New York's Yonkers Police slam YouTube for censorship after site removes anti-Asian attack video

Yonkers Police Department tweeted a screenshot of a message with YouTube letterhead on Monday related to surveillance footage of the March 11th hate crime attack involving an alleged career criminal. The video was later taken down, and was replaced with the message: “This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s Terms of Service.

The contents of the message indicate Yonkers Police appealed the video’s removal, but was denied.

We reviewed your content carefully, and have confirmed that it violates our violent or graphic content policy,” the message from YouTube states. “We know this is probably disappointing news, but it’s our job to make sure that YouTube is a safe place for all.

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Yonkers Police Department responded with a tweet, escribiendo: “Dear YouTube, Safety isn’t derived from censoring content and information; it’s the product of a free society that adheres to the rule of law.

The attack in question involved a 67-year-old Asian American victim. The woman was walking into her Yonkers apartment building around 6 pm. marzo 11 when she passed the stranger, who called herAsian b—-,” la policía dijo.