December 5, 2014 11:00 pm -

[su_brk]The New York Police Department said they couldn’t help a desperate man find is suicidal son because of the Eric Garner protests.

Andreas Robbins, 25, from Stuyvesant, New York, left a suicide note saying he was going to jump off the George Washington Bridge on Monday night – and hasn’t been seen since.

His father Columbia University Professor Bruce Robbins said the NYPD was initially helpful, but now officers are busy dealing with thousands of protesters disrupting traffic and staging ‘die-ins’.

‘I was kind of speechless,’ said Mr Robbins. ‘A detective basically said, ‘There’s no one out to take your case because everyone is out there dealing with the consequences of the Eric Garner case’.’…

But officers say they have been ‘working diligently’ to find Mr Robbins as they sent out harbour and aviation units as well as canvassing around his neighbourhood.

The 25-year-old was caught on surveillance footage leaving his apartment at 7.45pm on Monday, without his phone or bank card.

His father learned about the suicide note on Monday evening after the 25-year-old’s girlfriend notified the police.

‘The note said that he wanted his savings to be given to an organisation that fights depression and fight suicide and that he wanted his ashes strewn in the Mediterranean, which is where his mother is from,’ said Mr Robbins.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

7 responses to NYPD Tells Father They’re Too Busy With ‘Protests’ To Look For Suicidal Son

  1. whatthe46 December 5th, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    if he in fact did commit suicide, i hope they find his body and bring him home. my prayers to the family.

    • Dee Dee December 8th, 2014 at 5:21 am

      My son committed suicide. I hope they find this young man alive.

  2. tiredoftea December 5th, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    So, the police are actually looking for him, but a bungling spokesperson said otherwise?

  3. StoneyCurtisll December 6th, 2014 at 2:29 am

    Wait for…
    Fox and the right wing media will find a way to blame Obama..

  4. Red Eye Robot December 6th, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Sorry folks but that all powerful big government you wanted is busy keeping New York streets free of untaxed tobacco by choking unarmed black men to death. they can’t spare a moment to help someone in need.

    • mea_mark December 6th, 2014 at 10:36 am

      Thanks for expressing your concerns and sympathy.

      • ** Defiant Soul ** December 8th, 2014 at 3:32 am

        Sounds like their truth upsets you.