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Video: De Blasio Defends Tactics of NYPD Officer at This Week's Protests

May 01, 2015  | 

VIDEO: De Blasio Defends Tactics of NYPD Officer at This Week's Protests

After more than a hundred arrests were made at the New York demonstrations spurred by the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of police in Baltimore, a testy Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday insisted protesters should have listened to orders to get out of the street.

“When the police give you an instruction, you follow the instruction. It’s not debatable,” he said. “When the police say stay to the sidewalk, it means stay to the sidewalk. And that has to be respected. There’s no debate about the fact that the announcements were made multiple times.”

When widespread protests broke out in the city last year after a grand jury declined to indict a cop in the death of Staten Island man Eric Garner, protesters were largely allowed to block streets and bridges without being arrested. So many were surprised and angry Wednesday when cops instead whipped out the handcuffs after protesters refused to clear the street, the New York Daily News reports.

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rede2hike @ 5/1/2015 2:48 PM

This is what happens when the politicos get involved and don't let the police enforce the rules the same everytime, "you let me do that last time but not this time, you are treating me differently this time, I'm going to sue".
I saw this happen in Missoula, Montana in 2000 when the politicians wouldn't let the police do their jobs and it turned into a 2 night riot because the Missoula chief wanted to "embrace diversity" in an attempt to hug the thugs into submission. It didn't work then and that chief lost his job & the city lost a whole lot of money just because nobody would let the police do their job.
When are the holy ones going to wake up, those laws were enacted for a reason, enforce them. "Nobody has respect for someone who kisses ass"!

Retired NY Boss @ 5/2/2015 3:01 PM

Billy D is learning.

kevCopAz @ 5/3/2015 8:52 PM

Well look who's is commenting on what good the police did, that cop hating, back stabbing liberal Dem/Pol who should have been run out of office for his lack of support of the PD and his lack of even doing anything good for the city. He must be looking to mend fences sl that he can be re-elected! If that does happen and the city voters (and cops) trust this about face and vote him in again, they deserve to get him again and to hell with NYC

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