(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com)- While Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to insist that the National Guard doesn’t need to intervene in the chaos in New York City, NYPD officers are suffering. Protests became so violent in Brooklyn on Wednesday that two officers were shot by violent criminal mobs, and one officer was even stabbed in the neck. With three NYPD officers hurt, people across New York and the rest of the country are asking why Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio still haven’t requested National Guard support.
In a press release on Thursday, the NYPD confirmed that three officers were attacked by a rioter in Brooklyn. The suspect stabbed one police officer in the neck before stealing his handgun and then shooting two police officers. The suspect was then shot by another officer to prevent further attacks.
The incident took place in Flatbush, Brooklyn, at around midnight on Wednesday. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea told reporters that it was a “chaotic scene.”
“We had two police officers shot in the hand, and we have a third police officer that is stabbed in the neck…All police officers, at this point in time, are in stable condition and are expected to recover,” Shea said.
The attacker, however, was in critical condition as of June 4.
Despite this, Mayor Bill de Blasio refuses to listen to the advice given by President Donald Trump and request additional support from the National Guard. In a press conference, he explained how he doesn’t want to escalate tensions and that he believes the NYPD is best equipped to tackle the protests. He has, however, been proven wrong.
We do not need the National Guard to come into New York City. When outside armed forces come into communities, especially these intense situations they have not been trained for, that’s a dangerous scenario. We have 36,000 police officers who will keep this city safe. pic.twitter.com/ZSYCxRQ5jv
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 2, 2020
In the days following the press conference, violence escalated throughout Manhattan and other areas of New York City. Legendary department store Macy’s was trashed, along with dozens of other high-end stores. Neighborhoods became hubs for riots and protest, and hundreds of arrests were made to stop people being hurt by the rioters.