NYPD Raids Sleeping Truck Drivers, Tows Trucks Needed To Haul Supplies

Sandy Malone

NYPD 66th Precinct commander bragged on Twitter about ticketing and towing long-haul truckers trying to sleep.

Brooklyn, NY – New York Police Department (NYPD) officers conducted a raid Monday morning on a group of long-haul truckers who were sleeping in their cabs on a residential street in the 66th Precinct.

NYPD Deputy Inspector James King, the commanding officer of the 66th Precinct, tweeted about the operation right after it happened, but has since deleted the post in which he bragged about having illegally parked tractor trailers towed in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic emergency.

The tweet was captured by retired NYPD Detective David Chianese and published on his Advocacy for LEOs blog on Tuesday.

“Our traffic safety officer was out on Bay pkwy towing these illegally parked trailers,” the NYPD 66th Precinct tweeted on Monday morning. “Please remember commercial vehicles cannot be parked on residential blocks.”

The incident occurred just before dawn on March 23 when a number of over-the-road truck drivers were sleeping in the cabs of their trucks on a mixed use street in Brooklyn, according to the Advocacy for LEOs blog.

Officers from the 66th Precinct and the NYPD Traffic Enforcement Division descended on the block to wake up the out-of-state truck drivers, most of whom were catching a nap while they waited for their trailers to be reloaded for another trip, Advocacy for LEOs reported.

On Monday, instead of waking up and returning to pick up their goods to haul, the truckers were forced to deal with the impound lot to retrieve the trucks, leaving much needed supplies on pallets inside parked trailers.

NYPD sources told Blue Lives Matter that what happened in the 66th Precinct was “utterly disgusting” and mirrored the rest of the behavior that has been going on in the prominently Jewish Hillside community ever since the emergency shutdowns were announced.

On source said that NYPD went after the truckers because Jewish leaders in the area complained that the trucks were blocking their parking.

The largely Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish communities in Brooklyn have continued to hold large gatherings such as weddings despite orders to stay at home and observe social distancing when in public amidst the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, the New York Post reported.

The NYPD source explained to Blue Lives Matter that the Orthodox and Hasidic communities are a politically powerful voting bloc in that area and elected officials usually try hard not to raise their ire.

“It’s awful. If there’s any disagreement between the Hasidic community and NYPD officers, the city almost exclusively sides with the Jewish community there,” the source complained. “It doesn’t matter how right the police officer is. A lot of the laws get flouted and a blind eye is turned because that community votes as a block and what they say goes with the mayor.”

He said the raid on the sleeping truck drivers never should have happened during the state of emergency.

“This is a situation where the precinct commander didn’t have the balls to tell the community leaders that they’re being ridiculous,” the NYPD official told Blue Lives Matter. “Why would he send officers to mess with these truckers who need to deliver supplies, effectively exposing all of the officers and the truckers to each other for no reason? It’s just inexcusable.”

Truck drivers across the United States have been working furiously to deliver supplies across the nation to refill the shelves stripped by panicked shoppers going into self quarantine as the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the country.

Many rest stops are closed along highways, and that’s where most of the truckers do their overnight stays on long hauls, according to KRNV.

There have been numerous reports of police departments across the country helping out the truckers by running their orders through restaurant drive-thrus because the trucks are usually too big to fit.

In Eufaula, Alabama, the police department announced they wanted to help the hungry truck drivers, AL.com reported.

“To that end, if you are a truck driver, and need to take time off the road in Eufaula, we will assist you in getting food,” the Eufaula Police Department posted on their official Facebook page. “With more and more restaurants limiting their dining room access, it is becoming harder for our truck driving friends to find places to eat. We will either go get something for you, or give you a ride to the nearest drive through (if you don’t mind riding in the back seat).”

“If manpower is such that we cannot assist, we will secure someone that can,” the police department promised.

In Nevada, residents have been delivering warm meals to the drivers stuck in their rigs, KRNV reported.

"We are working non-stop, but it's to make sure people get what they need," Ronda Aucoin, a truck driver from Kentucky, said. "Nevadans have been especially nice, since a few places are closed and not allowing us to stay the night when we're done working."

Neither NYPD nor New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office responded to Blue Lives Matter’s request for comment.

Comments (191)
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RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

Wow, that’s something to be proud of

RetiredRocklandCop
RetiredRocklandCop

TRue

gdmn2find8
gdmn2find8

This is one of those times, where a Police Department needs to be making decisions based on the needs of citizens and not voting blocks and especially a mayor who doesn't have you backs to begin with. The needs of the country, the entire country comes first. Causing delays like this is not in the best interest of your fellow Americans.

navajowinds99
navajowinds99

Getting your car towed and impounded is expensive itself.
But a tractor truck in NYC is a couple of thousand at the least and there goes your profits that barely covered your cost to make the delivery.
I would cease to do anymore business there.

Serpico8881
Serpico8881

This happens in North Jersey where a entire county is run by a Jewish community and both local and state politicians jump when told what they want!
This Disgusting situation by NYPD'S brass with no spine!

Shelbz
Shelbz

This is wrong on so many levels. Truckers are working many hours to bring in supplies and to have their trucks towed? Dont be surprised if less truckers want to go there to bring supplies. I know I wouldn't

Kjfoster
Kjfoster

Funny, how the cops cant understand why they're so disliked. This is just plain ol power tripping B.S.

Kjfoster
Kjfoster

Huh, imagine that. The mayor and NYPD wouldn't answer Blue lives matter.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Cops being bastards?!?! 😳

This article CANNOT be true, could it????

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Memere
Memere

You are just a moron!!

The express
The express

Well it looks like Dick Head is at it again. You're just a little pu**y .

