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Man spills fake blood outside NYC DA Alvin Bragg’s office


An artist poured fake blood outside Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office to protest the newly-elected DA’s ‘woke policies’ as the Big Apple is racked by a spike in crime and violence.

Scott Lobaido was recorded on camera Tuesday outside Bragg’s office in downtown Manhattan splashing stage blood on a pink toddler’s coat, a pair of girl’s footwear, and a police officer’s hat displayed on the sidewalk. 

‘This is the blood of the innocent people of New York City getting slaughtered because of DA Bragg,’ Lobaido, a self-proclaimed patriot activist and artist, said as he poured the fake blood.  

‘Eleven-month-old girl shot in the face because of woke criminal-loving district attorneys like Alvin Bragg!’ he said, in reference to a January 19 incident in which a baby girl was struck by a bullet during a shooting in the Bronx. 

The staged protest featured symbolical items which represented the most recent victims of a staggering rise in violence in New York City, which has been widely blamed on Bragg’s ‘bail-reducing, woke policies.’

The shoes Lobaido displayed on the sidewalk seemingly represented a Deloitte consultant who was pushed in front of a train in the Times Square subway station on January 15. 

The police hat likely represented slain officers Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora, the first NYPD officers killed in the line of duty by a gunman since 2017. 

Laboido, of Staten Island, also took aim at NY Governor Kathy Hochul, Mayor Adams and President Biden for their performative promises to tackle violence and failure to toughen up on legislation. 

‘Hey Joe Biden, Governor Hochul, Mayor Adams, STOP with your ‘Hearts and Prayers’ BULLS##T!!! GET THESE WOKE F#CKING DISTRICT ATTORNEY MURDERERS OUT OF OFFICE!!!’ flyers depicting a bloody-handed Bragg on the sidewalk read. 

Scott Lobaido was recorded on camera Tuesday outside Bragg’s office in downtown Manhattan splashing stage blood on a pink toddler’s coat, a pair of girl’s footwear, and a police officer’s hat displayed on the sidewalk

'This is the blood of the innocent people of New York City getting slaughtered because of DA Bragg,' Lobaido, a self-proclaimed patriot activist and artist, said as he poured the fake blood

Lobaido

‘This is the blood of the innocent people of New York City getting slaughtered because of DA Bragg,’ Lobaido, a self-proclaimed patriot activist and artist, said as he poured the fake blood

The staged protest featured symbolical items which represented the most recent victims of a staggering rise in violence in New York City, which has been widely blamed on Bragg's 'bail-reducing, woke policies'

The staged protest featured symbolical items which represented the most recent victims of a staggering rise in violence in New York City, which has been widely blamed on Bragg’s ‘bail-reducing, woke policies’

‘He’s got blood on his f***** hands, So does the governor, so does the president,’ Lobaido said at his protest Tuesday. 

‘Take the guns off the streets? It ain’t the f****** guns. It’s the a****** who use the guns that Alvin Bragg lets loose on the f******* street.’

‘This happens everyday; little kids shot in the face, people pushed on the f****** subway, cops being killed because of this f***** guy.’  

Lobaido was taken into the building and given a summons, FOX reported.  

Lobaido later claimed on Twitter he had been arrested, but an NYPD spokesperson told FOX that no arrests had been made in connection to the incident. 

The outlet also reported that Bragg’s office claimed they were not aware of the protest.   

‘Got arrested ( my fault- not the good cops of this city’s faul) for calling out these WOKE, bleeding heart, criminal loving District Attorney’s especially Alvin Braggs,’ Lobaido tweeted on Tuesday.    

It is not the first time the Trump-supporting artist has focused his craft on controversy. In October 2021, LoBaido unveiled his piece ‘Portrait of the Scam Artist’ depicting Hunter Biden, next to the George Berges Gallery in NYC, where Biden made his New York art exhibition debut. 

