NYC Mayor Says Anti-Police Sentiment Isn't Real, Blames 'Right Wing' Conspiracy

Mayor Bill de Blasio claimed NYPD morale is high and that citizens haven't been attacking police any more than usual.

New York, NY – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared that the anti-police attacks and demonstrations that have been occurring in the Big Apple for months are nothing more than a figment of the “right wing’s” imagination.

During a radio interview with WNYC on Friday, de Blasio asserted that the city’s police force is “being respected,” and that officers are “empowered to do their job,” the New York Post reported.

“The right wing in this town continues to try and dredge up the notion that people in this city are being negative towards the police,” the mayor scoffed.

He also referred to Sergeant’s Benevolence Association President Ed Mullins as a “tried-and-true Trump supporter,” and declared that Mullins is “as right-wing as it gets,” according to the New York Post.

De Blasio said that society should accept that “there will always be a few” citizens who clash with police.

“By the way, that’s not new,” he added.

He also blew off concerns about this year’s surge of law enforcement suicides within the New York Police Department (NYPD), and claimed that the large number of cops killing themselves was not indicative of a morale issue.

“No, morale is strong,” de Blasio insisted, according to the New York Post. “It needs to be stronger, unquestionably, but it is strong.”

The mayor’s tone-deaf comments came exactly one week after thousands of protesters flooded Brooklyn subway stations in a “mass fare evasion” to protest the “criminalization of poverty,” FOX News reported.

Protesters were seen in videos on social media helping each other to jump turnstiles to reach the platforms in the stations surrounded by people holding signs that said “No cops, no fares,” according to the news outlet.

There were a few incidences of people who chose to pay their subway fare being verbally accosted by protesters for following the law.

Numerous people held up signs that called NYPD “racist” and advocated violence against police, FOX News reported.

They scrawled “F--k NYPD” and “NYPD KKK” on the windows and sides of a bus as trapped, terrified passengers looked on.

Some of the protesters carried signs that read, “Don’t let these pigs touch us,” and “Punch that cop!” according to Hannity.com.

One day earlier, a group of Brownsville residents trashed an NYPD patrol SUV while the officers were responding to a domestic disturbance call inside a nearby building.

Residents dumped rotting food, eggs, and boxes filled with trash onto the top of their patrol vehicle.

Some of the garbage was then set ablaze, a witness told WCBS.

Cell phone footage showed the officers as they calmly removed the refuse while laughing residents surrounded them.

“Trick or treat, motherf--kers!” a man yelled out.

“This is what happens in the hood. Police get trashed,” another witness added as he broke into laughter. “Man, this is crazy – look at that!”

NYPD officers were repeatedly doused with water, attacked with glass bottles and a chunk of concrete, and had food hurled at them by citizens in series of incidents throughout the summer.

In August, three officers were injured when someone dropped objects on them from a nearby rooftop, the New York Post reported.

Five officers were transported to the hospital with minor injuries during another August incident, after they attempted to shut down the loud music coming from a 100-person house party, according to the New York Post.

Party-goers hurled glass bottles at police, resulting in at least one arrest.

Later the same day, a New York police sergeant and several officers came under attack as they were standing near the Bethesda Fountain during an afternoon concert.

An unidentified suspect hurled a fist-sized chunk of concrete at them, which smashed into a tree approximately three feet away.

None of the officers were injured during that attack, WPIX reported.

“We’re the safest big city in America right now,” de Blasio boasted during an WMUR “Conversation with the Candidate” session on Aug. 22. “Crime has gone down on my watch six years in a row!”

During the question-and-answer segment of the broadcast, New Hampshire resident Terrance Geenarain asked the presidential hopeful about his relationship with the NYPD.

“Your relationship with NYPD…has been described as strained, combative, and frosty,” Geenarain said. “How can you assure voters that you’re the right candidate to unite this country when many Americans believe that these types of adversarial relationships are what is dividing us?”

De Blasio thanked Geenarain for his question, then assured him that there are no problems between him and NYPD’s “rank-and-file” officers “and especially not [with] the leadership” of the department.”

“That may be accurate for my relationship with some of the very vocal, and I think mistaken, leaders of certain police unions,” he noted.

