And You Wonder Why They Turn Their Backs
There's no other way to describe him. Mayor De Blasio is an asshole.
On Friday evening, thousands of New Yorkers attended a memorial service for Rafael Ramos, one of the two NYPD officers assassinated a week ago by an Eric Garner protester. The service brought mourners from every corner of the city. Noticeably late was embattled Mayor Bill de Blasio, who made it to the service only just before its conclusion.
Liberal News Media Underestimate the Back Count
Many news outlets reported that hundreds of police officers turned their backs on NYC Mayor De Blasio when he spoke at the funeral of two murdered NYPD cops today.
There were thousands. A sea of blue clad backs.
Mayor de Blasio tried to make peace with the NYPD Saturday, but again collided with the Blue Wall of Resentment.If you look closely at the photo in the NY Post article, you'll see that it isn't just NYPD cops turning their backs. Sheriffs, state troopers - they're all joining in solidarity with NYPD.
As he took the podium Saturday at the funeral of slain Officer Rafael Ramos, thousands of cops outside the church turned their backs to the video monitors showing the mayor giving his eulogy inside.
Donations Pour In For Families of Slain Cops
The families of the two officers will receive a total of $800,000 from a foundation that will pay off their mortgages.
The Tunnels to Towers Foundation, named in memory of a former FDNY firefighter, committed to pay off the mortgages for the families of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos after they were shot and killed on duty in Brooklyn last Saturday.
The overwrought widow of murdered NYPD officer Wenjian Liu offered her teary thanks Friday after a charity confirmed its commitment to pay off the newlywed’s mortgage.
Pei Xia Chen, who married Liu just three months before his execution last Saturday, stood crying and hugging her relatives during a Staten Island news conference.
“When you see somebody in despair, you bring them some joy,” said Frank Siller, chairman of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. “When you see somebody that is in darkness, you bring them light.
Vice President Biden Stumbles Into NYPD Funeral
Thinking he was at the opening ceremony for a new bridge, Biden commented on the very large number of police officers directing traffic right outside the church and how the federal dollars spent on this project would ease traffic management burdens on over worked cops. He then thanked them for saving him a "neat" parking spot outside.
Thousands attended the funeral of slain New York City police officer Rafael Ramos on Saturday morning, including Vice President Joe Biden, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, who shared their condolences with the officer’s family.
Biden was one of the first to speak at the service at the Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens, addressing Ramos’ family and hundreds of police officers gathered inside, as thousands more outside watched the proceedings on big screens.