An incident in Times Square is about to become a real headache for the Biden administration and it even has New York Governor Kathy Hochul calling for those involved to be immediately deported.
Surveillance video showed an NYPD officer near a migrant shelter attacked as they tried to quell a crowd.
From CBS News:
Police are asking for the public’s help identifying men they say were part of a group of 12 that attacked two officers on Saturday night.
Surveillance video provided by the NYPD shows the front of a migrant shelter at 220 West 42nd St. Police said officers were trying to disperse a disorderly crowd when the two officers were assaulted.
A second clip then shows officers apparently trying to take someone into custody when police say the officers were attacked by a group of men.
Five suspects were arrested, and seven are reportedly still on the loose.
While taking questions, Democrat Governor Kathy Hochul sheepishly suggested that those involved in the attack be deported.
“I think that’s actually something that should be looked at,” Hochul replied.
“I mean, if someone commits a crime against a police officer in the state of New York and they’re not here legally, it’s definitely worth checking into,” she said.
“These are law enforcement officers who should never under any circumstances be subjected to physical assault,” Hochul added. “It’s wrong on all accounts and I’m looking to judges and prosecutors to do the right thing.”
Those arrested were charged and released under the city’s terrible no-bail policy. One of the attackers, identified as 22-year-old Jhoan Boada, who’s here illegally, flipped off the cameras as he walked by them.
This is 22 y/o Jhoan Boada, one of the illegal aliens released without bail after being charged in the mob beating of two NYPD officers in Times Square over the weekend. He flipped the bird to cameras as he was leaving court today.
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— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) February 1, 2024
There’s been an update from the New York Post that police believe the men who have been arrested used an alias and boarded a bus headed for California. It has been alleged that they were given a bus ticket from a religious nonprofit.