Sunday, October 6, 2013

Church-Going Good Samaritan Stepped In to Protect Family Where NYPD Coppers Failed To Go

NyPo reports:
The man who cops say launched last week’s vicious biker-gang beatdown of a West Side motorist was ordered held on $100,000 bond or $75,000 cash after his arraignment Sunday in the caught-on-camera incident.

Reginald Chance, 37, of Brooklyn — who sources say has a rap sheet with 21 prior arrests — is allegedly the violent “motor-psycho” who used his chrome helmet to smash open a window of victim Alexian Lien’s Range Rover on Sept. 29.
Lien, an Internet exec from Lower Manhattan, was then dragged from the SUV and stomped in front of his horrified wife and 2-year-old daughter.

Biker Reginald Chance flips the double bird in court as he listens to the charges.
Chance spent Saturday in lineups at the 33rd Precinct in Washington Heights before being charged with first-degree gang assault, assault and criminal mischief.
As many as six bikers preyed on Lien, kicking him in the head even as he tried to crawl to safety, according to prosecutors.

Meanwhile, a church-going Good Samaritan who intervened in the attack said Sunday that he “felt intense danger” as he protected Lien from the mob of motorcyclists.

Sergio Consuegra said he was on his way to prayer services when he saw Lien’s SUV stop on 178th Street, where a bunch of bikers began pounding on it, with one of them trying to grab Lien’s wife, Rosalyn Ng.
“She was kind of making some sounds,” he told reporters during a press conference with elected officials at the scene of the attack.
“I saw a baby inside; she had the baby in her arms, I guess she was protecting the baby from all the glass that was flying inside and outside.”
Consuegra said bystanders started screaming for the woman and baby to be left alone, and the biker let go, after which Consuegra stepped in between the victim and the bikers.
“There was more coming, and they feel like they wanted to keep hurting the man — and I felt intense danger at that moment, at that time, and I say to myself, ‘Let me not show these people that I’m here to engage in any kind of confrontation but that I’m here to protect the man and the family, so I’m going to keep it cool.’ That’s what I was thinking,” Consuegra said.
He added: “I made a simple step that day, a simple gesture. … I must say today, to send a message to all that whenever they see a family in crisis, no matter the circumstances, when they cry for help, be there for them.”

NyPo also reports that at least two NYPD police are part of the motorcycle gang and were present at the time of the attack, but they did not attempt to stop the beatdown:
The motorcycle-loving undercover — whose work is being described as dangerous and “deep undercover” — had joined last Sunday’s 300-rider rally, and admits watching and doing nothing as Lien was attacked in front of his wife and 2-year-old daughter near 178th Street.
The undercover has had his badge and gun yanked and remains under departmental investigation after only coming forward as a witness on Wednesday night.
A second cop was along for the ride, multiple sources have said, and is also under departmental investigation after coming forward only days after the incident.

Here the Good Samaritan explains what occurred:


  1. "deep undercover" LOL

    If - IF- they were truly under cover, they were scared and had a skewed moral compass. Your under cover assignment to "collect information" (or the obvious) is not that important. A cops assignment is to protect and serve not advancing your career in investigating on-going activities and gaining information. If there is an illegal activity going and can be confirmed then it ought to stop before it gets worse. But, the worse the crime the more relevant cops are, right?

    1. The thing is, his undercover work was probably drug related, so he's violating the NAP.

      Also, I've read that in addition to this undercover cop, there was not one additional cop, but 4 or 5.

  2. IF undercover, there are arguments on both sides as to whether or not they should have intervened (I'm not arguing those points).

    My question is why it took THREE days for any of these police officers to even report that they were present! At minimum, the moment they could be assured their cover would not be blown, they should have reported. Certainly they could have simply left the scene and called for help. There must have been 50 bikers present. It's not like they would have been missed.

    1. I just can not stop wondering how all news reporters use the 'Good Samaritan' incorrectly. Luke 10:25-37. Note 1: The Good Samaritan found the victim after the attackers were already long gone. Note 2: Stripped of all his clothes the victim had no visible merits or social status.

  3. As a cop, they must serve and protect the public first! At minimum, the undercover cop could have called about the 'accident' at any time, and not have to reveal his identity. This story stinks all over, the cop hired a lawyer obviously bc he just watched a family beat merilessly, and knew he was doing something illegal by not doing ANYTHING! These lowlife thugs are ruthless, they even tried to attack the passenger/mother with a baby! LOCK THEM ALL UP IN JAIL and keep these repeat offenders off the road!!

  4. As a concealed fire arms carrier of over 20 years the only thing that would be happening in NY today is the families of these punks making funeral plans as i would have taken a defensive stance and shot every one if them . Sadly this is NY fire arms are only allowed by thug cops in uniform.

  5. Yet another example of the private sector solving a problem where the public sector cannot.

  6. Fucking animals, this is one of the reasons widespread gun ownership is a good idea, these thugs would not be so brave if they were risking their lives doing this, they know they are in New York where the odds of encountering an armed victim is basically zero, especially if the victim drives a nice car.