All NYC police should walk off the job for 60 days and let de Blasio fight crime
the way he wants. That would be interesting to watch.
What has changed? For the last few years all we have heard from Conservatives is
how the police are a part of militarized force promoted by President Obama to
take over the country and take away your freedom, your home and your money. Now
all that has changed and Conservatives are on the side of the police? Help me
out here, what has changed? The change is that Liberals are claiming police
brutality! Because Liberals are involved this changes the playing field and now
Conservatives are whole heartedly on the side of the police. Amazing! We as
citizens have a right to question law enforcement and when Liberals join in
Conservatives jump the fence.Political issues are no place at a
"But for the second straight week, the number of summonses for minor
criminal offenses and traffic and parking violations decreased by more than 90
percent..." Good. What is wrong with that ? It's about time
we quit measuring our criminal justice system by the number of citations and
convictions. Writing citations is a source of revenue not a deterrent to
The mayor says the police were disrespectful – glad he did not
misinterpret their actions. Maybe next time he should not incite people to
When you label the whole police department as racist, i think it is clear who is
showing the most disrespect in this situation. Remember, it was on
the orders of the Mayor to arrest the cigarette selling man in NY who ended up
dieing from a a botched head lock/choke manuver. Accidents and unintended
actions can occur during arrests so if avoiding those type of minor situations
can help ease the tension in NY then that seems reasonable to me. DeBlasio has lost all respect and confidence of the entire police community.
It is beyond recovery. His latest effort to reappoint a judge last month who
gave bail to a know felon whom made terroristic threats to kill more cops pushed
everything over the edge. No doubt that the Mayor has no regard for cops given
DeBlasio said what he said, two cops got shot. Yesterday two more were shot.
Those officers should be turning their backs. DeBlasio is what he is and he is
part of the problem.
A protest is a protest. The mayor defends one group's right to protest and
criticizes another group for protesting. How do you spell hypocrite?
There is nothing wrong in supporting peaceful protest. As Mayor, he is
upholding the law. Trying to defuse a situation until all of the facts are in
tells me he is competent. What would be the point of starting excessive
violence? If the officers are offended, get over it. The news media has taken
away any justification for indignation.If you are that offended, resign.
The mayor has forgotten that to receive respect, one must respect others. He has
not respected the NYPD or the often dangerous and difficult job they perform.
Winning the mayoral race does not entitle him to be respected for poor
de Blasio can't have it both ways. He wants to be seen with the
protesters, but he is part of the reason they are protesting. He is the
city's elected mayor, and has the legal obligation to hire/fire the police
administration. His speech of support to the protesters matter, and he has
further inflamed the public against the Police Officers that he is supposed to
be leading.If he is unable to lead the city that he has been elected
to manage then he should resign. If he is unwilling ask the protesters for
peace and to support the families of the Offices butchered by a murder, then he
loses the right to demand that the city's Police Officers listen to his
offending speech.Lead, follow, or get the "heck" out of the
@truthBoth the mayor and the police need to stop behaving in ways that
only further the divisiveness and start being part of the solution.