A shocking new video has surfaced online that shows the true effects of ridiculous leftist “police reform” policies that have replaced uniformed officers with ‘civilian traffic enforcement agents’ in some of the most crime-ridden democrat cities across the country.
In this perfect example that comes out of New York City, three civilian “traffic enforcement agents” can be seen speaking with a driver who was recently involved in an accident. The driver may have been aware that these people – even though they were wearing uniforms that clearly displayed their affiliation with the NYPD – were not police and in effect had no real authority to do anything.
Almost immediately, the driver and his passenger hop out of the vehicle and begin to beat up the 3 helpless agents. They fight off all three before hopping back in the car and driving away.
The feeble traffic enforcement agents never stood a chance.
Here is another angle of the incident:
According to Newsweek (emphasis ours):
“A spokesperson for the NYPD told Newsweek that the incident occurred on Thursday at approximately 6:30 p.m., when NYPD officers received reports of an assault. According to police, the incident happened near the Lincoln Tunnel, on West 40 Street and 11 Avenue.
When NYPD officers arrived on the scene, they found “three on-duty Traffic Enforcement Agents” who reported that they were assaulted by a 24-year-old male and a 17-year-old male.
The NYPD spokesperson told Newsweek that a preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle, identified as a black Hyundai, was reportedly involved in a motor vehicle collision and the agents attempted to stop the driver.”
The assault was called into the police and officers were able to locate the vehicle a short while afterward. The two suspects were arrested and have charges pending against them. Their names were not released by the NYPD.
Just a few weeks back, the Attorney General of New York – Letitia James – instructed the NYPD to stop conducting traffic stops and instead leave the job to the newly hired civilian traffic agents.
It goes without being said that customarily traffic stops would be left up to the highly trained police officers who are well equipped to handle a violent encounter such as this one, but thanks to the radical ‘defund the police’ movement, civilian workers are replacing full-fledged officers for these types of calls in some of the largest cities in America.
This will be the first of many incidents where somebody violently assaults one of these unequipped civilians. They should not be doing a police officer’s job, and – even when conducting routine traffic stops – are being put in serious danger