De Blasio Gets Mixed Reaction at NYPD Graduation Ceremony

CBS New York, December 29, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio faced applause, boos and catcalls when he took the stage to address hundreds of new police recruits at a police graduation ceremony.

De Blasio spoke Monday at Madison Square Garden during a tense point in his relationship with the NYPD.

The 884 new police officers sat stoically in their seats when de Blasio was introduced. But some could be heard booing and heckling the mayor in the seats reserved for the cadets’ family and friends. Others cheered and applauded.

“It takes a special kind of person to put their lives on the line for others, to stare down the danger, “he said. “Because that’s what you will do. You will stare down the danger. You will keep the peace.”

He then continued: “You’ll confront all the problems that plague our society–problems that you didn’t create.”

But immediately after the mayor made that remark, someone from the crowd yelled, “You did!” That heckle was met with laughter and some applause from the crowd.

About a dozen or so people in the stands stood with their backs turned to de Blasio. But he continued praising the officers and received polite applause when he finished speaking.


The graduation comes two days after hundreds of officers turned their backs to a video monitor as they watched de Blasio eulogize Officer Rafael Ramos at his funeral in Queens.


Ramos and his partner, Wenjian Liu, were shot to death as they sat in their patrol car on Dec. 20. After the officers’ deaths, the gunman, Ismaaiyl Brinsley killed himself.


The silent protest at Ramos’ funeral was a continuation of the defiance shown at a hospital after the officers’ slayings when Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch and others turned their backs on de Blasio.

Lynch said the mayor had “blood on his hands.”

It was not clear if officers planned to turn their backs on de Blasio again at Liu’s funeral, which is set to be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Aievoli Funeral Home in Brooklyn.



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  • Find out who cheered him and applauded him, then immediately fire them.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Last November Bill de Bozo’s GOP opponent Joe Lhota ran a campaign ad showing footage of rioting and wilding and claimed Bill would take NYC back to the bad old days.

      Of course the New York Slimes and the rest of our city’s p.c. establishment condemned the ad.

  • MekongDelta69

    All White cops need to get a sudden case of the ‘Blue Flu.’

    Let’s see what Comrade de Blackio does then.

    • dave

      Once the dept went to steady tours and a more “diverse” police dept, the comradery went out the window. Too many cops now have steady weekends off and cushy details. The blue flu is now full of diverse colors if you get my drift.

  • DaveMed

    Unless and until this communist* makes a public apology, I don’t see relations getting much better. The chasm seems to be widening.

    *This is not bumper sticker-style hyperbole. Look it up.

  • John Smith

    This issue of the police repeatedly turning their backs on this clown is a good thing. I hope it continues.

    It will resonate with the masses of white lemmings who need to wake the bleep up.

    • Guess what generally happens when the king loses the king’s soldiers.

      • drattastic

        In NY city’s case they elect another progressive .

  • Luca

    How he can stand in front of the very people he has thrown under the bus, stabbed in the back and sold down the river, is a testament to the heights of liberal hypocrisy.

    He should be begging for forgiveness instead of giving speeches.

    • Christorchaos

      Yes, a heartfelt apology, asking for forgiveness, etc. would go a long way. And may be the only hope for law and order in NYC. But it smacks secularists as too “christian”. The only apologies you see anymore are the PC apologies where people apologize for un-PC thought crimes.

      • drattastic

        They never apologize for what they did ,they just apologize if it offended anyone ,a little game the left plays.

  • Christorchaos

    Do they have recall under NY law? That would seem to be the only hope to restore confidence.

  • Who Me?

    If every single NYPD officer “just didn’t show up for work” for two weeks, there is no way they would all get fired. What was left of the city would be only too grateful they came back when they did. You can bet if it comes down to keeping de Blasio on as mayor, or having no cops at all, de Blasio will be out on his rear, quick fast and in a hurry.

    • LHathaway

      Yes, that could potentially create quite an issue of all the NYPD stayed off the job. Good thing they have the police union sticking up for them.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    At one point de Blasio said ‘you didn’t create problems,’ and someone in the crowd shouted audibly No, you did!

