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Shocking video: Cop holds snowball fighters at gunpoint; ‘don’t f*ing move, guys’

A community news website in New York has posted disturbing video of a police officer responding to an apparent snowball fight by drawing his weapon and ordering the youths involved: “don’t f*ing move, guys.”

Talk of the Sound posted the video Saturday night, showing a New Rochelle, N.Y., police officer with his gun drawn and the youths kneeling with their hands raised.

The website said it is working to confirm details of the video, which was apparently shot during the week after Winter Storm Juno dumped several inches of snow on the New York area. It did confirm its location, near Lincoln Avenue and Hemingway Avenue in New Rochelle.

The video picks up with the officer’s weapon drawn, so it’s impossible to tell what took place before that or made the move seem necessary.

The youths were free to go after being frisked.

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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