When the Williamsburg Satmar Rebbe Zalman Leib Teitelbaum left Brooklyn to visit Israel whose statehood he does not acknowledge, he was escorted by a large motorcade with flashing emergency lights and sirens. These cars drove erratically and unsafely and broke the speed limit as they tried to keep up with the rebbe's car. All of this is illegal. But in New York City, legality is a very porous thing.
Above: Zalman Leib Teitelbaum
These are not police cars you'll see in the video posted below. They're private Shomrim and Hatzolah cars. The NYPD supposedly allowed this motorcade to take place and approved (or looked the other way) when the lights and sirens were used – another example of NYPD corruption and Satmar political power. But don't blame the NYPD alone. They mayor and a number of other elected officials also share the blame: