Tension is heightened in New York as organized paid rioters are inciting violence, and looting is increasing.
One union head of the New York City police said the city has no leadership. He is pleading with the president to send in reinforcements, as the curfew is ignored by many as rioting and looting continue into the night. Citizens fear for their lives.
A police union boss told host Laura Ingraham of “The Ingraham Angle” Tuesday, June 2, that the rioting and looting in the Big Apple are out of control, and President Trump needs to send federal personnel to prevent more rioting and looting. “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.”
New York Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins told Ingraham. “The men and women are being pelted with rocks, bricks, cars [are] lit on fire. And this is continuous. We have a curfew that’s been implemented tonight at eight o’clock and everyone is still out rioting in the streets in New York.”
“President Trump is watching it. I am asking the president to please, please immediately send federal personnel to New York City and monitor what is going on,” Mullins said. “If Governor Cuomo does not implement the National Guard immediately, then the federal government is going to have to step in.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced earlier Tuesday that an 8 p.m. curfew for the city will be extended through the end of the week following another night of looting, destruction, and “vicious attacks on police officers.”
Mullins told Ingraham that the NYPD was “more than capable” of handling the unrest, but added that local leaders have held them back. “Our hands are being tied,” Mullins said. “The rank and file members of all ranks have sent me numerous emails, letters, text messages, photos of New York City … being destroyed. We have no leadership coming from City Hall. We are being told to stand down.”
“We have a city that is being destroyed. The public that lives there is in fear for their own lives,” Mullins said. “I’m receiving videos, photographs, license plates of looters from citizens of the city of New York while cops are being pelted.”
Mullins said the commissioner and chiefs of the NYPD are too afraid to let their officers do their job.
“Mayor de Blasio is not allowing the NYPD to do their job,” Mullins said. “The commissioner, the chiefs of the NYPD are too afraid to let the men and women keep control of the city. History has shown that you must enforce the laws.”
After New York Gov. Cuomo was critical of Mayor de Blasio and NYPD, protesters took up the chant, “DeBlasio resign! DeBlasio resign!”
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“First, the NYPD and the mayor did not do their job last night,” Cuomo said on Tuesday. “I believe that.”
“Use the police, protect property and people. Look at the videos,” he said. “It was a disgrace. I believe that. I believe the mayor underestimates the scope of the problem. I think he underestimates the duration of the problem, and I don’t think they used enough police to address the situation.”
Cuomo said he could make the decision of removing the mayor, but is reluctant to do so, it may inflame an already volatile situation.
“My option is to displace the mayor of New York City and bring in the National Guard as the governor in a state of emergency and basically take over,” he said. “You would have to take over the mayor’s job. You would have to displace the mayor. Right? A, I don’t think we’re at that point. B, that would be such a chaotic situation in the midst of an already chaotic situation. I don’t think that makes any sense.”