December 15, 2014

NYC Cops to Mayor: Stay Away From Our Funerals

A group of New York City police officers is telling the mayor of the city and the city’s council speaker to stay away from funerals for those killed in the line of duty. The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association is encouraging its members to sign a flyer banning the two politicians from attending their funerals. “I, as a New York City police officer, request that Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito refrain from attending my funeral services in the event that I am killed in the line of duty,” the flyer read. “Due to Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Mark-Viverito’s consistent refusal to show police officers the support and respect they deserve, I believe that their attendance at the funeral of a fallen New York City police officer is an insult to that officer’s memory and sacrifice.” The police are angry at the mayor for throwing them under the bus as a bunch of racists when protests erupted after a police officer was not indicted after Eric Garner died resisting arrest in Staten Island. More…

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