1) This isn't funny.
2) This isn't the NYPD showing "restraint".
3) These are gutless soyboy pussies with badges. And their pacifism is going to get civilians and other cops killed. Because if they'll do that to uniformed cops with guns, what's going to happen to decent citizens in that neighborhood, from here on out?
Mayor DeBlabbermouth and the NYPD brassholes are only pissed because their guys got video-outted being the gutless pussies they are after zero support from TPTB.
BMW (bitch, whine, and moan) all you want about Califrutopia, but had this happened to someone from LAPD or any other agency in CA, that last @$$hole would have been taken to jail for battery on a police officer, minus his front teeth, with impact marks from a prolonged PR-24 shampoo, and with a green plastic bucket stuck way up his ass, as should have happened there, on the spot.
This display of gutless pussydom from two alleged men charged with keeping peace and public order in America's most populous city is going to embolden attacks on citizens, and other police officers, and ring up a price that will be paid in blood. These two invertebrates should be fired immediately, for cause.
Also their supervisor, watch commander, precinct captain, and every instructor at the academy classes they attended.
Then they should send their Special Response Unit in, along with mounted officers, K-9 units, and every swinging Richard they can spare, and literally put a cop on every corner in that neighborhood, 24/7/365 and run in everybody for every offense from spitting on the sidewalk on up, for the next six months, minimum. Until the point sinks in good and hard. Everyone giving a cop in that area so much as attitude should be ticketed for any and every possible offense, until the courts have to start trying cases in batches, like the French Revolution.
When it's not funny anymore, when the community is wailing and crying and pissing and moaning about how hard "The MAN Been Keeping Dem Down", and the sight of flashing red lights in the rear view mirror makes them crap their pants, and they beg and plead for it to stop, the NYFC should announce it will stay in effect for only another year.
If not, that precinct should be renamed Mogadishu, be barricaded from the rest of the city, declare martial law, and send in the Notional Guard. If they want to live like Somalia, treat them like Somalians, with military ROE, and the UCMJ as the new standard of jurisprudence.
If the body count drops to zero, and there are no crimes for 90 days, and the civic leaders thereabouts apologizes for this incident, then go back to the normal routine.
And I'm only advocating that, because brass knuckles, flamethrowers, and guillotines violate the 8th Amendment.
IDGAF about the reflexive anti-cop a-holes whose strings this post will pull. They'll be flamed in comments every time they pop up. I'll crack on the PD any and every time they deserve it for going too far, exactly as I have on these pages dozens of times. (FFS, the reason I make memes at all is because of the later-fired SLCPD badgehole who thought the way to get his way was to arrest a nurse for not breaking the law!) But this kind of happy horseshit is going to get good people hurt and killed in the near future, and not just in NYFC, and it'll take draconian enforcement to drive the point home that this behavior by two-legged apes and baboons (yes, I went there; they can OWN that. If the banana fits, eat it.) was way over the line, and it wasn't funny the first time.
Anything less just invites more anarchy (read bloodshed) next time.