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Asian NYPD cop racially harassed in caught-on-video Times Square incident
By Craig McCarthy, Jorge Fitz-Gibbon,
Troubling video shows an Asian NYPD cop being peppered with racist taunts by a belligerent stranger while on the job in Times Square this week.
The cop, who has not been identified, can be seen repeatedly asking his tormentor to “move his hand” as the creep waves a finger in his face while unleashing a racist verbal attack, in the clip posted on Twitter Wednesday.
“Get back, Bruce Lee-looking man,” the man, who was also not identified, tells the officer.
“On King Day you’re acting like Bruce Lee, shorty.”
“Stop playing me, shorty before I do that to your ass,” the man says.
“You is you pushing? Stop pushing me. Stop pushing me. Stop pushing me before I smack your g–k ass.”
The beleaguered officer does not shove the man during the exchange but is seen pushing his hand away several times.
The NYPD did not respond to a request for information on the incident.
Law enforcement sources said the officer was part of an anti-shoplifting detail in Times Square and that the encounter took place sometime during the week.
“This is the environment that anti-cop politicians and activists have created,” Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said in a statement on Thursday.
“They have emboldened racist hatred,” Lynch said.
“They have encouraged threats and abuse towards police officers. And they have made sure that police officers can’t do anything about it without jeopardizing their careers.”
Asian-Americans in the Big Apple have become the targets of racist attacks in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic — with cops not immune to the abuse.
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