Anyone who has been to this neighborhood in New York City will understand why someone in a car might behave exactly as these guys did when surrounded by a group of armed men.
I don't believe they were surrounded
Right, and if so, why did he try and run them over?
The guy knew, and he did not want to get nailed, but he was unaware of how much support this one officer had - did he or did he not find out the hard way?
Cops are trained to identify themselves. It causes most honest citizens to cooperate, while causing most dishonest citizens to react in an absolutely opposite manner.
The cops were undercover from what I hear so the victim would not have known. We had something similar in Atlanta. Police broke down this door (no knock warrant) and shot an 88 year old woman. She had a gun and shot several police also. The police said an informant told them drugs were being dealt out of this house. The informant says he never told the police this.
I think the police are covering up the fact they hit the wrong house. This poor woman didn't know they were police. Armed men break in-it's the middle of the night. She defends herself. It's a cold cruel world out there.
They were originally accosted by a single man, holding no weapon, who identified himself as a police officer.
They then tried to run him over.
After they tried to run him over they were surrounded by armed police officers and they still thought that if they barreled their way through the officers they could get away.
Alcohol plus being a dumb thug means bad decisions.
You forget 1 simple fact trying to justify these scum. The 1st Officer showed them his badge and they still tried to kill him. He hollered 10-13 officer involved in possible shooting . Then they tried to get him a second time and all hell broke loose. Stop trying to justify Bell he is scum period.