By Sandra Rose  | 

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What began as a fun summertime activity for inner city kids to interact in a positive way with local cops has turned into a political minefield.

President Donald Trump and other lawmakers accused urban teenagers of “assaulting" police officers with water guns.

Viral videos show kids and young adults in NYC and Atlanta dousing police officers with water guns. One video shows a young Black man pouring water on 2 cops. One cop is seen smiling as he walks away.

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This activity isn't new. It's a summertime tradition that most police officers participate in as part of their police department outreach efforts.

The NY news media describes the playful activity as "water ambushes" and "brazen water bucket attacks" on cops.

Leave it to politicians and liberals in the news media to turn good clean summertime fun into a coordinated attack on the police simply because the teens wielding the water guns and water buckets are Black.

In a tweet on Thursday, President Trump called on NY Mayor Bill de Blasio to arrest a man who doused a police with water while he was arresting another youth.

"We love our Law Enforcement Officers all around this great Country. What took place in NYC with water being tossed on NYPD officers was a total disgrace. It is time for @NYCMayor @BilldeBlasio to STAND UP for those who protect our lives and serve us all so well..."

Trump urged the mayor to take immediate action against the teens.

"What took place was completely unacceptable, and will not be tolerated. Bill de Blasio should act immediately!"

One young man was arrested Thursday as the result of the public uproar.

On Tuesday former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Mayor de Blasio pointed the finger of blame at each other in tweets.

"This disrespect for the uniform in NYC is result of a Democrat-Progressive (Retrogressive)-Socialist Mayor," wrote Giuliani in an early morning tweet. "This is what happens with knee-jerk disrespect for police. It will only get worse until these Left wing idiots are defeated."


  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Pamela

    I agree with Trump. I mean, this issue is of the utmost national concern. These innercity youths should be punished as harshly as possible to set an example that law enforcement will not be disrespected like that.

  • Ms.Devereaux
  • the guest

    Let’s be real. Upstanding black folks know throwing water on anyone let alone a professional in a line of duty is just plain ill mannered, tacky, and unacceptable. We raise our two not to put their hands on and not to throw things at people. We tell them they will know when a situation calls for self defense or self restraint. But this is not even about race, no parent should encourage their children to throw water on any adult even if they say it’s ok. And if an adult authority figure ever tried to encourage this uncouth behavior of our children they will hear from us. We set the standard for our kids.

  • Nonya Bizness

    “Ignore your bosses, take the rip, but protect yourselves”. Protect themselves from water? The same water they cannon spray citizens with? They want to be considered people like everyone else but they can’t deal with things like everyone else? Weren’t we just going through a severe heat wave? This is STUPID AF. What’s going on that they’re trying to distract us from with this BS?

  • Yardgirl
  • Ghetto Real Name

    Mind your muthafawkin biz.

  • LeeSeeCee

    I'm confused.. The outrage is being generated by conservatives, NOT liberals, so WHY the lie? They clearly state that this is a TRADITIONAL summertime activity of COMMUNITY OUTREACH. What the h3ll??? Manufactured outrage to stir up people that will get young children KILLED. This is some straight up BS.

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  • GottaBigOne


    I Ain't Never Heard (or seen) where these are some "playful" antics that "inner-city youth" play on our police officers!
    In NYC, a video shows where someone threw an empty red bucket at an officer who was struck in the back of the head with it.
    Said officer was trying to make an arrest at the time.
    (What if it was a projectile that was more deadly)

    This behavior is Not Cute . . . and I have to give credit to those officers who held back with much restraint.
    As NYC Public Advocate, Mr. J. Williams the behavior demonstrated is potentially, "Dangerous"
    This is a disgrace and totally disrespectful to our police officers -- especially the ones who serve and protect in New York City.

  • dazja

    "Leave it to politicians and LIBERALS in the news media to turn good clean summertime fun into a coordinated attack on the police" proceeds to quote Donald Trump and conservative media outlets who are the only ones outraged.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Abused with water, hunh? Amerikkka is hilarious.

    On another note, kids are so damn dumb. My child would be on punishment indefinitely if they participated in that reckless dangerous behavior. Because we all know cops love to shoot black girls and boys and your dumb ass is in a mob provoking them.

  • T865!

    These kids had no business doing that. I’m with ya when you’re right, but they are wrong in this case...

  • GottaBigOne

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  • GottaBigOne

    Yes, Indeed!!!
    . . . and on top of that one of the suspects is a grown man at 28 years old and alleged gang member.

