DeBlasio Vs. the NYPD Continues

AFBrancoDeBlasio12282014On Saturday, 28,000 Law Enforcement Officers come to New York City to honor…and bury…one of their own.  While there, New York’s Men in Blue let their feelings be known, once again, concerning current Mayor Bill DeBlasio.

The New York Post reported yesterday that

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.

The mayor said afterward that he worries about how his son, Dante, who is half-black, might be treated by police because of his race.

The cops say de Blasio’s comment is just another instance in which he has added to the anti-cop sentiment in the city.

Liu and Officer Rafael Ramos were sitting in their patrol car in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Dec. 20 when deranged, cop-hating killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley came up from behind to execute them. Brinsley committed suicide before cops could catch him.

Officers first turned their backs to de Blasio when he visited the hospital where Ramos and Liu were treated. They then also turned turned their backs to him outside the church where Ramos’ funeral was held Dec. 27.

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton asked officers not to repeat that silent protest at Liu’s funeral Sunday.

There’s more to the story than that…

On Dec. 2, 2914, The New York Post reported that

… De Blasio and the race-baiting Rev met withPresident Obama and other clergy, cops and pols Monday about “simmering” tensions between the police and minorities across the United States.

Sharpton, a White House regular under Obama, got a prime seat at the table — directly facing the president — during the two-hour session at the Eisenhower Office Building.

Hizzoner, meanwhile, got a seat farther away from Obama.

…Sharpton’s police power play began over the summer at an event at City Hall dealing with the chokehold death of Eric Garner, where he humiliated de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton by lecturing them on the department’s supposed ills.

“If Dante wasn’t your son, he’d be a candidate for a chokehold. And we’ve got to deal with that reality,” Sharpton said at the time, referring to Hizzoner’s biracial son.

At the Monday meeting, Dante’s name came up again — this time from Obama.

“The president referred to when he met my son, Dante. Well, I can tell you I think every night about my son, making sure he comes home safely . . . We have to make sure all our children are safe, living in justice,” de Blasio said.

The August killing of unarmed black teenMichael Brown by white Police OfficerDarren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., prompted Monday’s meeting — but Sharpton said he also mentioned Garner’s death.

Tensions have been rising across New York City as a grand jury nears a decision on whether to indict in the Garner case, but Sharpton refused on Monday to make predictions about any possible fallout from a ruling.

“I could not talk about aftermath when I don’t know what the decision is,” he told The Post.

The issue of leveling government “sanctions” at police departments that violate standards came up at the meeting, he said.

Sharpton had raised the issue after the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida in 2012.

Participants said Obama didn’t state an opinion on the grand jury’s failure to indict Wilson.

Obama said the situation was emblematic of a larger issue.

“Ferguson laid bare a problem that is not unique to St. Louis, and that is a simmering distrust that exists between too many police departments and too many communities of color,” he said.

The White House also announced plans to outfit 50,000 cops nationwide with body cameras.

Officials proposed spending $75 million in 2015 to help local police buy the devices as part of a $263 million request by Congress to aid local law enforcement.

As I wrote last week, it’s a funny thing about that word “respect”. It works both ways.

When New York City’s Communist mayor, Bill DeBlasio, prissed around, preening and grandstanding for the cameras with Al Sharpton and the other race-baiters, taking their side in the protests over Brown and Gardner, he quite literally showed his backside to New York’s Finest.

Just as Obama has not seemed to figure out, yet, being a leader of a diverse group of citizens, means just that: leading all of them.

You’re not just a community organizer, anymore

You are actually part of the Establishment, meaning that you have to put your old anti-Establishment Ways in your toy chest with your childhood possessions.

It’s time to be a grown-up, and to know the difference between playtime and reality.

And, when it comes to the lives of two police officers, killed in the coldest of blood, while sitting in their patrol car, that is as real as it gets.

DeBlasio has yet to apologize for his comments and his actions.

Once again, he’s lucky that they just turned their backs on him at their fellow officer’s funeral, instead of giving him a mass one-finger salute.

But, these are Men of Honor, unlike Politicians.

DeBlasio is quickly undoing every good thing that Rudy Giuiliani accomplished as the Mayor of New York City.

It is truly sad that the Mayor of the Big Apple is such a worm.

Until He Comes,

KJ

DeBlasio Vs. the NYPD

AFBrancoDeBlasio12282014The New York City Police Department let their feelings about their City’s Mayor be known, loud and clear, once again, at the funeral of a fellow offer, shot down like a dog, while sitting in his patrol car.

