Today was the funeral for slain NYPD officer Miosotis Familia.
Familia was assassinated by a man last week who harbored anti-police feelings. The man, Alexander Bonds, was killed by police after he killed Familia.
Familia, a 12 year veteran of the force, left three children.
Some 25,000 people were in attendance inside and outside of the World Changers Church in the Bronx as Familia was remembered.
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) July 11, 2017
But when Mayor Bill de Blasio rose to give remarks, it did not go over well.
— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) July 11, 2017
The NYPD was not at all happy with him since he left NYC the day after Familia was assassinated to go to Germany to join the protesters of the G20.
He skipped out on a vigil held for Familia while he was in Germany.
While there, he also praised ‘protesters,’ while giving a hat tip to the German police for allowing ‘protesters their right to protest’. Actual protesters were in short supply, but there were plenty of leftist Antifa rioters, 500 police officers are estimated to have been injured by the ‘protesters.’
This behavior reopened the wound that police have already felt from what they feel is de Blasio’s indifference and antipathy toward them.
So when he stood to make remarks today, several hundred members of the NYPD turned their back on him.
De Blasio is speaking at #MiosotisFamilia funeral. Cops have begun to turn their backs on him.
— Gloria Pazmino (@GloriaPazmino) July 11, 2017
— Matthew Chayes (@chayesmatthew) July 11, 2017
From NY Post:
Scores of officers who assembled outside the World Changers Church in The Bronx for assassinated police officer Miosotis Familia on Tuesday protested the mayor by showing the building their backs as speakers broadcast Hizzoner’s eulogy from inside. The move was reminiscent of the funeral for slain officer Wenjian Liu in 2015, who was also executed by a cop-hating madman.
A de Blasio spokesperson tried to minimize the action.
“A couple dozen people showed up to partake in a bogus controversy ginned up by the media and those looking to politicize Detective Familia’s death. That’s unfortunate,” rep Austin Finan wrote in an email to The Post.
So instead of actually showing concern, they’re going to attack the NYPD officers.
Which is how they got into this fix to start with.
That should go over well…