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  • De Blasio Booed, Heckled At New York Police Graduation Ceremony

    The war between New York Police and Bill de Blasio raged on today as the mayor was greeted with boos and hecklers during a graduation ceremony for nearly 900 new officers at Madison Square Garden.

    During his speech, de Blasio told the police academy graduates “you’ll confront all the problems that plague our society, problems that you didn’t create.” That’s when someone in the audience shouted “You did!” at de Blasio, a remark that drew roaring applause.

    The New York Post also reported that others in the crowd could be heard shouting “traitor” at de Blasio.

    De Blasio has found himself on the wrong side of the NYPD ever since Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered by a man who claimed that he acted in response to the police deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Many believe that de Blasio, who has aligned himself with race hustler Al Sharpton, helped create a climate of anti-police hate that led to Ramos’ and Liu’s death. De Blasio made matters worse when he grossly described having to warn his mixed race son to be cautious if he is profiled and stopped by police.

    NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told New York magazine that he “regrets” sitting next to Al Sharpton and de Blasio at a news conference in the wake of Eric Garner’s death.

    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said that when de Blasio dumps Al Sharpton, “Maybe then he can have a better relationship with the New York City police department.”

    “If you would like to have a poster boy for hating the police, it’s Al Sharpton,” Giuliani said. “You make Al Sharpton a close adviser, you are going to turn the police in America against you.”

    In the wake of Officers Wenjian Lu and Rafael Ramos’ death, footage of NYPD officers turning their backs on de Blasio as he walked past them on the third floor of Woodhull Hospital went viral.

    But it didn’t compare to this photo, which shows thousands of New York law enforcement personnel  turning their backs on de Blasio during a viewing service for Officer Ramos.

    Law enforcement officers turn their backs on a video monitor as New York City Mayor de Blasio speaks during the funeral of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos near Christ Tabernacle Church in the Queens borough of New York

    After the deaths of Ramos and Liu, NYC police union president warned de Blasio to stay away from a slain officer’s funeral and said the mayor has “blood on his hands” for encouraging hostility toward police.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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