In the wake of multiple incidents of egregious disrespect towards the NYPD, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani has taken to Twitter to call out Mayor Bill de Blasio for kindling the currently hostile climate towards police. This week nation has been shocked by video footage of civilians interfering with police officers on duty by attacking the officers with water and other items.
Beyond the water attacks, which have made national headlines, New York City has seen increased instances in verbal assaults on its finest. A video surfaced this week showing a man harassing uniformed officers while riding the subway, according to NY Post’s Tina Moore and Joshua Rhett Miller. The man, inches from the officers without reason to be so close, dares them to make physical contact with him, claiming he has the right to defend himself. He taunts the officers with obscenities saying “Suck my d–k” but justifying his right to do so claiming, “Freedom of speech, I’m not doing nothing.”
Giuliani tweeted “This disrespect for the uniform in NYC is result of a Democrat-Progressive (Retrogressive)-Socialist Mayor. This is what happens with knee-jerk disrespect for police. It will only get worse until these Left wing idiots are defeated.”
This disrespect for the uniform in NYC is result of a Democrat-Progressive (Retrogressive)-Socialist Mayor. This is what happens with knee-jerk disrespect for police. It will only get worse until these Left wing idiots are defeated.
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) July 23, 2019
De Blasio’s conflicted history with NYPD has been making headlines in the Big Apple for years. While campaigning for Mayor, he infamously spoke of preparing his biracial son for the dangers of police brutality. According to TIME’s Alex Altman, de Blasio said “I have had to talk to Dante for years about the dangers that he may face… A good young man, law-abiding young man, who would never think to do anything wrong. And yet, because of a history that still hangs over us, the dangers he may face, we’ve had to literally train him—as families have all over this city for decades—in how to take special care in any encounter he has with the police officers who are there to protect him.”
Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were mercilessly assassinated while on duty in December of 2014 after the city became divided over the death of Eric Garner. Many heartbroken cops felt that Mayor de Blasio had helped fuel the divide between police and civilians, essentially facilitating the murders of the two young officers.
De Blasio has since made loads of anti-police statements during his time as mayor and continues to do so in his current ambitions to become the 46th President of the United States.
Mayor de Blasio is a disgrace to NYC and it is no wonder why virtually everyone in the NYPD detest him. This is what happens when you spew anti-police rhetoric and turn your back on Law Enforcement at every turn. #SupportOurCops
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) July 23, 2019
This strategy was a winning one in New York and, according to Altman, former police commissioner Ray Kelly said, “Quite frankly, the mayor ran an anti-police campaign.”
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In an interview with Fox’s Sean Hannity, Giuliani further expanded on his tweet saying, “This is very, very dangerous… It’s the result of years and years by this totally incompetent mayor of anti-police rhetoric… This kid is on probation. He knows the mayor will turn on him.”
PBA President Patrick J. Lynch appears to agree with the former mayor that legislators are partly to blame for the behavior. He tweeted “Our anti-cop lawmakers have gotten their wish: the NYPD is now frozen. It’s not the fault of these police officers. It’s the end result of the torrent of bad policies and anti-police rhetoric that has been streaming out of City Hall and Albany for years now.”