The New York Police Department has a taste for drama. In spectacle fashion, the department rounded a few hundred confiscated dirtbikes and crushed them beyond repair using a couple of bulldozers, and broadcast the entire event, live, on Facebook.

The NYPD Commissioner bill Bratton committed last month to utilizing Facebook live to broadcast the destruction of these perfectly good motorcycles.


“We have significant resources out looking to get these characters, these knuckleheads if you will,” Bratton explained. “We intend to take all of these things [bikes] and just crush them.”

Unsurprisingly, the internet was not pleased.