NYPD Gearing Up For Anti-Police Riot Friday In Protest Of Subway Fares

Sandy Malone

NYPD officials are staffing up for a violent protest on Friday in response to the swearing in of 500 new MTA cops.

New York, NY – New York Police Department (NYPD) officials are ramping up coverage in the areas mostly likely to be affected by an expected anti-police, anti-subway fare protest on Friday.

The disruptive demonstration is not the first of its kinda in New York City in recent months.

Backers ginned up their enthusiasm and advocated protests again after 500 new subway cops were sworn in to the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) on Jan. 23 despite activists’ demands for a free transit system without law enforcement officers, the New York City Patch reported.

A police-hating, pro-Palestinian, Black Lives Matter-associated group tweeting under the handle “DecolonizeThisPlace” posted a video to Twitter on Tuesday calling for protesters to “f--k s--t up on J31” (Jan. 31).

“The streets are ours. The trains our ours. The walls are ours. This moment is ours. How will you and your crew build and f--k shit up for #FTP3 on #J31 (THIS FRIDAY)? Issa mothaf--kin' movement,” @decolonize_this tweeted on Jan. 28.

The video featured three masked protesters, one of whom delivered a message to those whom he hoped would join their violent demonstration.

“To all our friends, families, students, wage workers, teachers, musicians, transit workers,” the video began. “F--k the Police 3 is coming J31 right here in New York City. We encourage you to link up with your friends, your family, and think of the ways you can more in affinity to build and f--k s--t up on J31 all day long.”

“Pay attention to our social media where we’re going to post the meet up location so that we can converge and move together later that evening,” he added in the video.

“The mood for J31 is simple: F--k your $2.75. No cops in the MTA. Free transit. No harassment, period. And full accessibility,” the masked protester said. “We hope that you come through and move with us on J31. F--k the police. What will you do on J31?”

The end of the video showed the “city-wide convergence” was planned for 5 p.m. on Jan. 31 at Grand Central Terminal.

NYPD sources told Blue Lives Matter that precincts in areas likely to be affected were staffing up for Friday with a goal of stopping problems before they have a chance to occur.

“The protest in Brooklyn in November was messy because we weren’t expecting what happened,” the source said. “This time we know what’s coming and I think we’re prepared.”

He said that there had been several attempts at anti-police, anti-fare protests after the Nov. 1, 2019 brouhaha when more than 1,000 protesters jumped turnstiles and swamped Brooklyn subway stations.

However, none of the subsequent protests have been successful at disrupting transit in the city.

The initial protest was sparked by two videos that emerged of two different incidents involving NYPD officers and teenagers, a few hours apart in two different subway stations, on Oct. 25, 2019, WABC reported.

The first incident occurred when NYPD officers responded to break up a fight between two groups of teenagers on the platform of the Jay Street- MetroTech subway station.

The video showed a police officer punching one teen and taking a swing at another in the middle of the melee, WCBS reported.

Several teens were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and assaulting a police officer.

After the cell phone video of the fight was posted to social media, anti-police activists were furious and demanded action.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has called for the termination of the officer who punched the teens in the video, WCBS reported.

“To me, he went beyond the call of duty,” Adams said. “You’re not in a boxing match. That is not the goal and what I saw in that video is clearly outside of any training that I ever received in the police department.

“He took a chaotic situation that police had under control and he almost turned it into a riot situation based on his actions,” he told WCBS.

NYPD released a statement that said the officer who punched the teen had been put on desk duty pending the resolution of an investigation into the incident.

The second incident was captured on video at the Franklin Street subway stop just a few miles away.

The video showed police outside a stopped subway car with its doors still closed, and passengers moving away from the part of the car where the cell phone camera was focused.

In the video, at least one officer on the platform can be seen pointing a gun at the window of the occupied subway car, the New York Post reported.

Once the train cleared, a young man was sat alone on a seat facing the officers outside the subway car, with both of his hands in the air.

After a moment, the doors of the train car opened and two officers rushed in and took the teen to the ground, the video showed.

Then no less than 10 additional officers rushed into the subway car, several with their guns drawn or just starting to return their weapons to their holsters.

NYPD defended the officer in a statement and said that police had chased the suspect – 19-year-old Adrian Napier – into the Pacific Street subway station after a witness reported that he had brandished a gun near Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues, the New York Post reported.

No gun was found on Napier when he was arrested, but NYPD said the suspect is a known member of the Crips street gang and has been arrested 14 times in the past for crimes including assault, robbery, and grand larceny.

Napier was charged with theft of services for jumping a turnstile and taken in for questioning in an unrelated larceny case, the New York Post reported.

Organizers of the J31 march have posted advice on social media for their protesters, including tips on how to vandalize farecard readers on turnstiles.

Random signs have also appeared in various locations across the city urging citizens to take back the transit system on Jan. 31.

Watch the anti-police recruitment video for the march below:

Comments (45)
flybynight
flybynight

No sweat, Debozo's got this!!!! /sarc

No. 1-25
JBoH
JBoH

Hey New Yorkers...BOHICA!

