We need to have this issue resolved and Im deeply concerned that the NYPD is acting in an inconsistent manner. Its more important for us to hold the police accountable to those who wear the blue and yellow. We need to make sure these issues are addressed and resolved to the point where the community can have confidence that the department will act properly in working with the community, while also preserving the integrity of the police. Im looking forward to working with the community, the residents, and all those who believe in the rights and freedoms we share.
Huffman called the response to his article “very disappointing” that he felt was part of a larger pattern.
“It’s very disappointing that you just kept saying that these groups are peaceful, not violent. You said they might be “peaceful,” yet all you were able to do was make an excuse for somebody, even a cop, to get beat up for doing their job.”
He also said he believed all sides who came into the demonstrations were part of the problem.