In a profanity-laced tirade Tuesday night, one particularly belligerent protester ridiculed a New York Police Department officer for being a “black Judas.”
The man, wearing nothing but a short, green skirt and a pair of sandals, started shouting hatefully at the group of calm, socially distanced NYPD officers after a woman called the police academy “clown college.”
“Half of you don’t even have a college education to be out here making demands about the people,” he screamed, “when you can’t even read a [expletive] history book and know where you come from.”
“But you wanna sit here,” the man continued, “and tell me that you’re educated enough to make demands about [expletive] you know nothin’ about.”
The angry protester then directed his hatred at a black police officer, ridiculing him for joining the NYPD. He equated him to Judas, the wayward disciple who betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver from the Roman government.
Judas’ actions set into motion Jesus’ eventual crucifixion.
“You should know better,” the aggressive protester told the officer. “Traitor. Traitor to you [expletive] people. You’re like the [expletive] black Judas.”
The encounter between the aggressive protesters and the calm police officers happened at the recently erected City Hall Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), also known by protesters as the “No Pig Zone.”
According to a report from The Post Millennial, one speaker inside New York City’s CHAZ said it’s not enough to vote out city council members who disagree with defunding the police. Rather, the speaker said protesters need to “ruin their lives,” a demand that was met with applause.
In the evening, protesters inside CHAZ began tearing down construction materials from other areas, using them to form a barricade between themselves and the police.
All of this comes as NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) agreed to cut the NYPD’s budget by $1 billion. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), though, said that’s not enough.
“Defunding police means defunding police,” she said in a press release. “It does not mean budget tricks and funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education’s budget so the exact same police remain in schools.”
The self-avowed socialist lawmaker called de Blasio’s $1 billion cut “a disingenuous illusion” that is “not a victory.”
“The fight to defund policing continues,” Ocasio-Cortez added.