Vice News reports:
On Wednesday morning, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea posted a video on Twitter of an NYPD officer on a street corner, facing what look like several blue plastic bins full of bricks or concrete chunks. “This is what our cops are up against,” he wrote. “Organized looters, strategically placing caches of bricks & rocks at locations throughout NYC.”
There is one major issue with that story: VICE has confirmed the video was taken on a street corner in Gravesend, a part of South Brooklyn where no protests, looting or rioting actually occurred. Interviews with both workers in the area and location data from both Snapchat and Instagram show there were no protests anywhere near that corner.
Although the bricks have been shown to be construction debris from a site miles from any protest, Shea’s clip was pounced on by MAGA idiots, including Jack “Pizzagate” Posobiec, who appeared on JMG earlier today for another false claim about pipe bombs. The NYPD clip has been mirrored widely and the original has been viewed more than 3.4 million times. Read the full Vice article for much more.
Which brings us to Fox & Friends today.
BRIAN KILMEADE: Not only are cops asked to justify their behavior because of the behavior of a few, they are now out to take down a terrorist organization by all accounts — antifa. There’s protesters, there’s anger, and there’s an insurgency in our country looking to take it down.
Now, antifa is dropping off bricks and pickaxes to attack cops and take out buildings and stores that have been shut down by scientists and politicians who feel as though it’s too dangerous to get too close — but yet, it’s OK to riot and protest shoulder-to-shoulder, inches away from cops who have already gotten sick at a dizzying level.
This is in my district. I went to the site. This construction debris was left near a construction site on Ave X in Gravesend. Could be evidence of a developer breaking law since phase 1 hasn’t begun, but there was no evidence of organized looting on X last night that I’m aware of https://t.co/oTEn0wMzAR
— Mark Treyger (@MarkTreyger718) June 3, 2020