Spending the past few weeks demonizing his own police force, citing “centuries of racism” for their actions, and siding with protesters trying to incite riots against police, has left blood on the hands of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The mayor has made a series of incendiary comments about New York City police in the wake of the Eric Garner incident and subsequent lack of indictment. Garner was placed in a chokehold by a police officer, with many complaining he used excessive force.
De Blasio, rather than trying to quell fears by saying this might be an isolated non-racial incident, and that it will be thoroughly investigated, has indicated that the police were motivated by “centuries of racism.” He would also go on to state that he has had to tell his son Dante, who is biracial, that he should never reach for his cellphone when interacting with police because he ‘might be misinterpreted if it was a young man of color’ by police.
De Blasio and his close personal friend Al Sharpton, even sided with protesters who were chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops!”
This weekend, that rhetoric came to a head, as two police officers were brutally assassinated by a man motivated by the riots for both the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases.
City police were rightfully pissed off with De Blasio, and turned their backs on him as he entered the hospital to pay his respects to their slain colleagues.
Via the Daily News:
Believing City Hall has betrayed them, cops demonstrated their anger Saturday by turning their backs on Mayor de Blasio as he entered a Brooklyn hospital to pay his respects to two murdered officers.
A startling video shows a hallway at Woodhull Hospital filled with officers silently facing away from de Blasio as he walks a blue gantlet.
The demonstration, captured by WPIX11 News, included the presidents of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and the Sergeants Benevolent Association.
“Mayor de Blasio, the blood of these two officers is clearly on your hands,” Ed Mullins, president of the sergeants association, said in a statement to his union members Saturday night.
“It is your failed policies and actions that enabled this tragedy to occur,” he said. “I only hope and pray that more of these ambushes and executions do not happen again.”
Watch the incredible footage of police officers standing in solidarity with their fallen brethren, while the man who runs the city and helped aide in the atmosphere that led to their murders walks through …
De Blasio was actually banned from attending the funerals of police officers last week – prior to the weekend assassinations – because he had continually cast them as racist. So it’s little surprise that the police force turned their back on the mayor.