December 31, 2014

Mayor De Blasio Has The NYPD Rash

iOTW has linked an article describing how Mayor De Blasio is offering an olive branch (sorta) to the NYPD unions while at the same time he is bringing pressure on local dems to publicly criticize the police for shaming him in public demonstrations.
While Mayor Bill de Blasio was personally coaxing the city’s police union presidents to meet with him, his top aides were on the phones with lawmakers urging them to blast PBA President Patrick Lynchand other officers for turning their backs on the mayor following the assassinations of two of New York’s Finest, DNAinfo New York has learned.

As late as Monday afternoon — the same time de Blasio was speaking with police union leaders to set up Tuesday’s d├ętente to possibly mend their fractured relationship — the mayor’s government affairs honchos were privately cold-calling the city’s Democratic delegation of city and state elected officials, asking them to publicly criticize Lynch and those officers who dissed the mayor.

“City Hall wanted me to blast the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association for turning their backs on him,” a Big Apple legislator told “On The Inside.” “They called up Monday, said they were calling all of us, and that it was our obligation to stand up defending the mayor.”
DNAinfo story here.

The unions have got to be in hiz honor's head and his ass real bad for him to be thrashing around like this. He can't figure out whether to use lotion or foam to stop the itching and burning.

Go ahead Mayor, keep scratching. It'll only make it worse. Cops are already slowing down enforcement efforts to a crawl and while it isn't blue flu, it's definitely a cold shoulder.


WoFat said...

Cops vs Mayor is nothing new - anywhere.

DaBlade said...

What a disaster, this guy. I think he has bitten off more than he can chew here. Successful mayors forge a good working relationship with their force. He won't recover from this.

sig94 said...

WoFat - I served under six Chiefs and three mayors. Right now the mayor we have is the worst of the worst. I'm glad I retired.

sig94 said...

DaBlade - I believe you're right. Still, 72% of the electorate (idiots) voted for him so he may be around for a bit.

The City will suffer for this fool.

WoFat said...

72%? Wow. He has a long way to fall.

Doom said...

I doubt if the reduction in police activity is purely, or even mostly, simple retribution. When the natives go all native, and politicians don't have your back other than when stabbing you from behind, being on the front lines simply isn't possible. That's called a crossfire. Don't be in one. If you are in one, move.

Further, as a minor second, that kind of reduction will hurt De Blasio and NYC in another place, a place that will really hurt. The wallet. Any retributional aspects are merely icing. Survival is mandatory, as a general rule.

Too bad they aren't his bodyguards. Imagine if his body guards showed up unarmed, or at half numbers. Hmm... seems inter-agency cooperation might cause some reconsideration... State police? Or does the city hire private guns for the mayor? That would be pure retribution, but properly targeted.

LL said...

Police have forgiving hearts for politicians that cheer when those of their number are murdered by mobs. I expect that it will all be water under the bridge in the new year.

Police are not vindictive, they don't hold a grudge and they're accustomed to being stabbed in the back by administration, so it's all our fair winds and following seas for His Honor the Mayor from this point forward.

Happy New Year de Blasio!