  • Wile E. Coli

    These young punks are destined for prison, one way or the other. ANY day I will take the cops' side against this kind of human filth.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Cops don't love to shoot anyone. Your black girls and boys have never, ever learned to effin BEHAVE.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Good clean summertime fun? Are you sick?

  • SpiceGirl
  • Elevated Soul

    The only people that encourages this unruly behavior would be the Alt-Left...........It's good to have a President who actually hold these criminals accountable. Obama encouraged such behavior against the law and that is the problem.The Alt-Left encourages no boundaries which is why these people act as they do.

    There is never a time where disrespect of any law enforcement should be encouraged.........Decent people realize the action against these police officers are just wrong.I feel bad for law abiding Blacks who live in the "hood" because it is they who will suffer when the law stop responding to any calls from the hood.

    The officers could have used force against these criminals and everyone who applaud these criminals,would be crying and whining if they'd been hurt or worse..

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  • dru and neil

    I’d like the names of the liberals turning this into a bigger deal than it actually is. Because it’s mostly been Trump and his supporters. I hope nobody ends up dead over this.

  • Greatgrape37

    Very disrespectful, playing around or not

  • dru and neil

    Exactly..I was on a conservative “pro blue” board yesterday and you should have heard how crazy and racist these people sounded over this. Many comments about getting “water hoses out in blacks like we used to.” Many comments about shooting the kids with the water guns which is why I hope nobody ends up dead.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    First of all, I don't have any kids. Secondly, drink acid.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I agree. I felt some type of way when I saw it as well.

  • Wile E. Coli

    So you don't even understand your own post. Got it.

  • Mrs. Davis804

    I hope he is just as swift with his backlash concerning the guns brought to the Emmett Till memorial. Who shoots a child's memorial? Water vs guns is a no brainer.

  • Shawty

    If you come in between a water fight please expect to get wet. It's really no harm down and might be a good cool down. It happens in the summertime in certain neighborhoods. If riding thru in a car you have to roll ALL windows up cause they gonna wet up your car. Shit I deem it a free car wash!

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Oh well! Being alive in a soggy uniform is better than being shot to death by the racists intent on killing unarmed black folks. Build a bridge.

  • WhoIsHe

    It's about the image it's presents. If they can get away w this then what else can they get away with? It makes them look like clowns or toys to be played with. Heck, why don't we hit them w snowballs in the head in the winter too while we're at it. Police already have a hard enough time getting respect If this is allowed it will make people not take them seriously even more. Then as soon as they respond to this one time, their the bad guys.

  • MrsSpice1

    Karma for when they sprayed blacks with fire hoses back in the day!!!!!!!!!!! Awwww poor wet pigz!!! ????

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    White folks acting like the cops should have shot them

  • Overpower Radio

    I didn't appreciate the use of 'thugs' in the tweer. All those kids on the block are thugs?

  • Brooklyn23

    I was told someone did get shot for an incident like this. I dont give a fck about cops. Yes I know there are cool cops about there, but I dont like pigs

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    What made it so bad was the NY cops were rookies and didn't even tell anyone at the precinct what happened because they were scared they were gonna be made fun of...It was wrong but not a big deal... OAN: Im all down for a water fight and I miss those super soaker backpacks from the 90s...

  • Li-Wright

    There he goes getting involved in local government business again. He needs to tend to Washington DC and world politics; leave NY and Chicago alone.

  • Trace da Ace

    Yep...not even gonna....its Friday....

  • MsPam

    I’m sure you won’t hate them when you need them.

  • MsPam

    First of all these weren’t “kids” these were sorry grown azz men.

  • Overpower Radio

    Teens and young adults. I'm 43. They're kids to me ..playing on the streets with hydrants and water guns, not thugs - was the main point. They are everyday people on a city block of a concrete jungle, where everybody lives on top of each other. I'm not with anybody's general perception of them as thugs - which is the same as calling them animals.

    It's the same as someone regarding to them all as hoes or bitches if they were all female.

  • The Art

    Trump should not be commenting on local matters. That's up to local and state government. This is not a national crisis and is none of his business.

  • The Art

    Yea, its no big deal... until one of these cops shoots and kills one of them. Then everyone will be marching and protesting. When these idiots should not be out here provoking the cops. Especially since cops have been given the ok on almost every level to shoot to kill - if they feel threatened.

  • The Art

    Actually, they were gang members. At least the ones that have already been arrested.

  • angrysolo

    He probably would’ve been most effective as a Governor now that I think on it. No foreign interactions, just mucking up the state of NY or wherever he could muster up the most musty folks to bid him in.

