blue line and protect them.
    The real violence needs to be directed at the political leadership & the msm. The true enemies of the American people and the rule of law.4SV5

  2. Just like God has allowed satan to show his true colors by giving him free reign to work out his plans, President Trump is letting these illiterate gang members do similarly to show their true colors. History has shown and will show again, when their usefulness in keeping the hands of the elite clean, just like stalin and hitler before, they will be executed because they cant be trusted to be faithful as they already betrayed their country – how much more once they find they have been used. Seems soros has admitted he uses blacks because they are easily stirred up. Just wish everyone involved in the rioting could ponder, will we really be given all we were promised by our sponsors – or – are we being used as cannon fodder. More dying (every color) in rioting than by police. Really, just a distraction to take attention from democrat pedophilia and child trafficking by those same politicians Trump is working to expose.

  3. Violent protestors always video after they are violent and the officer responds. Shows how cowardly and devious and deceitful they are … they never want the “Rest Of the Story to Be Told”, only their diabolical evil nefarious narrative … they and the supporting MSM forget their is always more “footage” and that the ingrates the MSM supports will always be found to be violent destructive diabolical nefarious evil ingrates.

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