HARLEM -- The NYPD were responding to a call about shots being fired. When the officers arrived on the scene, they were met by a mob of people throwing things at their vehicle.

NYC PBA wrote on Twitter, "this is what a “light touch” looks like: Police officers responding to a shots fired job in Harlem last night were met with this.
@NYCMayor @NYCSpeakerCojo and company should be held responsible for surrendering our city."

Judging by the video, the relations between New York police and the general public are not on the best terms. This behavior makes it difficult for police to conduct their work, keep people safe, and make sure there's order in the community.

Here's the video footage: