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NYPD Union Wants Mayor De Blasio Banned From Police Funerals


Photo at: National Action Network near 145th Street and Lenox Avenue in Manhattan, where New York City Mayor Elect Bill De Blasio is at with Al Sharpton and others talking about the issues of New York City. In this image: Mayor-Elect Bill De Blasio and Al Sharpton. Photo Credit: G.N. Miller/NewYork Post.

The NYPD police union is urging cops to tell leftist Mayor Bill de Blasio not to bother showing up to their officer’s funerals in the inevitable event they are killed in the line of duty.

“DON’T LET THEM INSULT YOUR SACRIFICE!”, reads a flier from the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, which is also encouraging cops to sign and submit the “Don’t Insult My Sacrifice” waiver to ban the cop-bashing mayor and city council speaker from their funerals.

“I, as a New York City police officer, request that Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito refrain from attending my funeral services in the event that I am killed in the line of duty,” the waiver states.

“Due to Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Mark-Viverito’s consistent refusal to show police officers the support and respect they deserve, I believe that their attendance at the funeral of a fallen New York City police officer is an insult to that officer’s memory and sacrifice.”

The PBA posted a link on its Web site where officers can download the form and drop it off signed and dated to their PBA delegates.

The New York Post reports the mayor and council speaker are calling the effort “deeply disappointing.”

“Incendiary rhetoric like this serves only to divide the city, and New Yorkers reject these tactics,” they said in a joint statement.

Sources say the union is furious over the mayor’s comments following a grand jury decision not to indict the officer involved in the death of Staten Islander Eric Garner. In a press conference following the grand jury’s decision, de Blasio claimed that he had told his own 17-year-old, mixed-race son, Dante, to be careful around police officers.

“[The Garner case] was profoundly personal for me,” de Blasio said, because of “the dangers Dante may face, we’ve had to literally train him in how to take special care in any encounter he has with the police officers who are there to protect him.”

“We need a mayor to stand up with and for us,” police union head Pat Lynch said, adding that NYPD officers feel as if de Blasio is “throwing them under the bus.”

“That’s not true!” Lynch shouted. “Our city is safe because of police officers. All of our sons and daughters walk the streets in safety because of police officers. They should be afraid of the criminals. That’s what we should be teaching.”

Meanwhile, Americans overwhelmingly say that their local police are their protectors and give a high favorability rating in appreciation of the job they do on a daily basis. According to a recent PPD examination of public opinion, most Americans also believe that citizens’ deaths that involve policemen are usually the fault of the suspect, not the police.

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Laura Lee Baris is the Assistant Editor at People's Pundit Daily (PPD) and the Producer of "Inside the Numbers" with the People's Pundit. Laura covers politics, entertainment, culture and women's issues. She is also married to the People's Pundit, Richard D. Baris, and a mother to their two beautiful children.

Latest comments

  • Good!

    The treatment police officers get from De Blasio, other liberals, the media, and academia in this country is sickening. Who would want to be a police officer now after the hatchet job the liberal media, Obama, Holder, Sharpton, and Bill DeBlasio are doing to them?

    Can we move on and stop wasting our energy on this Ferguson/Garner drama? While the media focuses on this non-sense, the US economy is burning. Many of our citizens have had their jobs taken away along with their health insurance. The middle class is shrinking and its not getting any better.

    Obama has destroyed our economy. Everyone is under-employed and can’t afford to live. We must now purchase health insurance we cannot afford and do not want or need (mine is $450/month… contrast this to my $25/month auto insurance from Insurance Panda… or my $12/month life insurance from Ant… both private-enterprise!)

    When we elected President Obama, weren’t we promised “hope and change”?

    Officer Wilson did his job. The criminal (Michael Brown) defiantly disregarded the law and orders in a physical confrontation. I’m sorry he had to die, but he should have realized the risk involved with attacking a police officer after committing a robbery!

    Respect your officers, America! These protesters are not innocents demanding justice but lawless boneheads looking for a night out of fun at someone else’s expense.

  • Every cop better wake up, DeBlasio wants you dead, he doesn’t care about your life, he’s actively promoting the murder of all cops, he is encouraging it, along with Obama, Holder and Sharpton. The Dem pols have the blood of all cops murdered from this day forward, on their hands. They feel that the only good cops, are dead cops, they are supporting these animals who physically assaulted 2 NYPD cops this weekend, what more proof does anyone need? I hope the NYPD refuses to protect DeBlasio and his ugly family, you know, because he had to warn his ridiculous son about cops and not about criminals, maybe he should have the Bloods and Crips guard his family from now on. It’s way more fitting. Burn in Hell, DeBlasio, you are a cop killer, and there’s a special place for you in Hell.

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