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Tue Dec 30, 2014, 10:05 AM

Chris Rock: "I can think of 3 reasons why NYPD turned their backs on Mayor DeBlasio"

Chris Rock
‏@ozchrisrock
I can think of 3 reasons why the #NYPD turned their backs on mayor #DeBlasio
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https://twitter.com/ozchrisrock/status/549724355673227264

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Reply Chris Rock: "I can think of 3 reasons why NYPD turned their backs on Mayor DeBlasio" (Original post)
kpete Dec 2014 OP
randys1 Dec 2014 #1
underahedgerow Dec 2014 #2
LiberalElite Dec 2014 #5
riqster Dec 2014 #32
PatrynXX Dec 2014 #33
cstanleytech Dec 2014 #44
ncjustice80 Dec 2014 #49
cstanleytech Dec 2014 #43
area51 Dec 2014 #46
Reter Dec 2014 #6
meow2u3 Dec 2014 #7
gregcrawford Dec 2014 #19
hedda_foil Dec 2014 #28
Reter Dec 2014 #34
KingCharlemagne Dec 2014 #8
randys1 Dec 2014 #14
KingCharlemagne Dec 2014 #15
Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2014 #23
arcane1 Dec 2014 #27
ucrdem Dec 2014 #3
Tsiyu Dec 2014 #4
marmar Dec 2014 #9
wheniwasincongress Dec 2014 #10
spanone Dec 2014 #11
wheniwasincongress Dec 2014 #12
bigwillq Dec 2014 #17
Scurrilous Dec 2014 #13
blackspade Dec 2014 #16
progressoid Dec 2014 #18
Ramses Dec 2014 #20
madokie Dec 2014 #21
MuttLikeMe Dec 2014 #22
951-Riverside Dec 2014 #24
billhicks76 Dec 2014 #38
tammywammy Dec 2014 #25
True Blue Door Dec 2014 #26
Dont call me Shirley Dec 2014 #29
The Wizard Dec 2014 #30
napkinz Dec 2014 #31
Glassunion Dec 2014 #35
sheshe2 Dec 2014 #36
SunSeeker Dec 2014 #37
Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2014 #39
Odin2005 Dec 2014 #40
krawhitham Dec 2014 #41
nikto Dec 2014 #42
Enthusiast Dec 2014 #48
nikto Jan 2015 #59
Rex Dec 2014 #45
Enthusiast Dec 2014 #47
ncjustice80 Dec 2014 #50
Kalidurga Dec 2014 #51
oberliner Dec 2014 #52
alarimer Dec 2014 #54
oberliner Dec 2014 #55
ann--- Dec 2014 #53
SummerSnow Dec 2014 #56
dawnie51 Dec 2014 #57
kydo Dec 2014 #58

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 10:12 AM

1. Sums it up nicely...but you know these cops have their free speech rights to defy their boss

wait

If I did that, if YOU did that, you would be fired instantly...

so explain to me again, DU members who support these racist fuck cops, why defying and threatening their boss is OK?

You do realize their actions are direct physical threats against the Mayor, his family, and ALL New Yorkers who dont "tow the line"

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Response to randys1 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 10:29 AM

2. I'm not sure that the 'rights to free speech' are permitted whilst one is on duty...

and I could be wrong, but typically when one is in a government job especially, your conduct while on duty and/or when wearing a work uniform is governed by a code of conduct.

The actions of these officers is shameful, hurtful, clearly racist in nature, and disgusting. Every man and woman who turned their back on the Mayor should be properly disciplined.

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Response to underahedgerow (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 10:39 AM

5. That's it - they disgraced the uniform.

Even when I was in a Catholic high school wearing the school uniform there were things we couldn't do, (like smoke LOL) while wearing that uniform.

