(RightWing.org) – As part of Operation Lone Star, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) began shipping migrants to other parts of the country, namely to so-called sanctuary cities. One of those is New York City, where officials have become frustrated with the situation. A recent attack by migrants on NYPD officers is highlighting the seriousness of the issue — and how not serious the actual migrants are taking it.
Migrants Attack NYPD Officers
While two NYPD officers were attempting to break up a disorderly street in Manhattan’s West 42nd Street area, things spiraled out of control. Authorities tried to take one person into custody, which led to several others attacking the officers, repeatedly kicking and punching them. The entire encounter was caught on surveillance video.
Arrests Made … Not Taken Seriously
Four people, reportedly illegal immigrants, were arrested on Saturday in connection with the attack:
- 19-year-old Darwin Andres Gomez Izquiel
- 24-year-old Yorman Reveron
- 19-year-old Kelvin Servat Arocha
- 21-year-old Wilson Juarez
On Monday, the NYPD arrested another suspect, 22-year-old Jhaon Boada. Boada, an illegal immigrant, was filmed outside of the police station after his arraignment flipping off the cameras and smirking at the reporters. He’s facing charges of gang assault and assaulting a police officer, yet is free on bail.
By Thursday, the number of suspects arrested had risen to seven with 24-year-old Yohenry Brito and 21-year-old Jandry Barros rounding out the list.
They are all facing similar charges, including the two Boada received along with disorderly conduct and obstructing governmental administration. Brito and Barros were also slapped with felony assault and robbery related to the theft of an officer’s phone during the melee.
Police are reportedly looking for four others in connection with the attack, according to Fox News.
Catch and Release Frustrating Officials
Making matters worse, the suspects were released shortly after being charged, meaning they’re free to wreak havoc on the streets of New York until they return to court. NYPD Chief of Patrol, John Chell, said “The four that were arrested should be sitting at Rikers right now on bail. You want to know why our cops are getting assaulted? There are no consequences.” Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Hendry said it’s “impossible” for officers to do their jobs because they don’t have the support they need to carry out the work.
Adding to the frustration is the fact that one of the suspects, Reveron, is accused of two other violent attacks where he allegedly punched and bit a Nordstrom Rack employee, attempted to rob a Macy’s store, and attacked a loss prevention officer. It’s clear that the catch-and-release policies are not working and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has refused to comment on why the suspects were released without bail on such serious charges.
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