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  • AGAIN: NYPD Cops Turn Their Backs On Mayor De Blasio At Slain Officer’s Funeral

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    It happened again.

    For the second time in a week, hundreds of NYPD officers attending a funeral for one of their slain brethren turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio as he delivered the eulogy. (Video above.)

    Sunday’s service was for Officer Liu, which took place a week after the funeral for his partner, Officer Ramos, both of who were gunned down in Brooklyn, New York on December 20, 2014 while having lunch in their patrol car.

    Removing any ambiguity that their protestations were directed at de Blasio, those same officers who had their backs turned as the mayor spoke returned to their normal formation once Police Commissioner William Bratton stepped to the podium.

    “No words can express my sadness,” Officer Liu’s dad said at the service. “He called me every day before he finished work, to assure me that he is safe, and to tell me, Dad, I’m coming home today, you can stop worrying now.”

    After the Boys in Blue showed their disgust toward de Blasio at last week’s service for Officer Ramos, Commissioner Bratton sent out a memo to the rank-and-file asking them to refrain from any demonstrations at Sunday’s funeral for Officer Liu.

    But there was no acquiescence to that request.

    And rightfully so.

    The contempt for de Blasio did not materialize in a vacuum; it was cultivated by the mayor himself.

    Columnist William McGurn recounted many of hizzoner’s early offenses:

    Long before Officers Liu and Ramos were gunned down on that Brooklyn street corner, de Blasio had run his campaign for mayor based on calumny: that the NYPD is a racist police force.

    This was what de Blasio meant when he campaigned against “an abusive stop-and-frisk policy that targeted communities of color.” In other words, we weren’t talking about a few bad apples. We were talking about an entire force out to get people of color.

    And just look at the characters who were attracted by the argument.

    Start with Kicy Motley. Back when de Blasio was but one Democratic candidate among many (and not even the leading one) vying for the nomination, Motley was working on the de Blasio campaign. She came to the campaign with definite views on the cops.

    A year earlier, she’d tweeted “F - - k. The. Police” after New York cops shot and killed a knife-wielding man in Times Square.

    Later she had tweeted “there’s a part of me rooting for #Dorner,” a reference to former LAPD cop Chris Dorner, who killed three police officers and the daughter of a police officer in a shooting spree that ended when he took his own life.

    Today Motley proudly works for Mayor de Blasio in “community affairs” in Brooklyn.

    Nor does the insipid hatred of cops in de Blasio’s own house stop there.

    Another one of his people, Anthony Baker, who worked for de Blasio when he was the Public Advocate, had previously tweeted out “Kill the Police.”

    Then came even higher-profile aspersions cast on New York’s finest.

    After a Staten Island grand jury decided that there wasn’t enough evidence to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of career criminal Eric Garner, de Blasio blamed the incident on centuries of racism and told reporters that he and his wife had taught their biracial son to fear cops.

    But there’s more.

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