Laboido, of Staten Island, also took aim at NY Governor Kathy Hochul, Mayor Adams and President Biden for their performative promises to tackle violence and failure to toughen up on legislation

Laboido, of Staten Island, also took aim at NY Governor Kathy Hochul, Mayor Adams and President Biden for their performative promises to tackle violence and failure to toughen up on legislation

The shoes Lobaido displayed on the sidewalk seemingly represented a Deloitte consultant who was pushed in front of a train in the Times Square subway station on January 15

A police hat seemed to represent slain NYPD officer Jason Rivera an Wilbert Mora

The shoes Lobaido displayed on the sidewalk seemingly represented a Deloitte consultant who was pushed in front of a train in the Times Square subway station on January 15. A police hat seemed to represent slain NYPD officers Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora

Meanwhile, overall crime in New York City since the beginning of the year is up 38 percent compared to the same time last year, with robbery up by 33 percent and felony assault up by nearly 12 percent

Meanwhile, overall crime in New York City since the beginning of the year is up 38 percent compared to the same time last year, with robbery up by 33 percent and felony assault up by nearly 12 percent

Manhattan DA Bragg has come under heavy criticism after he directed his staff to no longer seek jail time for many offenses and to downgrade certain felonies, including armed robberies of commercial businesses.  

The shoes Lobaido displayed on the sidewalk seemingly represented a Deloitte consultant who was pushed in front of a train in the Times Square subway station on January 15. 

Michelle Alyssa Go, died after she was shoved off the platform at West 42nd Street and Broadway by 61-year-old Simon Martial at around 9.40am on January 15. 

Martial, who was charged with second-degree murder, told reporters that he committed the senseless act ‘because I’m God, I can do it.’ 

His sister told outlets that he had been battling with schizophrenia for two decades and that he belonged in a mental health facility. Simon had been convicted of two felonies for attempted robberies in 1999 and 2019. 

Simon was being sought by police for violating his parole on a 2019 robbery case when Go was killed. 

According to records from the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Simon served fewer than 20 days at the Downstate Correctional Facility before being released on parole on August 27, 2019.  

Jason Rivera, 22, was shot and killed on Friday night

Wilbert Mora, who signed up in 2018, was left in a critical condition after responding to a domestic violence call

Jason Rivera (left), 22, who joined the NYPD a little over a year ago, was shot and killed on Friday night and his partner Wilbert Mora, who signed up in 2018, died on Tuesday 

Bragg has dismissed criticisms that he’s naïve about public safety after he circulated a day-one memo earlier this month vowing to stop going after some low-level offenses, including subway turnstile jumping, prostitution, and trespassing. 

The January 3 memo also outlines a number of circumstances in which charges should be downgraded, including certain cases of armed robbery and drug dealing.

Meanwhile, overall crime in New York City since the beginning of the year is up 38 percent compared to the same time last year, with robbery up by 33 percent and felony assault up by nearly 12 percent.  

The Democrat has said that offenses like marijuana misdemeanors, prostitution, resisting arrest and fare dodging will no longer be prosecuted. 

He will continue his predecessor Cyrus Vance Jr’s policy of declining to prosecute marijuana possession. 

Robbers wielding guns or other deadly weapons to steal from stores and businesses will be prosecuted only for petty larceny – a misdemeanor – provided no victims were injured and there is no ‘genuine risk of physical harm,’ according to Bragg’s memo. 

Also, convicts who are caught with weapons other than guns will have their charges downgraded to misdemeanors, as long as they are not also charged with more serious offenses, though the felony would normally see crooks jailed for seven years. 

Drug dealers suspected of ‘acting as a low-level agent of a seller’ will only be charged with misdemeanor possession. 

Nearly a dozen lawyers quit Bragg’s office in the first two weeks of Bragg’s term.

A pink toddler’s coat displayed at Lobaido’s protest on Tuesday was eerily reminiscent of 11-month-old Catherine Rose Ortiz’s pink coat blood-stained seen at the scene where she was struck by crossfire while with her mother inside a car.  

The baby spent her first birthday in the hospital undergoing brain surgery after she was shot in the head by a stray bullet in the Bronx, January 19 attack.  

Police released heart-stopping video footage showing the moment a gunman shot baby Catherine in the face while chasing a rival.

In the recording, the suspect – dressed in dark clothing, including a black Nike hoodie – races around a corner in Bedford Park with a gun in his hand.

He can be seen opening fire, while a rival dashes away, and disappears from the camera shot. The gunman can be seen pausing and firing shots close to two pale cars. 

It is unclear which vehicle Catherine was in, but she was struck while sitting next to her mom, who mistook the bullet for a rock hitting their parked car.

Moments later, the gunman can be seen running back down the street and out of sight. His tiny victim was rushed to hospital in a critical but stable condition. Her blood-stained pink coat was photographed lying on the ground afterwards. 

