NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea blasted anti-criminal protesters as “criminal groups” as he expressed concern about “sustained” rhetoric against law enforcement.
Top cops made comments on the PIC at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with host Dan Mannarino referring to a police-hating podcast posted online by Jessica Beauvais, 32, hours before he allegedly downed NYPD officer Anastasios Sakasios early Tuesday Lowered.
Mannarino asked Xi to speak about the anti-police rhetoric in general.
“I’ve been very vocal about it, Dan” Shia said. “We had ‘Kill Cops’ last week, which was not the first time in New York City. We attacked the crime scene this week.
“You’re seeing a constant rhetoric … is it on some of these criminal groups that walk around Manhattan – I’m not calling them opposites at this point … they’re going around and committing crimes. Have been, and I think it has been a long time where the leaders of this city have stood up and said what it is, ”said the commissioner.
In another interview earlier this month, Shea called for jail time for protesters arrested for wreaking havoc in Manhattan following the police firing of Daniel Wright’s death in Minnesota.
Some of the group reportedly spray “Kill Police,” “F-K Police” and “ACAB” – which stands for “all cops are bastards” – on walls, doors and cars, including Range Rover.
But earlier in a separate interview with NY1 on Wednesday, Shea told host Pat Kernan that he believes “the majority of people in this country support their law enforcement, knowing they need their law enforcement . ”
“I think the problem is that you know that when they are working there is no consequence and it is promoting a toxic environment right now,” he said. “I think the leaders [have] Got to do a better job of getting up and calling it, and I think people either don’t have the moral courage to do it, or they are afraid to do it because they will be opposed. “