More and more members of the NYPD are submitting early retirement requests in recent weeks in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of violent protests in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd.
“Since widespread protests erupted in New York City last week following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died while in the custody of Minneapolis police, NYPD officers have endured 12-hour shifts in response to violence, destruction of retail property, burglary, and the vandalism of NYPD vehicles,” reports the Washington Examiner.
“At our level, It’s hard to say, but in the past, you felt like chiefs like [Joseph] Esposito had your back. Even Ray Kelly. Without Rudy [Giuliani], or even with [Michael] Bloomberg, things have changed,” an NYPD sergeant told the Washington Examiner.
“The rumor is over 600 went to pension,” the NYPD sergeant said. “I have less uniformed cops by me.”
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BACKLASH: NYPD Union Blasts De Blasio, Says Mayor’s Daughter an ‘Object-Throwing Rioting Anarchist’
The NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association ripped New York Mayor Bill de Blasio in a now-deleted tweet Monday; calling his daughter an “object throwing rioting anarchist” after learning of her arrest late Saturday night.
“How can the NYPD protect the city of NY from rioting anarchist when the Mayors object throwing daughter is one of them. Now we know why he is forbidding Mounted units to be mobilized and keeping the NYPD from doing their jobs,” read the SBA tweet.
Bill de Blasio said he was “proud” of his daughter after the 25-year-old was reportedly arrested in Manhattan for blocking traffic during citywide protests in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.
“We asked her to recount the whole story. I love my daughter deeply, I honor her. She only wants to do good in the world. She believes a lot of change is needed. I’m proud of her that she cares so much that she’s willing to go out there and do something about it,” said de Blasio.
“She was acting peacefully. She believes that everything she did was in the spirit of respectful protest… I’ll let her speak for herself, but I admire that she was out there trying to change something that she thought was unjust,” he added.
Mayor Bill de Blasio on daughter Chiara de Blasio: "I'm proud of her that she cares so much that she was willing to go out there and do something about it." pic.twitter.com/XO3D6T1zyF
— The Hill (@thehill) June 1, 2020
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NYC SPIRALS: Stores Wrapped in Razor Wire, NYPD Remove 2,000 Trash Cans, Crowd Chants ‘De Blasio Resign!’
New York City struggled to crackdown on violent protesters and looters Tuesday night; imposing a mandatory 8pm curfew as stores in Manhattan wrapped their windows in razor-wire to keep criminals away.
“Saks Fifth Avenue surrounded its flagship Manhattan store with razor wire on Tuesday to keep thieves from smashing their way in and making off with troves of expensive merchandise,” reports the New York Post.
“City officials have pulled public trash cans out of neighborhoods hit by unrest or that they suspect will be targeted by looters as the Big Apple faces its sixth day of unrest following the tragic killing of George Floyd,” adds the Post.
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