After several videos went viral of New Yorkers who have thrown buckets of water on NYPD officers, who have sworn to protect them each day, got support and respect from the community in Brooklyn.
A video was posted on Instagram which shows that a bystander dumping a full bucket of water on two officers who, according to WLNY, were responding to a report of disorderly conduct in Brooklyn.
One more video was taken in Harlem over the weekend, shows two officers being doused with water and pelted with empty buckets while making an arrest.
“The videos of cops being doused with water and having objects hurled at them as they arrested #Harlem is reprehensible,” Chief Terence Monahan wrote on Twitter.
“NYC’s cops & communities have made remarkable progress, together, but EVERY New Yorker MUST show respect for our cops. They deserve nothing less.”
Even Mayor Bill de Blasio condemned the disrespectful acts on July 22, 2019.
“Throwing things at NYPD officers is not only not acceptable, but it can also lead to charges,” he said. “All of those actions can lead to charges.”
New York resident Kenny Altidor is heartbroken with this news and said, others in his community shared the same amount of respect that he has for police officers, he regularly uses his artistic talent to paint portraits and murals to honor fallen officers.
Altidor requested people on Twitter in his community to band together and show their support toward NYPD officers.
“I’m inviting all the community leaders, youth, and friends to join me this Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at 1 pm in Flatlands Ave corner east 78th St on a new challenge,” he wrote. “We don’t throw water at Police Officers, we wash their cars with it.”
The community stepped up to the call.
Volunteers of all ages united together to show respect and say thank you to NYPD officers.
The 69th Precinct later shared photos from the event on Twitter and expressed their gratitude.
“We are proud and privileged to serve and protect you!” the tweet said.
“It’s a thankless job,” Commanding Officer Terrell Anderson of the 69th Precinct told News 12, Brooklyn. “But when you get the community to say ‘Thank you’ and to show their support, it just makes it that much easier to do a difficult job.”