Video: #Occupy Protester Threatens to 'Burn New York City to the Ground' (Update: Busted)
Major language warning, since the protester appears to be incapable of uttering a sentence without including the f-word. He is also fond of freely distributing the n-word.
In a video posted on YouTube after protesters were evicted from Zuccotti Park, a demonstrator in the crowd says “On the 17th, we’re going to burn New York City to the ground.”
Later in the video, he then goes on to say “No more talking. They’ve got guns, we’ve got bottles. They’ve got bricks, we’ve got rocks…in a few days you’re going to see what a Molotov cocktail can do to Macy’s.”
The video is from today, post-eviction, and threatens action tomorrow, the two-month mark since the occupiers started camping out. The most repugnant thing in the clip, other than what the individual threatens to do, is the fact that no one countered him or told him that making terroristic threats against life and property is wrong. The "official" movement claims to be non-violent, but does nothing about threats of violence coming from within the ranks.
But hey, God bless 'em, right Nancy?
Update: Police picked him up.
Nkrumah Tinsley, 29, was busted after cops saw a video of him claiming he would torch the city during Thursday’s mass protest posted online, police said.
“On the 17th (of Nov.), we’re going to burn New York City to the f---ing ground,” an angry Tinsley told a crowd of demonstrators in the video posted on Tuesday.
“In a few days, you’re going to see what a Molotov coctail can do to Macy’s.”
When officers from the NYPD’s intelligence division saw the video, they immediately began working on trying to identify the raging man, police said.
“We didn’t want him out there [Thursday\]. We wanted him in our custody,” said Paul Browne, top spokesman for the NYPD. “He was specific as to date, location and method for the fire bombing ...maybe it was just a rant, but we didn’t want to take that chance.”
Cops later identified Tinsley at Zuccotti Park Wednesday and collared him about 5 p.m., police said. He was charged with making terroristic threats.