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Suspect Accused of Brutal Attack on NYPD Chief Released from Jail Without Bail

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In a shocking move on Thursday, New York City Civil Court Judge Robert Rosenthal released without bail one of three alleged assailants caught on video attacking police officers, including the chief of police, on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Rosenthal is a Democrat who was elected to the court in 2019.

“One of the two men arrested for attacking an NYPD lieutenant and NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan was released without bail Thursday night, with the judge granting him supervised release,” WABC-TV reported.

“Police identified him as 25-year-old Quran Campbell. The second suspect, Banks Shaborn, also 25, was being held on $10,000 bail.”

According to Fox News, a third suspect, Chanice Reyes, 24, was taken into custody Thursday near City Hall in Manhattan. Reyes is accused of attacking officers with a cane.

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Officers were allegedly beaten by anti-police activists who tried to disrupt a peaceful pro-NYPD “Power of Prayer” march along the bridge on Wednesday. Video of the violent assault went viral shortly afterward.

WARNING: The following video contains graphic violence that some viewers will find disturbing.

The prayer marchers had been making their way to Lower Manhattan, waving American flags and holding signs that said “Jesus save New York,” the New York Daily News reported.

Do you think the alleged assailant will attack again?

Campbell is accused of punching Chief Monahan, the highest-ranking uniformed officer, several times in the face, according to the New York Post.

Monahan responded on Twitter to the judge’s release of Campbell without bail.

“Judge Robert Rosenthal’s reckless decision to release Mr. Campbell WITHOUT BAIL endangers every NYer and the officers who risk it all to protect them,” he tweeted.

The Brooklyn Bridge incident is just one of the near-daily videos coming out of New York City showing brutal daylight attacks against innocent men and women.

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Last April, New York lawmakers enacted legislation limiting the criminal charges for which defendants could be required to post bail. Unsurprisingly, a sharp rise in crimes being re-committed by released defendants followed.

However, even the new bail law listed violent felony as a “qualified offense” that is bail-eligible. Judge Rosenthal had every legal means to impose bail, yet chose not to do so.

How likely is it that the offender caught on video attacking the police chief will feel free to attack again? And what does that tell other potential violent offenders when you can punch a police officer in the face and still be out on the street on “supervised release”?

Between releasing violent offenders on video without bail and defunding 1.5 billion dollars of the police budget, New York City is turning into a real-life Gotham — but without a Batman to protect it.

Even if Batman did show up, the Democrats in the city would probably make him out to be the bad guy for causing criminals to face consequences.

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Elise Ehrhard has been a freelance writer for over 20 years and a homeschool mom for seven. Her articles have appeared in countless conservative publications, including The Washington Times, Washington Examiner and American Thinker. She blogs about television and culture for the Media Research Center/Newsbusters.
Elise Ehrhard has been a freelance writer for over 20 years and a homeschool mom for seven. Her articles have appeared in countless conservative publications, including The Washington Times, Washington Examiner and American Thinker. She blogs about television and culture for the Media Research Center/Newsbusters.




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