What part of the unambiguous message from New York’s Finest is Mayor Bill de Blasio not getting? He made an unforgivable mistake when he threw the force under the bus by accusing them of systematic racism after a grand jury decided not to indict a member of the NYPD implicated in the death of Eric Garner, and the only way the mayor can ever make it right is to apologize, if not step down.
In the meantime, the sorts of slights the NYPD is heaping on him — such as booing him and calling “traitor” at a graduation ceremony and turn their backs on him — are going to continue whether he likes it or not. (And he does not like it one bit.)
The latest cold shoulder came when de Blasio paid a visit to the hospital bedside of a police officer wounded in the line of duty in a shootout in the Bronx. Not only did the officer not feel honored by a visit from the mayor. He later told reporters he “wasn’t too happy” about it at all.
One of the cops wounded in a wild Bronx shootout didn’t appreciate a hospital sympathy visit from Mayor Bill de Blasio, the wounded officer’s dad told The Post on Tuesday.
The mayor accompanied NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton to St. Barnabas Hospital overnight to see wounded plainclothes officers Andrew Dossi, 30, and Aliro Pellarano, 38.
“He wasn’t too happy about the mayor’s visit,” Dossi’s dad, Joe, told The Post at the family’s home in Rockland County.
“He (Dossi) deals with some crappy people every day and getting no support (from the mayor), come on. These are the guys in the trenches dealing with anything and everything.”
Dossi’s father also claims that the mayor didn’t seem particularly interested in what was happening with his wounded son.
He said de Blasio “seemed passive” and was interested in little else other than sitting back and listening to conversation between Dossi’s father and Bratton.
Cross-posted at the Mental Recession