One of the cops wounded in a wild Bronx shootout on Monday night didn’t appreciate a hospital sympathy visit from Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Officer Andrew Dossi and Mayor Bill de Blasio (New York Post)
Pat Lynch, President of the New York City Patrolman’s Benevolent Association, the largest union of active and retired NYPD police officers, told Steve Malzberg at NewsMax TV that Mayor De Blasio praised the protesters who were giving a vile, deadly message unchecked.
Pat Lynch: It goes to show the dangerous situation police officers are in every day because of the atmosphere on the street where every interaction now turns into a challenge. Where the perps are emboldened to fire their weapons at police officers. And we can’t even discuss the fact that they’re carrying those weapons in the first place. So, here we are. A short time after burying our police officer Liu and the next day we have a shooting in the Bronx.
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Steve Malzberg: So you think there’s a climate now that enhanced the possibility that there being a shooting yesterday?
Lynch: Absolutely, we have demonstrations in the street that, we’re not against demonstrations, we’re a union, we demonstrate ourselves. But the message on the street that went unchecked – What do we want? Dead cops… When do we want it? Now! – It went unchecked. It created an atmosphere on the street that has been building. We predicted unfortunately that this was going to happen. And the worst did. Two police officers were assassinated. A day after burying our hero brothers we have tow more police officers shot… What he (De Blasio) did was give weeks if not months of praising protesters on the street that were giving a vile, deadly message unchecked, and then when police officers respectfully send a message, not inside a church but on the street where it belongs, that’s wrong and disrespectful? I respectfully disagree with him.