The NYPD is pissed with New York’s mayor Bill de Blasio, after he expressed his shock and disgust that officer Daniel Paneleo was not indicted for the choke-hold death of Eric Garner. The officers gripe is that Mayor deBlasio didn’t support their position but instead incited a hostile environment and fuel for protesters. Their outrage is even calling for de Blasio’s resignation.
de Blasio made his comments in the aftermath of the deaths of black men, including Eric Garner and Michael Brown, at the hands of white police officers. Neither of the officers involved were charged.
‘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.’
But c’mon now, did Mayor de Blasio really fuel the flames for these peaceful protest or are NYPD officers just upset because the current movements by protesters throughout the country are shining a big fat light on corrupt police officers everywhere? Just like I don’t believe that de Blasio, the protectors or any other person excising their free right to protest are responsible for the assassination of the two police officers in Brooklyn. The act of one cannot speak for the action of all.