Might be time for a wave of the blue flu. Maybe on New Year’s Eve, just to teach this jerk a lesson.
Mayor de Blasio acts more like the leader of “a f- -king revolution” than a city, police-union President Pat Lynch said at a recent delegate meeting.
“He is not running the City of New York. He thinks he’s running a f- -king revolution,” said Lynch, head of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, during the private gathering in Queens last Friday.
Lynch, who was secretly recorded, also all but ordered a rule-book slowdown, according to the seven-minute tape obtained by Capital New York.
“If we won’t get support when we do our jobs . . . then we’re going to do it the way they want it,” Lynch said. “Let me be perfectly clear: We will use extreme discretion in every encounter.”
Lynch, when referring to de Blasio, encouraged members to be wary of what he called “enemies.” “Our friends, we’re courteous to them. Our enemies, extreme discretion,” he said. “The rules are made by them to hurt you. Well, now we’ll use those rules to protect us.”
In response de Blasio will be meeting with the “mostly peaceful” protest thugs today.
Police union leaders have publicly disagreed with Mayor Bill de Blasio since the mayor called for an end to “the stop-and-frisk era” during his campaign last year, and the union has escalated its rhetoric amid protests following the Garner decision.
This morning, de Blasio is scheduled to atttend a CompStat meeting at NYPD headquarters and on Friday he’ll meet with members of Justice League NYC, a police reform advocacy group helping to organize daily demonstrations around the city. The group is led by former Al Sharpton aide Tamika Mallory, and wants as part of their demands, an “end” to Broken Windows policing and the “immediate” passage of two bills to limit police in the City Council.
In the audio recording, Lynch urges officers to police the streets in a way that protects them from critics.
“There’s a book they make for us where if you carried it with you, you won’t need to go to the gym,” Lynch said. “Every time there’s a problem, they tell us what we can’t do. They tell us what we shouldn’t do. But they never tell us what we can do. We’re going to take that book, their rules and we’re going to protect ourselves because they won’t. We will do it the way they want us to do it. We will do it with their stupid rules, even the ones that don’t work.”
Pretty soon the days of Dinkins will be looked upon nostalgically.