LEO0301
LEO0301

Yet you're still holed up in a bunker somewhere instead of helping those in need. After all, blacks, according to you, possess superhuman powers and are immune to the virus. Get out there and be amongst the people, then go home and give your family a big hug because they too are immune to the coronavirus.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Melanin is a super power and a badge of honor. It took you long enough recognize that.

Truthrulestheday
Truthrulestheday

Oops?!?! Your ‘superpower’ is turning against you!!

Study: Melanin Protects Us from Skin Cancer but Can Also Cause It
Written by Kristen Fischer on February 19, 2015
Think the risk of sun damage is over after you come indoors? Turns out, you’re still susceptible to the risk of skin cancer long after you’re exposed to UV radiation.

Think sunscreen is enough to protect you from skin cancer? Think again.

Researchers from Yale University have concluded that damage from the sun continues even after we are out of the sun or away from the tanning bed.

UVA radiation causes lesions or DNA damage to melanocytes, which are the skin cells that produce the skin pigment known as melanin.

Melanin is a protective pigment in skin, blocking UV radiation from damaging DNA and potentially causing skin cancer. Melanin does protect us, but this research shows it can also do us harm.

How Melanin Can Hurt Us

Researchers say UV radiation generates reactive oxygen and nitrogen that energizes an electron in melanin.

That energy can cause DNA lesions, which can lead to cancer-causing mutations. The lesions typically appear less than one second after UV radiation exposure.

The researchers noted, however, that particular damage can also take place more than three hours after exposure to UVA radiation, which comes from the sun and from tanning beds.

“You have two opposing things happening at the same time: Melanin protecting you and melanin damaging you,” explained Dr. Doug E. Brash, a skin cancer researcher at the Yale School of Medicine. “You’ve got this race going on between melanin blocking and protecting you.”

Brash said it is a simultaneous event — melanin protects us at the same time sunlight is trying to damage our cells.

“A consequence of these events is that melanin may be carcinogenic as well as protective against cancer,” the new report stated.

“We didn’t see this coming,” Brash added.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Lol, who do you think the "us" in the article is? Do you think she is talking about dark skinned people receiving too much UVA damage?

LEO0301
LEO0301

Too bad that superpower didn't make it to your brain. An x-ray tech I know said that blacks have a thicker 💀 skull than whites do . So when someone tells you that you are dense, they are being accurate. All that superpower but most are too dumb to know how to use it.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

the x-ray tech is either not real, or a complete dumbfuck. you just need something to counteract the very real claim that melanin has very real enhanced properties. lol, give me another one of your stories. these are fun.

flybynight
flybynight

I think it's the weed that's not helping along with the thick skull.

flybynight
flybynight

And especially hug as many Chinese as you can find lowestcom.

LEO0301
LEO0301

The parietooccipital bone is thicker in the blacks than in the whites. Look it up.

LEO0301
LEO0301

It's what you believe, I just repeated the diarrhea you pooped out. If you possess the superpowers you claim, why then do blacks have a shorter life span than whites?

h1ghest_commdenom
h1ghest_commdenom

lol, how long do you think that will last? whites have ALWAYS needed an advantage over blacks, because on an equal playing field, you can't hang. In just about every category.

h1ghest_commdenom
h1ghest_commdenom

and the frontal bone is thicker in whites. Maybe that's why you people have such a problem with impulse control and joining death cults. too much thick bone around your impulse center.

Barry34785
Barry34785

Has anyone ever read the ingredients on a label of sunscreen? Sounds like a bunch of carcengenic chemicals that get absorbed into the skin. Years later.... I got skin cancer??? But, but, but, I used sunblock both day and night for years! And now I got skin cancer??? It's a mystery.

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

“Thank god for the sickle cell!” -Animal Mother, FMJ

BoneDoc
BoneDoc

Lowcom doesn't stand a snowball's chance in Hades. Burn, Baby, Burn

NealZ
NealZ

Well, it is NY soooooo there is that. I think the drivers should just quit delivering to NY....watch how quickly the idiots in NY change their tune

JBoH
JBoH

Not one of the NYPD's finer moments...common sense not in evidence.

Markm
Markm

The truckers need to not deliver anything to this community no groceries no gas no supplies at all cut this community off for anything. The Feds need to step in and charge these officers for obstruction of emergency supplies in a national state of emergency also.

flybynight
flybynight

I understand he was carrying a load of malt liquor. Can anyone confirm this?

Jailkeeper
Jailkeeper

As a truck driver now, this is one of the reasons I absolutely REFUSE to go into any of the boroughs of NYC or Long Island.

Ohhellno
Ohhellno

I respect law enforcement but the cops mayor and governor in NY are some of the most self-centered power hungry sorry examples of humanity any where.

davidebrewer55
davidebrewer55

Thanks for letting me know, because of this, I just turned down a load of respirators for NYC and am taking the load of masks to Montana.

Tomted
Tomted

This is why I have ALWAYS refused any loads to NY City. New Jersey’s not much better.

Boildelivery
Boildelivery

Congratulations, more and more truck drivers are sharing this story. I don’t care if the city of New York starves I will never deliver a single item of freight there.

KD1986
KD1986

This is why ppl hate cops.

WLPD0103
WLPD0103

It sounds like what needs to be done is that the truck drivers have to refuse to deliver produce, food and other supplies to the area where This occurred in order to show those pulling strings with the politicians and police that they maybe able to bend the rules and get extra privileges but that it is the truck drivers that put the wheels under that freight moving it into a store near them for their use and consumption and without the trucks the shelves are going to be pretty bare!

Stay free
Stay free

Follow them orders.

BriabB
BriabB

Truck drivers have a very long memory. The day will come when these supplies are no longer needed in volume. At that point communities like this won’t be able to get a truck when they need one.

Yahderhey