NYC teen punching cop in wild video was sprung with NO bail in robbery case just days earlier

The 16-year-old teen thug who was quickly released from custody after punching and choking an NYPD officer on a subway platform over the weekend had been released from custody only days earlier as per yet another crime.

Days after his latest release, he’s now trying to press charges against the police for the crime of holding him accountable for his own actual crimes.

“The boy … 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,” the New York Post has confirmed.

“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.”

Four days later, he violently attacked an NYPD officer after he was confronted for jumping a subway turnstile.

The attack went viral not only because of brutal video footage from the scene, but also because the young thug was again released from custody, despite being charged with assault on a police officer, obstruction of governmental administration, and resisting arrest.

To his credit, NYC Mayor Eric Adams is aware of what happened and quite displeased with the outcome.

“July 20 of 2022, just a few days ago, he’s arrested for robbery. Catch, release, repeat. Catch, release, repeat. This person was arrested for robbery a few days ago, now he’s back, decides he’s not going to pay his fare. The transit officer communicated with him. He decided that he was not going to leave this system,” he said during a press conference Tuesday.

“The transit officer could have arrested him for not paying his fare. He didn’t do that. Told him to leave this system and [in] response, we saw in the video what happened. Just a total disregard for public safety. Not only for public safety for that transit officer, but also for the person he robbed.”

He added that thanks to New York City’s lax criminal justice policies, the city has become a national “laughing stock.”

“This is what we are saying about what is happening in our criminal justice system. So yes, we are saying let’s reexamine the bail laws in the area of violent offenders. Violent offenders. Robbery is a violent crime. So as soon as we catch them, the system releases them and they repeat the action,” he said.

“When I say we’re the laughing stock of the country, this is what I’m talking about. How do we keep our city safe when the other parts of the criminal justice system, they have abandoned our public safety apparatus? And we need to look at violent offenders, and this is a clear case of that.”


But it gets worse.

The teen thug reportedly asked a judge on Tuesday if he could press charges against the police.

“The 16 year-old … asked Judge Althea Drysdale the question during a court appearance in Manhattan – but didn’t specify whom he’d like to file those charges against. His subsequent response to a question about what accusations he’d like to make was inaudible,” as reported by the Daily Mail.

During the same court appearance, the judge decided to house the teen thug at St. John’s, a “non-secure detention facility” in Queens where he’ll be free to roam the city so long as he abides by a 6:00 pm curfew.

“At 16, the teen falls within the so-called Raise the Age law meant to keep young people accused of crimes out of the adult system. The legislation increased the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18 throughout the state, effective on Oct. 1, 2019,” according to the New York Post.

“Under the law, 16- and 17-year-old suspects are sent to Family Court as long as their cases don’t involve a violent felony with a deadly weapon, a sex crime or ‘significant physical injury’ to their victim.”

To his credit again, Adams supports rolling back Raise the Age (as does New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.)

“Mr. Adams has … asked for changes to a 2017 law that raised the age of criminal responsibility to 18. He has argued that gang members are manipulating the law, having teenagers ‘take the fall’ for gun crimes because they can evade punishment. He cited statistics showing that the rate at which children were arrested on gun-crime charges quadrupled between 2019 and 2021,” The New York Times reported in February.

However, both he and Hochul have faced intense pushback from far-left, pro-criminal activists.


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