Matthew Swaye, 35, and his partner Christina Gonzalez, 25, have been posting videos of NYPD officers which earned them a “wanted”-style poster found in a public room of the 30th Precinct House. Several witnesses at the house for a precinct council meeting noticed the poster and Gonzalez immediately shot and posted a video. Mugshots of Swaye and Gonzalez crested the poster, which went on to describe the threats they pose to the NYPD:
“Be aware that above subjects are known professional agitators,” read the flyer, which bears the NYPD shield and a seal of the NYPD’s Intelligence Division. It also gave the home address of the couple.
“Above subjects MO is that they video tape officers performing routine stops and post on YouTube,” the sign said. “Subjects purpose is to portray officers in a negative way and too deter officers from conducting there [sic] responsibilities.”
Though Swaye called the precinct the following day and was told that the poster had been taken down, he was upset that the officers had posted his address, and is concerned for any visitors who converge there. Swaye was detained at the 28th precinct last October protesting stop-and-frisk; Gonzalez was held on Riker’s Island last May for several days in contempt of court for refusing to apologize at a hearing for calling Brooklyn Judge John H. Wilson a “white racist pig.”
The oldest video on the Youtube account linked to Gonzalez has 29 videos, the oldest of which was uploaded 5 months ago.
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