Police Turn Their Backs In Disdain to NYC Mayor DeBlasio at Ramos Funeral
Turning their backs towards the New York City Mayor has become the preferred manner of cops to show their disdain and disgust for the guy who fomented racial anger against police, and they did it again during the funeral for Rafael Ramos today.
From Twitter witnesses:
Before and during Bill De Blasio speaking at #rafaelramos funeral. Officers turn backs to screen airing speech. @cnn pic.twitter.com/6cma4M7bCK
— Rosa Flores (@RosaFlores) December 27, 2014
A large number of officers have turned their backs on 65th Street and on Myrtle Avenue as Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers remarks at funeral.
— Michael Howard Saul (@MichaelHwrdSaul) December 27, 2014
#NYPD turned their backs on Mayor De Blasio at the funeral..because he told the truth..they would mistreat his black son.
— VaughnMuhammad (@VaughnMuhammad) December 27, 2014
Officers turn their backs as @BilldeBlasio speaks at funeral #nypdshooting pic.twitter.com/c1pDNlWYUc
— Valerie Bauman (@valeriereports) December 27, 2014
Section of NYPD in Myrtle Av block from church turn their backs as Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks @ #RafaelRamos funeral pic.twitter.com/kfyEWZGFg0
— Joe Jackson (@joejackson) December 27, 2014
Quite a moving moment to see officers outside of Ramos' funeral turn their backs on Mayor de Blasio while he speaks.
— Jennifer Botti *jB* (@BostonGaL4Ever) December 27, 2014
Officers outside the church at the funeral for Rafael Ramos turn their backs as NYC Mayor de Blasio speaks. pic.twitter.com/fjVC0WxI09
— Laura Crimaldi (@lauracrimaldi) December 27, 2014
As De Blasio speaks at funeral of fallen #NYPD Officer Ramos, officers listening on the street turn their backs. pic.twitter.com/21KltKTluX
— Courtney Fennell (@CourtneyCNN) December 27, 2014
Pretty powerful statement.