Thousands of cops from the NYPD & out-of-state turned their backs on NY mayor de Blasio as he eulogized Rafael Ramos, the cop murdered in a random act of violence by a deranged individual. They pulled the same stunt when the mayor spoke last week. The cops are still enflamed de Blasio didn’t sic them on those protesting the deaths of Michael Brown & Eric Garner.
NY Police Commissioner, William Bratton, has a SWAT team approach to policing but was hired by de Blasio so he’s equivocating up a storm, afraid to bite the hand that feeds him & unwilling to call the NYPD to order for insubordination.
It’s no big deal if they’re insubordinate to the mayor. Who gives a hoot!? They’ve been likened to the Westboro Baptist Church crowd who do anti-gay protests at military funerals. They’re far more akin to the storm troopers & brownshirts who facilitated Hitler & Mussolini’s rise to power. It’s scary as hell to think these people have been unleashed on Black youth.
To defend civil rights & civil liberties, all those of good will must respond to the call of the new civil rights movement.