The Empire State Building, which lights up most nights in symbolic colors, has taken heat for its liberal politics. In August, LU contributor Rusty Weiss wrote that the landmark building, owned by a consortium that includes Democratic U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, stayed dark in reaction to Childhood Cancer Awareness month but lit up in rainbow colors for Gay Pride Week.
Yesterday, the powers responsible for the light show got it right. Michelle Jesse of Allen B. West.com noted that the crown of the building was clad in blue — not in response to politics as usual in the Big Apple but to honor slain NYPD officer Randolph Holder.
We will be lit in blue in memory of fallen NYPD Officer Randolph Holder, and the others that protect us daily. pic.twitter.com/BsJR7Ib5b0
— Empire State Bldg (@EmpireStateBldg) October 21, 2015
For the moment, I’ll set aside the questions of how NYC’s liberal policies and increasing hate rhetoric directed at police officers may have contributed to Officer Holder’s murder by a thug.
Though perhaps this is an appropriate moment to consider the suggestion from one Twitter user on how the Empire State Building might be used to further highlight the apparent war on police sweeping our nation:
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