This time is challenging for many police officers across the nation. Law enforcement is under siege like never before. Whether it’s from violent rioters throwing objects or Democrat mayors agreeing to reduce funding to local police departments, morale amongst those who protect and serve is down big time.
Unfortunately, leftist leaders are doing little to nothing to improve the morale of police officers across the nation. In fact, many Democrat leaders have fed into the narrative that law enforcement is inherently and systemically racist.
Now, New York police officers are facing the brunt of character assassinations from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Yesterday, De Blasio accused New York police officers of “fomenting hatred” before outrightly stating that he has no respect for them, reports Breitbart News.
NYPD vs. the New York City Mayor
While speaking with reporters, Mayor De Blasio tore into the NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA). After accusing members of this association of pushing hate and deeming them as unworthy of his respect, the New York City mayor claimed that the SBA doesn’t “help move us forward” or “create anything good.”
The impact of DeBlasio’s bad decision & personal political agenda has now put people’s lives’ in danger. The idiocy of signing City Coucils harmful legislation has sent a chilling effect on public safety. @NYCMayor @NYDailyNews @LAPPL @IngrahamAngle @FoxNews @ABC7NY @CNN pic.twitter.com/CaqSnA7k9H
— SBA (@SBANYPD) July 16, 2020
To date, these are some of the most flagrant and outright verbal attacks that police officers have faced from leaders in power. Despite ripping into police officers, the New York City mayor has not indicated any willingness to forego law enforcement protections for himself or his family.
The above rhetoric from De Blasio will only embolden others who hate officers and even wish to see them dead.
Response from the Sergeants Benevolent Association
Needless to say, the SBA did not waste any time in issuing a public response to strong remarks from the New York City mayor. SBA President Ed Mullins thanked De Blasio for being honest for “the first time since he’s been in office.”
I’m at City Hall with the latest updates. https://t.co/RMQicjQIrl
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 16, 2020
Mullins additionally added that the New York City mayor hates police officers along with personal accountability. More information from the SBA confirms that De Blasio has actually ordered New York police officers not to act in response to violent riots; however, the New York City mayor has wasted no time in seeking funding from the federal government.
During a Fox News interview, Mullins furthermore warned that New York is facing riots, attacks on police officers, and no leadership whatsoever.
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