George Floyd was murdered in the street, a horrific event that sparked a resurgence in the Black Lives Matter movement. Millions also called out for police reform, a battle that is ongoing. Floyd’s memory is also honored for the cause, and a statue was put up in his honor. Sadly, that statue was vandalized.

A man threw paint onto a bust of George Floyd in NYC. He is now facing a hate crime unit investigation, because the act was caught on camera.

According to TMZ, “the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers division released surveillance video they say depicts the suspect.” The suspect has a light complexion and he is medium build. He was wearing a green jacket and shorts at the time of the incident.

This guy hung out for a bit and looked like he wasn’t there for anything malicious. Then he whipped out a spray paint can and went to work before hopping on a skateboard and rolling away.

This happened very fast, and some people saw him do the deed, but sadly, nobody stopped him. The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is now on the case. The alleged perp still remains a free man at this time. Police are asking for any help the public can provide.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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