Following The Sham Trump Indictment, The NYDP Issued An Order To Every Officer That…
As a result of former President Donald Trump’s indictment by a Manhattan grand jury on Thursday, all NYPD officers have been instructed to report for duty on Friday morning in “full uniform.” Despite legal experts expressing doubt about Trump’s culpability and federal authorities declining to file similar charges, the grand jury found sufficient evidence to indict Trump for concealing hush money payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in 2016.
With no credible threats reported, the NYPD has directed detectives, including those who typically dress in plain clothes, to wear their full uniform in anticipation of potential unrest. Law enforcement officers will patrol all five boroughs of the city. The NYPD stated to the Wall Street Journal that they are “ready and available to respond to protests and counter-protests”and will work closely with state and federal authorities to ensure safety protocols are in place.
After informing his followers of his potential arrest earlier this month, Trump called for demonstrations on the streets of New York. In the following weeks, city and law enforcement authorities convened to strategize security measures. Discussions between the NYPD and the FBI revolved around the possibility of a criminal indictment against Trump increasing risks to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and his team, as reported by CNN. Additional concerns included courthouse safety and the likelihood of demonstrations near the courthouse. A barrier was previously established around the New York courthouse, where a grand jury spent months hearing testimonies related to the Daniels case.
Although the police department vowed to respect the public’s First Amendment rights, they stated that they would not tolerate property damage or violence, as reported by the Washington Examiner.
The late Thursday afternoon indictment of Trump came as a surprise, as some believed he would not be indicted this month. Politico reported earlier in the week that any indictment would be delayed until late April at the earliest, but the grand jury’s schedule could change at District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s discretion.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a potential 2024 GOP primary opponent of Trump, announced that Florida would not cooperate with any request to extradite the former president. DeSantis criticized the “weaponization of the legal system to advance a political agenda” as un-American and condemned the Soros-backed Manhattan District Attorney for bending the law in other cases while stretching it to target a political opponent. Extradition would only be necessary if Trump refused to leave his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida to attend an arraignment hearing in New York.
A Quinnipiac University Poll shared by Trump on his Truth Social platform revealed that an overwhelming majority of Americans, including nearly three-fourths of surveyed independents, believe the indictment is politically motivated. The poll results were as follows:
Do you think the Manhattan DA’s case involving former President Trump is mainly motivated by politics or mainly motivated by the law?
Motivated by Politics: 62%
Motivated by the law: 32%
These poll results indicate that the indictment is widely perceived as a politically motivated attack on Trump, rather than a genuine pursuit of justice. This raises questions about the impartiality of the legal system and its potential misuse for political gain.