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“The New York Times” calls out the NYPD…and tells nothing but truth.

In the recent weeks, the NYPD has been nothing short of petty and disrespectful in their treatment of Mayor Bill de Blasio.  At Officer Ramos’ funeral, officers turned their backs to him. The day before, a banner was flying:

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And then, when Mayor de Blasio spoke at a police academy graduation ceremony, he was booed and heckled.

Petty, disrespectful, and highly insubordinate.

 

It had to be said, and The New York Times said it:

Mr. de Blasio isn’t going to say it, but somebody has to: With these acts of passive-aggressive contempt and self-pity, many New York police officers, led by their union, are squandering the department’s credibility, defacing its reputation, shredding its hard-earned respect. They have taken the most grave and solemn of civic moments — a funeral of a fallen colleague — and hijacked it for their own petty look-at-us gesture. In doing so, they also turned their backs on Mr. Ramos’s widow and her two young sons, and others in that grief-struck family.

These are disgraceful acts, which will be compounded if anyone repeats the stunt at Officer Liu’s funeral on Sunday.

The New York Police Department is going through a terrible time, and the assassinations of those officers only underscore the dreadful dangers that rank-and-file cops face every day. And, in truth, there is some thanklessness to being a cop. Officers often feel beleaguered, jerked around by supervisors and politicians, obligated to follow rules and policies that can be misguided, held responsible for their mistakes in ways that the public is not, exposed to frequent ridicule and hostility from the people they are sworn to serve. It has always been that way with cops.

But none of those grievances can justify the snarling sense of victimhood that seems to be motivating the anti-de Blasio campaign — the belief that the department is never wrong, that it never needs redirection or reform, only reverence. This is the view peddled by union officials like Patrick Lynch, the president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association — that cops are an ethically impeccable force with their own priorities and codes of behavior, accountable only to themselves, and whose reflexive defiance in the face of valid criticism is somehow normal.

They have taken the most grave and solemn of civic moments — a funeral of a fallen colleague — and hijacked it for their own petty look-at-us gesture.

Yes. That is absolutely what they did. And they should be ashamed. It’s disgusting.  That funeral wasn’t about the fallen officer at all. It was a selfish act and one that validates the already negative views of police officers.

And this part:

But none of those grievances can justify the snarling sense of victimhood that seems to be motivating the anti-de Blasio campaign — the belief that the department is never wrong, that it never needs redirection or reform, only reverence.

I just want to SCREAM.  They get it.  These petty officers are acting as if they are NEVER wrong! As if they sit on some high horse never to be questioned or reprimanded.  To be honest, all they are really doing to affirming what others feel to be major problems with the mentality of police officers.  And the fact that those officers WHO HAVE JUST GRADUATED had the NERVE to disrespect the mayor??? Y’ALL JUST GOT HERE! But again, we get a glimpse of the types of officers the NYPD is employing and training.

Thank you, NYT Editorial Board.  This NEEDED to be said.  Even though I doubt it will make any impact, still, it needed to be said.

P.S. It seems as if the NYPD is refusing to work and make arrests unless they absolutely have to. The results?

Hmmm (you can click here for the full article from the tweet).

 

NYPD shoves man to the ground while filming “Ellen (DeGeneres) Dance Dare”

Again, the NYPD out here protecting citizens from harm from dangerous criminals (via TMZ):

The NYPD is looking into why an officer got physical with a guy who was filming a viral video for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

The dancer is Alexander BOK, and he bills himself as “your favorite prankster” … that is unless you’re one of the cops he attempted to bust a move on in the middle of a NYC street.

On Christmas Eve, Alexander tried to film an Ellen Dance Dare video — entrants are supposed to dance behind people who don’t know they’re doing it. Alexander decided to try it on some unwitting officers.

Watch the video … the officers start out questioning what the hell Alexander’s doing — and it sounds like they hurl a few insults at him too. Eventually, it looks like the cops dismiss him … and, as he’s walking away, one throws him to the ground.

TMZ has learned NYPD has opened an investigation into the incident. What’s unclear is why Alexander chose to pull this stunt four days after two NYPD officers were assassinated. Not a bright move.

Alexander tells TMZ he submitted his video to the show, but has yet to hear back.

And here’s the video:

Now. I’m going to be honest.

I don’t understand why ANYBODY, ESPECIALLY a person of color, would joke around with ANY police officer at this point. I don’t. That is in no way saying that he deserved any type of mistreatment, but…why? And in NEW YORK?

Anyway, yeah. This isn’t okay.  Instead of just letting that man walk away, he had to shove him. And the entire van came out for that one guy? I guess, man.