Catherine Rose Ortiz survived being shot in the head and celebrated her first birthday in the hospital on Friday after undergoing brain surgery

Catherine Rose Ortiz survived being shot in the head and celebrated her first birthday in the hospital on Friday after undergoing brain surgery 

Cones mark evidence from the scene of the January 19 shooting, with the 11-month-old victim's pink coat stained red with blood

Cones mark evidence from the scene of the January 19 shooting, with the 11-month-old victim’s pink coat stained red with blood

Just two days after baby Catherine was shot in the face, two NYPD officers were shot while responding to a domestic violence call in Harlem.

Officer Jason Rivera, 22, died that night while his partner, Wilbert Mora, 27, succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday.

The gunman, 47-year-old Lashawn McNeil, who was out on probation at the time of the shooting on a 2003 felony narcotics charge, died on Monday afternoon after he was shot by a third officer at the Friday altercation.    

Also in January, Winston Glynn, a 30-year-old homeless man, was arrested over the cold-blooded murder of a 19-year-old Burger King cashier during a robbery.

He was free to kill after being released without bail for menacing another man with a screwdriver little more than a month before the murder. 

Glynn was out on the street following his arrest on November 30 because his crime was ‘not bail eligible.’  

Eric Adams, the mayor of New York, on Monday unveiled his plan to combat soaring gun crime

Just in 2022, five NYPD officers have been shot, with shootings increasing 16percent this year compared to the same period in 2021. 

Bragg has largely blamed the spike in violent crimes in the city on guns.   

A spokesperson for Bragg said on Monday: ‘Amidst this incalculable flood of trauma and loss from the Covid-19 pandemic, violence has spiked across the country. 

‘Gun violence in particular spanned red and blue cities, states with criminal justice reforms laws and those without, jurisdictions with progressive prosecutors and those old-school conservative DAs.’     

On Monday, Adams vowed to end the scourge of gun violence plaguing his city – reviving the disbanded NYPD anticrime unit, injecting cash into community projects, and vowing to dismantle weapons trafficking networks. 

‘We are going to do a lot more than pray. We are going to turn our pain into purpose,’ he said in a City Hall press conference. 

‘We will not surrender our city to the violent few.’

There have been 73 shootings so far this year in the city – an increase of 23.7 percent  last year.  

Repeat offenders who have recently conducted violent crimes in New York City after skirting imprisonment 

 New York City has seen a rise in the number of violent crimes conducted by men who are repeat offenders, often being arrested for violent or alarming crimes in the past, but not held in prison while they waited for their court date.

Winston Glynn: ‘Shot dead teen cashier at Burger King where he used to work’ 

Winston Glynn, a 30-year-old homeless man, was arrested over the cold-blooded murder of a 19-year-old Burger King cashier during a robbery in January. 

He was free to kill after being released without bail for menacing another man with a screwdriver little more than a month before the murder. 

Glynn was out on the street following his arrest on November 30 because his crime was ‘not bail eligible.’ 

Xavier Israel: ‘Beat up Good Samaritans’

Xavier Israel, 25

Xavier Israel, 25

Xavier Israel, 25, who previously assaulted three other people in the past two weeks, had attacked an unidentified 59-year-old man who tried giving the homeless man his coat amid freezing temperatures. He has been charged with assault, robbery and grand larceny.

Israel had been arrested and released for his three previous attacks, one on January 2, when he allegedly beat up two 18-year-olds in Central Park, and then on Saturday when he attacked a 49-year-old woman who tried to offer him help.

He had been released both times on desk appearance tickets – meaning he had to appear in court on another date – since he had no prior convictions, according to NYPD records.

Craig Tamanaha, 49

Craig Tamanaha, 49

Craig Tamanaha: ‘Set fire to Fox News Christmas tree’

Craig Tamanaha, 49, was arrested for setting fire to the Fox News Christmas tree on December 7. It was not a political attack – the homeless man targeted the tree at random, climbing it as Fox News staffers watched on then using a lighter to set it alight. 

Tamanaha has a lengthy criminal record spanning at least 20 years and two states, and he was arrested in November for exposing himself outside the Ghislaine Maxwell trial in the city.

In 2002, the then-30-year-old Tamanaha was picked up in Abilene, Texas, on a public intoxication charge. Between 2017-2018, he was arrested on three separate occasions and charged with public intoxication, burglary and resisting arrest.

