De Blasio outdoes himself: 2 hours late to memorial service for Officer Rafael Ramos

De Blasio outdoes himself: 2 hours late to memorial service for Officer Rafael Ramos

[Ed. – De Blasio has a reputation for being late to things, but this has got to top them all.]

On Friday evening, thousands of New Yorkers attended a memorial service for Rafael Ramos, one of the two NYPD officers assassinated a week ago by an Eric Garner protester. The service brought mourners from every corner of the city. Noticeably late was embattled Mayor Bill de Blasio, who made it to the service only just before its conclusion. …

Also in attendance were contingents from dozens of Police departments from as far away as Ohio, Georgia, and Maine—all of whom came to show support for the fallen officer, his family, and their fellow police officers in the NYPD. …

Among those in attendance were New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo; former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani; state attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman; Congressman Peter King; and Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan. Noticeably late was New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

De Blasio arrived only a short time before the service ended. He arrived around 9 PM to the wake, which started at 7 PM—so late that many assumed he had decided to skip the service, and some early news reports had said he did not attend.

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