A self-proclaimed activist has gone viral for threatening to "f*** up" police funerals even as NYPD Detective Jason Rivera was being laid to rest.
Rivera and his partner were killed in an ambush-style attack last week as they responded to a call for a domestic dispute.
Tens of thousands of NYPD officers showed up for Rivera's final send-off, crowding the streets of New York City in order to pay their final respects to their brother in blue.
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Activist Terrell Harper is reported to have shared the original video on his Instagram stories, which contained a photograph of the officers lining the streets of New York City.
In the video, a man identified by several news outlets can be heard saying, "That'd have been a wet dream to f*** that funeral up, bro."
"I can't wait," he added. "I'm looking for the next cop funeral. I'm gonna f*** it up, bro. I'm gonna f*** that s**t up. That'll make news ASAP."
Harper continued, "I’m f***ing their next funeral up. You n*****s better not die no time soon because I’m gonna f*** your funeral up … Son, that’s going to be my new threat to them. I can’t wait for one of you all to die so I can f*** your funeral up, n*****.”
Harper was accused of hurling racial slurs at an Asian NYPD officer in 2021, prompting a lawsuit
According to the suit, Harper was recorded on video calling the officer a "god damn cat eater" and asked if he was goin to "Judo chop" him into submission.
"This was something that I never experienced before,” the officer told the Gothamist at the time. “I’ve never experienced this level of racism and hatred directly at me, directly at the Asian community.”
The New York Post
reported that the NYPD is investigating the threats.
Harper's Instagram appears to be set to private at the time of this reporting.
Content warning: rough language