NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio blasts as ‘ludicrous’ and ‘idiotic’ report that he’d side with Sharpton over Bratton: Thou protest too much?
Reports also say that Mayor de Blasio BEGGED Al Sharton not to have a march over the Verrazano Bridge. Maybe that’s a false report as well? Wink wink.
Silvie reports Mayor Bill de Blasio blasted as “idiotic” a published report saying he’d throw NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton “under the bus” to appease the Rev. Al Sharpton after the July 17 chokehold death of Eric Garner.
The report, published on DNAinfo.com Tuesday, was headlined, “De Blasio Would Dump Bratton in Showdown with Sharpton, Sources Say.”
During a media event Wednesday, hizzoner denied that he’d drop Bratton when a reporter brought up the DNAinfo story.
“I have a high-pain threshold when it comes to untruths being told in print, but this is ludicrous. It’s inappropriate. It’s idiotic,” de Blasio said. “I don’t know how many times I’ve said we have the finest police leader in the United States – and I believe that in my heart. I think Bill Bratton is doing an extraordinary job. So, I’m kind of sick of this notion of let’s make everything about personalities and conflict.
“We are blessed to have Bill Bratton as our commissioner and he’s doing a great job. And he and I are absolutely united in our approach to fighting crime and bringing police and community together. We share a vision of bringing police and community together. That’s why stops are down. That’s why marijuana arrests are down. That’s why you see efforts like the Interrupters being fostered and supported along with the cooperation of the NYPD. So I would wish that people would not talk to unnamed sources and would actually ask me. I’m quite available to answer the question.”
Originally posted at The Last Tradition
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