The 34-year-old said that the energy in the neighborhood and surrounding Prospect Park shifted after the George Floyd protests over the summer and that it wasn't the first time he's witnessed police officers using their bullhorn to taunt passers by.
How the NYPD rolling up in Black communities these days (on my block): “Trump 2020. Put it on YouTube. Put it on Facebook...”— Brandon K Hines (@thumpio) October 25, 2020
Aight MFers... it’s on TWITTER TOO! BI-DEN! 👋🏿😂#Vote #nypdfinest #bidenharris2020 pic.twitter.com/hmXdY8ivbM
NYPD officers in Flatbush were allegedly saying “Trump 2020” over and over again on their patrol car’s speaker tonight.— talia ‘stop filming faces’ jane (@itsa_talia) October 25, 2020
They stopped when someone started filming but couldn’t resist one more — in violation of the NYPD’s policy against endorsing candidates on duty. pic.twitter.com/BJMv4UCvnd
One hundred percent unacceptable. Period.— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) October 25, 2020
Law Enforcement must remain apolitical, it is essential in our role to serve ALL New Yorkers regardless of any political beliefs.
It is essential for New Yorkers to trust their Police.
Updates to follow after initial investigation. https://t.co/C4zyVYWZvN
Suspended without pay; The police officer who is under investigation for using a department vehicle’s loud speaker for political purposes has been suspended, effective immediately.— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 25, 2020
Meanwhile, a new flag replaces the old:
And one last crowd pan as Trump takes the stage. We’re in the middle of a pandemic and yet... Waukesha, Wisconsin. October 24, 2020. pic.twitter.com/xvXVV5e1OL— Jill Colvin (@colvinj) October 25, 2020
This fascist aesthetic shift is purposeful, expected, and terrifying. https://t.co/iaAU7NaP5Q https://t.co/EmtJHrA9BC pic.twitter.com/pd3xWwYq1E— Nate Powell (@Nate_Powell_Art) October 25, 2020