NY Cops Fly Banner: ‘De Blasio, Our Backs Have Turned To You’
According to ex-cop and blogger John Cardillo, “a coalition of NYPD cops, Detectives, and supervisors hundreds strong” are behind it. Ashley Chalmers of Jersey Shore Aerial Advertising says those who paid for this “wish to remain anonymous.”
[su_thin_right_skyscraper_ad]”We are outraged by the mayor’s incendiary rhetoric, and for facilitating the current hostile climate towards the NYPD. We understand that the department and even our own unions can only go so far in their public condemnation of the mayor as to not irreparably damage the working relationship with the city, or future contract negotiations,” the statement read.
“It is our opinion that Mayor de Blasio’s dangerous and irresponsible comments about his and his wife’s concern for their son’s safety at the hands of the NYPD fueled the flames that led to civil unrest, and potentially to the deaths of PO Wenjian Liu and PO Rafael Ramos, as well as the continued threats against NYPD personnel. The Mayor shows us no respect, and encourages the public to follow his lead.”
The back-turning reference is a reminder of how cops gave de Blasio the cold shoulder when he visited the hospital where the executed officers were taken.