No, that’s not a typo. Here’s some footage of the NYPD’s youngest officer. No joke, that station is probably safer than if an adult cop were patroling it.
SUBWAYblogger is getting reports that an officer was shot in the subway in Queens.
Sources tell us that at least one cop was shot. A second officer was also injured and taken to the hospital. Not sure if that officer was shot as well.
The suspect(s) are in custody and are also reported to have been shot.
This all has allegedly occurred at the F train in Queens at 21st Street and 41st Ave.
UPDATE: Confirmed that two police officers were shot at Queensboro Bridge Station.
Update Update: Two officers, Shane Farina and Jason Maass, were attempting to arrest a suspect for using a child’s student fare card (shocking) when a struggle broke out. The suspect grabbed one of the officer’s guns and opened fire on both of them.
One cop was shot in the chest, the other in the back.
The officers managed to radio ahead to their lieutenant, who was positioned near the token booth. The lieutenant drew down on the suspect and opened fire, shooting the suspect 4 times.
Suspect Raul Nunez faces attempted murder and could get 25 years to life.
Today I witnessed probably one of the coolest things I think I’ve seen on the subway to date.
There was a small group of teenage kids standing just outside the turnstiles. You could tell just by looking at them that they were up to no good.
Couldn’t really tell how old they were. I’m guessing they were about 14 or 15 years old. They were all pretty tall. One was probably 6 feet tall. But they looked young. Really lanky. Frankly, it was almost comical because they were really tall, super skinny, but had huuuuuuuuuge baggy pants and hoodies on. Like all three of them could have fit into the same pair of pants at the same time.
Anyway, one of them made a dash for it to skip out on the fare and hop the turnstile. They didn’t realize that leaning against the wall was a cop, just out of their view.
The cop ran over just as the second one was going over. Both of the kid’s feet were in mid air when the cop went two hands on. He snatched him out of mid air and in one clean motion dropped him chest first onto the ground. It was amazing.
The kid that made it over already took off running. The other kid who had not yet attempted the jump took off out of the station. So two got away, but the look on their faces was priceless.
Cuffs on. Game over.
I saw it with my own eyes. My jaw dropped to the ground.
I’m sure you’ve seen a homeless person with a stack of used MetroCards standing at a turnstile swiping away in hopes to find a card with a ride still left on it. I do applaud them for trying to be legal about getting in the subway. Have to hand it to them there.
However, today I saw an MTA cop just let a guy in because he was tired of seeing the guy swipe (not the guy pictured above).
It wasn’t even that busy. The cop said, “You know what, just stop. Come through.”
With that, he opened the emergency door and let the guy through.
An act of kindness, perhaps. However, if anyone else did that, he’d take pleasure in writing them a summons.
The bottom line was he was just tired of hearing that high pitch ring of the cards being denied.
Is the NYPD really flaunting the new starting salary for recruits? It’s $32,881. Where in Manhattan can you live for $32k a year? Hell, it hard to make ends meet with twice that.
Well, the NYPD is making sure you know about it with half takeover ads on the subway. If you haven’t seen them already, they’ve released a big campaign to promote the new increased salary.
No wonder other states are recruiting our officers out. On the one hand, the NYPD is probably one of the most elite police forces in the world, but they are also grossly underpaid. Read More »