Saddening videos have surfaced this week of police officers being disrespected by civilians on the very streets they are trying to protect. It appears lines are now being drawn between those who support the NYPD and those who don’t. Most importantly, officers and those who are asked to protect us feel betrayed by political leaders.
The Police Benevolent Association (PBA) is the largest police union in New York City and have engaged directly with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. De Blasio issued a statement after videos surfaced where he thanked the NYPD for their “speed and professionalism” and saying “we stand with them today and always” in a tweet. The PBA responded pointedly to de Blasio saying “You are the cause of attacks on the NYPD.”
Fox Nashville has recounted the tense relationship between New York City’s law enforcement and the mayor “since running on a platform that critics say stoked anti-police sentiment.” Showing support for our law enforcement, President Trump tweeted yesterday:
We love our Law Enforcement Officers all around this great Country. What took place in NYC with water being tossed on NYPD officers was a total disgrace. It is time for @NYCMayor @BilldeBlasio to STAND UP for those who protect our lives and serve us so well.
We love our Law Enforcement Officers all around this great Country. What took place in NYC with water being tossed on NYPD officers was a total disgrace. It is time for @NYCMayor @BilldeBlasio to STAND UP for those who protect our lives and serve us all so well…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2019
It is time that Democrats and Democratic leadership end their public display of their vicious disdain of those who protect us. It is creating a divisive and dangerous country. Fox 17 Nashville reports that this year, 24 officers have been fatally shot in the line of duty. According to FBI Director Christopher Wray said at a Senate hearing earlier this week that “the level of violence against law enforcement in this country doesn’t get a whole lot of national coverage…and I worry often that Americans don’t realize the extent of the problem.”