Six British Soldiers Charged With Assaulting an Off-Duty NYC Cop

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Man, those hats.
Call it the Revenge of the Redcoats. Six British soldiers beat the hell out of an off-duty NYPD officer early last Friday morning, and have now been charged in the assault. Since breaking the man's nose and seriously messing up his jaw weren't enough, one of the men tried to steal the NYPD officer's phone when the injured man dialed 911.

The men--Iosefo Yavala, Iliakini Raderua, Thomas Shute, Felite Vunisarati, Mosese Kuruala, and Joeli Raduva--were in the U.S. as part of a rugby tour.

The British Defense Ministry hasn't given any comment except to confirm that the men are Fijian nationals in the British Army--as citizens of the Commonwealth (i.e., the British Borg), Fijians can join the British military.

All of the men are part of the Scots Guards, one of the army regiments that stands in front the Queen's house all day and endures abuse from tourists. I'd be criminally pissed off, too, if I had to wear that hat all day.

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Paul Will
Paul Will

obviously written by someone trying yo express literary flair rather than journalistic skills. Never let the truth get in the way of a good story !

Vh Hurtado
Vh Hurtado

soldiers back in the day hated wearing those things. and the bear population in Europe was virtually wiped out

Phil Howden
Phil Howden

endures abuse from the tourists????? What idiot wrote that article??

Paul Will
Paul Will

"Not cool, Brits, not cool." It's just another bullshit tag to create interest. Read the full Story ! WTF ... the guys are Fijians, not UK citizens.

Milena Baas
Milena Baas

I hope you read me this time. I AM NOT BOTHERED with the words Brits or Yanks. Let me make you another example, maybe this time it will be clearer: stating "not cool Brits not cool" on this matter is like stating, referring to ONE gay pedophile "not cool gay people, not cool". A comment like this makes every gay person a pedophile. The comment could have stated "brits" "Uk citizens" "Italians" "French" or whatever. The offense is "BETWEEN THE LINES". Stopping here I start feeling back in grammar school.

Mark Saxon
Mark Saxon

He was probably asked for it. Cops are bullies with badges.

Len Orris
Len Orris

When a previous article states that the NYPD is the most racist police force in the US and I read the names of the soldiers and their ethnicity, there may be more to this story than has been reported here?

Milena Baas
Milena Baas

Curt Struebin what about the word "finesse"? Never heard of it right?

Milena Baas
Milena Baas

As I pointed out in another post it is NOT the WORD "Brits" I am talking about. It's putting all the "Brits" at the level of the people who commited the crime. If I thought Brits were insulting I would NOT use it.

Milena Baas
Milena Baas

So sad people have lost the ability to talk in a decent way. The insult to the Brits was my point from the beginning. The Brits not as a word, but because they are being put at the same level with the criminals as a country. Hope you're not in business. Talking like this you would be kicked out of any potential deal.

avman88
avman88

So now the NYPD knows what it is like to be beaten up in a 6 on 1 confrontation. They seem to do it to the citizens enought.

Hey NYPD...you know where you can find sympahy? Between shit and syphilis in the new dictionary!

Stevart
Stevart

I was in a pub in Tel Aviv in the late 80s with an English lad and when two Fiji-Brits walked in he left VERY quickly announcing that here is major trouble. 

Milena Baas
Milena Baas

By the way, I am referring to the comment posted by the "Voice" on Facebook, which states literally, on top of the link to the article "Not cool, Brits, not cool."

Milena Baas
Milena Baas

Try to go beyond the words, I know it's hard at times. Think of a US criminal. Imagine of an Italian news article commenting on his crimes with "not cool yanks". Maybe now you will get the picture. A newspaper I would not read. Perfect for many of the people who commented though. The people at the Voice should really get worried.

Curt Struebin
Curt Struebin

"Brits" is offensive? How's this for offensive, GFY.

Graham White
Graham White

It's as offensive as "yanks", i.e. not very offensive.

Milena Baas
Milena Baas

That "Brits" in the comment makes me feel like changing my mind about your newspaper.

garciaholmes69
garciaholmes69

@VoiceStreet the pig should know about how much of a mo'fo'er pay back is, he's party of one of the nations oldest and biggest st gangs

garciaholmes69
garciaholmes69

@VoiceStreet ya but whats the backstory? nypd shot his mouth off and got jumpd by 6 rugby players? pay backs a mo'fo'er

pendragon3
pendragon3

I've always said that what goes around comes around.

Stevart
Stevart

@Milena Baas Oh shut up you silly sod. 

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