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The alleged getaway driver for two suspected vandals accused of desecrating the world-famous St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City with spray paint won’t be prosecuted.
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance apparently decided against going forward with the case against the alleged wheelman, 26, a Queens, NYC, resident, under what’s known as prosecutor’s discretion. Thus, the suspect’s arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court set for Saturday afternoon was canceled.
The DA’s office has thus far declined to comment publicly on the decision to drop the case against the alleged accomplice.
After the NYPD arrested the man early Saturday morning, police charged him with third-degree criminal mischief and making graffiti.
As it is, New York’s no cash bail law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that went into effect on January 1, 2020, results in many vandals, looters, or other lawbreakers being cut loose even before the ink is dry on the paperwork.
“The NYPD says the cathedral in midtown Manhattan was vandalized by two women on May 30 with cans of spray paint. Police say they marked up a corner of the famous house of worship with expletives and slogans,” Fox News reported.
The duo who allegedly tagged the cathedral are still at large. The NYPD is seeking the public’s help in locating them via the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
Cops have released photos from surveillance video of the alleged vandals to aid in the search.
As alluded to above, during George Floyd-related protests in the area, the suspects allegedly spray-painted profanity on the walls along with the letters BLM (for Black Lives Matter) and the words No Justice, No Peace, among other things. One of the stairs was spray-painted with George Floyd’s name.
It is yet to be determined why they targeted a church for this form of non-verbal, activist artwork.
In a riveting monologue last night, FNC’s Greg Gutfeld blasted far-left, soft-on-crime New York elected officials assisted by the pandering liberal media for turning Manhattan into a dystopian nightmare by failing to stop looting and other forms of street violence.
Twitter users expressed outrage over the Manhattan DA’s decision to broom the case against the alleged accomplice.
If it’s okay to desecrate God’s house then I’m sure the NY DA won’t mind if his house is desecrated
— 🇺🇸🙏 Matt 🇺🇸🙏 (@mattmb53) June 7, 2020
At what point will the cops just give up and quit arresting criminals knowing the DA does no support their efforts?
— Austell Farley (@AustellFarley) June 7, 2020
What is going on with the justice system in this country???
— Janet Chaby (@JChaby) June 7, 2020
What ever happened to no justice no peace??? It seems like we’re moving in the opposite direction here.
— David Ruck (@MrDavidRuck) June 7, 2020
Where is the #Catholic leadership?
— Rita McConnell (@52York) June 7, 2020
WTF is wrong with these law enforcement prosecutors?? Then need to hold these people responsible, put them in jail and get rid of this no bail policy!!! Insanity!
— Michael (@MichaelRPetrone) June 7, 2020
He was the getaway driver, he could claim that he didn’t know what they were going to do. I want to see those 2 women caught and forced to clean up the graffiti in the city and pay for it.
— Cathy, OK being a Boomer, Reiser (@CathyMReiser) June 7, 2020
When are these people going to be held accountable, there is justice if it’s only applied to some and not others!
— Debra Monroe (@dmonroe59) June 7, 2020
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