NY Cops tell de Blasio to get bent after he told officers they had to change in wake of the Garner chokehold death.
A New York police union has told Bill de Blasio to stay away from funerals of cops killed in the line of duty.
The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association posted a form on its website that members could download and sign, barring the mayor and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito from their service.
It simply reads: ‘As a New York City police officer, (I) request that Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito refrain from attending my funeral services.’
The letter then goes on to state that their ‘consistent refusal to show police officers the support and respect they deserve’ would mean their attendance is an ‘insult’.
The mayor and the speaker released a joint statement condemning the move.
According to the Daily News, the pair said: This is deeply disappointing. Incendiary rhetoric like this serves only to divide the city, and New Yorkers reject these tactics.
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