De Blasio To Police: “We’re All In This Together”. Police Response? “No, We’re Not”, Turn Their Back On Him
De Blasio, you’re with Al, not the NYPD. You own this too.
Via NY Post:
The two officers were pronounced dead at Woodhull Hospital, where their colleagues and family members huddled tearfully.
City Council President Melissa Mark-Viverito and Mayor Bill de Blasio were less than welcome guests at the poignant gathering.
“We’re all in this together,” the mayor told grieving cops, according to a cop who was there.
“No we’re not,” one officer said tersely in response.
Just last week cops began signing a “Don’t Insult My Sacrifice” waiver, distributed by the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, that warned the mayor and speaker to stay away from funerals of cops killed in the line of duty.
Lieutenants Benevolent Association President Lou Turco, like many cops, likened the murders to the 1988 assassination of Police Officer Eddie Byrne.
The 22-year-old rookie cop was alone in a squad car in Jamaica, Queens, guarding the home of a witness in a drug case, when he was shot in the head five times.
The hit was ordered by jailed drug kingpin “Pappy” Mason, in retaliation for his arrest.
At the presser, the police turned their backs on De Blasio:
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