Those infamous videos of people throwing buckets of water at cops are still making their rounds on social media and getting some national attention. Meanwhile, a community in Brooklyn is coming together to show their support for the NYPD.
Local activist Kenny Altidor, known to the community as “Kenny the Artist,” organized a car wash for officers in the 69th precinct.
Altidor has painted a number of murals for fallen officers, and in light of the recent water bucket incidents, decided it was important to voice love and support for the NYPD.
Officers brought their vehicles by for some cleaning up and said they were grateful for the community’s thoughtfulness.
"Seeing them put in that position is very difficult, but at the same time, we're not going to let a couple of incidents be a reflection of the city as a whole or these neighborhoods as a whole,” said Terrell Anderson, deputy inspector of the 69th precinct. “We have to re-establish what's a little bit too far. We want to engage with the community, but that doesn't mean we need to be embarrassed or for our uniform to be disrespected."
About two dozen locals, including both adults and children, turned up to the event to help give the cop cars a cleaning.
And the message seems to have resonated with people who drove by, with some folks even honking their horns in admiration of the action by the community.