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NYPD cop pours water on barbecue grill in front of hungry kids (video)

NYPD cop pours water on barbecue grill in front of hungry kids (Photo source: YouTube screen shot)

The actions of an NYPD officer in Harlem have upset a lot of people. A small group of people, including women and children, were having a barbecue outside an apartment building. The grill was on the sidewalk and kids had their plates out ready for food, that is when an unidentified officer is seen pouring a jug of water onto the grill and all over the food. Apparently, having a barbecue grill on a city sidewalk is against fire codes but many are saying that the cop overreacted.

The video can be seen below:


  1. Malik Imani on August 23, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Typical bs

  2. Guest on August 23, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Hate to side with the cop but barbequing on a public sidewalk is pretty stupid, dangerous and illegal. There are plenty of parks in NY that allow bbqing.

  3. Randy Fox on August 23, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    If this was a first time offense then the response was overly heavy-handed. However, if these folks have a history of this violation, then the action seems pretty tame compared to other recent videos…

  4. britishrosee on August 23, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    look like some of the trump rally supporter kkk nuts are all up in new york spreading evil and disgust

  5. britishrosee on August 23, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    just wonder who the hell called the cops , and yes in new york you cant barbeque on the side walks
    but you may in a park area dam , he was so disrespectful he could of let them get the meat off the grill so the kids could eat , mf im sure he has kids/? and would he want any his kids to be treated like this , this just starts a whole generation of kid scared of cops . . and they wonder why black men fear them and run from them

  6. donna on August 23, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    If those kids were burned by the hot grill, this article would read differently. The cop did the right thing. Grilling on a side walk where children are playing is foolish.

  7. Chuck on August 23, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Pigs like this don’t deserve to work with the public; he should be someone butchering meat for a living.

  8. Jim on August 23, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Sorry, this was not the right action. Illegal? Yes. But, what you do is talk to the people and ask them to put it out, you don’t just pour water all over everything. That’s a moronic, aggressive move. Cop needs to seek other employment. That’s the type of cop that shoots first, asks questions later.

    • Debi Borglit on August 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      How do you know he did not do that already? He possibly did and was ignored or disrespected.

      • Jim on August 23, 2017 at 6:11 pm

        Two can play your game. How do you know he did. He possibly didn’t and is just ignoring people’s rights or being disrespectful. If that information was given, I might have a different view, or you might.

  9. Debi Borglit on August 23, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    That is what I was saying in another forum, this appears to be after some prior indecent. They are breaking the fire code and endangering everyone living there. They are also telling the cop if you listen we will just light it again in 10 minutes and throwing things at the officer. Seems to me to be a blatant disrespect of police. Though this is not a popular opinion, I think we are too fast to jump tio the wrong conclusions, and without knowing if there is a history, or even what happened immediately before the recording started, it is unsafe to leap to judgement.

  10. SIVOUSPLAIS on August 24, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Two wrongs:

    1) Disregarding the barbequeing rules/law.

    2) Showing disrespect to people’s food.

    Don’t make it right!!

  11. Nick Gher on August 27, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Give that officer a raise. Best video I’ve seen all day.

  12. Nick Gher on August 27, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Of course the niqqers beez sang da poleece rayciss n sheeeeeeeeeeeit. Heaven forbid we expect niqqers to obey the law. Niqqers want every city turned into a sh!t hole like Detoilet or Boontimore.

  13. Unkle Rukus on August 27, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    These street cheetahs were prolly cooking up some Jenkum.

  14. Al Your Pal on August 27, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    The cop should have told them to stop and if they didn’t stop, issue a citation…The cop took the law into his own hands…Cop should be disciplined.

  15. missmissymm on August 27, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    No surprised dirty ass devils

  16. 费利克斯 on August 28, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    fak US POLICE

  17. Gail Jackson-Chapman on August 28, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    U no what. The racist cop could of gave them a warning. U see kids with their plates holding them to get some food. For my opinion, this could of been handled different, but to walk over to the grill with a gallon of water and say nothing is no cool. Then cop then walk away like to say I’m in charge and I can do this. His body language was like I run these streets. Maybe u not suppose to BBQ on the street but that bastard could of told them to shut it down. Another way of showing RACIST STILL EXISTS. Dam u officer👎🏾👎🏾👺👺