BLM Activist Downed Tequila and Said 'F**K Police' Before Killing Cop in Hit & Run
Jessica Beauvais posted livestream video attacking police and ranting about George Floyd
A Black Lives Matter activist filmed herself making anti-police statements while downing shots of tequila and vodka shortly before killing an NYPD cop in a hit-and-run.
32-year-old Jessica Beauvais posted a 1 hour 51-minute live stream video on her Facebook page Monday evening before striking and killing 43-year-old NYPD Highway Officer Anastasios Tsakos - a human being with a wife and two young children.
While drinking shots of liquor, she slammed police officers and the justice system and played the N.W.A song "F**k Tha Police."
In the rambling post, she boasted about carrying a knife "everywhere I go," told her social media followers that police officers deserve to be killed, and ranted about being pro-capital punishment.
While repeatedly saying "f**k the police" into the camera, she declared that "potential death" is just "part of the job" for cops.
Throughout the video, Beauvais is seen vaping and drinking an unknown dark liquid from a plastic cup.
At one point, she washes down the contents of a red shot glass with a bottle of Snapple.
Police sources claim she later confessed to guzzling vodka, wine, and smoking weed before the deadly incident.
"This week we are going to talk about the ignorance that was the Derek Chauvin trial - or the ignorance that is essentially just is this f**ing justice system," she says in the video.
"Police say an oath and in that oath they say an oath that they are not supposed to be afraid of that position and that is literally in the rules."
Beauvais reads out part of an oath taken by members of law enforcement that they will "enforce the law courteously, appropriately, without fear, malice or ill will" and questions how this had led to officers "shooting and killing people on the streets."
The 32-year-old then went on to say that police officers are "signing up for potential death like in the army" and that it is "part of the job" that people "might try to f**king kill you."
"If you said that you were signing up for this dangerous job and part of that dangerous job is that you are not supposed to be afraid - as part of that job is that people might try to f**king kill you," she says.
"That's what you're signing up for - potential death like in the army.
"That's what you signed up for."
Beauvais also claimed that if she ever had a fatal encounter with police, she would make sure she wasn't the only victim.
She told listeners: "Like (hip hop group) NWA say about the police - if you're going to kill me, at least I get to take someone with me.
"I'm one of those people.
"If I'm going to go, someone is coming."
Drunk driver, #JessicaBeauvais, 32, streamed herself on Facebook Live saying 'f**k the police' and downing vodka shots just hours before she killed cop, #AnastasiosTsakos in a hit-and-run then sobbed 'I'm sorry he's dead' after her arrest. #BackTheBlue pic.twitter.com/VKzMAy1nST— 🦋 Green Eyed Girl 🦋 (@i_greeneyedgirl) April 28, 2021
In the footage, she also spoke about her love of "weapons" comparing herself to the fictional DC character Harley Quinn and saying she always carries a knife.
"I'm for guns. I like guns. I like them - they're pretty," she says at one point where she is having a discussion with a male off camera.
"Maybe I'm a little Harley Quinn on the brain. I like weapons.
"I carry a knife with me everywhere I go.
"That shit is normally on my hip but I got this thing here so I can't do that.
"I like weapons because you're not going to try me.
"I got tried once in my life when I was very young and I didn't know no better.
"B**ch you're not going to try me again in my life as I fight n***as too.
"We can fight the police too.
"If you're going to shoot me, get it over with.
"What I'm saying is you're not going to try me while I'm still breathing."
She signs off the footage saying: "F**k the police. F**k them."
Hours later, Beauvais allegedly got behind the wheel of her Volkswagen and plowed into NYPD Highway Officer Anastasios Tsakos on the Long Island Expressway around 2 am Tuesday morning.
Tsakos was redirecting traffic following a separate fatal car accident in Queens when Beauvais' car allegedly veered and struck officer Tsakos head-on.
Tsakos, a married father to a three-year-old son and six-year-old daughter, was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Beauvais, who was allegedly intoxicated and driving with a suspended license at the time, allegedly sped away from the scene with a "completely shattered" windshield before being stopped by police.
She hit officer Tsakos with such force that her car was totaled from the impact.
Sources told New York Daily News she was almost double the legal alcohol limit for driving - registering a 0.15 on a Breathalyzer test - and was slurring her words and unsteady on her feet when cops arrested her.
She allegedly fumed at the arresting officers, telling them: "F**k you.
"I don't have to listen to you."
Beauvais, who says she has a 13-year-old son in the video, later offered a tearful apology for Tsakos' death as she was led out of the NYPD's 107th Precinct in handcuffs on Tuesday afternoon.
"I'm sorry that I hit him and that he's dead," she sobbed.
UPDATE : “I’m sorry that I hit him and that he’s dead” - 32 year Jessica Beauvais of Hempstead apologizes for this morning’s fatal hit and run that killed #NYPD officer Anastasios Tsakos - a father of two children from Suffolk County @News12LI @NYPDnews pic.twitter.com/s5tCD6rDm0— Eileen Lehpamer (@ELehpamer12) April 27, 2021
She now faces 13 charges including manslaughter in the second degree, aggravated manslaughter in the second degree, vehicular manslaughter in the second degree, and leaving the scene of an incident without reporting/death.
She later told officers she had two glasses of wine before taking her son to Hempstead, then smoked a joint, downed two shots of 1800 Patron Tequila, and drank a bottle of wine during her podcast, the criminal complaint states.
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a joint press conference with Mayor Bill de Blasio Tuesday that Beauvais was driving while intoxicated and with a suspended license.
She faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
However, elsewhere in her video, Beauvais goes on to say she doesn't "believe in prisons" but believes in capital punishment, saying "hang that b**ch."
"I don't even believe in prisons," she says.
"I literally believe in the eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth.
"If you guilty, blow his head off."
"F**k is you here for.
"Why I gotta feed you? For what?
"Y'all killing us for less, on the streets, and in jails blow his head off... you got certain states that want to hang people, hang that b*tch."
The police chief and mayor visited Tsako's home in East Northport, Long Island, to meet his grieving wife Irene, six-year-old daughter, and three-year-old son.
"The pain she is going through, there is no words for," de Blasio said.
"A few hours ago she was looking forward to seeing her husband again and now she won't.
"(His children) will never see their father again because someone did the wrong thing.
"Here is a good man who won't be home."