Comrad Bill de Blasio has just been rebuffed by his own NYPD officers at the funeral of executed cop Miosotis Familia on Tuesday in a display of protest over his determination to go to Germany last week immediately following the aftermath of her death.
On Tuesday, thousands of people loaded up the World Changers Church in The Bronx to lay Familia, a single mother-of-three, to rest. Outside, a mass of more people stood beneath screens and speakers which broadcast the service. When Mayor De Blasio appeared on screen, there were many in the crowd that turned their backs on him in a show of protest over his determination to go to Hamburg, Germany last week in the aftermath of the officer’s death.
During his unexpected trip, De Blasio was a speaker at a protest against the then ongoing G-20 Summit of world leaders in Hamburg. In a very weird move, he used his appearance at the anti-establishment demonstration to exalt his own police force.
The trip meant that he missed a rite for officer Familia on Saturday. That move had incensed New York City residents severely, and caught the attention of President Trump, who knocked it on Twitter.
On Tuesday, de Blasio, in an apparent attempt to redeem himself, gave an impassioned speech calling for increased support of police officers.
Oblivious to the protest outside, he said:
‘We’ve watched with horror these attacks on our police here in New York City and all around our country. It sickens us, and we know they cannot be tolerated, and we know they must end.’
‘But in fact,’ he added, ‘we must end it. It’s not a one-way street, my friends. We must help our police in every way, just as we ask them to help us in our moment of need. … They need us to be their eyes and ears. They need our solidarity and support.’
Taking aim at protesters and the media for what he sees as too much criticism of officers, Police Commissioner James O’Neill said Familia’s death “should remind everybody that the civility of our city rests on a knife’s edge.”
‘Where are the demonstrations for the single mom who cared for her elderly mother and three children?” he asked to a thunderous, extended standing ovation from an audience packed with officers. ‘There is anger and sorrow, but why is there no outrage?’
De Blasio went on to further his attempt to patch up is image with more PR dribble by calling Familia a ‘beautiful New York City story’ and said she ’embodied the American spirit’, ‘She embodied the American dream.’ He also said that she “lived life the right way.”
The cops’ protest was remindful of the 2015 funeral of Wenjian Liu who was also murdered by a cop-hating gunman. At that time, de Blasio did not fair too well with his own police officers, there either.
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