“I am so proud to have brought in extraordinary leaders to the NYPD,” he bragged. “I have been supporting our police leaders consistently.”

“We’ve healed the relationship between our police and our community, which was really strained for a long time, and needed that healing,” de Blasio declared. “That’s been that strategy of neighborhood policing that’s made all the difference.”

De Blasio has also praised the city’s plan to hand out gift cards and Mets baseball tickets to offenders as an incentive to get them to show up to their scheduled court hearings.

As many as 900 inmates are expected to walk out of jail beginning in December. The city’s so-called criminal justice reforms go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, according to WCBS.

Offenders will be released without cash bail for most misdemeanor charges and multiple felonies, including criminally negligent homicide, drug sales, aggravated assault on a child, and burglary, the New York Post reported.

Critics argued that doling out movie tickets, subway passes, and various store gift cards will reward criminal behavior, but de Blasio has insisted that the incentive program will be a success, according to WCBS.

“In a world where we want speedier trials and we want the justice system to work, if small incentives are part of what actually makes it work, then that’s a smart policy,” de Blasio told WCBS on Wednesday. “It’s not something we developed. It’s something that has been worked on by experts over time and proven to work and proven to be a good investment.”

As confident as the mayor may be in the plan, many of those who have actually worked with offenders disagreed.

Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon said the program is part of a “deranged mandate,” the New York Post reported.

“We are reaching the point of the absurd when those who are accused of serious offenses are free to roam the streets or even rewarded with gifts while the rights of victims continue to be ignored,” McMahon railed.

Comments (55)
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RedSafety
RedSafety

I'm sure the police would like to know that, Mr. Mayor.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

I wonder if the mayor visited any of the officers in the hospital and told them that their injuries weren't real.

javaguy746
javaguy746

How would he take it if there was a "PUNCH THE MAYOR" campaign out there?

Ron1617
Ron1617

He really is deranged and could use professional help.

HonorYourHeroes
HonorYourHeroes

Unite The Right.

Smiggles44
Smiggles44

Whatever helps him sleep better at night 🙄🙄😡😡

tfort
tfort

Isn’t it true cops kill themselves more than citizens kill them? Concentrate on that tragedy - make the union resolve that issue with programs that cops actually will use.

H20oper69
H20oper69

Politicians should be drug tested daily ! This Alpha Hotel is smoking something !

rlerro25
rlerro25

This piece of shit is exactly that “FULL OF SHIT”!!!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Lot more dead police officers per capita when Ronnie was president. Lot more dead NYC police officers per capita when Rudy was mayor. Bill may be on to something here.

186
186

Thinking that the mayor needs to take a drug test

Foundoutwest11
Foundoutwest11

A man that will not accept responsibility for his own action

StephanieD
StephanieD

Fully delusional, deliberately blind to facts, and seemingly proud to be, smh "Deranged mandate" is a pretty apt description of this incentive program and if this so-called Mayor doesn't see the true potential for vigilantes being made by the VICTIMS (and their loved ones) of these crimes/criminals upon learning that not only will the criminals not be in jail for their crimes but they will also be paid, so to speak, to even participate in their own cases in court, then he truly is blind & it does seem quite deliberate on his part. People will seek justice one way or another & if it's not through the proper legal channels then only vigilante justice will be left to them...this Mayor is a fool, smh

DNW
DNW

Textbook gaslighting. Interesting, if not pleasant, to watch the propaganda machine at work.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Ol’ Billy must have forgotten all the times the cops turned their backs on him, or the recent videos of cops getting water thrown on them but they don’t do anything because they are worried about repercussions from city hall...ya, low morale is a right wing conspiracy.....just like his polling numbers during his presidential run,...🤣

RetiredCaLe
RetiredCaLe

Aliens came down to NYC looking for intelligent life and the Mayor was evaluated and they could not find anything is his head.

