Skip to comments.In fiery speech, NY police union chief slams media, politicians for "vilifying" cops: "It's disgusting! It's disgusting!"
Posted on 06/10/2020 3:35:30 PM PDT by spirited irish
"375 million interactions with the public every year. 375 million interactions overwhelmingly positive responses. Overwhelmingly positive responses. But I read in the papers all week, we all read in the papers, that in the black community, mothers are worried about their children getting home from school without being killed by a cop. What world are we living in?! That doesn't happen! It does not happen!
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>>375 million interactions with the public every year. 375 million interactions overwhelmingly positive responses. Overwhelmingly positive responses. But I read in the papers all week, we all read in the papers, that in the black community, mothers are worried about their children getting home from school without being killed by a cop. What world are we living in?! That doesn’t happen! It does not happen!<<
Loses his job for saying the truth in 3..2..1..
No black cops speaking up. Zero.
I know for a fact there are lots of black cops. There are two on the police force in the Republican-led little suburban town I live in.
What a crock.
Do they self identify as being black?
We need an armed militia to protect the police!
Communists, Socialists and Democrats (yes that was redundant) want a lawless nation so they can repeat Barack Hussein Obama’s Kenya disaster.
Any that do would have their lives destroyed. The people would not have their backs. We've now reached a point in our society where those who live anywhere from comfortable to wealthy lifestyles would rather someone else deal with the problems in our country. A lot of people talk a good game regarding BLM, but very few are willing to confront them head on. Maybe the Hell's Angels being an exception.
This same union chief has been telling the members to vote for democrats for years. They got what they voted for.
One question. Who did the Chief vote for?
You get what you deserve pal.
MOST New Yorkers are on his side. Bill de Blasio better get off his butt and DO SOMETHING for those cops.
Both O'Meara and de Blasio KNOW the utter chaos that would ensue without the "THIN BLUE LINE."
Some folks here vilify unions almost reflexively. But note this. A union is often the only insider group that is willing to tell you the truth. We see that here.
Are you making that up?
I believe the NYC police unions endorsed Trump in 2016 and they're endorsing him again in 2020.
How often do union leaders NOT endorse a democrat?
Maybe this union did. If so it would sure be out of the ordinary for a government union to support a Republican.
The Liberal Democrats want the police to come down on their side in the revolution. They are beating the wife now. The union will straighten this out.
Conservatives cannot win in a bidding war since the Liberals are bidding with the Conservatives’ stuff.
Wouldn’t it be a hoot if all 30,000 NYPD cops went on strike! What would Comrade Wilhelm do? What would Fredo’s older brother do?
This calls to mind Colonel Sherbern's speech in the book Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. The Colonel had just shot down a drunk, abusive talking man in the street, and was now facing a lynch mob that had gathered outside his house:
Just then Sherburn steps out onto the roof of his little front porch, with a double-barrel gun in his hand, and takes his stand, perfectly ca'm and deliberate, not saying a word. The racket stopped, and the wave sucked back.
Sherburn never said a word--just stood there, looking down. The stillness was awful creepy and uncomfortable. Sherburn run his eye slow along the crowd; and wherever it struck the people tried a little to outgaze him, but they couldn't; they dropped their eyes and looked sneaky. Then pretty soon Sherburn sort of laughed; not the pleasant kind, but the kind that makes you feel like when you are eating bread that's got sand in it.
Then he says, slow and scornful:
"The idea of you lynching anybody! It's amusing. The idea of you thinking you had pluck enough to lynch a man! Because you're brave enough to tar and feather poor friendless cast-out women that come along here, did that make you think you had grit enough to lay your hands on a man? Why, a man's safe in the hands of ten thousand of your kind--as long as it's daytime and you're not behind him.
"Do I know you? I know you clear through. I was born and raised in the South, and I've lived in the North; so I know the average all around. The average man's a coward. In the North he lets anybody walk over him that wants to, and goes home and prays for a humble spirit to bear it. In the South one man, all by himself, has stopped a stage full of men in the daytime, and robbed the lot. Your newspapers call you a brave people so much that you think you are braver than any other people--whereas you're just as brave, and no braver. Why don't your juries hang murderers? Because they're afraid the man's friends will shoot them in the back, in the dark--and it's just what they would do.
"So they always acquit; and then a man goes in the night, with a hundred masked cowards at his back, and lynches the rascal. Your mistake is, that you didn't bring a man with you; that's one mistake, and the other is that you didn't come in the dark and fetch your masks. You brought part of a man--Buck Harkness, there--and if you hadn't had him to start you, you'd 'a' taken it out in blowing.
"You didn't want to come. The average man don't like trouble and danger. You don't like trouble and danger. But if only half a man--like Buck Harkness, there--shouts 'Lynch him! lynch him!' you're afraid to back down--afraid you'll be found out to be what you are-- cowards--and so you raise a yell, and hang yourselves onto that half-a-man's coat-tail, and come raging up here, swearing what big things you're going to do. The pitifulest thing out is a mob; that's what an army is--a mob; they don't fight with courage that's born in them, but with courage that's borrowed from their mass, and from their officers. But a mob without any man at the head of it is beneath pitifulness. Now the thing for you to do is to droop your tails and go home and crawl in a hole. If any real lynching's going to be done it will be done in the dark, Southern fashion; and when they come they'll bring their masks, and fetch a man along. Now leave--and take your half-a-man with you"--tossing his gun up across his left arm and cocking it when he says this.
The crowd washed back sudden, and then broke all apart, and went tearing off every which way, and Buck Harkness he heeled it after them, looking tolerable cheap. I could 'a' stayed if I wanted to, but I didn't want to.
I am enjoying the libs new found dislike for police unions. They promoted and helped build the LEO union entrenchment and now they are turning against it. And of course the police unions have sent tons of $$ to these same politicians. can’’T make this stuff up.
The vast majority of which are primarily intended merely to raise revenue for the voracious needs of the State.
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