    DeBlasio apologists, like the fawning media that called cops turning their backs on the DeBlasio’s “disrespectful,” will blame racism and homophobia – the mayor’s wife is black and an avowed lesbian:

    Mrs DeBlasio loudly declared her lesbianism in a magazine article—she was in a black feminist lesbian group and wrote poetry about being a lesbian. Politicker noted her husband’s campaign website doesn’t reference her background as an avowed lesbian and a lesbian activist or lesbian poet: It notes her affiliation with the Combahee River Collective, omitting mention of the group’s lesbian roots, referencing it as ‘a pioneering black feminist collective.’

    They met while both worked for Dinkins, the future Mrs. DeBlasio was wearing a nose ring at the time.

    • TomIron361

      That “woman” is some brute.

      • drattastic

        So we can only assume mayor DeBlasio is also homosexual. So you think they went for artificial insemination , God knows that a mug like the one his wife has could turn a straight male gay.

        • IstvanIN

          DeBlasio may not be gay but he may have thought he would get brownie points for marrying a gay, black female to bolster his White-hating, communist view of the world.

          But why did she marry him?

          • drattastic

            I’m sure DeBlasio makes a comfortable living along with having the power that comes with being a leftard politician in NY.

        • Xerxes22

          I think those kids are adopted.

          • drattastic

            Really ?

      • IstvanIN

        She isn’t pleasant looking that is for sure.

    • Germanic Depressive

      I almost suspect them of being paired off by some Marxist higher ups who felt it was important to “show black women that white men can find them attractive” (we cannot, by and large, unless they’re absolutely flooded with white DNA) and possibly their children are already designated for future Obama-like importance.

      • B.A_2014

        Miscegenation should never be justified but black women are much more successful than their men and that creates a surplus of black females at the top of the ladder and attracts a certain amount of white males. If anything, this is even worse than the typical dumb obese white female pairing off with the low IQ, low impulse ugly negro males as the children of BW/WM are more intelligent but as anti white as they come.

        • Germanic Depressive

          Where I’ve lived (several parts of the US) I have almost never seen white male / black female pairings. When I do, which is exceedingly rare, the female is typically packing more white DNA than black.

          • PvtCharlieSlate

            Just curious …
            Is your avatar Queen Victoria’s eldest grandson?

          • Germanic Depressive

            It’s Bismark

          • Mary

            This is my experience as well. I live in a Southern state with a large black population, but White male/black female pairings are very uncommon. And like you stated, those rare sightings almost always involve a whiter-looking black who appears of a higher class than the black average.

    • Vyncennt

      I removed her makeup…

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        Holy Moly!

        The beast exposed…

    • Ron Cheaters

      The look on that bald guys face centre/back.. I’m quite familiar with.
      Its the same expression I have when I see a mixed race couple when I’m out shopping.

  • Christorchaos

    The left is retweeting this line on twitter: “De Blasio didn’t attack cops, he spoke of being scared for his son. NYPD is acting like the abuser who gets even madder when you get scared”

    Cute, huh? Does anybody have the exact quote or quotes that DeBlasio said?

    • Vyncennt

      ““What parents have done for decades who have children of color, especially young men of color, is train them to be very careful when they have …an encounter with a police officer”

      ““With Dante, very early on, we said, ‘Look, if a police officer stops you, do everything he tells you to do. Don’t move suddenly. Don’t reach for your cellphone,’” said deBlasio. “Because we knew, sadly, there’s a greater chance it might be misinterpreted if it was a young man of color.””

      ““It’s different for a white child. That’s just the reality in this country”

      • Christorchaos

        Thank you. Hmmmn. I hate to say it but that’s really not that bad. It’s mostly just street sense and common wisdom. But, it’s more the context that makes it wrong.

        I think it comes back around more and more to what Cong. Allen West is saying in quoting that Public Defender article. Yes, its discrimination, but it’s totally rational discrimination. Blacks are just too prevalent in the system compared to their numbers in the population.

        • Vyncennt

          “Yes, its discrimination, but it’s totally rational discrimination.”

          Unfortunately, for both whites and blacks, nature discriminates.

  • Michigan Patriot

    ” turn their backs on the mayor “; they should be ” turning their guns ” on this racist Marxist !

    • World_War_Me

      I like the way you think.

  • mael

    Wilhelm cut his own throat the moment he sat down with Sharpton.

  • ElComadreja

    It was hardly mixed. He was practically booed off the stage.