The Washington Post reports that

…Brown and Garner’s killings sparked a nationwide protest movement and debate about the treatment of African Americans by law enforcement, with social-media slogans such as “Black lives matter” and “I can’t breathe,” Garner’s last words.

After “respecting First Amendment rights and handling false and abusive insults,” as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) put it during his remarks at the funeral, it was police officers’ time to be heard.

And, in one tense gesture, seen.

Hundreds of officers watching the services outside Christ Tabernacle Church turned their backs on the screens when Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke. The mayor has been heavily criticized by New York police union officials, accused of causing a mood of mistrust that they say contributed to the killings of Ramos and Liu. Tensions between the mayor and police had already grown in recent months after de Blasio said he was worried about how police might treat his son, who is biracial.

Vice President Biden, who attended the funeral, promised that the “incredibly diverse city can and will show the nation how to bridge any divide.”

New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton called Ramos “a hero” and gave the officer and his partner posthumous promotions, which will boost the department’s financial benefits to their families. He had words of hope for a way forward.

“If we can learn to see each other,” Bratton said, “to see that our cops are people like Officer Ramos and Officer Liu, to see our communities filled with people like them, too — if we can learn to see each other, then when we see each other we’ll heal.”

Still, unease and uncertainty filled the air.

One man held a sign reading “God Bless the NYPD” and “Dump DeBlasio.”

A group of police spouses gathered and said the show of support was a sort of release after watching month after month of protests directed at police.

“You think about how people just hate your husband for what he does,” said Lisa, who wanted to give only her first name. She is also training to be a police officer, “because I want to protect and serve my city,” she said.

But she said she feels for the families of Brown and Garner, too.

“I was raised in the projects. I get it,” she said. “But I feel like the department and police generally are being blamed for racial problems that are much deeper.”

Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the man who police say shot Ramos and Liu as they sat in their patrol car before killing himself, had promised on social media to put “Wings On Pigs.”

He had vowed revenge over the police actions in Ferguson and Staten Island.

Funeral details for Liu have yet to be announced. Officials say it will be held when relatives arrive from China.

On CBS’ “Face The Nation” yesterday…

New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton said it was “very inappropriate” for officers to turn their backs on New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio at the funeral for slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos. It was the second time officers had done so since the slaying of two NYPD cops.

“That funeral was held to honor Officer Ramos, and to bring politics, to bring issues into that event I think was very inappropriate and I do not support it. He is the mayor of New York, he was there representing the citizens of New York to express their remorse and their regret at that death,” Bratton said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

“At the same time it is reflective unfortunately of the feelings of some of our officers at this juncture about not just the mayor but I think about some of the many issues that are afflicting the city at this time and this particular police department,” he added.

Tensions have been running high between DeBlasio and some of the city’s police officers since Ramos and another officer, Wenjian Liu, were shot and killed in their patrol car earlier this month. Police union officials blamed DeBlasio for their deaths, in part because of his public support for people protesting grand jury decisions not to indict police officers who had killed two black men, Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Bratton defended DeBlasio, calling him “totally supportive of his personnel” and praising the city for investing hundreds of millions of dollars in additional training, equipment and technology to enhance officer safety.

“This is a mayor that cares very deeply about New York City police officers, cares very deeply about the divide in this city at this time and is working very hard to heal that divide,” Bratton said.

Still, he said that, “morale in the department at this time is low, there’s no getting around that.” He said it was due to a number of factors, including contract negotiations with the city as well as the national discussions about race and policing. He praised officers for showing “remarkable professional restraint when so much of the invective is directed directly against them, personally against them.”

You know, it’s a funny thing about that word “respect”. It works both ways.

When New York City’s Communist mayor, Bill DeBlasio, prissed around, preening and grandstanding for the cameras with Al Sharpton and the other race-baiters, taking their side in the protests over Brown and Gardner, he quite literally showed his backside to New York’s Finest.

Just as Obama has not seemed to figure out, yet, being a leader of a diverse group of citizens, means just that: leading all of them.

You’re not just a community organizer, anymore

You are actually part of the Establishment, meaning that you have to put your old anti-Establishment Ways in your toy chest with your childhood possessions.

It’s time to be a grown-up, and to know the difference between playtime and reality.

And, when it comes to the lives of two police officers, killed in the coldest of blood, while sitting in their patrol car, that is as real as it gets.

DeBlasio needs to apologize for his comments and his actions.

He’s lucky that they just turned their backs on him, instead of giving him a mass one-finger salute.

But, these are Men of Honor, unlike Politicians.

