Mayor Bill de Blasio with Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
Mayor Bill de Blasio with Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
Mayor Bill de Blasio with Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
Mayor Bill de Blasio with Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

During a closed door meeting last week, NYPD union leader Ed Mullins asked Mayor Bill de Blasio to publicly denounce Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for wearing an I can’t breathe” tee shirt but de Blasio refused, the Daily News reports.

In a radio interview on AM 970 The Answer, Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, said that the union bosses asked de Blasio to repudiate the council speaker and that when they mayor was asked point blank if he’d say he disagreed with her, Mullins said he ignored them.

‘[He said] she’s not his puppet, and that she felt very strongly about a grand jury decision,” Mullins said during the radio show.Mullins then turned around and defended the cops who, during both funerals of slain police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos turned their backs on the mayor stating, “They didn’t break a single law, and they didn’t utter a single word,” he said.

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  1. ARE WE IN A N NYPD POLICED AND CONTROLLED CITY? IS IT BECAUSE THE CITY OF NY, THE STATE OF NY AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE GREATER ECONOMY IN THE WORLD I.E. THE USA (USA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE) CANNOT MAKE UP THEIR MINDS ABOUT WHICH OF THE TWO CITIES’S RIGHTS TO UPHOLD, DEFEND AND PROTECT IN THE LITERARY AND POLITICIZED SLOGAN AS PROPERLY USED BY OUR BELOVED, NOW DECEASED EX- STATE GOVERNOR MARIO CUOMO AND SEGUE-DLY ADOPTED IN HIS POLITICAL CAMPAIGN BY OUR PRESENT MAYOR, BILL DE BLASIO? WHOSE AFRAID OF THE BIG “GOOD” COP? WHOSE THE BOSS? MAYOR DE BLASIO WE ELECTED YOU MAYOR, NOT MR. BRATTON, NOT RUDY GIULLIANI , NOT THE PRESIDENT OF THE NYP’D’S UNION LEADER. IN WHICH OF THE TWO CITIES DO YOU RESIDE?

  2. This is absolutely ridiculous! Why does the mayor and the city council speaker have to answer to the NYPD union boss! We still have a civilian controlled government in America not a police state! these officers should be fired for insubordination plain and simple! This is an example of municipal labor unions run amok, this is why they are developing such a bad reputation!

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