Roughly 30 people identified as members of the “Proud Boys,” a violent far right “men’s rights” organization, took to the streets of New York City after a rally at the Metropolitan Republican Club on East 83rd Street.
Several NYPD officers were assigned to monitor the protest outside the club, but the attacks by Proud Boys happened two blocks away from the location.
Shay Horse, a photojournalist who witnessed the melee, reported on the incident via Twitter.
This is one of those nights where things seem even more fucked up when editing/reviewing my photos. It wasn’t until I wanna editing that I realized how many fights were happening at once. pic.twitter.com/rRcXV5nXWJ
— Shay Horse (@HuntedHorse) October 13, 2018
The members of the group attacked three people, pummeling them and knocking them to the ground.
A NYPD officer did roll up on the scene on a scooter after a period of time, and broke up the fight after Horse pleaded for the officer to do something. The officer did not attempt to arrest any of the Proud Boys.
Officers in the area did, however, arrest three “anti-racist protesters” at the Metropolitan Republican Club.
NYC’s Public Advocate, Letitia James, reacted to the fallout from the attack.
Here is my statement following the violent attacks perpetrated by the “Proud Boys” white nationalist group in NYC last night: pic.twitter.com/wCFlgLt5Rt
— NYC Public Advocate (@NYCPA) October 13, 2018
NYPD is only now seeking further information about those involved in the attack.
Looking to identify and speak to these individuals. If you know who they are call Crimestoppers @NYPDTips 1-800-577-TIPS. There is no tolerance for violence #NYC and together we are stronger. @NYPDnews @NYPDONeill @NYPDChiefofDept @NYPDDCPI. #UES. pic.twitter.com/h3VkbiAJcS
— Chief Dermot F. Shea (@NYPDDetectives) October 14, 2018
View a video of some of the incident below.
Image via screen capture from video source.
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Kayleigh McEnany Says Trump ‘Very Likely’ Will Nominate New Supreme Court Justice Before Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Buried
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says President Donald Trump will announce his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, mostly likely by Tuesday. The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court. The date of her funeral, which will be a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, has not even been announced yet.
Asked if the nomination would be announced “before Wednesday,” she replied, “I think that’s very likely.”
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Monday morning also hinted the announcement would come Tuesday.
President Trump says he will soon nominate a justice to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) September 21, 2020
Trump Says He Will Make SCOTUS Nomination Next Week – Appears He Will Use Seat to Strengthen Where He Is Weak in Polls
President Donald Trump says he will announce his nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “next week.”
He made clear his primary deciding factors will be to help him in the polls.
Trump told reporters Saturday afternoon “most likely” he will choose a woman.
CNN reports he is leaning towards choosing a woman mostly because he is doing poorly in the polls with women.
Trump spoke about two women judges. He talked about Barbara Lagoa, noting she is Hispanic and from Florida. He is struggling in the polls with Hispanics and in Florida.
Reporters also asked about Amy Coney Barrett, a far right wing anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ extremist. Trump spoke positively about her as well. Reports say she is the current frontrunner.
Trump: I can see most likely it would be a woman, yeah I think I can say that. pic.twitter.com/1csAZefqUF
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 19, 2020
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The president said the Republican Party has been handed the “position of power and importance” to make decisions for those who elected them.
“We have this obligation,” he insisted, ignoring his obligation to balance decision-making by remembering he is president of the entire country, not just the red states.
.@GOP We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices. We have this obligation, without delay!
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