New York police commissioner ties NYPD to 'slave-catchers'

Yesterday, New York police commissioner Bill Bratton climbed out of Mayor de Blasio's hip pocket long enough to disparage America, the NYPD, and Peter Stuyvesant.  During a Black History Month breakfast in Jamaica, Queens, Bratton called slavery "our country's original sin" and said “many of the worst moments in black history would have been impossible without police.”

Pandering to the predominantly black audience, Bratton offered more fodder for the Black Grievance Industry.  From the Observer:

Many of the worst parts of black history would have been impossible without police, too...Slavery, our country’s original sin, sat on a foundation codified by laws enforced by police, by slave-catchers.

Mr. Bratton explained that Peter Stuyvesant, one of the original Dutch colonists of Manhattan, created a police force and encouraged a system of slavery. “Since then, the stories of police and black citizens have been intertwined again and again,” he said.

Then Bratton skipped ahead a few hundred years recalling the killing of a teen in the 1960s.

An NYPD lieutenant shot and killed a 15-year-old African-American boy in Yorkville. The killing ignited six nights of riots in Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvesant and half a decade of urban unrest in cities across the country.

Today, said Bratton, "the NYPD needs to face the hard truth. That in our most vulnerable neighborhoods, we have an issue with police satisfaction."

Bratton doesn’t mention how many black lives police have saved getting violent thugs off the streets.  Innocent blacks are alive today to celebrate their history because brave police officers showed up in those "vulnerable" hotspots.  He doesn’t cite the stats.  FBI data for 2013 shows that blacks, 13% of the population, committed 52.2% of the murders, 31.3 of rapes, and 56.4% of the robberies.

Is Bratton actually suggesting the legacy of slavery and a few bad cops out of the millions who have served in the history of our country are responsible for the mayhem and murder going on in America’s inner cities?

Yesterday, New York police commissioner Bill Bratton climbed out of Mayor de Blasio's hip pocket long enough to disparage America, the NYPD, and Peter Stuyvesant.  During a Black History Month breakfast in Jamaica, Queens, Bratton called slavery "our country's original sin" and said “many of the worst moments in black history would have been impossible without police.”

Pandering to the predominantly black audience, Bratton offered more fodder for the Black Grievance Industry.  From the Observer:

Many of the worst parts of black history would have been impossible without police, too...Slavery, our country’s original sin, sat on a foundation codified by laws enforced by police, by slave-catchers.

Mr. Bratton explained that Peter Stuyvesant, one of the original Dutch colonists of Manhattan, created a police force and encouraged a system of slavery. “Since then, the stories of police and black citizens have been intertwined again and again,” he said.

Then Bratton skipped ahead a few hundred years recalling the killing of a teen in the 1960s.

An NYPD lieutenant shot and killed a 15-year-old African-American boy in Yorkville. The killing ignited six nights of riots in Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvesant and half a decade of urban unrest in cities across the country.

Today, said Bratton, "the NYPD needs to face the hard truth. That in our most vulnerable neighborhoods, we have an issue with police satisfaction."

Bratton doesn’t mention how many black lives police have saved getting violent thugs off the streets.  Innocent blacks are alive today to celebrate their history because brave police officers showed up in those "vulnerable" hotspots.  He doesn’t cite the stats.  FBI data for 2013 shows that blacks, 13% of the population, committed 52.2% of the murders, 31.3 of rapes, and 56.4% of the robberies.

Is Bratton actually suggesting the legacy of slavery and a few bad cops out of the millions who have served in the history of our country are responsible for the mayhem and murder going on in America’s inner cities?