FBI raids controversial right-wing NYPD union
The Federal Bureau of Investigation Tuesday morning raided the offices of the right wing, controversial, pro-Trump NYC Sergeants Benevolent Association. FBI agents may have also raided the home of the group's leader, Ed Mullins, according to multiple reports.
"The union is headed by Mullins, a brash leader known for his over-the-top social media attacks on NYPD leadership and Mayor de Blasio," The New York Daily News reports, confirming the raid with the FBI. "Mullins, a member of the NYPD since January 1982, took over as head of the SBA on July 1, 2002."
It is not known why the FBI conducted the raid but last week Gothamist reported on "a WNYC/Gothamist investigation of online records that appears to tie several New York law enforcement officers and public officials—including at least two active members of the NYPD—to a far-right, anti-government militia."
The union's Twitter account under Mullins has been serving up extremist and offensive rhetoric for years. A small sampling:
Truth is this bitch has blood on her hands but why should anyone be surprised the NYPD has suffered under DeBlasio since he became Mayor.https://twitter.com/SBANYPD/status/1260729742355042305\u00a0\u2026— SBA (@SBA) 1589416562
The way to thank NYPD cops? DON\u2019T SCREW THEM OVER POLITICs & stand with them when times are tough. Support them when your own career may be on the line because they sacrifice their own lives everyday, they are GOOD people. Tweeting makes you feel good but we all see you as FAKE.https://twitter.com/NYPDShea/status/1076715840639287296\u00a0\u2026— SBA (@SBA) 1545614460
Now @ Penn Station a man is on the steps as hundreds of people pass smoking marijuana. With over 20 years as a cop I wondered should I arrest him, what if he\u2019s illegal, will I get in trouble if he resist, oh Community policing? Will the NYPD back me? NOT! So I justed walked away.pic.twitter.com/B9Ty0tRpMG— SBA (@SBA) 1526653109
Get it straight WARREN WILHELM Jr, Donald Trump born NYC, rebuilt a city in the 70\u2019s,80\u2019s,90s that looked like the SHIT city you are now creating He live here when you were supporting Socialism & Sandinistas he was always a PATRIOT. I know I lived it @realDonaldTrump @NYCMayor— SBA (@SBA) 1564084844
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