Tamanaha, who is described as unhoused and ’emotionally disturbed’, faces six misdemeanor charges, including arson, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and criminal trespassing.

Because all his charges are misdemeanors, bail could not be set for him and Tamanaha is back on the street without supervision or mental health support. 

Agustin Garcia: Arrested in crime spree that began in Bronx

Agustin Garcia, 63

Agustin Garcia, 63

Agustin Garcia, 63, was arrested three times within 36 hours in a crime spree that began in the Bronx, where he allegedly stole a twelve-pack of Coors Light from a bodega on East 165th Street around 7.30 pm on November 21.

He was charged with petty larceny and turned back onto the street – a few hours later, he was back in handcuffs, according to the New York Police Department.

Garcia then robbed a subway rider at knifepoint at the Canal Street subway station around 3 am on November 22, telling her to ‘stay back’ when she pursued him, police said.

He was arrested, charged with felony robbery, and released again. 

Just seven hours later, police arrested Garcia as he tried to climb up onto a platform from the tracks back at the West 145th Street/Lenox Avenue station. He fled into the tunnel after stealing another commuter’s iPhone.

After this third arrest he was charged with grand larceny and criminal trespass, and was sent to Bellevue Hospital for a 72-hour psychiatric evaluation.

Darrell Johnson: ‘Beat up two women on Upper West Side’ 

Darrell Johnson, 28,

Darrell Johnson, 28, 

Darrell Johnson, 28, was arrested on December 2 for allegedly beating two women on Manhattan’s Upper West Side just minutes apart, leaving one of the victims with a ‘disfiguring’ injury and sending both to the hospital.

The career criminal was out in the streets despite facing additional assault, attempted assault and harassment charges stemming from an incident in August 2020 during which he allegedly punched and stomped on a man in Harlem. 

Johnson was charged with two misdemeanor counts of assault with intent to cause physical injury and multiple attempted assault and harassment charges for the December attacks.

Despite the slew of new and old charges against him, and his lengthy rap sheet listing at least 15 prior arrests, a Manhattan judge agreed to free Johnson without bail pending trial.

Johnson is due back in court on February 1, 2022.

Anthonia Egegbara: ‘Shoved innocent woman toward Times Square train tracks’   

Anthonia Egegbara, 29

Anthonia Egegbara, 29

Anthonia Egegbara, 29, of Queens, was charged with attempted murder on October 7, over surveillance footage which showed her shoving an innocent woman toward the tracks as a train hurtled into Times Square station.

The unprovoked attack comes just three months after she was released without bail following an alleged assault on July 5 which left a 40-year-old woman suffering a black eye, broken nose and a knocked-out tooth.

 Egegbara, who’s been diagnosed with schizophrenia, has a history of assault arrests, including at least seven times previously, according to NYPD records, 

The three most recent incidents involved her allegedly kicking or biting other women on public transport. 

Isus Thompson: ‘Randomly bashed cop in the head with backpack filled with metal safe’

Isus Thompson, 38

Isus Thompson, 38

Isus Thompson, 38, randomly bashed Officer Kyo Sun Lee in the head with a backpack filled with a metal safe, a DVD player and a number of adult videos in the Bronx on November 14.

Unprompted, Thompson approached Lee, 30, on East 194th Street in The Bronx’s Fordham Manor neighborhood around 1.30am before assaulting him from behind.

Thompson, who was also found in possession of a metal box-cutter at the time of his arrest, was given three separate assault charges, weapon possession, harassment and resisting arrest, court records show.

One of his assault charges was listed as a felony, which grants judges discretion to set bail, but Thompson was instead set free on supervised release, meaning that he is just required to periodically check in with the court.

Thomas had been previously arrested for stabbing officer Demitrios Raptis with a knife in 2008. 

Thompson pleaded guilty in 2008 to second-degree attempted murder for stabbing Raptis six times in the ride side of the stomach. Most of the blows were absorbed by Raptis’s bulletproof vest, but he also suffered stab wounds and still has a scar. 

‘I could have died that night,’ Raptis told the New York Post. ‘I think the guy should be locked up, shouldn’t be let out. He could have killed this officer too. He should be behind bars.’ 

After the stabbing, Thompson was sentenced to five years in prison beginning in 2010 and was released two years later on parole, which expired in 2015, corrections records show. It is not clear whether the prosecutor in Thompson’s most recent offense was aware of his prior conviction. 

 



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