Thousands of Cops Turn Backs on De Blasio at Officer Liu’s Funeral (Video)

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Despite being warned by the NYPD police commissioner not to do it, thousands officers turned their backs to NY Mayor Bill DeBlasio as he delivered a eulogy for Officer Wenjian Liu, Sunday morning, CNN reported: NY Mayor de Blasio Emotional Tribute Speech at Officer Wenjian Liu’s Funeral, Some Backs Still Turn:

Via ABC News:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio has given a solemn eulogy at an officer’s funeral as thousands of police watching the service from outside turned their backs in a sign of disrespect toward the city’s leader.

The officers’ actions at Wenjian Liu‘s funeral Sunday came after Police Commissioner Bill Bratton sent a memo to all commands urging respect, declaring “a hero’s funeral is about grieving, not grievance.”

It is beyond crystal clear now that De Blasio, (and by extension Holder and Obama) have a serious problem on their hands with the nation’s law enforcement officers.

As Weasel Zippers reported earlier this morning, NYPD had been plotting to do an “about face” at Liu’s funeral.

In the weeks since Liu and partner Rafael Ramos, 40, were ambushed Dec. 20 on a Bedford-Stuyvesant street, angry officers have displayed outrage to their perceived, anti-cop mayor by literally turning their backs on him as he passed them in a hospital hallway and as he spoke at Ramos’ funeral last Saturday.

And while no officers turned their backs on the mayor at Liu’s wake Saturday, cops were plotting online to do so at the slain officer’s funeral Sunday, despite an NYPD-wide directive by Bratton that “a hero’s funeral is about grieving, not grievance.”

“There will be someone signaling an ‘ABOUT FACE’ via bullhorn,” one poster who used the handle “BrutalObserver” wrote on Thee Rant blog. “If and when you hear this loud ABOUT FACE everyone… and I mean everyone is expected to face away from the funeral home.”

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Bratton has said he won’t punish officers who again disrespect de Blasio, but has said such behavior is “inappropriate.”

SEE ALSO:

Twitchy:  Images of Wenjian Liu’s widow weeping as she holds a picture of her husband are simply ‘heartbreaking’ [photos]

Devastating. Don’t click without a box of tissues nearby.

Incidentally, Lefties on Twitter have been claiming that Liu’s widow requested that the police not turn their backs on de Blasio during her husband’s funeral. So far I haven’t been able to track that down that story. Every news account of the funeral mentions the police commissioner’s request – but none say anything about her making the request.

She did say to the thousands of officers who offered condolences & support, “I thank you. My extended family, my family in blue.”

3 thoughts on “Thousands of Cops Turn Backs on De Blasio at Officer Liu’s Funeral (Video)

  1. It’s going to be interesting to see who blinks first in this entire mess. Comrade de Blasio hasn’t felt the need to apologize, Bratton who is well respected by the rank and file Cops has been used as a shield between the Police Force and the Mayor. Remember that comrade de Blasio is only closing out his first year as the Mayor, he has a long road to hoe to finish out his term. He hasn’t had a good start by any measure.

    In the meantime the incident that started the entire mess in NYC was the Garner death. Word is that the District Attorney who presented the Grand Jury case against the Cops, has indicated that he is interested and is being encouraged to run for the recently vacated Congressional seat of Rep Michael Grimm, who just resigned from office after pleading guilty to a felony.

    Al Sharpie reportedly had a stroke when word broke of this. As the NY Post is running a article today about how the Rev has been paid off over the years by major corporations. I hope this didn’t come as a shock to anyone. Sharpton and Jesse Jackass has been running this scam for years and have been lining their pockets with some cool hard cash.

    NY Post:
    How Sharpton gets paid to not cry ‘racism’ at corporations

    http://nypost.com/2015/01/04/how-sharpton-gets-paid-to-not-cry-racism-at-corporations/

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  2. It’s disgusting. I don’t know why companies allow themselves to be shaken down like that – and by a shifty scumbag like Al Sharpton.

    By the way, I nominated Walmart to be the Weasel of the Week, last week for this very reason. A conservative group sent them a letter saying they should not be funding Sharpton or his group, and never heard back.

    How do we win these culture wars, if we have so many people not only not willing to fight evil, but willingly capitulating to it?

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  3. ND, these two dirt bags {Sharpton & Jackass} have made entire careers shaking down people and corporations. The last thing these corporations want is either one of these two to show up on their door and cry racism. Therefore they payoff.

    Jackass shows up every year down at Wall Street and collects checks from every corporation he can strong arm. Back in Chicago Jesse shook down the Budweiser Corporation and secured a exclusive {no competition} distributorship for his sons. Jackass moved on the Restaurant Sambo’s and claimed racism, made them pay him off and eventually drove them out of business, they reorganized and operate now as Denny’s. Not thanks to Jesse.

    When Sony got hacked, the CEO went running right to Harlem in order to get absolution from Sharpton and I’m sure a hefty check to smooth things over for her. Sharpton now has a voice at Sony corporation in the making and production of their products. At a recent birthday party held for Sharpton in Manhattan, one politician after corporate head showed up and passed him check after check, to build up his coffers. He walked away with millions, yet still owes 4-5 million in back taxes. Amazing! Jackass supported a “love child and a paramour” with Rainbow money and hardly anything was reported or said about it. The biggest surprise is that they’ve gotten away with it for decades.

    I always thought it was referred to as “Blackmail and Embezzlement”, but of course that is anywhere else! Guess it doesn’t count if your the right skin color and have a title before your name.

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