New York City’s newest mayor – Red Bill de Blasio, probably the farthest left mayor in the nation – may have committed the unforgivable sin.
DeBlasio has made [the]following [statement after]a grand jury’s decision not to indict the NYPD officer whose actions, including an illegal chokehold, contributed to the death of Eric Garner. DeBlasio has stated publicly that he has taught his 17-year-old bi-racial son, Dante, about being careful around NYPD officers.
“We’ve had to literally train him, as families have all over this city for decades, in how to take special care in any encounter he has with the police officers who are there to protect him.”
Red Bill is training his son, and by example encouraging others to do the same, to distrust the police. To look at the police, who serve under his leadership as Mayor of New York City, as oppressors. To see them as “the problem.” Red Bill’s son is black.
That didn’t sit well with his police force.
[T]he Patrolmen’s Benevoloent Association (PBA) has offered a statement that officers can sign, requesting that the Mayor, and also City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, stay away from their funerals, should they be killed in the line of duty.
The text of the request is made available via the Atlantic.
“I, [NAME], as a New York City police officer, request that Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito refrain from attending my funeral services in the event that I am killed in the line of duty. Due to Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Mark-Viverito’s consistent refusal to show police officers the support and respect they deserve, I believe that their attendance at the funeral of a fallen New York City police officer is an insult to that officer’s memory and sacrifice.”
Perhaps Red Bill would be better served spending a little more time listening to – and having his son listen to – rational thinking people like Jason Riley. Riley is a prominent journalist with the Wall St. Journal. He makes his point on MSNBC speaking to a group of liberal talking heads whose heads almost exploded.
Andrea Mitchell scrambled to save the day but Riley wasn’t about to let them off the hook.
Mitchell interjected that blacks were also the victims of the Missouri looting.
“At the same time, at the same weekend that this went down in Ferguson,” continued Riley, “we had 26 shootings in Chicago, but Al Sharpton didn’t head to Chicago. He headed to St. Louis because he has an entirely different agenda, which is to continue to blame whites.”
Harman and Mitchell then proceeded to interrupt Riley so that he could not articulate another sentence, until Mitchell could change the topic.
We certainly hope that Red Bill never has the opportunity to decide whether he’s going to attend or not attend a cop’s funeral. We would also hope he’d let the idea that his cops didn’t want him anywhere near their mourning families.
We’re not holding our breath on that one.
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