Six striking workers at Hunts Point Produce Market were arrested Tuesday by the NYPD, during a large operation involving dozens of cops, video of the bust shows.
The picketing members of Teamsters local 202, who are on strike over management’s failure to increase pay by $1 for employees amid a pandemic that has killed over 400,000 Americans, were taken into custody around midnight and issued summonses for disorderly conduct.
The swarm of armored cops descended on the laborers after they allegedly obstructed vehicle traffic while picketing.
All have been assigned future court dates to answer the criminal charges.
Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, drugs, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, Orlando Sentinel, and the New York Post, among other publications. His numerous television appearances include spots on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN's BookTV. He has also been featured in The New Yorker. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.