and he's trying hard as he can to run away from it.
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'
Yeah, it was your crowd chanting
What do we want?
When do we want it?
a couple of nights ago, but now you're 'outraged'? Really? More like "Oh crap, someone actually did it! This means trouble for me!"
And Comrade Mayor is finding out that trying to play both ends against the middle sometimes gets things broken. Like losing all support from the cops.*
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.
On the other side: shit like this is why respect for cops is lower and lower, and why DAs and judges are on the same slide:
A well-meaning friend of Chad Chadwick called the Missouri City, TX
police to say that he was afraid that Chadwick was having emotional
difficulties; the cops lied to a judge to say that they had reason to
believe Chadwick was heavily armed, then they sent a SWAT-team to his
house (where he was asleep in the tub), beat 11 kinds of shit out of
him, gave him permanent hearing loss, held him in solitary confinement,
fraudulently accused him of resisting arrest, and tried to have him
imprisoned -- he was acquitted, but a judge wouldn't punish the cops or
the DA, because "There is no freestanding constitutional right to be
free from malicious prosecution."
And every asshole with badge who took part in this will whine and bitch that people don't respect them, and don't support them. And the nasty ones will be thinking- or saying- "At least they fear me."
*Argue about chokehold or not all you want; those bastards just stood around while the man died. Every one of them should've faced, if not criminal charges, SOME kind of real sanction. That they didn't is a nasty blotch on that department. Pointing that out isn't 'not supporting the cops', but a lot of them see it that way.
Big problem is Comrade Mayor tried to play "You are all wonderful people(long as you see the tax money keep coming in)" same time as he was sucking up to Sharpton & Co.; it didn't work.