An anti-Bill de Blasio banner, “Our backs have turned to you,” was flown over New York City amid tensions with NYPD. This comes after cops Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were gunned down by Ismaaiyl Brinsley while they sat in their patrol car in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
….But former cop John Cardillo blogged that a “large and unified group of current and retired NYC Police Officers, Detectives, & Supervisors” asked him to post a lengthy statement about the plane once it was in sight over the city shortly before 9 a.m.
“We are outraged by the mayor’s incendiary rhetoric, and for facilitating the current hostile climate towards the NYPD. We understand that the department and even our own unions can only go so far in their public condemnation of the mayor as to not irreparably damage the working relationship with the city, or future contract negotiations,” the statement read.
“It is our opinion that Mayor de Blasio’s dangerous and irresponsible comments about his and his wife’s concern for their son’s safety at the hands of the NYPD fueled the flames that led to civil unrest, and potentially to the deaths of PO Wenjian Liu and PO Rafael Ramos, as well as the continued threats against NYPD personnel. The Mayor shows us no respect, and encourages the public to follow his lead.”
Others are incensed by de Blasio’s public commentary about advising his biracial son, Dante, to be wary in any interaction with the police.
Source: NY Daily News
My husband and I have had the conversation with our two sons about how to interact with the police. That’s just the reality we have to live with. I see nothing wrong if Bill de Blasio told his son that.
Here’s the anti-de Blasio banner that was flown over New York City in repudiation of the mayor. It’s just shameful.
— New York Post (@nypost) December 26, 2014
This comes as Eric Garner’s daughter, Erica Garner, tweeted a link to the address of Officer Justin D’Amico, who was present during the chokehold death of her father.
This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.