For the second time in a week, the NYPD was joined by officers from departments all across the country to attend the funeral of one of their own, Sunday morning.
Some members of the left tried to wrestle the narrative away from the grieving family and the thousands of police officers who showed up at the funeral to pay their respects and show their support for the grieving widow.
As they did before, a majority of the officers made a statement by turning their backs on far left Mayor de Blasio.
The show of dissent happened a week earlier at the funeral for Officer Rafael Ramos, who was killed along with Officer Wenjian Liu as the two patrol partners said in their squad car.
The way I see it, the officers would have made just as much of a statement if they had not turned their backs on the mayor. Either they still strongly disapprove of how he handled the Eric Garner grand jury announcement and the subsequent anti-police protests, or they do approve or are feeling better about it. Because had the police not turned their backs on the mayor, the media narrative would have been that de Blasio had successfully smoothed things over. And he hasn’t. In my entire adult life, I have never seen this much disdain on the part of a police department for their mayor. It’s really quite stunning.
This officer’s take is probably highly representative.
Lefty progs on Twitter were furious, hoping a humbled and subdued NYPD would obey Police Commissioner William Bratton’s request that they refrain from turning their backs at the Liu funeral. When the NYPD didn’t, the progs needed to juice up their narrative a bit to make their outrage seem justified. Cops disobeying their boss isn’t really a huge deal. But what if they told everyone that Officer Liu’s widow made the same request? That would indeed be troubling. But it didn’t happen.
Nickarama at Weasel Zippers noticed lefties spamming Twitter with the lie, this morning.
According to Nickarama, that is but a small sampling of the legion of left-wing activists who made the assertion, and between them, it was retweeted thousands of times by their misled followers. After spending the day trying to track down this rumor, I can tell you with near 100% certainty, that it didn’t happen.
Pro-tip: When a left-wing activist pretends to care about something that has anything to do with law enforcement or the military (as in “bring the boys home!”) they are bull-sh*tting you. They despise the military and they despise cops. Any expressions of support or sympathy they may manifest for the troops or for law enforcement (or grieving wives) should be met with deep suspicion. Everything the left does is agenda-driven and entirely self-serving.
And thus far, none of the shameless activists have removed their false tweets even after their veracity was challenged.
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