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New York City Police Officers are sending their boss a message following the Staten Island cop protests: If I die in the line of duty, you're not invited to my funeral.
The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association is calling on officers to send Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Council Speaker a letter to, as one officer told WCBS TV, not bother pretending to show them any more respect in death than they do in life.
What's ticking them off is de Blasio speaking out several times about how he is training his biracial son to be nice to cops because, in effect, he's afraid cops will kill him. He's used his son Dante as a political prop before:
The head of the PBA says de Blasio's irresponsible spinning up of anger against cops has meant he's 'thrown them under the bus'.
The Mayor issued a statement basically saying the bus throwing has gone both ways:
This is deeply disappointing. Incendiary rhetoric like this serves only to divide the city, and New Yorkers reject these tactics. The mayor and the speaker both know better than to think this inappropriate stunt represents the views of the majority of police officers and their families.
New York PD has 34,000 cops. No word yet on how many cops have sent de Blasio a letter.