The New York Times blames "union bosses and right-wing commentators" for fomenting police resentment against de Blasio to such an extent that it has caused police to essentially abandon "enforcement of low-level offenses." Yet, says the Times, "the list of grievances" behind this resentment "adds up to very little." But what's the truth?
There has been a 22 percent decline in violent crime since 2007, a period of time in which the percentage of people licensed to carry increased by 130 percent.
As if the American people needed more evidence that the Obama administration’s Justice Department was out of control after six years of non-stop scandals, it was recently revealed that the DOJ was funding a “community” organization linked to a controversial rap music video glorifying the murder of New York City police officers. The group in question, Bronx Defenders, has received at least $1.5 million in U.S. taxpayer dollars from the Department of Justice, and played a prominent role in the pro-cop killing music video. The link between the widely condemned rap production and the DOJ made headlines this week after two New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers were murdered, execution style, under the guise of obtaining “revenge” for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
Bank of America settled 16 lawsuits, which were initiated by whistleblowers, for nearly $17 billion, and the whistleblowers will share more than $170 million.
Protesters who called for the death of cops just over a week ago have now, sadly, gotten their wish: Two NYC police officers were shot dead Saturday — execution style — in what the killer described as an act of “revenge” for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.