Remember when warring N.Y.C. gangs were of the street variety?
PBA president Patrick Lynch claims that Mayor de Blasio’s words incited N.Y.’s protests. Only the most politically-motivated viewer might claim that it wasn’t the death of Eric Garner at the hands of a now un-indicted officer Pantaleo that upset everyone. Lynch’s incendiary language and the back-turning protests seem out of step with the city and the public, who generally support the police – in principal – and the mayor, who also does.
The barbaric execution style shooting of two NYC cops, and rhetorical gasoline being liberally doused upon the metaphorical fire by PBA President Pat Lynch, has widened the already yawning – and very unwelcome – chasm between the police unions and Mayor de Blasio.