WatchYourSix
WatchYourSix

DeBlasio is the biggest bullshit artist and a big part of the problem. Cops are running for the hills because the grass IS greener at MTA, PAPD, Nassau, Suffolk, etc. One NYPD precinct just lost 22 POs to MTA Police. 22 from one house! NYPD brass are so tired of losing guys to MTA that they won't let MTA use NYPD academy anymore.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

As the buckets of water on video, and the trash piled up on the cruiser on video/photo are presented to the public, it's not real? Speaking of not real, Mayor de Bozo, would you please resign and go away from the public view? You are not wanted by New Yorkers or anyone else in the USA! GO AWAY & TAKE HILLIARY WITH YOU!

ikaika
ikaika

Speaking of Hillary, she used that "vast right-wing conspiracy" bullshit line, too. And where is the documentation that this insane idea of rewarding criminals has been "proven to work and proven to be a good investment"? Or did he just make it up? Never mind.

RunningFromNY
RunningFromNY

Its very interesting how DeBlasio keeps touting lower crime figures every year when real people who actually go into the City -- or G-d forbid live there -- see every day how false this is.

The answer may lie in a recent call to a local radio show. The caller, who claimed to be NYPD, asserted that there is someone assigned to every precinct whose duty is to reclassify crimes downward so that felonies become misdemeanors and misdemeanors become violations, etc. If true, when combined with recent statutory changes along the same lines and DAs who just won't prosecute, then the statistics he cites may be "true", however misleading.

Remember, there are lies, damned lies and statistics.

RunningFromNY
RunningFromNY

Lets not forget the "Bill DeBlasio's real name is Warren Wilhelm Jr., so everything about his starts out phony.

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

There are no right wingers left in that fetid and festering sewer. They have all left for more tax friendly places.

Wam590
Wam590

How about punch the loser mayor in the face!

OldVet
OldVet

What an idiot!

Wish505
Wish505

A real piece of work and to think there are millions like him breeding. And the proof in that is Boogers.

DSmith2018
DSmith2018

For a pension the NY cops turn into do-nothing pussies.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

This is obviously the mayor's opinion, because few NYPD officers would agree with him. But he's a politician, and you know how you can tell when a politician is lying? his lips are moving....

Stanracer
Stanracer

Dr Blazio's reward system will not work. It will increase crime with more criminals released. Silly idea!👎☹

Mrdan
Mrdan

This guy is a nut case I live in nj ,& the news is reporting every night how the cops are getting attacked when they go to a call . this mayor doesn't have a clue what was going on with the police force if rode with them every day

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

All you have to do is see Mayor de Blasio said and you know your about to be verbally vomited on. The people of New York who actually vote for and support this clown should be ashamed of themselves.

Domestic goddess
Domestic goddess

Has this guy seen a psychiatrist lately? Cause he's really crazy. NYC:. Is this truly what you voted for? Cause now I'm questioning your sanity as well!

checksix
checksix

I'm sure that the Urban "Yutes" would be happy to be part of the Right Wing Conspiracy.

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

Let's hear from the NYPD. I would like to hear how they feel about this pos mayor

sizzle937
sizzle937

Well hell thats all it takes for me. I don’t believe a word he says

asillyrabbit551
asillyrabbit551

the liberal socialists that voted for this A hole deserve him. Crime is down in NYC...duh, maybe it's because you've made it that the police don't want to get fired for something you deem wrong?

hoss377
hoss377

He seriously is a POS

kkat
kkat

There are a lot of others like the Mayor that seem to be two scoops short of a sundae! It's that ridiculous Socialist Communist thought process. "Crime is good, let the criminals go because it makes the people live in distress and chaos." They reason that the more crime there is, the more the people will want government intervention and change. In their Pinky and the Brain minds, the end justifies the means. Faulty, selfish logic, but, they are selfish, greedy, power hungry people. They, however, live in glass houses and should never throw stones! They will not win because, our Nation is built on "In God we Trust"! As long as we keep God in our country, God will keep us! One nation under God, indivisible with liberty, justice for all!

Grog
Grog

Another f**king IDIOT!!!!

Nighthawk644
Nighthawk644

Mayor De Blasio is a complete lunatic.....trying to walk it all back now. ...all the damage that has been done.....what a toolbag.

Charlie-Sierra-One
Charlie-Sierra-One

DeBlasio you are an IDIOT!