January 5, 2015

NYPD Expands Protest of NYC Mayor

In response to allegations of police racism made by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the city’s police have turned their backs (literally) on the mayor at the funerals for slain NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos – even when Police Commissioner William Bratton asked the force to respect the ceremonies. NYPD is also on a working strike, as the department has virtually stopped enforcing traffic laws, making drug arrests and, in the words of one NYPD supervisor, “only making arrests when they have to.” De Blasio brought this backlash on himself with his outrageous racism accusations. But as Red State’s Leon Wolf writes, the actions of the NYPD create a “dangerous precedent” if future politicians ever want to cut the bloated bureaucracy of government. There are other ways for the NYPD to petition de Blasio for a redress of grievances that do not endanger the public or disrupt a memorial to a fallen law enforcement officer. More…

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