Respect for police is long gone… and this video shows the proof.

 

MANHATTAN, N.Y. – It’s a simple video… but it paints the picture of a much larger issue within the communities of our country. A picture that shows the utter lack of respect for our public servants. 

And now it’s leaving cops asking why their elected leaders refuse to take a stand for them. 

The video was released on Monday and shows what appears to be a teenage male using a can of spray paint to graffiti the side of an NYPD police cruiser. In broad daylight.

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A vandal spray painting a New York City police cruiser shows the current state of respect for police. (Screenshot – Twitter)

 

The Sergeants Benevolent Association condemned the actions shown in the video, saying that it’s part of a much bigger problem. 

“It just goes to illustrate the lack of respect for police officers,” said SBA President Ed Mullins. “Police are open targets in a variety of ways . . . It’s not the first time and it’s not going to be the last.”

The video, which was disapprovingly tweeted out by Mullins, was originally recorded back in the end of March on Canal St. near Elizabeth St. in Chinatown, according to Daily News. The video shows the unidentified vandal tagging the cruiser, which belongs to officers in the Fifth Precinct. 

 

New York Daily News dug up some information on the “Chaka” tag that the teen drew.

“The tag “Chaka” was originated by Daniel “Chaka” Ramos, a Los Angeles graffiti artist born in 1972,” their report stated. “He drew the tag tens of thousands of times from San Diego up through San Francisco, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Disneyland. Authorities claimed the graffiti cost the public $1 million.”

It’s part of a growing display of disrespect for police, from locals throwing buckets of water onto on duty officers or blocking emergency crews from gaining access to crime scenes. And officers say that their mayor is a large part of the problem.

 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who just recently dropped out of the 2020 presidential race, has a strong track record of keeping his mouth closed when it comes to having cops’ backs. 

He stayed silent when two ‘patients’ viciously attacked EMS workers because they wouldn’t take them to another hospital.

Cops say he provoked the chaos that turned a block party into chaos that landed three officers in the hospital.

They even say that he abused his power by ordering the NYPD Executive Protection Unit to move his daughter out of her apartment. 

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And recently, the police union instilled a vote of “no confidence” in their mayor as well as NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill. 

PBA President Patrick Lynch says de Blasio doesn’t care about his officers and he needs to resign or be removed from office.

“For years, Mayor de Blasio has demonized police officers and undermined our efforts to protect our city,” PBA President Patrick Lynch said.

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The PBA has called out de Blasio for his complete lack of leadership and control over the city. (Flickr/Adobe Stock)

 

They want him gone. 

The Police Benevolent Association “calls upon Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to exercise his powers under the Charter to immediately suspend and ultimately remove Mayor de Blasio on charges of malfeasance and nonfeasance in the above-stated matters.”

 

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