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Sun Dec 28, 2014, 03:55 PM Dec 2014

NYPD Chief Bratton defends Mayor de Blasio and criticizes officers’ funeral protest [View all]

NYPD Chief Bratton defends Mayor de Blasio and criticizes officers’ funeral protest
Ed Pilkington, The Guardian
28 Dec 2014 at 13:34 ET

The commissioner of the New York Police Department, Bill Bratton, has given strong backing to Bill de Blasio, denouncing the protest of rank-and-file officers who turned their back on the mayor at a weekend funeral as politicised and inappropriate.

Speaking on CBS on Sunday, the leader of the largest police force in the US came out fighting on behalf of the beleaguered politician who appointed him.

“This is a mayor who cares very deeply about New York police officers, cares very deeply about the divide in the city and is working hard to heal that divide,” Bratton said.

De Blasio has faced expressions of open hostility from New York’s police unions since two officers were killed last weekend. On Saturday a cordon of officers turned their back on the mayor’s image as it was being screened outside Christ Tabernacle church in Queens, where de Blasio was addressing the funeral of one of the murdered officers , Rafael Ramos.

Bratton condemned the silent protest of the police officers. “I certainly don’t support that action,” he said. “That funeral was held to honor officer Ramos, and to bring politics into that event was very inappropriate.”



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this is all that needs to be said about that belzabubba333 Dec 2014 #1
This will probably be an episode on Blue Bloods next year. Ken Burch Dec 2014 #2
I was surprised too tularetom Dec 2014 #8
Bravo! pangaia Dec 2014 #3
Thank Goodness! nt LiberalElite Dec 2014 #4
that's refreshing grasswire Dec 2014 #5
K&R BumRushDaShow Dec 2014 #6
K&R! n/t RKP5637 Dec 2014 #7
he should remind the cops that exercising your first amendment rights mopinko Dec 2014 #9
Thank you, Commissioner Bratton. KMOD Dec 2014 #10
The Uniforms libodem Dec 2014 #11
Good luck with that sir, some here won't be able to reply to this thread. Rex Dec 2014 #12
LOL malaise Dec 2014 #43
The problem with NYPD Hutzpa Dec 2014 #13
Enough said Catherine Vincent Dec 2014 #14
What did deBlasio say that preceded the ire of the police unions and these turned back protests? aikoaiko Dec 2014 #15
This, I think... babylonsister Dec 2014 #22
Thanks. The talk with his son is ridiculous thing to protest. aikoaiko Dec 2014 #36
He said he had "the talk" with his teen aged son . . . Spooky69 Dec 2014 #23
IOW, he was teaching his son how to be "street-smart". . . DinahMoeHum Dec 2014 #33
What a ridiculous thing to protest. aikoaiko Dec 2014 #35
good work commissioner. spanone Dec 2014 #16
Not usually a big Bratton fan. annabanana Dec 2014 #17
Kicked and recommended! Enthusiast Dec 2014 #18
This is what we were hoping for Yesterday.. that NYPD Chief Bratton would defend Mayor Cha Dec 2014 #19
glad to read this heaven05 Dec 2014 #20
That verbal bomb throwing bigot Guiliani is no help. What a first class POS. nt wolfie001 Dec 2014 #21
I dont believe a word that snake says . . . Spooky69 Dec 2014 #24
I consider Chief Bratton to be honorable man when it comes to certain Police policies 951-Riverside Dec 2014 #25
Spot on; they crapped all over their "fallen brother" and his family to try and score a point BeyondGeography Dec 2014 #26
k&r Leopolds Ghost Dec 2014 #27
Now every one of them that turned their back should be charged indivisibleman Dec 2014 #28
Can the turncoats. Every single one of them. JEB Dec 2014 #38
I agree but I'm being pragmatic. n/t indivisibleman Dec 2014 #39
Good. Thank you Chief Bratton. nt MH1 Dec 2014 #29
Howzaboutcha dock em? Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2014 #30
What confuses me nichomachus Dec 2014 #31
I'm starting to get the feeling that while NYC is generally blue, the people who follow the PBA Raine1967 Dec 2014 #32
Good to hear tooeyeten Dec 2014 #34
Can their fucking turncoat asses. JEB Dec 2014 #37
Good on him. dawg Dec 2014 #40
R#100 & K n/t UTUSN Dec 2014 #41
Aren't these policemen on duty or working? Lifelong Protester Dec 2014 #42
WOW this guy ROCKS!! DesertDiamond Dec 2014 #44
The commissioner should back the mayor. He did the right thing. mountain grammy Dec 2014 #45
One thing the Guardian, and likely other outlets are 'missing'.... blackspade Dec 2014 #46
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