New York Mayor Bill De Blasio needs to resign. He has failed the city. And yes, he does bear some responsibility for the murders of two police officers in his city. He ran for Mayor on an anti-cop campaign. Al Sharpton is one of his best buddies. De Blasio’s paranoia has him thinking his police are spying on him.
He’s encouraged the anti-cop protesters and has lost control of the city. He’s handed it over to them.
De Blasio tried to pin blame for much of the unrest on the press:
He said utterance of such slogans was disproportionately reported by various news media, “You’re part of this, too,” the mayor said heatedly to reporters this press conference.
“What you managed to do is pull up the few — who do not represent the majority — who say inappropriate things, who shouldn’t be saying those things, and some who actually physically attack police offices.”
He went on in that vein for several minutes, becoming more forceful and shutting down a persistent reporter by addressing him as “my friend,” a phrase he paired with a death stare.
Rather than convince, the tirade revealed. Like looking at an X-ray, we saw the real de Blasio. It wasn’t a pretty sight.
His heart remains with the protesters, and in spirit, he is still with them, denouncing the very police force that works for him. His passion for the anti-cop agenda is so deep that he wasn’t capable of following his own advice to take a break from divisiveness for even a single day.
The mayor’s intemperate performance was unforgettable, and unforgivable. Any hope that he would own up to the fact that he contributed to the atmosphere that led to Saturday’s bloody explosion was dashed.
For all the “peaceful protester” cries, Tom Maguire observes:
“All too often when our friends on the left stage a protest it turns violent. At which point, we hear explanations about how it was hijacked by a radical fringe and we are all supposed to be surprised. Maybe one day these leaders on the left will achieve a better understanding of their base.”
Cops have been attacked as part of these peaceful protests.
The hammer attack on the police speaks for itself, but was anyone to block traffic, tunnels or bridges at any other time they would be promptly arrested.
That’s not a peaceful protest.
Protesters invaded stores and impaired their ability to conduct business. They staged “die-ins” at Apple stores and Macy’s.
This is bullshit.
Compromising commerce is not peaceful. Protesters do not have a right to trample on the rights of everyone else.
How does anyone imagine you might be treated were you to block De Blasio in his mansion and not allow him to leave? How does imagine you might be treated were you to block De Blasio’s family from going anywhere- peacefully, of course? Would De Blasio support “the right of citizens to express themselves” in such a manner?
Not bloody likely.
For those of you who think De Blasio is not anti-cop:
But the action that turned off cops most of all was his defense of City Hall staffer Rachel Noerdlinger, a longtime Sharpton aide whose son and boyfriend posted anti-police messages on their Facebook accounts. The boyfriend allegedly tried to drive a cop off the road in Edgewater, New Jersey, and later pleaded to a lesser offense, according to the New York Post. The mayor stood behind Noerdlinger for weeks until her son was arrested for trespassing – and even then he didn’t fire her. When she left her job, City Hall officials said she was on leave.
“His words and his deeds don’t match,” said veteran cop reporter Leonard Levitt, who runs NYPD Confidential, a website fed by tips from inside the department and widely read by the rank-and-file. “You had Noerdlinger’s son calling cops ‘pigs’ and de Blasio doesn’t think that’s inappropriate? What message are you sending? De Blasio says it’s just the union guys who are angry. It’s not. It’s everybody. I’ve been covering this for 25 years and I have never seen anything like it… The mayor doesn’t have a clue.”
De Blasio has supported the mob and now he learns they don’t have any respect for him. He asked that protests be suspended until after the funerals of the two slain policemen.
This is what a progressive utopia looks like. New York, you made a huge mistake.
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