De Blasio Has No Intention of Fixing Riff with NYPD … NYC Mayor Reappointed Brooklyn Judge Laura Johnson
NYC Mayor Continues to poke his finger in the eyes of the NYPD … De Blazio is a Disgrace.
It would appear that NYC Mayor Bill De Blazio plans to challenge Barack Obama for the #1 community agitator of 2015. After saying that he supports police and wants to bridge the divide that currently exists between the NYPD and the Mayors office, De Blazio reappointed Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson to another year on Wednesday. This is the same judge who let individuals out of jail without bail who made terrorist threats against police officers. One of who was a gang member charged with posting police death threats online. REALLY? This is the mayor that wants to make amends with the police? What a crock.
Sergeants union chief Ed Mullins said of De Blasio’s actions, “He had the opportunity to demonstrate good will and support for the police, and he once again has demonstrated the opposite.” Dennis Quirk, the head of the state court officers union, called de Blasio’s decision “a disgrace.”
NYC Mayor De Blazio, left – Judge Laura Johnson, right
Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered another blow to New York’s Finest on Wednesday when he reappointed a Brooklyn judge who freed without bail two men who threatened cops just days after the Bed-Stuy double police assassination.
The stunning decision came even as one of the suspects — a gang member charged with posting police death threats online — skipped a court date and had a warrant out for his arrest, sources said.
Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson had faced a midnight expiration of her term. She was appointed by then-Mayor Mike Bloomberg in January 2013.
Her one-year, interim reappointment by de Blasio outraged law enforcement officials a day after he met with the heads of five police unions to heal his fractured relationship with cops.
“The mayor’s actions of reappointing this judge are completely hypocritical to his argument that he’s pro-police and counterproductive to what he claims to be an effort to open dialogue going forward,” said sergeants union chief Ed Mullins.
“He had the opportunity to demonstrate good will and support for the police, and he once again has demonstrated the opposite.”
The head of the state court officers union, Dennis Quirk, called de Blasio’s decision “a disgrace.”
With these types of actions by De Blazio, no one has the right to tell the NYPD that they have no right to turn their backs to this Judas.
UPDATE I: The Daily News discusses whether de Blasio’s tense relationship with the NYPD casting shadow over DNC bid for 2016.
In other words, Democrat Party officials could care less that their liberal NYC mayor does not support the people who protect and serve, but rather the optics and how it will cast a bad light on Democrats. Screw the police, this is just about the further liberal politicization of the police doing their job.
Party officials are concerned the bad blood might still be an issue when the convention is held in 2016, stealing the spotlight from the party’s presidential nominee, a top Democrat told the Daily News.
“They’re worried about the optics,” said the source, who is familiar with the Democratic National Committee’s deliberations.
“Will [the police] turn their backs on the mayor? They don’t want side stories. The story should be the convention.”