It was just before Christmas so it may have gone unnoticed, but Pat Lynch, the President of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association claimed that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio had “blood on his hands” for the gangland style execution of NYC police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu by Ismaaiyl Brinsley on Saturday, December 20, 2014. Brinsley, the mentally unbalanced psycho who had been arrested 19 times, had tried to commit suicide at least once, and who had vowed in an Instagram post to put “wings on pigs,” assassinated the two officers in cold blood as they ate lunch in their patrol car. (Why do these assholes never succeed in committing suicide before they go on some killing spree?, I ask of our Lord, the God of Abraham.)
So, what did de Blasio do that earned him the epithet that he has blood on his hands? As far as I can tell, only two things: first, he supported two City Council bills to rein in the use of stop-and-frisk during his 2013 mayoral campaign, and second, he stated at a press conference that he and his African-American wife Charline have had to tell their 16 year old mix-raced son to be careful in his encounters with the police.
Lynch’s rhetoric on this matter is completely out of bounds and over the top. It’s worthy of Fox News. Lynch should be ashamed of himself, and the NYC police union should want to hold itself to a higher standard, certainly a higher standard than the officers who participated in the choking death of Eric Garner that caused so much protest. He might also want to be conscious of the incredibly low standing that public employee unions currently “enjoy,” as evidence by the wholesale support of Governor Scott Walker, recently re-elected, and whose claim to fame was the emasculation of public employee unions in his home state of Wisconsin. If public employee unions held themselves to a higher standard and didn’t try so hard to reinstate members whose egregious conduct surely qualifies them for termination, they might find their standing to improve.