‘Our Backs Have Turned’: Anti-de Blasio Banner Flown over Hudson River
Several NYPD officers made a big showing of turning their backs to Mayor Bill de Blasio last week, and today some anonymous individuals upped the ante with a banner that flew over New York City.
You can see a photo of the banner here, reading “De Blasio, Our Backs Have Turned To You”:
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) December 26, 2014
Now, it is possible that individuals connected to the NYPD took out the banner, but the head of Jersey Shore Aerial Advertising told the New York Daily News that the people who rented it out wanted to remain anonymous. However, blogger John Cardillo (who took the above picture) posted a lengthy statement on his website, reportedly from “a coalition of NYPD cops, Detectives, and supervisors hundreds strong.” Here’s part of what it says:
It is our opinion that Mayor deBlasio’s dangerous and irresponsible comments about his and his wife’s concern for their son’s safety at the hands of the NYPD fueled the flames that led to civil unrest, and potentially to the deaths of PO Wenjian Liu and PO Rafael Ramos, as well as the continued threats against NYPD personnel. The Mayor shows us no respect, and encourages the public to follow his lead.
[image via John Cardillo]
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