Perhaps DeBlasio needs to watch “Blue Bloods” and get a clue.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Political Correctness: The Liberal Sword of Intolerance

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Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone — except God. – Reverend Billy Graham

Yesterday was St Patrick’s Day.

The big story that was over all the news was the fact that the organizers of the St Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City refused to allow activists to turn the parade into a gay pride parade.

It’s not that they would not let them march in the parade. It is the fact that they told them that they had to leave the rainbow flags and their notorious public sexual behavior at home.

And, there’s a reason for that. The St Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City is attended by folks of all ages, from the young to the very old. And, Irish New Yorkers for the most part are Catholic, and like the rest of us Christians they believe that homosexuality is a sin. Therefore, as followers of Christ, just like Protestants, they love the sinner but hate the sin. And,outrageously sinful behavior would be inappropriate in a parade celebrating the life of a Saint.

So, why did the gay activists expect them to change the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade into a flamboyant Gay Pride Parade, featuring sexual acts and attire, which would be inappropriate for family viewing, such as one would see in San Francisco, changing a Gaelic Parade into a Gay-lic parade?

Perhaps it is because, due to bullying and activist judges, Gay Activists are starting to get used to getting their way, So much so in fact, that this new group of politically-correct bullies has become known from coast to coast as the “Gay Mafia”.

The organizers’ actions in banning the Gay Activists from the parade yesterday, resulted in New York City’s Communist Mayor, Bill de Blasio, and other Liberal government officials staying away from the parade to show their support for the new bullies.

So, when did standing up for your beliefs and principles and speaking the truth become “politically incorrect”?

I am aware that political correctness has been around for a good while now.

However, when Barack Hussein Obama became President of the United States, political correctness seemed to become magnified by 100 fold.

For example, you cannot criticize Obama without being called a Bigot or a Raaaciiist.

This seems awfully hypocritical to me, because all of the self-proclaimed experts on political correctness called President George W Bush everything but a child of God.

Remember when Obama first got in the office? His Foreign Policy Team told Americans that we could no longer call acts of Muslim Terrorism, acts of Muslim Terrorism. They were to be known from then on as man-caused disasters.

The longer that the Liberals or “Progressives” remain in power, the dumber their attempts to enforce political correctness over Americans seem to be.

Have you heard about their latest mission?

Now liberals want to ban the word “bossy” because they claim that it demeans strong, aggressive women.

Are you kidding me?

What do these liberals want us to call strong, aggressive, overbearing women?

We Southern Gentlemen do not use the other “B” word in public…or private, for that matter.

It would seem to me that the Liberal Democrats have more important fish to fry than trying to police the vocabulary of average Americans.

The fact that their President has a popularity rating that’s in the 30’s should give them a clue that his and their attempts at radically changing America are being met with about as much enthusiasm as a singing concert featuring the dulcet tones of Roseanne Barr.

I believe that the American people are starting to figure out that those among us who claim to be the most tolerant, are actually the most judgmental and intolerant of all of us.

For example, have you heard about what is happening to Christians in the United States Air Force?

You may recall that a while back I wrote about the removal of God from the Air Force Oath. I also wrote about the fact that Christians, serving in our Air Force, are longer allowed to share their faith with their fellow service members.

The latest wrinkle in this politically-correct War Against Christianity by Obama’s Pentagon involves an Air Force Academy cadet.

The controversy began when a cadet leader posted a passage of scripture on his whiteboard with a quote from the New Testament book of Galatians.

I have been crucified with Christ therefore I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.

His superiors had him erase it, because, according to them, it offended non-Christians and could “cause subordinates to doubt the leader’s religious impartiality.”

According to friends of the cadet, the young man had posted the verse several months ago and considered the New Testament passage as a source of inspiration.

So, why was it acceptable several months ago, but, not now?

Political Correctness.

Do you remember when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that Conservative Republicans,

Right-to-life, pro-assault weapons, anti-gay — if that’s who they are, they have no place in the state of New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are.

and the before-mentioned New York City Communist Mayor, Bill DeBlasio, publicly agreed with his remarks?

Imagine if the Governor of the state of Mississippi proclaimed that all Democrats, Liberals, and libertarians, gay or strait “had no place in the state of Mississippi because that’s not who Mississippians are”.

Oh, Lawdy.

Democrat Pundits, and Liberal and small “l” libertarian Politicians, on both sides of the aisle, would have a bigger conniption than that of Michelle Obama, if she were told that she had to pay for her own vacations.

Funny. If “political correctness” does not emanate from the mouths of “the enlighted”, it sounds just like hateful bigotry…doesn’t it?

Until He Comes,

KJ