Saturday, December 27, 2014

Thousands of Cops Turned Their Backs to Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Ignored His Speech at Officer Rafael Ramos’ Funeral Today


Photo: NYPD

Law enforcement officers turn their backs on a video monitor as Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during the funeral of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos. Photo: Reuters

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Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Cops turn backs on de Blasio at executed officer’s funeral
By Kathianne Boniello, Aaron Short and Shawn Cohen
December 27, 2014 | 11:32 a.m.
New York Post

As Mayor Bill de Blasio took the podium Saturday at the funeral of P.O. Rafael Ramos, thousands of police officers in the streets watching video of the service inside turned their backs, in unison, to the monitors.

Instead of listening to Hizzoner, whose brief remarks were carried live on large speakers and screens outside the Glendale church, the cops chatted and generally ignored the eulogy.

The mayor — whom union officials have said has “blood on his hands” for rhetoric that has created a dangerous atmosphere for cops, and led to the assassinations of Ramos and his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu — arrived 30 minutes early to the service at Christ Tabernacle Church with wife Chirlane McCray by his side.

I couldn't get an adequate aerial view, to show the immensity of the outpouring of support and respect for Officer Rafael Ramos and his family. This was the best shot I could find.

A huge crowd of officers refused to acknowledge de Blasio, who quietly greeted Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and his wife before slipping into the funeral home adjoining the Glendale house of worship through a side door.

The execution of Ramos and Liu as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn sparked a tidal wave of anger toward the mayor from the city’s cops, who turned their backs to him as he walked through a hospital corridor last Saturday night after visiting the officers’ grieving families.

Earlier that night, when de Blasio approached a group of NYPD’s Finest and said, “We’re all in this together,” a stone-faced officer replied, “No, we’re not.”

Officers again turned their backs on deBlasio Friday night when he arrived at Ramos’ wake.


Officer Ramos' widow holding the flag at his funeral today, flanked by her two sons, who are their father's spitting image
Paul Martinka

Many cops have blamed deBlasio for helping to create a climate of distrust in cops, turning them into targets as protests against police brutality swept through the city in the wake of a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict a cop in the July death of Eric Garner.

They pointed to Hizzoner’s comments in which he called an assault by Brooklyn Bridge protesters on two NYPD lieutenants an ¬“alleged” assault, even as dramatic video of the attack emerged.

De Blasio revealed in an ABC News interview earlier this month that he and First Lady Chirlane McCray had instructed their biracial son, Dante, about the “dangers” that police pose.

Things got so heated in the weeks leading up to the killings of Ramos and Liu, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association’s demanded that deBlasio stay away from the funerals of officers who could be cut down in the line of duty — a request the mayor did not oblige.

While Hizzoner tried to down play the increasing tensions, a coalition of retired NYPD cops took their anger to new heights yesterday by hiring a pilot to fly across the cities skies for hours with the sign, “DeBlasio, Our Backs Have Turned To You.”



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good! Bravo!..He deserves it and more.Good cops should have our respect.Besides,what kind of disingenuous,degenerate,diabolical treasonous person would marry a black radical lesbian?