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Chris Hayes chided by NBC reporter for dangerous false claim NYPD was kidnapping rioters

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MSDNC activist Chris Hayes was scolded by an NBC News reporter for falsely claiming that the NYPD had “kidnapped” a wanted criminal, who had multiple outstanding arrest warrants. (screenshots)

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MSNBC opinion host Chris Hayes was chided by an NBC reporter for hyperventilating that the NYPD had “kidnapped” a thug who was wanted in connection with five criminal incidents during which the transgender hoodlum destroyed multiple police cameras.

MSNBC and NBC News are sister networks, so the rebuke by NBC News reporter Tom Winter was like a sibling squabble.

The brouhaha erupted after Hayes stoked left-wing hysteria by tweeting: “This is kidnapping.”

Hayes was reacting to a video showing NYPD officers arresting a man who identified as a transgender woman. The suspect resisted arrest as a crowd swarmed around the police.

This is what the transgender female suspect did to multiple police cameras, which help identify rapists and murderers.

The New York Police Department issued a statement explaining what happened.

The NYPD tweeted: “In regard to a video on social media that took place at 2 Ave & 25 St, a woman taken into custody in an unmarked van was wanted for damaging police cameras during 5 separate criminal incidents in & around City Hall Park. The arresting officers were assaulted with rocks and bottles.

The NYPD noted that its Warrant Squad uses unmarked vehicles to apprehend wanted felons because criminals avoid marked police cars.

“The Warrant Squad uses unmarked vehicles to effectively locate wanted suspects.”

The New York Police Department added that the arrest took place “behind a cordon of NYPD bicycle cops in bright yellow and blue uniform shirts.”

Chris Hayes was blasted for his false and dangerous mischaracterization of the arrest as a “kidnapping.”

NBC News reporter Tom Winter remarked: “It could also be undercover detectives from a Warrant Squad making an arrest with probable cause for someone wanted for 5 specific crimes wearing visible weapons and vests in a car immediately surrounded by uniformed police officers with NYPD written on the back.”

Attorney Robert Barnes quipped: “Another bad legal take from the media. Arresting suspected criminals is not kidnapping.”

Senator Ted Cruz— an attorney who has argued nine cases before the U.S. Supreme Court — tweeted: “Odd term for an arrest.”

While Chris Hayes and other Twitter leftists got triggered because the NYPD van was unmarked, it bears noting that the Warrant Squad’s use of unmarked vehicles is a longstanding policy. It is not a new policy.

Moreover, countless police cars have been vandalized and set on fire in Democrat-run cities amid the Left’s unhinged rioting.

So it makes sense to sometimes use unmarked squad cars since leftists are destroying these taxpayer-funded assets.

(** Language warning)

(Source: Twitter)

(Source: Twitter)

The NYPD says 303 police cars have been vandalized since May 25, causing nearly $1 million in damage.

Taxpayers have to pay for the destruction caused by violent Antifa and Black Lives Matter parasites.

Police officers have also been ambushed and murdered thanks to the Left’s demonization of cops through the Marxist Black Lives Matter movement.

John Cardillo, a former NYPD officer, recently shared a disturbing incident where an angry black man threatened to beat up and kill New York City police officers as they quietly stood patrol.

Race-baiting leftists on cable news and on social media are cheerfully promoting these kinds of group beatdowns of police officers.

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Samantha Chang

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