No Protest for De Blasio at Officer Wenjian Liu’s Wake As He Shows Up for 15 Minutes
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio turned out at the wake for NYPC Officer Wenjian Liu for fifteen minutes on Saturday.
He arrived with Police Commissioner Bratton.
Mayor deBlasio has arrived at wake for NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn. pic.twitter.com/9MS6dLrbkV
— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) January 3, 2015
The New York Post reported:
Police officers from across the country began gathering Saturday at the Brooklyn wake of slain officer Wenjian Liu, awaiting the arrival of Mayor de Blasio amid uncertainty they would follow Commissioner William Bratton’s directive to grieve and not air grievances.
The Liu family arrived at Aievoli Funeral Home in Dyker Heights in black vans shortly after 11 a.m.and entered through a side entrance.
As seven officers from the LAPD arrived, eight NYPD officers in dress blues stood on the front steps and on the corner, and nine community affairs officers walked up and down 65th Street.
The funeral home was adorned with three blue ribbons, and signs bearing Liu’s name, police badges, and We [heart] NYPD hung from lampposts…
…They first turned their backs on him the night of the murders as he walked through a hospital corridor after visiting the officers’ grieving families.
When de Blasio approached a group of NYPD Finest at the hospital and said, “We’re all in this together,” a stone-faced officer replied, “No, we’re not.”
— Esperanza Ceballos (@esperceballos) January 3, 2015