A New York state appellate judge is under fire for trying to make a case that cops can’t be faithful Christians — because the job could include killing people.
During a hearing Tuesday in Manhattan before the state Supreme Court’s First Judicial Department, lawyer Jimmy Wagner contended the city should’ve never denied his client, NYPD Sgt. Patrick Marsteller, a religious exemption during the pandemic so he could remain on the job without getting vaccinated, the New York Post reports.
Associate Justice Troy K Webber fired back, citing the sixth commandment: “Does being a police officer conflict with Christian values as well? That, you know, do not kill the thing?”
Some critics said the Democratic jurist’s comments were out of line and part of a larger problem of lefties thinking police officers are murderers.
“What this judge said is reprehensible – does being a cop conflict with Christian values?” tweeted Councilwoman Joann Ariola (R-Queens). “Police are not on the streets looking to commit mass murder, they are there to stop criminals and protect the innocent. This kind of anti-cop rhetoric has no place in court.”