NY Mayor Booed
- During Monday's New York City Police Academy graduation ceremony, for the first time in history the Mayor of New York was subjected to boos and heckling while he welcomed the latest class of police cadets to the NYPD. In fact, some of those attending the graduation gave New York's top politician the "Bronx cheer," a/k/a the raspberry.
While the graduating class were silent as they sat in New York City's landmark Madison Square Garden, the graduates' families and friends were openly voicing their disapproval for Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is accused siding with anti-police politicians, agitators such as be Blasio's close friend Rev. Al Sharpton, and the thousands of anti-cop protesters.
A few of those attending the graduation ceremony also turned their backs on the mayor when he stood at the podium, but the Democrat's staff made certain to quickly spin the embarrassing episode by releasing a press statement: "We heard a mix of applause and boos today. We want to remind folks that today was not the first time a NYC Mayor has been booed at a police graduation."
"I've been a member of the NYPD all of my adult life and I can't imagine what mayor was booed before de Blasio. I've served as a cop during the Beame, Lindsay, Koch, Dinkens, Giuliani, and Bloomberg years and not one of them was ever openly disrespected by their own police department," said veteran detective George Knudsen. "If [President Barack] Obama was speaking at the graduation ceremony it's a safe bet that he would have heard boos and cat-calling," he added.
Shortshanks was tone-deaf to a fault. This guy doesn't even realize there's music.