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NYPD Cop Tells Men Outside Methadone Clinic To ‘Shoot Your F—king Heroin And Die’ In Viral Video

The NYPD and an unknown officer are receiving harsh criticism on social media after a viral video caught the unnamed officer telling men outside a methadone clinic to, “Go shoot your f—king heroin and die.”

The officer was responding to a call near the SoHo methadone clinic. In the video of the incident, which is thought to have occurred on Aug. 31, the officer can be seen with his weapon drawn as he approaches the men at the corner of Prince and Crosby streets.

The officer then holsters his weapon and begins shouting at the men. “Take a f–king walk right now,” he says. “I’ll knock you the f–k out.”

As the officer walks away from the men he turns around and says, “Go shoot your f–king heroin and die.” No arrests appear to have been made during the incident.

A few hours later video of the encounter appeared on Twitter and Facebook, posted on Twitter by user Antifa Seven Hills.

The video sparked a flurry of responses on social media. Many were appalled by the cop’s behavior.

While others were curious about what led up to the incident.

Some sided strongly with the officer, which set off a debate in the comments.

A spokeswoman for the NYPD said the cop’s commanding officer has been notified and the NYPD will look into the incident.

H/T – NY Post, NY Daily News

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Written by Dennis Matthew Livesey

Matt is a writer, designer, and native New Yorker. He has worked in film, where he enjoyed a brief career as a stand-in for Ian Holm; finance, where he pretended to understand his job, and real estate, where nothing remarkable happened. He writes about science, technology, and media. His work includes magazine articles, one published book, and the looming inevitability of the second.