Ex-Con Attacks an NYPD Cop Again, Walks With No Bail
What does it take to go to jail in de Blasio’s New York City? Attacking a cop—for the second time—won’t do it.
Isus Thompson, 38, assaulted NYPD Officer Kyo Sun Lee, 30, around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, swinging a backpack and striking him in the head. The backpack contained a small metal safe, a DVD player, and some adult DVDs. Thompson also had a box-cutter with him. Here’s the kicker: Thompson had already pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of a policeman after stabbing a cop in 2008. His knife hit the officer’s bullet-proof vest and the officer was not seriously injured. Thompson did only two years of a five-year sentence for that attack.
NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea wasn’t happy about the recent attack.
Arrested in ‘08 for the attempted murder of a police officer, the same man was again arrested Sun. for attacking a #Bronx cop from behind. Late last night, this violent criminal was released without bail.
Do we have to wait for him to kill someone before this is taken seriously?
— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) November 15, 2021
Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch isn’t happy, either.
“Our legislators, prosecutors, and judges all need to stop pointing fingers and passing the buck because they’re putting both cops and our communities at risk,” Lynch stated.- READ MORE