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Response to underahedgerow (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 09:24 PM

32. Quite true. As with any employer.

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Response to underahedgerow (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 11:14 PM

33. from what I understand. the are not supposed to be political while on duty

so thats what they did. = they all need to be fired anyone on tape thats got their backs turned is against the code of ethics

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #33)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 03:01 AM

44. I believe firing is to severe but they should be fined a weeks pay. nt

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #44)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 09:04 AM

49. There are too many anyway. Good way to get rid of some.

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Response to underahedgerow (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 03:00 AM

43. I dont think it was racist but it was clearly disrespectful and disgraceful

as there is a time and a place for protesting something and at a funeral isnt one of them imo.

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Response to underahedgerow (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 03:44 AM

46. Welcome to DU, underahedgerow. n/t

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Response to randys1 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 10:52 AM

6. Their boss is Bratton, not the Mayor

 

And no I'm not defending these idiots, but the Commissioner is their highest level boss.

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Response to Reter (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 11:14 AM

7. Their big boss is the mayor

AFAIK, the mayor is commander-in-chief of the police department. Two words: civilian oversight.

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Response to Reter (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 05:45 PM

19. And the mayor is Bratton's boss.

The cops' actions are indefensible. Such insubordination is usually grounds for dismissal. They just counted on strength in numbers. But they have lost what little respect they still had. The thing people don't seem to understand is that out-of-control police are not just a New York problem, it's endemic across the country, and it's only a part of a far, far more ominous pattern.
Perhaps it's worth refreshing our collective memory by re-reading a little history about the rise of fascism in post-WW I Europe.

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Response to gregcrawford (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 07:47 PM

28. ^^^^^^^^^^!

Hammer meet nail. You've hit it on the head.

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Response to gregcrawford (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 11:17 PM

34. Which means Bratton can't turn his back on the Mayor

 

His boss has nothing to do with disrespectful cops however.

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Response to randys1 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 11:22 AM

8. Technically speaking, de Blasio is not their 'boss'. I suppose their 'boss' is

 

Chief Bratton (who reports to de Blasio and serves at his pleasure).

"Toe the line" (not "tow the line," unless you're making some sort of witticism that's beyond my powers of comprehension this a.m.).

Otherwise, I agree with you 100%. If those cops were 'on duty' and getting paid when they committed their shameful act, there should be some serious repercussions coming down from Bratton for them and any line officers who countenanced the behavior. Otherwise, Bratton should resign forthwith.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 12:21 PM

14. Stand corrected, so toe as in the toe up to the line? I dont know what I was thinking

So the mayor can tell the cops boss what to do, and he should tell him that these cops have crossed the line

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Response to randys1 (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 12:40 PM

15. Well, I'm no big defender of Bratton or de Blasio (who was fully on board with

 

Giuliani's "Broken Window" policing policy when it helped de Blasio's real estate developer benefactors to gentrify the Park Slope neighborhood), but I think Bratton to his credit has openly condemned the actions of those NYPD cops who turned their backs on de Blasio. The question, of course, is whether oral condemnation by the Chief suffices or whether there should be further material consequences for this act of grandstanding and what another DUer called a 'petulant tantrum.'

My personal reservations about de Blasio don't really matter either, as he was elected by an overwhelming majority of New Yorkers and the will of the voters easily trumps any of my petty cavils. Given that, when the NYPD turns its back on de Blasio, it is turning its back on democracy and the will of the voters, as Charlie Pierce so eloquently noted a week ago.

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Response to randys1 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 06:43 PM

23. If he were a Republican and the cops were doing this the media would accuse them of treason....

 

It's okay to disrespect Democrats.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #23)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 07:16 PM

27. Fox would be calling them "out of control government union thugs" right now n/t

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 10:34 AM

3. Lovely family

and yeah he was targeted, by whom I'm not sure but the NYPD has a lot of unsavory connections and it wouldn't surprise me if one of them instigated this stupid stunt using DeBlasio as an Obama surrogate. Another Benghazi as it were. From what I've seen it doesn't seem to have been spontaneous and the media are dutifully assisting so hmm.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 10:35 AM

4. +1000000000

What a beautiful family.

