New York Mayor Bill De Blasio was booed and heckled today as he went up to speak to the city’s newest police officers.
Mayor de Blasio speaking live at NYPD graduation: Says "you didn't create these problems" – someone yells "YOU did." pic.twitter.com/Fpyj4MC6Hm
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) December 29, 2014
De Blasio was speaking at the graduation ceremony for the latest class of police graduates.
The New York Post reported:
Mayor Bill de Blasio was booed and heckled as he spoke to the city’s newest cops Monday morning.
During a graduation ceremony for the latest class of graduates from the Police Academy, audience members shouted “Traitor!” as Hizzoner took the podium in Madison Square Garden.
“You will confront all manner of problems … problems that you didn’t create,” de Blasio told the crowd.
“You did!” someone yelled back, prompting laughter and applause.
Earlier, de Blasio praised the new cops for “choosing what is a noble calling” and joining “the greatest and finest police department on this Earth.”
He also said: “We have a responsibility to you to keep you safe … that begins with giving you the very finest training, the most rigorous training, and you have received that at the academy.”
De Blasio was met with applause at the end of his brief remarks.
De Blasio Booed And Jeered At NYPD Graduation, Had No Other Choice But This Splash: http://t.co/UaygPV0dgl pic.twitter.com/K8gV7iBW7d
— Gavon Laessig (@gavonl) December 29, 2014