De Blasio should resign. This is going to get worse.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was booed today by the newest members of the New York Police Department as he delivered a speech at the academy graduation ceremony.
Several boos could be heard at Madison Square Garden as de Blasio took the podium in front of 884 newly-minted cops.
At least one cadet could be heard shouting ‘traitor!’ the New York Post reports.
Then, when de Blasio remarked that the new officers would be confronted with problems they didn’t make, someone from the crowd shouted, ‘You created them!’ The heckler was met with applause and cheering.
The incident shows that mistrust has taken hold even among the NYPD’s newest officers.
On Saturday, hundreds of cops turned their backs on de Blasio as he spoke at the funeral for Officer Rafael Ramos, one of two NYPD cops gunned down by a fanatic who was enraged about recent police brutality cases – including the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner.
The Mayor has come in for sharp criticism from the police union after expressing sympathy for protesters who took to the streets in the wake of a grand jury’s failure to indict the NYPD cop who allegedly put Garner in a chokehold.
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