NYPD union BANS Mayor Blasio from funerals of cops killed on duty after his callous remarks regarding Garner chokehold death
Disgusted by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent remarks about Eric Garner’s death while resisting arrest, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association is making it clear they do not want him attending the funerals of their own. Blasio, who has children with his black wife, said publicly after the incident that he fears for his son’s safety when dealing with the police because of his race, and that the police need to change the way they use chokeholds.
According to the Daily Mail,
The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association posted a form on its website that members could download and sign, barring the mayor and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito from their service.
It simply reads: ‘As a New York City police officer, (I) request that Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito refrain from attending my funeral services.’
The letter then goes on to state that their ‘consistent refusal to show police officers the support and respect they deserve’ would mean their attendance is an ‘insult’.
The police are supposed to be on the side of the law, not the other way around. The death of Eric Garner had nothing to do with race; Officer Darren Wilson’s supervisor was a black female NYPD sergeant. She never told him to stop the chokehold during the entire incident that was caught on video. Mayor Blasio turning on law enforcement over trumped-up, dishonest accusations of racism is a troubling step toward anarchy.
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