New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is no friend to the New York Police Department, but that’s ok. They’re not feeling very hospitable towards him, either.
And who can blame them?
Last week, NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia was murdered by a gunman, as she sat with her partner in her patrol car.
Familia was a 12 year veteran of the force.
So how did de Blasio react to this attack?
He hopped a plane to Germany, to play Protest-boy at the G20 Summit the very next day.
The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association head Patrick Lynch blasted de Blasio for his absence.
“The mayor is the compass for the city of New York,” Lynch told the Daily News before Familia’s funeral. “And unfortunately, when a police officer got killed, his compass led him to Germany rather than here on the Concourse. He should have been here with the family…He should have been there with us.”
Officer Familia’s funeral service was held earlier Tuesday. De Blasio managed to show up for this, complete with rehearsed speech.
So how was this received?
Hundreds of NYPD officers turned their backs to de Blasio.
This isn’t the first time de Blasio has warranted this treatment.
NYPD cops made a similar symbolic gesture in 2014, turning their back on de Blasio as tensions mounted between police and the mayor over the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, at the hands of police, as well as the assassination of two NYPD officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, by a gunman.
I remember how quick de Blasio was to throw his police officers under the bus then, as well.
De Blasio is the worst example of a smug liberal, so invested in his social justice causes that he forgets to represent ALL of New York City.
The remedy for that is at the ballot box.