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Cop Attacked by Group of Suspects While Jogging in Long Island City Friday

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Nov. 23, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

Police are searching for a group of suspects who assaulted a cop as he was jogging in Long Island City Friday.

Police said the 43-year-old cop, who was in plainclothes and on his dinner break, was running in the vicinity of Vernon Boulevard and 53rd Avenue at around 6:30 p.m. when approximately nine young men attacked him without provocation.

The officer was kicked and punched by the suspects before they fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction, according to police.

A good Samaritan then came to the officer’s aid and called 911, police said,

The cop, a 15-year-veteran, was transferred to an area hospital in stable condition with injuries to his head, throat, shoulder and knee, police said.

No arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing.

The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York, tweeted Saturday that the officer was injured in an “apparently random assault during evening rush hour.”

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Pure Speculation

My first thought was some guys beat this cop up because he pushed them around while on duty and they waited and got their revenge.

Pure speculation. Probably nonsense.

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Queens is Burning

“Group of teens” is white guilt code for unruly black kids. We all know it was them so let’s stop walking on eggshells.

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Hard to defend yourself when

you are not in the job at the moment.

You are sucker punched.

You are ganged up on.

You are too busy minding your business and watching where you are going.

Because, as a police officer, you know that the system loves to shit in you of something happens to the assailants by your doing.

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Fan of Dough Boy Park

And no description of the attackers? Interesting, more worried about hurting people’s feelings then they are about keeping people safe.

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Why does the Radical Right want everything to be PC?

Is there a way they could have phrased it that wouldn’t offend you so much?

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Factual information is radical?

I too would like to know so I don’t become the next victim while out jogging.

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Fan of Dough Boy Park

Who’s offended by the truth? “Freedom is the freedom to say two plus two make four. “ When we choose protecting criminal’s feelings and not telling people the truth about crime because it doesn’t fit a narrative then we are burying our heads in the sand to avoid truth.

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Mac

Hashtagger-Worry about calling 911? Stupid police comment? Citizens pay for police and 911 service.. You have it backwards as usual. To protect and to serve. Not to be politicized by the gullible.

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Joe

Yes, maybe you should befriend these “great kids” so they can come to help you if you run into trouble…good luck with that

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Anonymous

Should have took his service weapon with him on his jog. The city has really taken a dive in one year and it’s only going to get worse. Next summer should be a blast.

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Fm

He was jogging on his break. Not in uniform. Several people in the area have been similarly attacked. Prior to this incident the locals asked the station for help with the attack and the atmosphere in the area.

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David

The comments- How much do you want to wager when these people are caught we’ll find most if not all of them live in a NYCHA development? Just like that poor girl who was a Columbia student who was murdered on west side.

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Joe

These “kids” should be treated as adults. If they attacking people just for fun, they are going to be killing people very soon. If they are apprehended, they should face 30+ years, enough of this unproductive tolerance for crime, these kids are, and they are going to be criminals.

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More liberal lunacy

Cops are too afraid to even defend their own lives now thanks to the anti- cop hatred spewed by psychos like Dumblazio and his pals in blm and antifa.

Think they’re going to go out of their way to defend you or your lived ones against these violent predators?

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Too many Emotional snowflakes

Talk about lunacy – Are you just ridiculous? Who said this cop was afraid? Who said these people even knew this man was a cop?

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Anonymous

They should be after months of being abused and attacked by the politicians on one end and the mob on the other. The mayors disgusting wife called a world without police ‘nirvana’ while Macy’s was looted, innocent citizens were shot, and individuals were surrounded and threaten with death for being the wrong skin color and not aligned with the ‘cause’. Police who used force against criminals in many cases were arrested and arraigned at the height of the madness. In an environment like this I’d be afraid to do my job too. At this point 1/2 these cops probably show up to get a check and do nothing, and I don’t blame them! They should never forget how everyone threw them under the bus just like I’ll never forget the summer the politicians sided with the radicals and turned on the citizens.

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Protect police overtime

Fox News said 96% of protests were peaceful. Other news outlets put the percentages higher. I remember when Trump looted the treasury of over a trillion dollars that’s more then could be looted from Macy’s. That’s what I remember.

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What he might mean

Is that cops are wary of defense because they know the outcome won’t favor reality and the truth of the matter.

This city loves to shit on cops and other public servants. A student starts hitting another student, the one getting hit isn’t allowed (by the school) to fight back. Then both are wrong.

Don’t get me started if a student starts hitting a teacher! (It’s always the teacher’s fault!)

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Did they distinguish he was a police officer?

If he was in plain clothes how did the suspects know that he was a police officer?

Or did they just assault “a jogger” who just happened to be a police officer?

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