Retired Cops Discuss Ways to Stop de Blasio From Attending Funerals of Slain Officers

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Retired NYPD members are discussing ways to keep New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio away from the funerals of recently-murdered NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.

One tactic, suggested in a popular law enforcement web forum, instructed officers to block the Mayor’s motorcade when it approached one of the funerals:

All unions should reach out to their retired members. Use us to block this POS Mayor from attending these funerals. I don’t know if the fallen are from the City or not, but it shouldn’t matter.

We can assemble en masse, and start a peaceful protest when his motorcade approaches. We’ll have cars too which might break down in various intersections. He won’t get within 5 blocks.

How can they stop us? 10,000 summonses for obstructing vehicular traffic?
Lets do this and let the whole country see what we think of him. Let them see the blood on his hands. Count me in. Just contact us and let us know where and when.

I have direct deposit for my pension check if I happen to get collared. Plenty of sick days left too so I will be at both funerals. Lets do this instead of the active MOS so they don’t have to fear consequences from the Mayor, the Mayors husband, or their puppet Commissioner.

Another poster suggested officers turn their backs on the mayor at the funeral: “I got a better idea…?? turn our backs on Deblasio at the funerals (just like at the hospital) BUT when hearse & family are present, we face forward like we always do; ie, upon arrival & after service… THAT is where all the cameras will be… BUT again, we should not expose the families to any of this…”

Another commenter chimed in: “Even though I have been retired nine years, every time a MOS is hurt or killed it still flecking hurts. May they rest in peace and yes count me in. The PC is a puppet and I cannot even start to how much I hate this person who calls himself mayor. Since he will (hopefully) be banned from their funnels, he probably run to the perp’s.”

Earlier this week, the New York City Patrolmen Benevolence Association’s Patrick Lynch urged officers to sign a petition demanding that de Blasio not attend their funerals if they are killed in the line of duty.

Officers turned their backs on the mayor Saturday night when he walked into the hospital where both officers were taken after the shooting.

There is “blood on many hands,” Lynch said at a press conference held on Saturday, placing blame on the mayor, political organizers, and anti-cop protesters.

“We tried to warn it must not go on. It cannot be tolerated,” he said. “That blood on the hands starts on the step of City Hall in the office of the mayor. When these funerals are over, those responsible will be called on the carpet and held accountable.”


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