The New York Times is very, very upset that the NYPD is demonstrating their displeasure with Mayor Bill deBlasio … who has attacked the NYPD as racist and openly sided with the protesters who’ve been chanting “What do we want? Dead Cops!”
When he spoke at a police graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden on Monday, some in the crowd booed and heckled him. This followed the mass back-turning by scores of officers when the mayor spoke on Saturday at the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos; the virtual back-turning the day before by an airplane-towed banner (“Our backs have turned to you”), and the original spiteful gesture by officers on the night Mr. de Blasio visited the hospital where Officer Ramos and his partner, Wenjian Liu, lay dead.
Mr. de Blasio isn’t going to say it, but somebody has to: With these acts of passive-aggressive contempt and self-pity, many New York police officers, led by their union, are squandering the department’s credibility, defacing its reputation, shredding its hard-earned respect.
Note who the NYTimes is not condemning: The protesters who’ve been chanting “What do we want? Dead Cops!”
As for Mayor deBlasio, I am sure he envies the unquestioned power and authority the Communist Sandinistas … whom he went down to Nicaragua to support back in the eighties… and the Castro Communists in Cuba … where he went for his honeymoon… exerted over their proletariat.