De Blasio's trouble with NYPD gets worse and worse

Bill de Blasio does not know how to stop digging the hole he has put himself in by slandering the New York Police Department with the clear implication of racism on its part. Short of an abject apology for his remarks and an embrace of the policies of his two Republican predecessors in the mayor’s office (which would go against the positions he campaigned on, opposing “stop and frisk”), there will be no healing of the rift.

One of the two police detectives shot chasing robbers Monday night has delivered the ultimate insult. Via the Daily Beast:

One of the two cops who was shot chasing down suspected robbers Monday night isn’t happy that Mayor Bill de Blasio visited him in the hospital. Andrew Dossi, 30, was paid a visit by NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and the mayor at St. Barnabas Hospital. “He wasn’t too happy about the mayor’s visit,” said his father, Joe Dossi. “He deals with some crappy people every day and [is] getting no support [from the mayor]. Come on. These are the guys in the trenches dealing with anything and everything.”

Now, it turns out that at least one of the suspects, Jason Polanco,  was a cop-hater, inflamed by the anti-cop protests, which the mayor has supported. The UK Daily Mail:

Long before he allegedly opened fire in a wild shootout that left a pair of NYPD cops injured, 23-year-old Jason Polanco was already one to promote anti-cop violence.

Polanco, who was arrested on attempted murder charges Tuesday, routinely posted messages with political or social commentary on his Instagram.

In one of those posts, a few months ago, he added a picture captioned 'stop police brutality' — complete with a shocking call for violence against cops.

'Maybe there should be a stand your ground law for civilian against abusive & [corrupt] authorities,' the suspect wrote. 

'Same way they empty a full mag on us, empty a couple on them.'

He signed his message with a reference to Michael Brown, the unarmed black Missouri teenager whose shooting death by a white police officer sparked months of protests and riots nationwide.

A tragedy is unfolding in New York City. Neither side in this confrontation will back down.

Bill de Blasio does not know how to stop digging the hole he has put himself in by slandering the New York Police Department with the clear implication of racism on its part. Short of an abject apology for his remarks and an embrace of the policies of his two Republican predecessors in the mayor’s office (which would go against the positions he campaigned on, opposing “stop and frisk”), there will be no healing of the rift.

One of the two police detectives shot chasing robbers Monday night has delivered the ultimate insult. Via the Daily Beast:

One of the two cops who was shot chasing down suspected robbers Monday night isn’t happy that Mayor Bill de Blasio visited him in the hospital. Andrew Dossi, 30, was paid a visit by NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and the mayor at St. Barnabas Hospital. “He wasn’t too happy about the mayor’s visit,” said his father, Joe Dossi. “He deals with some crappy people every day and [is] getting no support [from the mayor]. Come on. These are the guys in the trenches dealing with anything and everything.”

Now, it turns out that at least one of the suspects, Jason Polanco,  was a cop-hater, inflamed by the anti-cop protests, which the mayor has supported. The UK Daily Mail:

Long before he allegedly opened fire in a wild shootout that left a pair of NYPD cops injured, 23-year-old Jason Polanco was already one to promote anti-cop violence.

Polanco, who was arrested on attempted murder charges Tuesday, routinely posted messages with political or social commentary on his Instagram.

In one of those posts, a few months ago, he added a picture captioned 'stop police brutality' — complete with a shocking call for violence against cops.

'Maybe there should be a stand your ground law for civilian against abusive & [corrupt] authorities,' the suspect wrote. 

'Same way they empty a full mag on us, empty a couple on them.'

He signed his message with a reference to Michael Brown, the unarmed black Missouri teenager whose shooting death by a white police officer sparked months of protests and riots nationwide.

A tragedy is unfolding in New York City. Neither side in this confrontation will back down.