Not only have NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s leftist supporters ignored any calls for calm, the mayor appears to be out of touch with what’s actually happening on the ground, according to reports.
Instead of taking on his own side, de Blasio lashed out at the media, blaming them for stirring up trouble. But as the facts indicate, some of the harshest rhetoric, if not physical confrontation, is far from confined to an isolated protest or individual. Many protest leaders seem fine with chants such as, “How do you spell murderers? NYPD!” and other rhetoric comparing the NYPD to the KKK.
But the hateful language directed at cops has been heard at even some of the most peaceful of the protests, raising the question: Is the mayor out of touch with what’s happening on the streets?
“If those are the facts, he’s unaware of the facts on the ground and that’s dangerous,” Muzzio said.
Ahead of the protest, Aiello asked protest organizers if chants comparing the NYPD to the KKK will continue.
“My question would be: What is it about those chants that’s not true?” Morales said.
Ralliers marched on Fifth Avenue chanting “How do you spell murderers? NYPD!” and “Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail. The whole damn system is guilty as hell,” Aiello reported.