Nearly two dozen of New York’s finest travelled all the way to Detroit Wednesday night.

Why?  To have their voices be heard about the conditions Mayor Joe De Blasio leaves behind in the Big Apple as cops continue to clash with City Hall.

Members of the PBA held signs outside of the debate venue exclaiming that Mayor De Blasio “Can’t Run New York City, Can’t Run the Country”.

Shortly before attendees began arriving at the Fox Theatre in the Motor City tonight, NYCPBA-GC tweeted a photo of officers back in New York with the caption “While @BilldeBlasiowas busy prepping for #DemDebate, NYC PO Torres was busy saving the life of a suicidal man, just weeks after he saved the life of a baby. Yet @NYCMayorsays Torres deserves below-inflation “raises,” benefit cuts & to make FAR LESS than POs in many small towns.”

Posters carried by NYPD PBA protestors blasted the Mayor for his campaign slogan “Working People First,” according to the New York Post’s Julia Marsh.

PBA treasurer Pat Hendry called out the presidential hopeful saying:

“Mayor de Blasio is campaigning across the country stating he’s a friend of labor… That’s a lie. Mayor de Blasio puts working people last… Mayor de Blasio offers low inflation raises while giving himself a 15 percent raise.”

The group of nearly two dozen NYPD PBA members handed out informational flyers to attendees of the debate as they filed into the venue.

The union, which represents 24,000 workers, is currently headed to arbitration with the city reconcile a new contract, according to Marsh.


Issues such as increased health insurance premiums for the officers and their families remains a heated topic. According to an interview with Fox News, some officers also stated that their compensation was 30% less than the average of other local departments.


NYCPBA has also tweeted their appreciation for the hospitality shown by the Detroit Police. Their Twitter account says “A huge thank you to our brothers and sisters of the Detroit Police Officers Association and @detroitpoliceLSfor helping us make our voices heard. And thank you to every @detroitpoliceofficer for their professionalism protecting the #DemDebate


According to Marsh, Lt. Mark Young, president of the Detroit Police Lieutenants and Sergeants Association, says:

“We’re trying to get the attention of their mayor and it’s sad they have to go to this extent to do it but they came to Detroit to ask for our help and we’re here to help them.”

New York officer Joseph Alejandro spoke with Fox News saying:

“We’re here to tell our mayor that he should come back and finish the job that he ran for… He ran to be the mayor of New York City and now he’s doing this run, we don’t know why but he’s got a lot of unfinished work in this city and one of those things is he should be negotiating with us.”

The NYCPBA tweeted an alarming photo of trash heaped in the car of a 5 train, what should be a busy commuter car. The caption questioned De Blasio being all the way in Detroit campaigning when he was needed in New York.

NYPD has had tensions with De Blasio since his mayoral candidacy. De Blasio has been criticized of polarizing police and minority communities in an effort to gain votes.

The Mayor infamously remarked on the campaign trail that he needed to teach his black son to learn to navigate police interactions, fueling racial tensions and infuriating the NYPD which is made up of officers from all different nationalities and backgrounds.

De Blasio’s campaign to “put working people first” flies in the faces of the men and women in blue that still report to work daily while waiting for a contract negotiation back in New York.

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On Sunday, we shared an article from Sgt. A. Merica with some thoughts from a police officer about de Blasio.  We thought it was fitting to revisit that here…

Fox News reported on Sunday that his staffers had some choice words about his campaign.

“It’s a joke,” one employee reportedly said, inferring that it’s mostly a play for national attention. “I think that he knows that he can’t win. It’s just a lot of eye-rolling … He’s doing it because he’s got a big ego and needs to prove something, and I don’t think he’s going to quietly go away and become an adjunct professor at Hunter.”

A bunch of people criticized de Blasio’s slow response to the recent NYC blackout. 

“He probably should have come back a little faster,” another member of his staff said.

New York cops traveling

No one is taking Bill de Blasio seriously. (Flickr)


De Blasio defended himself, but it didn’t hold much weight with his constituents. 

“When you are a chief executive it doesn’t matter where you are. You are in charge of your team and making sure people are executing the plan.”

But guess what? His employees weren’t finished there.

Other staffer claims suggest that the mayor is “really not that nice of a guy,” and is “a difficult guy to work for.”

In case you haven’t been paying attention, cops don’t exactly love this guy either. Myself included.

If you can’t manage your city, you’re in no way a viable candidate for state or government office. I’m sorry. That’s it. End of story.

Let’s make a list of all the ways de Blasio is destroying the career I used to love in the city that never sleeps.

He doesn’t have our six. Not at all. 

He straight up went against the ruling in the death of Eric Garner, (the “I can’t breathe” false narrative), even though the officer’s actions were justified, and then announced a new city policy that would require immediate disciplinary proceedings following a police officer’s involvement in the death of an “unarmed” civilian.

Never mind if the officer was in the right. Let’s just baselessly punish us right off the bat. Great.

King de Blasio overrules Constitution, Supreme Court in assault against law enforcement

De Blasio’s track record shows that he really doesn’t support cops. (Twitter Screenshot – Flickr)


Those disciplinary proceedings would begin unless the victim’s family asked the police commissioner to allow a criminal trial to proceed first, or unless a judge convinced the city to allow a prosecutor to first conduct their investigation.

Right. Smart.

He used his biracial son for political attention after repeatedly having to warn him of the “dangers of police brutality.”

“I have had to have very, very serious talks with my son, Dante, about how to protect himself on the streets of our city and all over our country, including how to deal with the fact that he has to take special caution because there have been too many tragedies between our young men and our police.”

Bill de Blasio with his family in 2012. (Wikipedia)


He’s continually publicly chastised police and only continues to widen the divide between police and the public. Does he not realize the things he says have an effect on people that we face in the streets on the daily?

He skipped out on a 9/11 memorial dedication for fallen heroes so that he could go to the gym and drink his morning coffee.

Then he missed a 9/11 hero’s wake in order to ‘campaign’ for the position of Commander in Chief. You remember Luis Alvarez and his harrowing testimony which begged members of the government to provide the benefits that the heroes of ground zero deserved.

He’s pushed for lesser sentences for heinous crimes. He’s pushed for the jails to open their doors and release a bunch of criminals back onto the streets, then slaps a sticker on it that brands it as “criminal justice reform”.

Give me a break.

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Cuomo skips 9/11 hero’s wake to zipline, de Blasio blows off funeral to campaign to be president.


Do you have any idea how frustrating it is to bust your ass every single day in order to make sure the bad guy ends up exactly where he belongs, just to find out a judge or a politician is helping them go free? 

Where is the law and order? Where is the condemnation of criminal behavior? How am I suddenly the bad guy here, and the gangbanger the victim?

Why even bother anymore?

He almost completely glanced over the water assaults on the NYPD last week. Mayor de Blasio: your city is falling apart and your employees are under attack. Your lack of action, support and backbone are leading us into the perfect storm.

It’s time to give up the phony presidential run, get back to your city and serve your people. And while you’re at it, I suggest you start actually taking care of those that are holding the thin blue line.

Because when everything goes to s–t, guess who’s still going to be running into the chaos?

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