FUCK the gangbanger thug NYPD - biggest VIOLENT GANG on the planet.


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 11:26 AM

9. !!!! ..... Although read some of the idiotic tweets underneath the picture.


nt


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 11:28 AM

10. I'm glad Chris Rock is around

he doesn't pussyfoot around and try to appeal to everyone by avoiding issues

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 11:28 AM

11. k&r...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 11:34 AM

12. I don't think this is his real Twitter

described as "parody account"
https://twitter.com/ozchrisrock

real twitter:
https://twitter.com/chrisrock

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Response to wheniwasincongress (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 12:54 PM

17. Not his real account

 

As you listed, this pic was posted on the parody account.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 12:16 PM

13. K & R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 12:53 PM

16. +1000 for Chris Rock

Nailed it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 01:29 PM

18. Unfortunately, not the real Chris Rock

He's mostly pushing his moving on his twitter account.

https://twitter.com/chrisrock

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 05:46 PM

20. +1

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 05:49 PM

21. I would guarantee that

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 05:50 PM

22. This is NOT CHRIS ROCK'S REAL TWITTER ACCOUNT

Stop spreading this shit as if he said it

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Response to MuttLikeMe (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 06:45 PM

24. +1

 

Although the Fake Chris Rock makes an valid point.

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Response to MuttLikeMe (Reply #22)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 12:55 AM

38. Ok But

 

His comedian friends are reposting it on Facebook. Maybe he has two accounts.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 06:46 PM

25. you should edit your title, this isn't Chris Rock. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 06:51 PM

26. New cop show: "NYPD White."

New York's finest bravely fight to keep the unarmed uppity in their place.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 08:17 PM

29. Beautiful family

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 08:43 PM

30. The police, like all Republicans,

engage in election nullification when a Democrat gets elected.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 08:47 PM

31. Chris Rock nails it again

nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 11:19 PM

35. That's not Chris Rock. It's a parody account.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 11:21 PM

36. KnR

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 12:37 AM

37. Great post, even if it's not Chris Rock. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 01:05 AM

39. I just had a wild image of Chris Rock hosting "Meet The Press".

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 01:12 AM

40. What a wonderful family!

And the son's afro is fucking AWESOME!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 01:21 AM

41. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD @ozchrisrock is a FAKE/parody account

This is about the 1000th time someone here at DU has posted a @ozchrisrock tweet as being from the real Chris Rock

@chrisrock is the real account

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 02:31 AM

42. I believe there may be a 4th reason...

 

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Response to nikto (Reply #42)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 04:30 AM

48. The face of evil personified.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #48)

Thu Jan 1, 2015, 03:14 AM

59. I guarantee many of the worst NY cops get a steady diet of his hate

 

He's on the loudest stations in the NY area.



He's easier to find on the AM dial than The NY Yankees on a summer day.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 03:09 AM

45. I can think of two reasons why they disgraced their own at a funeral.

 

I bet others can too.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 04:28 AM

47. Kicked and recommended a whole bunch!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 09:08 AM

50. Yup.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 09:26 AM

51. Oh my

those are the same three reasons I was thinking.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 09:28 AM

52. Chris Rock did not Tweet this

 

Probably best to make sure before claiming otherwise.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #52)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 10:07 AM

54. No, someone posing as him did.

I wonder why Twitter allows so many impersonation accounts?

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Response to alarimer (Reply #54)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 10:09 AM

55. To be fair, the account clearly states that it is a parody

 

I think that is why Twitter lets it go.

The title of the OP here though should be amended in my opinion.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 09:50 AM

53. Absolutely

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 10:09 AM

56. They can't take it. black first lady in the White House and a black first lady in Gracie Mansion.lol

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 10:55 AM

57. Chris Rock is on fire recently....

perhaps he was always this involved but it seems lately that he is everywhere, and his commentary is insightful and powerful.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 11:00 AM

58. I love his daughter's boots!

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