Top NYPD Black Cop Philip Banks Resignation Ushers Racism Charges to Divert Attention from Real Issue-Too Much Al Sharpton Influence

Top NYPD Black Cop Philip Banks Resignation Ushers Racism Charges to Divert Attention from Real Issue-Too Much Al Sharpton Influence

sharptonBut few people got the news as early and from as high up the ladder as the Rev. Al Sharpton did. Sharpton said de Blasio called him Friday morning after Banks announced his resignation. Sharpton said he hopes to speak with Banks to get the former chief’s take on things.
“I told the mayor my concern is about diversity in the upper ranks, and reform of the police department,” Sharpton told the Daily News.

 

Whatever is said in the corrupt media about Police Commissioner Bill Bratton wanting an All-White dominated police command is a bunch of malarkey. The real is in New York City seems to be that the Rev. Al Sharpton, a man who belongs in prison for tax evasion, is the real power behind the thrown in NYC.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, a confirmed admirer of Communism, is only a puppet mayor that kowtows to Sharpton on every issue. Meanwhile the NYPD is out on an island alone getting no support from City Hall while at the same time having their hands tied to employ “politically correct” police tactics that puts their lives in danger as well as New Yorkers.

NY Daily News reports Chief of Department Philip Banks, in a Friday morning nypdstunner, abruptly retired rather than become the NYPD’s second-in-command — with a reduced crime-fighting role.

The shocking departure of the 28-year veteran blindsided Mayor de Blasio, left the NYPD without its two top minority officers and unleashed scathing criticism about the lack of diversity in the department.

“(Commissioner Bill) Bratton is trying to bring it back to a male, white-dominated police department,” said Anthony Miranda, head of the National Latino Officers Association. “Historically, that has not been the effective leadership to represent minority communities.”

The well-known, well-regarded Banks, 51, ended his illustrious career by filing his papers at 1 Police Plaza just four days after agreeing to become first deputy commissioner. Banks had hoped to expand the powers of the oft-marginalized first deputy’s job — but came to an impasse with Bratton over the parameters of the job he was being promoted to, sources said. Rather than negotiate the responsibilities of the new gig, the hands-on cop decided to walk.

He was scheduled to replace Rafael Piñeiro, who retired effective Friday from the NYPD’s No. 2 spot. Banks was making $200,000 a year in his old job.
As the city’s highest-ranked uniformed officer since March 2013, Banks enjoyed making tactical decisions and had little interest in landing behind a desk.

Word of his sudden departure was a headache for Bratton, plunging him and the 35,000-member NYPD into a maelstrom of political intrigue. It also sent shock waves through the rank-and-file, as well as City Hall.

But few people got the news as early and from as high up the ladder as the Rev. Al Sharpton did. Sharpton said de Blasio called him Friday morning after Banks announced his resignation. Sharpton said he hopes to speak with Banks to get the former chief’s take on things.

“I told the mayor my concern is about diversity in the upper ranks, and reform of the police department,” Sharpton told the Daily News.

The name of Gerald Nelson, the head of patrol borough Brooklyn and now the NYPD’s highest-ranking black officer, was already floated as a possible Banks replacement.
De Blasio, walking out of City Hall, declined to comment on exactly what led to Banks’ decision.

“I don’t want to interpret other people’s views,” the mayor said. “But I can tell you this much: I think he’s done a lot for the city. I think he’s had a great career with the NYPD.”

 

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So it’s not about who’s the best person to replace Banks, it’s who’s the best Black cop or minority cop. The measure should be who is the best crime fighter first and foremost regardless of color, sex, or sexual orientation. Other factors should be secondary.

 

Originally posted The Last Tradition

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel Gonzalez

Samuel Gonzalez

Samuel Gonzalez is the editor-in-chief of The Last Tradition, a blog he started in April 2009. Samuel is one of the top Latino bloggers in the country and his blog has been linked by Gateway Pundit, Right Wing News, Instapundit, Legal Insurrection, American Thinker and other top conservative blogs. He's a strong Reagan conservative, a Rush Limbaugh disciple, an unconventional Evangelical who not only takes on Liberal orthodoxy, but also challenges other so-called soft conservatives afraid to buck political correctness.

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