The New York City police have arrested the most recent person to throw a bottle of water at police officers. Brooklyn resident Steven Larosa, 35, has been charged with Harassment and Obstructing Governmental Administration.
State lawmakers are considering a law that would make it a felony to throw water and other objects on police officers. Nothing can kill morale more than being humiliated in public and having to take it.
Making it a felony will cause a lot of people to think twice before committing the same offense. The stumbling block will be Mayor Bill de Blasio who is none too fond of the police and the feeling is mutual.
The “tough guy” featured in a viral video spraying NYPD Officers with water was arrested in New York Thursday; with police bosses saying this type of behavior “will never be tolerated” in the Big Apple.
“The tough guy who confronted two NYPD traffic enforcement agents doing the job taxpayers want & expect them to do has been arrested. Brooklyn resident Steven Larosa, 35, is charged with Harassment and Obstructing Governmental Administration. Such behavior will never be tolerated,” posted Commissioner O’Neill on social media.
New York lawmakers introduced legislation this week that would make it a felony to douse Police Officers with water; a direct response after multiple videos went viral showing members of the NYPD attacked with buckets during the recent heatwave.
“This is disgraceful,” Assemblyman Mike LiPetri of Long Island said of the incidents. “The men and women in blue are people in our neighborhoods. Let us not forget that these officers took a sacred oath … We believe it is time that we return to a society that understands the fundamental belief in right versus wrong.”
President Trump weighed-in on the controversy last week, writing “We love our Law Enforcement Officers all around this great Country. What took place in NYC with water being tossed on NYPD officers was a total disgrace. It is time for @NYCMayor@BilldeBlasio to STAND UP for those who protect our lives and serve us all so well.”