The death of George Floyd, which came at the hands of the Minneapolis police department, set off a number of an angsty protests here in the United States.
At the forefront of the issue was, and still is, racial inequality – specifically as it pertains to the systemic version of it. This is the fuel that seems to drive our nation’s exuberant protesters, and helped to split off a number of new directions for their work.
One of these offshoots in particular has many Americans lashing out at our nation’s police forces, lumping together the “good apples” and “bad apples” of law enforcement.
Even NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio seems to be falling in line here.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) on Thursday ramped up his attacks on The Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA), the largest New York Police Department (NYPD) union, accusing them of “fomenting hatred.”take our poll - story continues below
“The [Sergeants Benevolent Association] has only practiced division, they foment hatred … they do not try to help us move forward,” de Blasio told reporters during a press conference. “They don’t try to create anything good. I have no respect for the leadership of the SBA.”
A rebuke was issued swiftly…
SBA president Ed Mullins — a vocal critic of De Blasio — fired back at the left-wing mayor, stating, “This is the first time since he’s been in office that he’s told the truth.”
“The City knows he hates cops and accountability, thank him for finally being honest,” the union chief added.
Police in New York City have been targeted for harassment several times over the course of the last few years, with this recent uptick in civil unrest only serving to accelerate the mischief.
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