A hysterical girl who was threatening suicide and fighting with police who were trying to take her to the hospital has become the latest poster-child for the left’s anti-police crusade.
Black Lives Matter staged a violent riot at the Rochester, N.Y. police station on the evening of Feb.1, overturning barricades as they demonstrated against the actions of police officers who pepper sprayed the screaming, belligerent girl, who is alleged to be nine years old despite looking much older, during an incident in Rochester on Jan. 29. The story was rounded up at Dailymail.com.
The mayor of Rochester, Lovely Warren, ordered suspension of all officers involved in the handcuffing and spraying, which was caught on police body cameras.
On Feb. 1, the demonstrators chanted “Black lives matter!” as they tipped over metal barriers set up outside the precinct before making their way up to the inner parking lot fence.
The mayor has poured fuel on the fire, saying: “What happened Friday was simply horrible, and has rightly outraged, all of our community. Unfortunately, state law and union contract prevents me from taking more immediate and serious action.”
She added that she would “lead the charge” in seeking changes to state law to allow municipal governments to take faster action against police in such cases.
New York Attorney General Letitia James said Monday her office was “looking into” what happened. She called the incident “deeply disturbing and wholly unacceptable.” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo joined the anti-police chorus, condemning the officers’ actions in a statement issued Feb. 1.
“Rochester needs to reckon with a real police accountability problem, and this alarming incident demands a full investigation that sends a message this behavior won´t be tolerated,” he proclaimed.