NYPD’s Youngest Officers Already Drunk On Whine

NYPD’s Youngest Officers Already Drunk On Whine

The NYPD kicked and screamed when NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio took away their stop-and-frisk. Police Benevolent Association leader Pat Lynch threw a tantrum when de Blasio mentioned he (wisely) has had talks with his biracial son about how to stay safe if stopped by police. Egged on by Lynch, cops held their breath – and turned their backs – on the Mayor at a recent press conference and during the funeral of Rafael Ramos, one of two officers brutally ambushed on the evening of December 20th. And like an unruly child adopting their parent’s worst behaviors, an overwhelming number of cadets booed Hizzonor during a graduation ceremony held at Madison Square Garden on Monday morning.

According to ABC news, de Blasio was introduced at MSG to a round of jeers and catcalls from the 884 cadets, receiving only a smattering of muted applause. At one point during his address to the future officers, de Blasio told them, “You didn’t create problems,” before being answered back by someone in the crowd who shouted, “No, you did!” The Mayor didn’t respond to the interruption, continuing on with his prepared remarks.

In the past few days, the NYPD has shown their true colors, living down to their reputation as bullies with badges. Confronted with the mere suggestion of adapting their law enforcement tactics, which critics have charged as being excessive and unconstitutional, cops have now gone on a virtual strike. Basically, they’ve taken their ball and gone home.

With self-serving leadership like that of Patrick Lynch (up for re-election in 2015), it is no surprise that new recruits are taking up a petulant stance against the Mayor and the people of New York. Lynch is playing a dangerous political game and corrupting the next generation of officers in the process, reinforcing an “us versus them” narrative that will keep police on the wrong side of justice long after the battle of de Blasio v. Lynch is in the history books.

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Patrick M Arthur is a freelance journalist who has covered the Occupy Wall Street movement and the New York Mets. He is a member of the National Writers Union whose writing focuses on social justice, science and gonzo journalism

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Patrick M Arthur is a freelance journalist who has covered the Occupy Wall Street movement and the New York Mets. He is a member of the National Writers Union whose writing focuses on social justice, science and gonzo journalism

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