It is no secret that the left hates the police and wants cops dead. The latest Bill de Blasio debacle was therefore quite predictable. However, to see it play out in real time was equal parts horrifying and mortifying.
On July 5th, New York City police officer and mother of three (once again, this song pops up) Miosotis Familia was assassinated by cop-loathing punk and ex-convict Alexander Bonds. Bonds’ social media posts were in line with the heavily anti-cop rhetoric coming out of Black Lives Matter (not to blame them directly for the murder, but this is a natural byproduct of the words and actions of Black Lives Matter, and they are most certainly happy with the result).
The next day, 500 NYPD cops were to be sworn in in an event made somber after Familia’s murder. De Blasio couldn’t be bothered to attend the swearing-in ceremony, nor the service honoring Miosotis Familia due to what he called “scheduling conflicts”. This was an embarrassment already; what could possibly be more important than the NYPD event, especially after Familia had just died in the line of duty, or the honoring of Familia, who had just died while protecting de Blasio’s City?
[W]hat could possibly be more important than the NYPD event… or the honoring of Familia?
Turns out de Blasio was too busy preparing to go to Germany to attend the ceremony. What’s in Germany, you ask? Violent leftists riots against the G20 Summit, which the Mayor just had to participate in. This would be shameful enough as it is (skipping the events to join bloodthirsty rioters), but as we come full circle, more than 200 police officers were injured by rioters who threw bottles and firebombs at law enforcement. Our story, however, does not end there. This is Mayor de Blasio, so of course, the tale couldn’t end until the topic arose of de Blasio wasting taxpayer dollars.
[A]s we come full circle, more than 200 police officers were injured by rioters who threw bottles and firebombs at law enforcement.
While the event organizers paid for de Blasio and his three aides, the city’s taxpayers footed the bill of the NYPD bodyguards who accompanied de Blasio for security purposes (oh, the irony). The defense offered for the use of taxpayer dollars for what was clearly a personal trip (and a highly inappropriate one at that) was that the trip was for a “city purpose” and could therefore be funded by taxpayers. The obvious question that followed was what exactly the “city purpose” was, to which de Blasio’s camp responded, “[De Blasio] was representing New York City and our values, and providing an alternate American viewpoint to the deeply problematic vision of President Trump.” How exactly New York City gains from de Blasio taking political trips to oppose the president remains unexplained, and how this money is better spent on political trips than addressing the City’s actual problems (which taxpayer money is supposed to do) like its failing subway system, for example, remains a mystery. No surprises here, though; this is the same guy who makes taxpayers pay for his personal $2 million legal fees (after promising he’d pick up his own tab) and his personal helicopter rides, which help him skip the traffic that’s plaguing his city (try fixing it, genius) and ruin little league baseball games.
[H]ow this money is better spent on political trips than addressing the City’s actual problems… remains a mystery.
De Blasio ditched the swearing-in of 500 new city cops and the service honoring Familia to, of all things, join vicious, firebomb-chucking, cop-hating monsters injure police officers and destroy the city of Hamburg. And all the while, the police-disgracing mayor was protected by NYPD police officers, which he had effectively middle-fingered on his way out to join the riots, funded by taxpayer dollars, taxpayers who he had repeatedly lied to and abused.