Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York Times targeted the city’s Official Seal this week; suggesting the emblem should be changed because a traditional sailor is holding a tool that somewhat resembles a noose.
“It features a Native American in a breechcloth and an early American settler holding a long rope with what appears to be a loop on its end, and for more than a century, it has served as the official seal of New York City — but perhaps not for much longer,” writes the New York Times.
“Like the rest of the country, New York is engaged in a heated discussion about race and societal bias, a discourse that has spilled onto the streets in the form of protests, graffiti and, for a while, an encampment next to City Hall,” adds the writer.
— Cliff Levy (@cliffordlevy) July 27, 2020
“It’s the kind of thing a commission should look at carefully and decide if it still makes sense for the 21st century,” Mr. de Blasio said on Monday.
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ANARCHY in NYC: ‘Black Lives Matter’ Leader Accuses NYPD of Acting Like ‘Babies’ Over Protests
A prominent leader of the New York chapter of ‘Black Lives Matter’ accused the NYPD of acting “like a bunch of babies” in response to the anti-police protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
“You had [Sen.] Tim Scott [R-S.C.], you know, on the Republican side saying, ‘You know what? Cops aren’t doing what they need to do. Things need to change.’ You have Democrats saying, ‘Cops aren’t doing what they need to do. Things need to be changed,'” Newsome added.
“What are they doing?” asked Newsome. “They’re responding like a bunch of big babies. They’re whining. They’re complaining: ‘Oh, our morale is low. Oh, I’m sad! People don’t have faith in us.'”
“I believe in The Bible it says, ‘gird up thy loins.’ Well, I challenge police across the country to gird up their loins and accept the fact they’ve done wrong and correct it instead of digging their heels in and crying,” Newsome said.
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BIG APPLE BREAKDOWN: Bill De Blasio’s Daughter, 25, Arrested During Manhattan Protest for Blocking Traffic
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter was one of hundreds of demonstrators arrested over the weekend; reportedly taken into custody for blocking traffic during a protest in Manhattan Saturday night.
Chiara de Blasio is one of the nearly 790 people who have been arrested in New York City since protests over the death of George Floyd began last week https://t.co/UusGs3188p
— TIME (@TIME) June 1, 2020
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's daughter, Chiara, was arrested around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday near Union Square in Manhattan, a police official said.
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— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 1, 2020
“New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter, Chiara, was arrested around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday near Union Square in Manhattan, a police official said,” reports the New York Times.
“She had allegedly been blocking traffic on Broadway and was arrested after refusing to move, the source said,” adds the New York Post.
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