The anti-police climate of hate starts at the top. Well, that means Al Sharpton would be to blame, but technically that stooge Bill de Blasio is the mayor of New York City.
A war of words erupted in the city’s 911 call center Saturday over allegations two operators made “anti-police” remarks after the assassinations of two cops, the Daily News has learned.
The fracas occurred when news broke that Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu had been shot execution-style by a deranged gunman, sources said.
The remarks were allegedly made by a couple of the 911 operators who handle NYPD calls — and two Fire Department dispatchers in earshot got heated in response, sources said.
The alleged comment that created the most friction was when one said the cops had “deserved it,” said a law enforcement source.
That started a shouting match with two FDNY dispatchers.
The comments made one of them “sick to his stomach” and he moved to another desk to avoid getting into a bigger fight, sources said.
The workers were in the 911 call center in Brooklyn’s MetroTech Center — but the spat was only between the FDNY and cop operators. None of the city’s EMS operators were involved, sources said.
Meanwhile, the vacationing president, who rushes to speak out on any case involving the police, remains silent. Another day or so and he’ll become a victim.
The targeted killings of the two officers also put those who in recent weeks had criticized police tactics on defense, with some politicians blaming the rhetoric by Obama, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and others for inciting violence.
That’s made the situation more difficult for Obama.
“It’s a tough balance,” said Princeton political historian Julian Zelizer. “Politically, it’s very explosive, and there are heated passions on all sides.”
Obama has taken a cautious approach to the latest story, and has yet to appear on-camera to discuss the killings of the two New York cops.
He couldn’t wait to rush in front of the cameras after Darren Wilson wasn’t indicted, you should remember. And in case you missed it, the stooge de Blasio actually blamed the media for his mess Monday.
Despite his newly professed desire to protect cops, de Blasio got into a red-faced exchange with one reporter who asked whether he would be “comfortable” if his own kids chanted that the NYPD is “racist.”
De Blasio insisted, “No, of course not,” then shifted blame to the media.
“What are you guys going to do? Are you going to keep dividing us? I’m not talking about every single one of you, but let’s get real,” he fumed.
De Blasio maintained that a massive Dec. 13 protest was “absolutely peaceful, no chants like that” — even though a viral YouTube video caught protesters marching through Murray Hill calling for the deaths of cops.
And the mayor — who had never previously denounced the anti-cop rhetoric — also accused the media of selectively reporting on the violent language.