YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s hands “are literally dripping with our blood,” the NYC PBA said tonight in an alert urging its members not to make arrests or issue summonses “unless absolutely necessary” following this afternoon’s cold-blooded executions of two uniformed officers in Brooklyn.
“[W]e have, for the first time in a number of years, become a ‘wartime’ police department,” the union said.
“Starting IMMEDIATELY,” union officials wrote, “at least two units are to respond to EVERY call, no matter the condition or severity, no matter what type of job is pending, or what the opinion of the patrol supervisor happens to be.
“IN ADDITION: Absolutely NO enforcement action in the form of arrests and or summonses is to be taken unless absolutely necessary and an individual MUST be placed under arrest.
“These are precautions that were taken in the 1970’s when Police Officers were ambushed and executed on a regular basis.”
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ALSO SEE: Following yesterday’s cold-blooded execution of two New York City police officers in Brooklyn, New Jersey State PBA Executive Vice President Marc Kovar issued an urgent email alert this morning to his union’s 33,000 members. READ MORE….
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“There is blood on many hands,” PBA President Patrick Lynch said outside Woodhull Hospital after the bodies of the dead officers were taken to the city morgue, “from those that incited violence under the guise of protest to try to tear down what police officers do every day.
“The blood on the hands starts on the steps of city hall in the office of the mayor.”
Although now is a time to “straighten our shoulders, stiffen our backs and wipe our tears,” Lynch said, “when those funerals are over, we’ll raise our heads and those who allowed this to happen will be held accountable.”
The earlier message sent to PBA members said: “The mayor’s hands are literally dripping with our blood because of his words actions and policies and we have, for the first time in a number of years, become a “wartime” police department.
“We will act accordingly.”
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