NYC Mayor de Blasio says police were disrespectful to turn backs

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  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 7, 2015 9:39 a.m.

    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.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    Jan. 7, 2015 7:23 a.m.

    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 funeral!

  • kolob1 sandy, UT
    Jan. 6, 2015 4:37 p.m.

    "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 criminals.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 6, 2015 12:27 p.m.

    The mayor says the police were disrespectful – glad he did not misinterpret their actions. Maybe next time he should not incite people to violent actions.

  • Back Talk Federal Way, WA
    Jan. 6, 2015 10:03 a.m.

    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 that action.

  • Uncle_Fester Niskayuna, NY
    Jan. 6, 2015 7:45 a.m.

    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.

  • Linus Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 6, 2015 7:22 a.m.

    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?

  • Itsjstmeagain Merritt Island, Fl
    Jan. 6, 2015 6:25 a.m.

    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.

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 5, 2015 10:10 p.m.

    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 leadership.

  • majmajor Layton, UT
    Jan. 5, 2015 7:26 p.m.

    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 way!

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Jan. 5, 2015 6:20 p.m.

    Both the mayor and the police need to stop behaving in ways that only further the divisiveness and start being part of the solution.