  • Overpower Radio

    What I recall watching the video wasn't telling me that anybody was in a gang. Gang activities in New York that involves the cops don't usual end in a water fight. If the person who tweeted didn't know who was who - to know that anybody in the video was in a gang, then he was dead wrong for calling them thugs. Especially, despite however disrespectful the act was, we're not talking about kids who were stealing or doing violent crimes. Calling somebody a thug for throwing a bucket of water and shooting a water gun is silly. Yet, the term carries the stigma that cops use to justify killing Black people out of fear. Philandro Castille - dead. The cop thought he was a thug, and that's the sentiment the tweet carries - instilling fear in cops, telling them you need to protect yourselves. You're losing their respect and that can get dangerous for you in the streets.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Chile...someone get eh Pessimist Bug spray out...We got an angry one ova here reaching for the stars....

  • brooks hill

    these adults are acting like kids. its cute until a cop puts lead in your ass then its the cops fault. like spitting in the wind it will come back at you and then BLM. we are morally bankrupt as a people. young men breaking into cars, running from police, beating people up outside their homes. home invasions,sliding into cars at gas station and taking purses, groups of young men running into stores and knocking stuff off the shelves, white people saying to themselves 13% of population and 50% of the crimes. MLK said this in 1960 about ST LOUIS. google it. it starts at home with boys getting young girls pregnant. girl choosing thugs and losers to lay down with. no real men that stress school instead of the streets. no manners, no respect for each other. jail is no big deal because judges give them bail and they back on the street. criminal justice system is stacked against us so it should be avoided but we go to jail like they giving out brown liquor there. stupid stupid stupid. we got to be better. DAMN!!!

  • Logan Roberts

    F@ck the pigs. Did they die??? Thank you next.

  • Raquel

    I was JUST about to comment this. They're good. Still alive and breathing and they're mothers aren't weeping.

    Like you said, NEXT!

  • Brooklyn23

    I hate them even when I have needed them. Your point?

  • Raquel

    Where are the white women at who these black men love so much to come to their rescue and say they were "just playing around"??? Or were they the ones in the comments (too) insinuating they should be shot?

    Oh, okay. I'll let them cape for these black men/boys of today. I care less to none.





  • Goodii2Shoes

    politicians and leadership personnel condemning dousing city cops w/ water should remember they once had an opportunity to befriend the citizens they swore to protect but chose to shoot as many as they could. As leadership personnel, your condemnation of dousing cops during a heatwave but silent on police use of force/police's murder of citizens speaks volumes about your leadership

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Reaching. Then they wonder why citizens are discussing shooting back lol

  • Dun Dilly

    It's ALL "likes" and "clicks" until a young BLACK man catches an "ASSAULTING A POLICE OFFICER" charge. Back ground checks for the rest of his life affecting credit, college scholarships, bank loans, JOB APPLICATIONS, APT rental agreement....

    HOWEVER... if y'all plan on living g with your momma the rest of your lives...continue tossing that water on cops....GOOD LUCK

  • Overpower Radio

    Yes, I did. I was a little disappointed that I had to defend my contempt for that on THIS site, but we all people. We growing. I just hope someone who didn't get the message understands it now. Peace and Blessings to you.

  • Rhondalousey

    It was all good then cops used to "douse " us with water (hoses), and no one said a damn thing. But this is harmful? Yeah okay.

  • Zeta Aggie

    Funny how the confused
    blk folks don’t like the Dems yet they actually elect blk folks to office.

    How many blk folks does the GOP put in office? I think there’s one currently.

    Mia Love, the first black elected female Republican Congresswoman: Because Republicans never take minority communities into their home and into their hearts, they stay with Democrats and bureaucrats in Washington, because they do take them home, or at least make them feel like they have a home.

    Why are blacks still attracted to a party that without a doubt explicitly makes it known they are not for black people? Who are their supporters?

  • Jas

    It's called "Outgrowned" of some childish tradition

  • MsPam

    If you’re ever in trouble don’t call the police since you hate them. You hate them or you don’t pick one.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    No such thing as a good/cool cop because they cover up crimes for the bad ones


    Isnt this a tradition????

  • Tahj

    I think this is a disgrace. More videos of us acting like animals. Now when they pop one of us, then its a problem. They are human too, and disrespect is disrespect. Years ago a group of kids threw a snowball at a mans car in Philly, he thought they was shooting at him. He fired out his window and hit a little girl in the head. IJS. We gotta stop this.

  • dazja

    I was quoting the article, hence the quotation marks....

  • Wile E. Coli

    oh.. dude.. my bad.