Video shows car plowing through protesters in Times Square

  

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Via:  perrie-halpern  •  3 weeks ago  •  47 comments

By:   Wilson Wong

Video shows car plowing through protesters in Times Square
A video shows a car plowing through a group of demonstrators rallying over the death of a Black man on Thursday evening in Times Square.

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A video shows a car plowing through a group of demonstrators Thursday at a New York City protest for Daniel Prude, a Black man who died following an encounter with police in Rochester, New York.

As the rally in Times Square came to a close, a black Ford Taurus sedan barreled down West 46th Street before lurching forward into a crowd of protesters, according to NBC New York. A spokesperson for the New York City Police Department told NBC News on Friday that they did not have information regarding incident but that an investigation was ongoing.

The apparent driver of the car in the video was seen earlier that evening among a group of counterprotesters wearing a "Keep America Great" hat, police told NBC New York. The counterprotesters had at some point clashed verbally with the main rally.

When Fox5NY asked NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea if there was a crime committed, Shea said, "Well, that's what we want to see as part of the investigation. We'd like to interview both sides."

In a tweet on Thursday evening, the NYPD said that the vehicle was "not an NYPD vehicle."


There is an ongoing investigation into an incident in Times Square involving a black Taurus sedan. This auto is NOT an NYPD vehicle. pic.twitter.com/kBGuXhFtP1
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) September 4, 2020

No official complaint has been filed yet.

Prude died after a March encounter with police in Rochester. Police restrained him with handcuffs, covered him with a "spit hood" and forced him down onto asphalt. Prude's relatives released police video of the incident earlier this week and claimed it shows officers used excessive force to control him.

Prude had apparently told police he suffered from COVID-19, prompting officers to put a hood on his head, apparently to prevent him from spitting on them. He was visiting from Chicago and suffered from mental illness, his brother, Joe Prude, told reporters.

Seven police officers involved in the incident have been suspended with pay, the mayor of Rochester, New York, announced Thursday.

Michael Mazzeo, president of the Rochester Police Locust Club, the union representing city officers, said Friday that his members had been told for months they did nothing wrong in their response to Prude.

"The message that was conveyed from the chief's officer at that time was that there was no concerns with the actions or our members and that they had followed correct protocols per their training," Mazzeo told reporters.

He also said that one of the officers who has been suspended wasn't at the scene where Prude was handcuffed and had a spit hood put on him.

A Rochester Police Department spokeswoman on Friday declined comment on Mazzeo's assertion that the officers had been credited with following proper protocol. She said she did not immediately know if Mazzeo was correct in his belief that one of the suspended officers wasn't at the scene.


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Bob Nelson
1  Bob Nelson    3 weeks ago

original

Heather Heyer
May 29, 1985 - August 12, 2017

Murdered in Charlottesville, Virginia

 
 
 
Greg Jones
2  Greg Jones    3 weeks ago

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
2.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  Greg Jones @2    3 weeks ago

Ummm..... Greg??

The topic is cars ramming into crowds. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
2.1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Bob Nelson @2.1    3 weeks ago

Perhaps crowds shouldn't be trying to block traffic.

Stupid actions can result in serious consequences.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
2.1.2  Bob Nelson  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

This is what is called "appropriate force", right?

 
 
 
Greg Jones
2.1.3  Greg Jones  replied to  Bob Nelson @2.1.2    3 weeks ago

Yep!

I strongly support law enforcement

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
3  The Magic Eight Ball    3 weeks ago

driving thru protestors is a new sport.

 
 
 
zuksam
3.1  zuksam  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @3    3 weeks ago

Idiots ! When the Cops need to get through you get the hell out of the way. it's the law. These Jackasses purposely block traffic, damage cars, threaten people, and then they try to act like victims when the people panic and plow through them. Blocking the Cops takes it to a whole other level, they need to respond to emergency calls and we all know Cops have the right of way when they're flashing their lights and siren. Idiots can't purposely break every law they can think of but then expect everyone else to strictly adhere to the law. If you want lawlessness then live with the consequences. I really don't care if the Cop runs these people over, they might be on their way to save a real Victim so who cares about these Jabronis.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
3.1.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  zuksam @3.1    3 weeks ago

Exactly!

