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NYPD Unions Fighting Back Against Critics

August 11, 2014  | 

Police unions in New York are fighting back against what they perceive as unfair criticism in the wake of the arrest-related death of Eric Garner.

The city’s police are under attack, the Sergeants Benevolent Association president said on Sunday. In a radio broadcast, SBA president Ed Mullins said city cops are now targeted by the media and "bottom-feeder politicians."

The New York Daily News reports on a radio interview with the SBA president.

Mullins said he believes cops have been getting unfair treatment in the aftermath of Eric Garner’s death. Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, died on July 17 as cops tried to arrest him for selling illegal cigarettes in Staten Island.

While there's been an outcry across the city for police accountability, Mullins stressed that citizens shouldn't be resisting arrest in the first place.

"Had Eric Garner complied with lawful orders, none of this would be happening," he said in the interview on AM 970 The Answer.

Tags: NYPD, New York, Police Unions, In-Custody Deaths


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westcoastleo @ 8/11/2014 5:40 PM

I agree... But It is very sad that the UNION is the ONLY group saying this. Mister Mayor? Mister NYC Police Chief? WHY are you not reporting this? Because you are scared and don't want to report the truth here.
Police all over this country do their jobs and get bashed in the press.

Pup @ 8/12/2014 8:30 AM

My question, is the FBI going to investigate and file charges on those so called Civil Leaders for starting a riot in St.Louis and NYC? They contact the news media who loves the leaders, as they stir the pot. They make statements to get the blacks into the streets (this happen with the CHP) to be seen and persuade the outcome. LEO don't intentally want to cause harm to anyone. If they do and go overboard, IIA will investigate. No need to riot or make your voice heard. Where are the leaders when blacks kill a white cop? ZZZZZZ!! You don't see the whites riot. Ghetto Blacks wonder why they are not liked, and wanted. Civil Leaders go unpunished and step aside when the blacks start to riot. Maybe LEO shouldn't care and allow the killers and dope sellers/users run amok, doing what they want in their city. Just like the movie.

Retired NY Boss @ 8/12/2014 9:58 AM

Having been there for the bad old days, all I can say is if you find a good lateral transfer, get out of NY, even if it's for a little less money.

losing my civil rights @ 8/14/2014 6:09 AM

"Had Eric Garner complied with lawful orders, none of this would be happening,". Show you how much this idiot knows about the law. If he had used that in court, it would be called speculation. What wrong with America today? See #3 and #10. Loss of civil rights and privacy is what concerns me. I think Benjamin Franklin said it best, when he said, "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." http://mic.com/articles/24967/10-challenges-facing-the-u-s-over-the-next-two-decades

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