Feel it yet?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Wonder how long DecolonizeThisPlace has been on the force.

Heezels
Heezels

Unfortunately this is the kinda of bad behavior incentivized by inept inner city leaders. It’s a shame that inner city leaders are failing urban youth by failing to guide them and mentor them into not only respecting the law, but respecting their fellow citizens.

Racist division asserted by many inner city leaders, is creating a situation that will only harm them with unrealistic expectations. The police have met their end of the deal and are adequately trying to meet the community half way. Unfortunately, inner city leaders and urban youth need to be held accountable for their disdain for the law and the disrespect of their city. Hopefully no police are injured and all trouble makers will go to jail.

bronx163
bronx163

Let it implode. Step back call in national guard
Then sanitation to mop up and buses and coroner for whoever is left.

MKD23
MKD23

My son joined the NYPD in 2018. I recently (not by mistake) found a pay stub of his. He doesn’t even bring home close to $1000 a week without OT! He moved to NYC to serve and protect the scum that are out to harm him! I’ll keep begging him until my last breath to leave that city! I’m sure with the “no bail reform” the fuckin animals will be out in force! To all the NYPD, maximize your training and go home to your families! 💙

Dr Shoe
Dr Shoe

Oh No, NYC is in trouble? Well, I will pop some popcorn, order a pizza, sit back and watch it all burn!

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

“To all our friends, families, students, wage workers, teachers, musicians, transit workers,” the video began. “F--k the Police 3 is coming J31 right here in New York City. We encourage you to link up with your friends, your family, and think of the ways you can more in affinity to build and f--k s--t up on J31 all day long.”

What is wrong with these people?

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

Why is this allowed to be posted on Twitter? Isn’t this hate speech or promoting civil unrest and violence?

Musical1
Musical1

Is there anything these assholes think shouldn't be free? I would love for somebody to transport me to work & anywhere I want to go for free but this is NOT realistic. These idiots would shit themselves if they had to deal with what Americans dealt with during WWII and commit suicide if they had to live in Europe during that time. Entitled little brats.

Goldbear5
Goldbear5

My hat is eternally off to NYPD!
May God give you all the strength
to deal with all of these freeloaders!!

Mama1959
Mama1959

I'd declare a day of peace for the train workers and shut the trains OFF. Then we'll see, twatwaffles.....

The express
The express

I have no problem with the Cops killing them if they try that shit.

copdad
copdad

Once again upper NY is being told to finance transportation for NYC. Why does it seem that they are entitled to upstate money to run their transport. You do know that it takes money to repair and to pay Salaries. If not get a job!

Inquirer63
Inquirer63

Since they are declaring the MTA theirs and want no fare, maybe they should be given control AND responsibility for it—or a section for a while. I wonder how long it would take it to collapse. 24 hours? Three days? A week? They have no conception of how society works aNd are willing to tear it apart, ... to “de-civilize” New York City, other cities (already underway), and even the entire country.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Just because you breathe the air, doesn't mean you are entitled to free stuff. It takes money to keep the transit system working. Who do you think will pay for it if you don't pay a fare? This line of thinking is what AOC, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have been pushing.

RdnkSinceBirth
RdnkSinceBirth

@Burgers Allday I hope the cops shoot every last one of you..even if rats infested the city, itd still be better off without you fucking idiots.

Stanracer
Stanracer

The usual hoodrat suspects think the laws shouldn't apply to them. Sure, good one! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 MORONS!!!!!

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

How do these freeloaders think the system will get paid to run and maintain. If New York were to raise Taxes to cover the cost then there would be riots for raising them.
They insist on no MTA or NYPD. Already with the MTA and NYPD providing security there's rapes, murders, muggings, thefts, vandalism etc.. Who do they expect to hold the subway system Safety and Security.

Njaz
Njaz

Dear Lord, keep our LEO's safe.

LoreeHunt
LoreeHunt

I SUPPORT BLUE! Lawlessness and laziness is too rife these days for this age group---cheered on, I might say, by their never-happy hippie grandparents! I am a baby boomer, I RESPECT THE LAW !

Jason942-
Jason942-

I don’t understand why bother. Won’t anyone arrested get immediately released under their historic reform laws?

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

How is it LE fault fares are going up? I'd just shut the damned thing down till Saturday! They can catch a ride from Uber to get their drugs, visit their girl or get to work! What Deblasio allows is what will continue!

GoPoliceGo
GoPoliceGo

Let NY, NY burn. Serves them right. They learned nothing from 9/11. I really wish Upstate NY would split off from NYC. That would also give Republicans two more Senators. Upstate is a beautiful environment. Why should it be polluted with "New Yorkers"?

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Anyone who does not want to pay the $2.75 fare to sit on a dirty seat in a smelly subway car or bus accompanied by some of New York's finest, are free to find an alternate mode of transport.

Why should other residents who pay for taxis, personal vehicles, etc. be forced to pay for free transport for others that they do not use?

Because these 20-somethings who got C's in Art History and have $1000 iPhones feel so entitled that everyone else should pay for their own poor choices.

I would have never thought I would see anywhere in the US get so close to complete anarchy during my lifetime.


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