The cops should have shot them!

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  Bob Nelson @3.1.1    3 weeks ago

No, Bob, the idiot protesters should not block emergency vehicles or any OTHER vehicles from travelling on roads--wait for it---designed for autos!

 
 
 
Greg Jones
3.1.3  Greg Jones  replied to  Bob Nelson @3.1.1    3 weeks ago

Agreed!

With paint balls!

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
3.1.4  Bob Nelson  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.2    3 weeks ago

That's what I said. Beating them with nightsticks isn't enough

They should be shot!

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1.5  Texan1211  replied to  Bob Nelson @3.1.4    3 weeks ago

Go ahead, Hope you have a good lawyer and some bail money saved up.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
3.1.6  Bob Nelson  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.5    3 weeks ago

No, no...

I couldn't do that. I don't own camo pants!

Nor an AR wanabee, for that matter.

But cops can shoot anybody they want to shoot, so they really shouldn't waste time just breaking heads.

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1.7  Texan1211  replied to  Bob Nelson @3.1.6    3 weeks ago

Keep talking like that, and they will revoke your "woke liberal card".

Sidewalks are for people, roads are for autos.

 
 
 
Kathleen
3.1.8  Kathleen  replied to  zuksam @3.1    3 weeks ago

Someone may be going to the hospital and you need to get through. What they are doing is risking the lives of people that need to pass through.  Yes, they are idiots and they needed to be removed. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
3.1.9  Kathleen  replied to  Bob Nelson @3.1.1    3 weeks ago

Come on Bob, you know that they were not suppose to block a street. 

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
3.1.10  Bob Nelson  replied to  Kathleen @3.1.9    3 weeks ago

Exactly! 

Death penalty! 

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
3.1.11  Bob Nelson  replied to  Kathleen @3.1.8    3 weeks ago

Death penalty. 

For sure! 

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1.12  Texan1211  replied to  Kathleen @3.1.9    3 weeks ago

He knows--like any thinking adult does.

Note that he is the only one talking about shooting protesters.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
3.1.13  Bob Nelson  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.7    3 weeks ago
... they will revoke your "woke liberal card".

Come 'n get it! My trusty AR will be waitin'! 

I'll stand my ground! 

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1.14  Texan1211  replied to  Bob Nelson @3.1.13    3 weeks ago
I couldn't do that. I don't own camo pants! Nor an AR wanabee, for that matter.

Your earlier post tells a far different story.

Good for YOU!

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
3.1.15  Bob Nelson  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.14    3 weeks ago

It's a phantom AR. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
3.1.16  Kathleen  replied to  Bob Nelson @3.1.11    3 weeks ago

No /s? then you must mean it.

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1.17  Texan1211  replied to  Bob Nelson @3.1.15    3 weeks ago

Like I didn't already know it was fake.

LOL.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
3.1.18  Bob Nelson  replied to  Kathleen @3.1.16    3 weeks ago

Absolutely! 

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
3.1.19  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Bob Nelson @3.1.1    3 weeks ago
The cops should have shot them!

agreed.  FMJ

 
 
 
Kathleen
3.1.20  Kathleen  replied to  Bob Nelson @3.1.18    3 weeks ago

Why do you want the death penalty for the protesters?

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
3.1.21  Bob Nelson  replied to  Kathleen @3.1.20    3 weeks ago

They broke the law. The cops must kill them.

 
 
 
Kathleen
3.1.22  Kathleen  replied to  Bob Nelson @3.1.21    2 weeks ago

Typical. Well expected response. 

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
3.1.23  Bob Nelson  replied to  Kathleen @3.1.22    2 weeks ago

It's exactly the Reply that we get from all our right-wingers, when cops kill Black people.

Why does it bother you? 

 
 
 
Kathleen
3.1.24  Kathleen  replied to  Bob Nelson @3.1.23    2 weeks ago

Why does it bother you for law and order? 

