Remember this little NYPD shenanigan the next time a policeman lectures you on the importance of being law-abiding:
Thousands of protesters are marching across the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday evening after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in the morning that the Trump administration is ending the DACA program. Earlier in the day, hundreds of immigrants and advocates from across the tri-state demonstrated at Trump Tower and in Washington, D.C..
As Sessions delivered his remarks on the “winding down” of DACA, dozens of demonstrators marched to Trump Tower in Manhattan, holding signs and chanting, “undocumented — unafraid.” Some sat in the middle of the street in front of Trump Tower, anticipating arrest, and were taken into police custody for blocking traffic.
By the afternoon, nearly three dozen people had been arrested in front of Trump Tower in two different rounds of sit-ins; they were being processed at the 7th Precinct stationhouse and were expected to be issued desk tickets, according to NYPD Chief of Patrol Terence Monahan.
Some of the arrested durng the day are DACA recipients; the NYPD says the protesters arrested outside Trump Tower won’t have to be fingerprinted if they provide their information willingly — no fingerprints means no arrest information transmitted to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.