Murdock: Crazed Thug Kicks NYPD Cop Onto Subway Tracks

Ryan Johnson via Wikipedia Commons

A disturbing video recently came to my attention. Though New Yorker Joaquin Santiago captured this in April 2020, this was new to me and seems to have fallen down the memory hole. 

These jaw-dropping images vividly illustrate three things:

First, resisting arrest is deadly serious business. Manhattan’s thug-hugging new District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, says he will not prosecute people for resisting arrest. The behavior on this video is exactly what he has decriminalized. 

Second, NYPD officers are amazingly brave and deal with completely unhinged people during “routine calls.” When they arrive at work every morning, they have no idea what madness they might encounter before they go home — if they go home.

Third, evil criminals like this one are a huge reason why some NYPD officers and even everyday New Yorkers never make it home. As this video shows, a reportedly “homeless” wacko named Anquando Johnson, then 25, was on the platform at the 125th Street/Lexington Avenue Subway station in Harlem about 2:00 a.m. NYPD officers Carolyn Anderson and Elijah Pardieu tried to arrest Johnson soon after he allegedly spat on Anderson and claimed to be infected with COVID-19. 

Johnson, a large man, refused to submit. He threw his significant weight around, and — in a chilling premonition of George Floyd’s May 2020 murder by Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin — screamed: “Break the neck…put your weight on it. Break it! Break it!”

Johnson kept flailing on the ground, kicked Anderson in the head, and then used his legs to send her hurtling backward onto the Subway tracks. If a train were roaring into the station just then, this member of New York’s Finest currently would reside inside a box.

“The officer could have easily been killed and as a result of this assault, the officer suffered a serious injury,” namely a broken wrist, an NYPD spokesman told the New York Post. “Any assault on a New York City Police Officer is an assault on society.”

Johnson was taken to Harlem Hospital for psychiatric diagnosis and charged with felony assault on a police officer, reckless endangerment, and theft of services. The NYPD officers approached Johnson because he couldn’t be bothered to pay the $2.75 cost of a Subway ride. Such turnstile jumping is yet another offense that D.A. Bragg couldn’t be bothered to prosecute.

This video proves in living color how dangerous New York City has become after eight years of neo-Marxist rule under just-relieved Democrat former mayor Bill de Bolshevik. This huge problem has metastasized nationally, with at least 12 Democrat-run cities enduring all-time murder records in 2021. The George Soros-George Gascon-Alvin Bragg model of being nice to criminals only exacerbates the blood-soaked status quo.


Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.


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