Why do you hate all the police?

Can you honestly say every police officer is bad?

How do you feel about a rapist?

How do you feel about Antifa harassing people minding their own business?

How do you feel about Black lives matter forcing people to hold their fists up eating in restaurants?

How do you feel about looting and rioting and burning down businesses?

How do you feel about rocks, bottles and other dangerous items being thrown at officers?

[Deleted]

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
3.1.25  Bob Nelson  replied to  Kathleen @3.1.24    2 weeks ago
Why does it bother you for law and order? 

My Replies here have nothing to do with the fundamental questions of police and racism. I have imitated the standard Replies from NT right-wingers. 

Why do you hate all the police?

I "hate" no one. I try to not see guilt by association, so I don't presume ill of any cop. 

Can you honestly say every police officer is bad?

Certainly not. Never have said anything like that. 

How do you feel about a rapist?

Rape is a particularly vile crime. A rapist is a particularly vile person. 

How do you feel about Antifa harassing people minding their own business?

I have no knowledge of any such event. The incidents involving antifa that I know of are all non-lethal violence against fascists. 

How do you feel about Black lives matter forcing people to hold their fists up eating in restaurants?

I've never heard of such an incident. 

How do you feel about looting and rioting and burning down businesses?

I feel bad... but nowhere nearly as bad as about cops killing people. How do you compare the two cases? What matters to you? Do Black Liives Matter? 

How do you feel about rocks, bottles and other dangerous items being thrown at officers?

How do you feel about a man being shot in the back seven times? 

Now go Fuck off.

Good evening to you, too. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
3.1.26  Kathleen  replied to  Bob Nelson @3.1.25    2 weeks ago

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.1.27  Tessylo  replied to  Kathleen @3.1.26    2 weeks ago

So shoot them, right?

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
3.1.28  Bob Nelson  replied to  Kathleen @3.1.26    2 weeks ago

OK. Among the tens of thousands who have demonstrated against POLICE WHO KILL BLACK PEOPLE... there are some assholes.

What does that prove? 

Does the asshole behavior of these assholes excuse POLICE WHO KILL BLACK PEOPLE?

You didn't answer: In your opinion, do Black Lives Matter?

 
 
 
Kathleen
3.1.29  Kathleen  replied to  Bob Nelson @3.1.28    2 weeks ago

Everyone matters.  That's my opinion.

I hate to see anyone being bullied, especially senior citizens. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.2  Tessylo  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @3    2 weeks ago

How deplorable.  No surprise though.  

 
 
 
JaneDoe
3.3  JaneDoe  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @3    2 weeks ago

I think that made the highlight video.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
3.3.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JaneDoe @3.3    2 weeks ago

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Thanks for the laugh!!!

 
 
 
JaneDoe
3.3.2  JaneDoe  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @3.3.1    2 weeks ago

I got a good laugh out of it myself.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
4  Mark in Wyoming     3 weeks ago

Was reading last night , that some tried to do a protest on the I-5 in Washington state during the morning commute , though they tried a different and new tactic .

Seems they used their cars to block the highway at extremely low speed, like granny gear slow. the resulting traffic back up also resulted in a couple fender benders further back in the back up.

The result was that the WHP was called in and because of the accidents , apprehended the protesters , took them into custody , impounded and towed their cars and cited them for obstruction of traffic. and a couple for interference with a peace officer when they acted out.

Will this be the NEW trend now that the weather is starting to get alittle more "nipply"?

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
4.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @4    3 weeks ago

Did they shoot anyone? 

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  Bob Nelson @4.1    3 weeks ago

No, dude, the cops were peaceful.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
4.1.2  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  Bob Nelson @4.1    3 weeks ago

from the report , no one shot anyone as far as i read.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
4.1.3  Bob Nelson  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @4.1.2    3 weeks ago

Such a disappointment! 

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
4.1.4  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  Bob Nelson @4.1.3    3 weeks ago
Such a disappointment! 

Not to me.

 
 
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