Police Officers Turn Their Backs on Mayor de Blasio Again … This Time at the Funeral of NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu (VIDEO)
As Yogi Berra used to say, “It’s like deja-vu, all over again.”
Despite requests and the memo sent to the NYPD by Commissioner Bratten not to turn their backs this weekend on NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, today at the funeral of NYPD officer Wenjian Liu, police officers by the thousands ignored the request and once again turned their backs on NYC Mayor de Blasio.
Thousands of police turned their backs Sunday as Mayor Bill de Blasio eulogized an officer shot dead with his partner, repeating a stinging display of scorn for the mayor despite entreaties to put anger aside.
The show of disrespect came outside the funeral home where Officer Wenjian Liu was remembered as an incarnation of the American dream: a man who had emigrated from China at age 12 and devoted himself to helping others in his adopted country. The gesture among officers watching the mayor’s speech on a screen added to tensions between the mayor and rank-and-file police even as he sought to quiet them.
Sorry, but the police officers have every right to turn their backs in disrespect to the mayor. It was de Blasio who started this and continues to take the side of others against the NYPD. To get respect you must be worthy of respect and de Blasio is not. The police are supposed to be vilified by punks and the NYC mayor and in turn are supposed to just stand there and take it? Sorry police commissioner Bratton, it does not work that way and you know it.
Check out all of the police officers with their backs turned to the monitor of Mayor de Blasio speaking in the background.