December 22, 2014

‘Time for de Blasio to Resign’

Hot Air’s Jazz Shaw doesn’t hold back, blaming New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for the heinous murders of two NYPD officers Saturday. “I’m not going to beat around the bush here,” Shaw writes. “It is time for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to resign. Yesterday’s assassination of two of New York City’s finest was only the latest and most devastating brush stroke on a canvas which has been coming into focus for months. When you are the mayor of a city you have many responsibilities, but one of the most vital (in terms of maintaining a functional societal structure) is the mandate to enforce the laws and maintain social order. It is the same for mayors everywhere, as well as governors and presidents. But currently, the state of relations between City Hall and the New York Police Department has devolved to the point of complete dysfunction, and criminals are well aware of this state of affairs. The fault for the creation of this toxic atmosphere is essentially found solely at the feet of Mayor de Blasio.” Given de Blasio’s temperament and reaction to police protesting his hospital visit by turning their backs on him, we don’t expect he’ll follow this advice. More…

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