DABC Note: Reports have started to circulate that at least one other house was raided, and a professor at a local college may have been detained for refusing to allow cops into the classroom.
This morning around 6:30am at least two houses were raided by NYPD
detectives. In both cases, the cops used the pretext of spurious arrest
warrants to gain access to apartments of local anarchists. The warrants
were for individuals unconnected to those homes, but allowed cops access
to one and apparently justified them forcibly breaking into another.
After entering the apartments the police searched them, intimidated
the residents, and ran their identification. In one of the instances, an
anarchist organizer was taken into a separate room and interrogated by
detectives about past actions and upcoming plans for May Day.
It awaits to be seen if more houses were subject to raids this
morning. Regardless, this ‘preemptive strike’ by the NYPD was clearly a
coordinated effort to intimidate local organizers and fish for
[I'd love a writeup of exactly what the legal justification was here,
not cuz I want the details but knowing all the ways they justify their
shit could be useful to us all]
This news comes on top of reports that over the past weeks hundreds
of cops have been drilling on Randall’s Island in anticipation of May
Day. Those in the NYC area should be aware of these pig tactics and take
any necessary precautions in the hours leading up to tomorrow’s
If there was any doubt how seriously the pigs are taking our efforts
then those doubts can be put to bed. But if they think that intimidation
and harassment can stop us, they have another thing coming.
Tomorrow they won’t be raiding innocent individuals in their beds,
they will be up against tens of thousands of angry New Yorkers who have
had enough of their bullshit.
May Day means no work. May Day means no shopping or housework. And May Day means revenge.
-Some Brooklyn Anarchists