You have no idea of what happened prior to that. Instead of jumping to conclusions based on assumptions wait for all the facts to come in.Just from the video, I'd say the first cop shoved the protester into the line of the second cop who then knocked him around and then tazed him. It was completely unprovoked.
NYPD's budget "decreased"... when?Here in NY, with Police budgets decreased, instead of hiring less officers, they lowered pay and barriers to entry, hence idiots like this in positions of authoritative power.
Just another reason to avoid shithole cities.NYPD's budget "decreased"... when?
NYPD's not worse than they used to be. There used to be more knuckleheads & shitheads on the force, not less.
It's just that everyone has a decent video camera in their pocket, nowadays.
Someone threw a hardhat into a crowd of "back the blue" marchers, way earlier. The official NYPD position is that this was the guy who did it. The video suggest otherwise. If they wanted him from the start, the video would show that whole group of cops swoop in directly onto him. The video shows, instead, "let's get these protesters off the street and onto the sidewalk", escalate. He wasn't targeted until he nearly walked into the cop (who was shoving someone else), at 0:10. And then, of course, displaying "attitude" instead of meekness/submission.You have no idea of what happened prior to that. Instead of jumping to conclusions based on assumptions wait for all the facts to come in.
It's cool - but, it seems that it costs ya $100 to walk in anyplace. The pax ferries are a cool and inexpensive ride - I could see spending an afternoon drinkin beer on the top deck checking out all the routes. To the OP? It could be interpreted a bunch of ways - what happened immediately preceeding the start of this video would have to be understood to have an accurate perspective.I think some folks still have a picture in their mind of NYC as pictured in movies from the seventies. It is just not like that.