Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Savages on the street is the real insurrection

NYC teen seen punching cop in wild video was sprung without bail in robbery case days earlier

The 16-year-old boy who allegedly punched a cop in a Manhattan subway station was free to strike after being sprung without bail in a violent robbery case just a few days earlier.

The boy — who is not being identified because he’s a minor — was freed on his own recognizance following his bust on Wednesday on allegations he and three others jumped a 49-year-old man on a Midtown street, punching the victim and running off with his cellphone. 

Prosecutors with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office requested he be released with “intensive community monitoring” at his arraignment, though they could have requested bail on the top robbery charge.

A few days later on Saturday, the boy was arrested for the subway incident, in which he was caught on camera violently attacking a Manhattan cop after allegedly jumping a turnstile at the 125th Street-Lexington Avenue station in East Harlem.

The teen was again released without bail Sunday and the case was transferred to Family Court, where proceedings are hidden from public view. Under the state’s “Raise the Age” law enacted in 2017, the majority of cases involving 16 and 17-year-olds are now diverted directly to Family Court.

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