Written by DML
Amid a major security blitz by the NYPD on Thanksgiving Day, four people were able to temporarily disrupt the Macy’s Parade in New York. The four wrongdoers were protesting President Trump’s immigration policies.
The four disruptive individuals staged a sit-down protest to block the world-famous Thanksgiving Day Parade route before police moved in to remove them Thursday. According to reports, the four protesters were illegal aliens.
“We want permanent protection for undocumented youth, and more focus on the fact that all undocumented youth are suffering, whether they’re DACA or not,” said Piash Ahamed, 26, a college student from Woodbridge, N.J.
The protesters, dressed in red T-shirts, sat down in the middle of the road on Central Park West at 70th St. and were soon ushered off by police. They were not arrested.
Barbara Hernandez, a 25-year-old early childhood teacher, came all the way from California to participate.
“It was scary at the beginning. I was scared of being arrested, I was scared of losing my job,” Hernandez said. “But once there, I felt empowered, having them with me, and knowing it wasn’t just for me — it was for everyone, not just the Dreamers, but all 11 million.”
I cannot understand why the NYPD would not set a better example. These four illegal aliens disrupted the Macy’s Parade at a time when security threats are elevated and nerves uneasy.
If I was in charge, I would have had the officers contact ICE.
These illegals should have been turned over to immigration officials, and all four should be facing deportation for breaking immigration laws, in addition to their crimes connected to the disruption of a public event. At a minimum, the NYPD should have arrested them for interfering with the parade.
Sadly, police did none of these things. Thus, the NYPD — whether they realize it or not — invited and encouraged more poor behavior in the future. If there is no price to pay for breaking the law, then the law will continue to be broken. Let’s hope one of these protesters doesn’t commit a more serious crime in the future.
Political correctness has to stop.
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