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The New York Police Department shared the mug shots of a group of privileged young protesters who were arrested for smashing storefront windows during rioting.
The seven individuals in their twenties and thirties were arrested last week after allegedly participating in a New Afrikan Black Panther Party rally last week to protest the death of Daniel Prude, who died in March while in custody of the Rochester Police Department.
On Friday, September 4th, these individuals were arrested for rioting during demonstrations in Manhattan. They were part of a large group breaking storefront windows. Our investigation into this incident continues. pic.twitter.com/J1h1C2XCfh
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) September 8, 2020
A police source slammed the actions of the group in the NYPD tweet as “the height of hypocrisy” due to the reported life of wealth and privilege at least six of the seven live, the New York Post reported.
According to his LinkedIn profile, 30-year-old Frank Fuhrmeister is reportedly is a freelance art director and has done work for several high-profile brands including Pepsi and Samsung. Public records indicated his last address was in a stylish and expensive neighborhood where he attended Florida State College.
Fuhrmeister was arrested along with the others in the group last week in the protest organized by the Panthers and the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement groups. He was charged with rioting and possession of a graffiti instrument, the Post reported.
EXCLUSIVE: As protestors take to the streets of New York, a small group of troublemakers are seen smashing windows. We know of at least 8 arrests tonight. One store worker says he understands the protests, but doesn’t get the destruction of property – 11p @NBCNewYork pic.twitter.com/vr4z76ZqQn
— Adam Harding (@HardingReports) September 5, 2020
The family of Adi Sragovich indicated that she is a student at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville and is from Great Neck, L.I. She reportedly had gotten attention in recent years as a musician who performed in local theater groups and at the Sea Cliff Yacht Club.
She had organized a protest while a senior in high school over the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and this year, was at Occupy City Hall where she was interviewed by the New York Times.
Her mother, an English professor at Queensborough Community College, told The Post that she “made arrangements” to replace the 20-year-old’s cellphone right away after she apparently lost it during the night’s activities last week.
“She hasn’t been terribly in touch, she’s been off doing her own thing,” Susan Jacobowitz said. “I kept thinking I would get a call from the hospital or she’d get arrested because it seems like it’s just dangerous times right now.”
Apparently, the mother had no idea when speaking with the outlet that Sragovich had, in fact, been arrested and charged with rioting.
Another in the group of mugshots shared by the NYPD was that of wealthy liberal Clara Kraebber, the daughter of an architect and a child psychiatrist. Her family reportedly paid $1.8 million in 2016 for an apartment in Manhattan’s Upper East Side and they own a second home in Connecticut.
20-yr-old affluent NYC woman facing 4 years in prison after joining BLM Manhattan rampage https://t.co/C7xDNOXnLD
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 6, 2020
Claire Severine, who lives in Washington Heights, was also arrested for her part in the rioting last week. The 20-year-old has lived the privileged life of a model in Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland, before moving to New York to “pursue a career in acting.”
“Claire has always had a profound respect for nature and enjoys hiking, photographing these hikes, and trying to get other people excited about our wonderful planet!” her modeling profile claimed, according to The Post.
Elliot Rucka was charged with rioting as well, but the 20-year-old from Portland, Oregon boasts parents who are well-known comic book writers. His father, Greg Rucka, has had his work adapted into film and television on ABC and Netflix.
Etkar Surette, who was charged with rioting and possession of a graffiti instrument last week, apparently had no social justice commentary to make when confronted by a reporter from The Post.
“I don’t want to talk to you. You can go away,” the 27-year-old from Brooklyn reportedly responded to a request for comment.
Twitter users responded to the NYPD tweet and the eyebrow-raising backgrounds of the group.
this looks like the worst nirvana cover band ever
— Freelance Idiot (@internetACEPI) September 8, 2020
Great job by NYPD 🇺🇸
— nk (@Khan1Nk) September 8, 2020
Wow…they look EXACTLY they way I envisioned. Go figure
— CatchersDad1971 (@YankeesFan1211) September 8, 2020
— Mulsanne Blue (@Luciana_Lorra) September 8, 2020
Respect for others comes from having respect for themselves, they have neither. Angry losers
— Ian S (@ianrshep) September 10, 2020
Man I hope the patients of that child psychologist get their money back as they clearly don’t know how to raise or help a kid
— Vic Sage (@18milesout757) September 10, 2020
Silver spoon / Paper plate.
— Dave Goyette (@dave_goyette) September 10, 2020
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