Sergeants union calls Mayor de Blasio ‘phony bastard’
New York City’s second-biggest police union has labelled Mayor de Blasio “a phony bastard.”
The cussing is the latest in a stream of vitriol from cop unions since the NYPD earlier this month fired Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner.
“YOU PHONY BASTARD. What happen [sic] to Eric Garner is on YOU & BRATTON, YOUR POLICIES sent the NYPD to arrest Garner for untaxed cigarettes,” the Sergeants Benevolent Association blared on Twitter on Monday, referencing former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.
“YOU knew years ago the Feds weren’t prosecuting & WAITED 5 years. Mrs Garner is 100% RIGHT SHE WANTS TO KW HOW HIGH, TELL HER THE TRUTH!”
The rant came in response to a de Blasio tweet saying, “We can’t let what happened to Eric Garner happen again. We need federal leadership that mandates the body cameras, de-escalation and implicit bias training that we’ve championed here in New York City.”
YOU PHONY BASTARD. What happen to Eric Garner is on YOU & BRATTON, YOUR POLICIES sent the NYPD to arrest Garner for untaxed cigarettes. YOU knew years ago the Feds weren’t prosecuting & WAITED 5 years. Mrs Garner is 100% RIGHT SHE WANTS TO KW HOW HIGH, TELL HER THE TRUTH! https://t.co/PjEoSap1Fl
De Blasio decried the harsh rhetoric from police union leaders during a media appearance Tuesday.
“It has been too many times when leaders of police unions did not serve their members because they sent a message that was not about how we heal, not about how we move forward, but it [is] ultimately a very divisive message,” he said on “The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell.”
“YOU are T NYPD NEVER were, NEVER will be. NYPD members wearing a uniform DO T STAND with YOU. They stand for something GREATER, have HIGHER IDEALS & SACRIFICE more in a day than YOU have in life. You’re OUT.”