In What Appears To Be Leaked Audio Of NYPD Scanner, Voices Can Be Heard Saying “Run Them Over” And “Shoot Those Motherf*ckers”

This is incredible.

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It was just three years ago that Heather Heyer was murdered by a Trump supporter at the Unite the Right hate-rally while she was protesting against racism. Heyer’s death sent this country reeling following the appalling visual of extreme right-wingers storming the streets of Charlottesville while shouting Nazi-era slogans. History repeats itself.

Before 7:00 p.m. in New York City, protesters flooded the streets to demand justice over the murder of George Floyd, a black man who died at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Another black individual was senselessly murdered, and Americans have had it. Well, most Americans anyway. Our president has mishandled the protests on every single level.

According to the Gothamist, what appear to be NYPD officers were overheard chattering on the citywide police scanner threatening physical violence against protesters, and there is audio of that.


One person called in to describe the scene as protesters marched down the street toward a precinct in Brooklyn just after 6:00 p.m.

“There’s a group headed the 77th Precinct there’s a group, maybe heading towards there, please,” the caller said.

Another voice responded to say, “Shoot those motherfuckers.”

Shortly before 7 p.m. people that appear to be officers in police vehicles — although that’s not clear — describe being surrounded by a crowd stuck in traffic near the intersection of Albany and Dean Street in Crown Heights.

“Central, we have a group of people blocking traffic on Albany and Dean street. They’re refusing to…go eastbound on Dean Street and Albany, so we’re stuck here,” the voice says.

“Run them over,” a voice responded.


This is what you call an understatement:

With Donald Trump announcing military intervention over the protests, and countless video clips circulating showing unwarranted police violence on peaceful protesters, things are only going to get worse. Many states are under curfew, and the National Guard has been activated in a few states. We’re not sure why we even need to worry about this president getting reelected as he strikes down precedents while blasting his own citizens with tear gas so he can do a photo-op.

We see you, Mr. Trump. We see the police, too.

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