Police officers turn their backs on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio as he is accused of having ‘blood on his hands’ over anti-police sentiments
Attacked: many are blaming the murder of two police officers in new York City on Saturday on Mayor Bill de Blasio (above)
- Hundreds are attacking Mayor Bill de Blasio, President Barack Obama and Al Sharpton after the murder of two police officers in Brooklyn on Saturday
- Many are saying that Mayor de Blasio has ‘blood on his hands’ and ‘should be charged with murder’
- Retired NYPD detective Harry Houck told CNN, ‘I guess Al Sharpton got what he wanted’
- A Move On petition demanding that Mayor de Blasio resign already has thousands of signatures
- Sharpton has released a statement saying, ‘We plan to hold a press conference in the morning to express our outrage and our condolences to the families and the police department’
- Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik said, ‘De Blasio, Sharpton and all those who encouraged this anti-cop, racist mentality all have blood on their hands’
- Hundreds of officers lined the street at the Woodhull medical Center and silently saluted as the bodies of the two police officers were driven away Saturday evening
Many are blaming the murder of two New York City cops on Saturday afternoon on Mayor Bill de Blasio following his recent support for protesters in the city marching in opposition to a grand jury’s decision to not indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner.
Hundreds have taken to social media to say that de Blasio has ‘blood on his hands’ and should ‘be charged with murder’ after the two men were killed ‘execution style’ in Brooklyn.
What’s more, many feel that de Blasio should not attend the officers’ funerals, this after many members of the NYPD signed a petition asking that the Mayor not attend their service should they be killed in the line of duty in light of his recent actions.
This as hundreds of NYPD members turned their backs on de Blasio as he entered a news conference Saturday afternoon.
These same officers later lined the streets outside the Woodhull medical Center and silently saluted as the bodies of the two slain officers were taken away.
Pat Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, said in a statement; ‘That blood on the hands starts on the steps of City Hall in the office of the Mayor.’
Mayor de Blasio responded to this, saying in a statement; ‘It’s unfortunate that in a time of great tragedy, some would resort to the irresponsible, overheated rhetoric that angers and divides people.’