This is relationship appears irretrievably broken.
Thousands of NYPD cops turned their backs on Mayor de Blasio on Sunday outside a Brooklyn funeral home as he eulogized a murdered NYPD officer inside.
As de Blasio addressed the loved ones of Detective Wenjian Liu in the Aievoli Funeral Home in Bensonhurst, the sea of blue watching the funeral on huge TV screens outside showed their disgust for Hizzoner by turning around as he spoke.
Cops have been furious with de Blasio mainly since the grand-jury rulings involving the deaths of Staten Island dad Eric Garner and Missouri teen Michael Brown, two unarmed black men who died during confrontations with white cops. Neither cop was criminally charged.
Despite earlier warnings from Bill Bratton, they’re not listening.
Two plainclothes cops, outside the funeral home, made no apologies for their back-turning protest.
“He [de Blasio] turned his back on us,” one officer said.
“I can’t stand even looking at him,” the other cop said. “He has no friends here.”
Liu is believed to be the first Chinese- American New York cop killed in the line of duty.
The rank hypocrisy on the left is astonishing.
@nypost funny how some condemn the free speech rights of off duty cops, but excuse violent demonstrations of the radical left
— tobokie (@tobokie) January 4, 2015
Remember how municipal employee unions protesting The Man was hailed? Here’s a reminder:
Govt union rules: 1. Turn backs on de Blasio: fascist insubordination, fire them. 2. Overrun WI capitol: This is what democracy looks like.
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) January 4, 2015
Oh, and it wasn’t just the NYPD:
This isn't just about "back turning" This is about police around the country being targeted by a leftist mob and showing support.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 4, 2015