Joseph T. was injured after being hit and pepper sprayed by NYPD officers as they tried to remove him from a 6 train at 51st Street, May 25, 2020. New York, NY — Body camera footage shows a New York City police officer brutally assaulting a homeless man for taking up more than one seat on a near-empty subway train. Instead of immediately arresting the officers involved in his attack, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has decided to charge the homeless victim with assault, a felony charge which carries a maximum prison sentence of 7 years. Why? Because the cop had swollen knuckles. The 30-year-old homeless man identified himself as Joseph T. to reporters but was afraid to disclose his last name because he fears retaliation. He was charged with felony assault for allegedly kicking the officer’s hand while he was being assaulted and handcuffed. However, the video shows the beginning of the altercation where the officer needlessly escalated the situation by repeatedly punching Joseph in the face and it does not show any such kicks to the officer’s hand. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s decision to pursue assault charges against Joseph has sparked outrage among activists and defense attorneys. Public defender Scott Hechinger said that prosecutors who pursue charges like this are “shameless enablers of police violence.” Joseph had broken no law. He had harmed no one, yet he was savagely attacked by police, who kidnapped and subsequently charged him. And the mainstream media won't cover it, because the victim was white and the insane privileged out-of-control cop was black. It doesn't suit their idiotic mythical "whitey bad" narrative. Marxist groups like BLM are funded by people like Soros because they exist to dupe dumbasses into obsessing over race, rather than class and political power. BLM's "abolish the police, replace them with our mobs who can do what they want!" policies make doing anything about corrupt cops look bad. Politicians don't want you to notice they have it better than you, and they don't want you to notice the law treats the powerful politicians with kid gloves. They want you usefully butthurt at the exploited white working class, who grow a little more tired of this shit every day.