Monday’s Headlines: A Reminder that We Weren’t Wrong Edition
Remember last week when Streetsblog took so much heat because we had the temerity to ask Mayor de Blasio if his Trump-endorsing police force can be trusted to keep the peace in the event of post-election violence?
Welcome to Saturday night in Flatbush:
How the NYPD rolling up in Black communities these days (on my block): “Trump 2020. Put it on YouTube. Put it on Facebook…”
Aight MFers… it’s on TWITTER TOO! BI-DEN! ???#Vote #nypdfinest #bidenharris2020 pic.twitter.com/hmXdY8ivbM
— Brandon K Hines (@thumpio) October 25, 2020
The Daily News, Post, Gothamist and amNY (with the best headline) all reported on the President Trump-loving cop, who was suspended without pay, according to the NYPD press office (the Times had it, but buried in a different story about non-cop-related protests). Commissioner Dermot Shea called the unidentified officer’s actions, “One hundred percent unacceptable. Period.” (Of course, Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullin, whose union endorsed Trump, defended the officer.)
So this cop is just one bad apple of the 24,000 cops represented by the Trump-endorsing Police Benevolent Association, right? Maybe, but other cops in Red Hook were caught on camera intimidating election volunteers who were just trying to inform people about voting, as Gothamist reported.
In other news from a slow day:
- The Daily News offered heartrending details about the Upper West Side woman who was killed by a Revel moped operator last month — but didn’t grill the cops on why the reckless driver was not arrested for the death.
- As we reported last week, the Main Street busway is going to happen before the painting season ends. (NY Post)
- Did you miss the annual “Five Borough Pizza Challenge” yesterday? We did! (amNY)
- And, finally, some personal disastrous news for our cheapskate, unfashionable editor. (Gothamist)