Commenters on Twitter expressed both contempt and disgust for Buffalo firefighters and police officers who turned out in front of Buffalo City Court to support two suspended police officers with applause and cheering.
Moments after officers Aaron Torglaski and Robert McCabe were charged with second-degree assault and then released without having to post bail, they were greeted as heroes outside the courthouse.
After a video was posted showing the celebration, commenters on Twitter vented at cops and firefighters for defending the two officers who assaulted the 75-year-old man who had to be rushed to a hospital after they shoved him to the ground where he sustained a head injury.
You can see some responses below:
@FirenzeMike And people wonder why there’s such anger towards the culture in some police departments.— PresBidenVPHarris🌈💛🐝🔥🍩🍄🐄🗽📎 (@PresBidenVPHarris🌈💛🐝🔥🍩🍄🐄🗽📎)1591462881.0
@FirenzeMike This is what they are cheering for #ElderAbuse. #ElderlyLivesMatter #FireThemAll… https://t.co/YH1vfFiMMv— Bandele Ganiyu (@Bandele Ganiyu)1591464037.0
DAMN, those two Buffalo officers were released without BAIL after being charged with felony assault.. There was a H… https://t.co/bqoCv5WKdb— amfh (@amfh)1591465249.0
Buffalo police offers leaving the courthouse on charges of felony assault receive applause from their fellow office… https://t.co/Nax7A0j7i9— MNN Total Landscaping (@MNN Total Landscaping)1591466194.0
@FirenzeMike These police are the true criminals.— Pornastro (@Pornastro)1591465143.0
Hey #BuffaloPD I saw your cops applaud the two animals as they exited the courthouse after pleading not guilty to… https://t.co/qFOy8BX0zR— ALT-immigration 🛂 (@ALT-immigration 🛂)1591465638.0
@FirenzeMike Just a few bad apples...— Bartholomew Thaddeus (@Bartholomew Thaddeus)1591465207.0
@FirenzeMike They are clapping an assault on a 75 year old man. There is no other way to see this. Sickening. Did t… https://t.co/7iLdrABmrN— British Muppet (@British Muppet)1591465186.0
@FirenzeMike This is sickening.— Johnny Allison (@Johnny Allison)1591464629.0
@FirenzeMike It just look like the 57 other gang member of their unit and their family.— Ngue J🇨🇲 (@Ngue J🇨🇲)1591465233.0
@FirenzeMike Psychopaths— Joe (@Joe)1591463661.0