At a press conference last night on the execution-style revenge slaying of two NYPD officers in broad daylight by a black gunman, Mayor Bill de Blasio was ostracized by members of the force. But the cops are not the only ones pointing the finger of blame at the embattled mayor. State assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis also holds de Blasio accountable for growing “anti-police sentiment.” She and other Staten Island politicians spoke out against the shooting of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn.
A statement issued by the city’s main police union, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, read:
The mayor’s hands are literally [sic] dripping with our blood because of his words, actions and policies and we have, for the first time in a number of years, become a wartime police department.
Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik told Newsmax that Saturday’s assassination of two uniformed police officers was ultimately encouraged by de Blasio and Al Sharpton, adding:
All those who encouraged this anti-cop, racist mentality all have blood on their hands. They have blood on their hands.
The shooting also inspired actor James Woods to break his three-month silence on Twitter:
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) December 21, 2014
As for de Blasio, he was invited last week to keep away from the funerals of fallen NYPD members who were encouraged to sign a “Don’t Insult My Sacrifice” It has not been established whether the two partolmen, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, had signed the waiver, but it would be grossly inappropriate at this point for de Blasio to appear.
Howard Portnoy and Michael Dorstewitz contributed to this report.
Cross-posted at The Lid