The city of New York is going nuts over the grand jury verdict declining to indict the New York police officer that subdued Eric Garner. Protests are breaking out all over the city, and it may be just a matter of time before they morph into Ferguson-type riots. (Few people are taking note of the fact that it was de Blasio’s edict to enforce a Bloomberg-era draconian cigarette tax that set the Garner incident in motion. when it comes to taxes, it’s hard for liberals to say no even if it means empowering the police.)
Now that all the strife is happening on the watch of lefty politicians, it seems they don’t quite know what to do. The radical rabble rousers — the anti-establishment, authority-hating leftists — are now the ones in authority.
These guys who no doubt hate the military and the cops are now commanding them, and it seems to be unraveling around them. I’m not sure about Mayor Bill de Blasio, but I believe Obama wants it this way.
Anyway, we weren’t there on the scene in NYC, just as no one was a witness to the Ferguson incident, so I can’t say what really happened. Some say it’s clearly murder while others say it was justified.
They should all just shut up, and this includes those pontificating on TV, in print, and on radio shows, so they are just stirring the pot. And that includes our elected leaders. Obama and de Blasio now want to outfit all cops with “gotcha” cameras to better police the police, because there are so many bad cops out there, don’t you know. We all know that the cops just can’t be trusted.
But de Blasio and New York City police Commissioner William Brennan want to go even further to corral their rogue force by sending them to three days of “sensitivity” training. The mayor said that “Fundamental questions are being asked, and rightfully so. The way we go about policing has to change. People need to know that black lives and brown lives matter as much as white lives.”
Wait… What?! They do? You mean the police need to begin policing the whites too? I never would’ve thought of doing that. Thanks Bill. What a jackass racist statement, one that merely undermines the mayor’s own police force.
Commissioner Bratton said the three-day training period would entail “de-escalation” techniques, on the street tactics, as well as how to present a “non-judgmental” posture.
Well, that sounds like some real New Age, 21st-century feel-good policy, and I’m sure it will work out great for the officers who, combined with their paralyzing “gotcha” body cameras, will be afraid even to approach a perpetrator.
More likely de Blasio and Bratton are sending a message to New York’s criminal element that the police are no longer in charge.
So knowing, as Obama and de Blasio do, that all police are just thugs in uniform and need to get their minds right, I propose that all NYC police officers be shipped off to the three-day reeducation camp at once, leaving no police presence in the city for that time.
It will be like The Purge (2013) — where anything goes for 12 hours.
“The Purge is an event that occurs every year from 7:00 PM on March 21st to 7:00 AM on March 22nd, of which during that time, any known crime (i.e. murder, rape, breaking and entering, etc.) is legal, and all services (i.e. police, fire department, hospitals and emergency rooms, etc.) are closed. It is said to act as a catharsis for the citizens; in reality, it is used as a method of artificial population control, as the poorer and homeless people are the main targets.”
For your information, both The Purge and its sequel The Purge: Anarchy (2014) were commercial successes, earning more than $200 million on production budgets of $15 million.
It will be fun for the whole family. No doubt something Mayor de Blasio will be proud of, as will be many of the shop owners in the city.
Just ask the store owners in Ferguson, most of whom were minorities, how well no police presence went for them.