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NY Gov. Hochul suggests deporting migrants accused of attacking officers

Feb 1

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams says he is “disgusted” after watching a video of two NYPD officers being assaulted in Times Square over the weekend of Jan. 19. According to NYPD, the group that allegedly assaulted the officers mostly consisted of migrants who are in the U.S. illegally.

“You saw the video. Reprehensible. Cowards,” said John Chell, chief of patrol for NYPD.

In the video, two uniformed police officers tell a group of people to keep moving along the sidewalk. Moments later, a scuffle ensues as the officers attempt to apprehend a man in a yellow jacket. In the midst of the scuffle, they all crash to the ground.

Several people can then be seen surrounding the officers, throwing punches, and kicking them in their faces as the officers wrestle with the man in the yellow jacket.

The entire attack lasted about 25 seconds before the crowd dispersed. So far, police have arrested five people.

“The four who were arrested [on scene] should be sitting in Rikers right now,” Chell said. “On bail. They should be indicted this week and taken off our streets.”

Most of the assailants are back on the streets as the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said four of the five suspects have been released without bail. The suspects are charged with assault on a police officer, gang assault and disorderly conduct. According to the district attorney, they’re facing a maximum of 7 years in prison.

“I think that’s something that should be looked at,” Gov. Hochul told reporters when asked if the suspects should be deported. “I mean, if someone commits a crime against a police officer in the state of New York and they’re not here legally, definitely worth checking into.”

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The suspects arrested so far range in age from 19 to 24. Investigators are still looking through surveillance video and interviewing witnesses to see if more arrests need to be made. Prosecutors say more charges could be brought in the case.

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[LAUREN TAYLOR]

NEW YORK CITY POLICE – DISGUSTED – AFTER THEY SAY TWO OF THEIR OWN WERE ASSAULTED IN TIMES SQUARE BY A GROUP MADE UP OF MOSTLY MIGRANTS IN THE U.S. ILLEGALLY OVER THE WEEKEND.

(JOHN CHELL / CHIEF OF PATROL, NYPD)

“YOU SAW THE VIDEO… REPREHENSIBLE. COWARDS.”

[LAUREN TAYLOR]

IN THE VIDEO – YOU CAN SEE TWO COPS TELLING A GROUP OF PEOPLE TO KEEP IT MOVING ALONG THE SIDEWALK.

MOMENTS LATER – A SCUFFLE AS THE OFFICERS ATTEMPT TO APPREHEND THE MAN IN THE YELLOW JACKET – WHEN THEY ALL CRASH TO THE GROUND.

THEN SEVERAL PEOPLE CAN BE SEEN SWARMING THE OFFICERS – THROWING PUNCHES AND KICKING THE OFFICERS IN THE FACE… AS THEY WRESTLE WITH THE MAN IN THE YELLOW JACKET.

THE ENTIRE ATTACK LASTS ABOUT 25 SECONDS BEFORE THE CROWD DISPERSES.

SO FAR – POLICE ARRESTED 5 PEOPLE.

(JOHN CHELL / CHIEF OF PATROL, NYPD)

“THE FOUR WHO WERE ARRESTED SHOULD BE SITTING IN RIKERS RIGHT NOW. ON BAIL. THEY SHOULD BE INDICTED THIS WEEK AND TAKEN OFF OUR STREETS.”

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MOST OF THE ASSAILANTS ARE BACK ON THE STREETS – AS THE MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE SAID FOUR OF THE FIVE SUSPECTS HAVE BEEN RELEASED WITHOUT BAIL.

THEY’RE CHARGED WITH ASSAULT ON A POLICE OFFICER, GANG ASSAULT AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT.

ACCORDING TO THE DA – THEY’RE FACING A MAXIMUM OF 7 YEARS IN PRISON.

NEW YORK GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL WAS ASKED IF THE SUSPECTS SHOULD BE DEPORTED.

(GOV. KATHY HOCHUL / D-NY)

“I THINK THAT’S SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE LOOKED AT. I MEAN, IF SOMEONE COMMITS A CRIME AGAINST A POLICE OFFICER IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK AND THEY’RE NOT HERE LEGALLY, DEFINITELY WORTH CHECKING INTO.”

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ACCORDING TO THE STRAIGHT ARROW NEWS MEDIA MISS TOOL – THIS STORY IS A MISS FOR LEFT-LEANING MEDIA OUTLETS – AS IT’S MOSTLY BEING COVERED BY RIGHT-LEANING MEDIA OUTLETS.

THE MEDIA LANDSCAPE INDICATES THAT WHILE RIGHT-LEANING OUTLETS ARE COVERING THIS STORY – FEWER LEFT-LEANING AND CENTER-ORIENTED OUTLETS ARE REPORTING THE TOPIC.

SAN’S REAL-TIME MEDIA MISS  TOOL SPOTLIGHTS WHICH STORIES RIGHT-LEANING AND LEFT-LEANING OUTLETS AREN’T COVERING TO PROVIDE A COMPLETE PICTURE OF THE NEWS.

THE SUSPECTS ARRESTED RANGE IN AGE FROM 19 TO 24.

INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL LOOKING THROUGH SURVEILLANCE VIDEO – AND INTERVIEWING WITNESSES – TO SEE IF MORE ARRESTS NEED TO BE MADE.

PROSECUTORS SAY MORE CHARGES COULD BE BROUGHT IN THE CASE.

 

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