NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Has “No Respect” for NYPD Union Presidents
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke of his contempt for the Presidents of the Sergeants Benevolent Association on Thursday, bashing one of the largest police unions representing sergeants of the New York Police Department.
“The [Sergeants Benevolent Association] has only practiced division, they foment hatred … they do not try to help us move forward,” said de Blasio at a Thursday press conference.
SBA President Ed Mullins has been increasingly critical of de Blasio’s leadership as mayor, questioning the mayor’s consideration of public safety after the city cut $1 billion from the NYPD’s budget. De Blasio has consistently thrashed the leadership and integrity of the NYPD, most recently calling off the officers during some of the worst mass looting in the country following the death of George Floyd. Mullins hailed de Blasio for his honesty in revealing his contempt for the police union.
“This is the first time since he’s been in office that he’s told the truth. The City knows he hates cops and accountability, thank him for finally being honest.”
Curiously, while de Blasio has consistently blamed and scapegoated the NYPD for the police department’s alleged brutality, he’s consistently shied away from abolishing the department, alienating some left-wing activists who will settle for nothing more than a replacement of traditional police.
New York City murders and shootings have soared by percentages of up to 70%, with the wave of violence following the city’s Floyd riots threatening to send New York back to its crime-ridden era of the 70’s and 80’s.
Police from neighboring Yonkers, New York and Suffolk County are now restricted from conducting official business in New York City by their own local leadership; over concerns that out-of-city officers would face criminal liability for standard police practices normally immune from criminal prosecution.
SUFFOLK COUNTY Police now Prohibited from conducting official business in NYC. Governor Cuomo where are you? @1010WINS @ABC7NY @NBCNews @washingtonpost @nypost @NYDailyNews @NY1 @CBSNewYork @WSJ @nytimes @wpix @fox5ny pic.twitter.com/egEh4RLNhb
— SBA (@SBANYPD) July 17, 2020