Out His Cops!
Thursday, November 30, 2006 12:00 p.m.
From across the river, Mayor Michael Bloomberg seemed to be
a pretty good guy. A self-made gazillionaire, he chose to
stay in his own digs instead of the mayoral mansion. He
even takes the subway to work like the rest of the masses.
Over in New Jersey, we’re not exactly thrilled that he hasn’t opened up the
purse strings to finally pay our NYPD brothers what they
deserve, but as far as the day-to-day runnings of the city,
he appeared to be doing a good job.
That is until now.
True leadership comes out in times of crisis. Anyone can man the helm of an
on-course ship in clear weather. Leading when bombs are
landing all around you, though, is the real test.
saw true leadership during 9/11 from Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
Mayor Bloomberg, you, sir, are no Rudolph Giuliani.
This week, Mayor Bloomberg crumbled during the biggest
crisis of his administration. He left New York City police
officers to swing in the wind and aligned himself with
professional cop lyncher Al Sharpton.
sane human being of any color knows that Reverend Al
Sharpton makes his living by exploiting racial tensions. He
primarily takes on situations where “the victim” shares his
skin color and the villain does not. Often, the villain is
a New York City police officer.
Clever, witty, and almost charming, Sharpton has endeared
himself to a wider audience in recent years from the
presidential debates and other appearances, but do not be
fooled. He is an opportunist race baiter who loves going
This is where it all began.
the early morning hours of Saturday, November 25th
a confrontation took place between NYPD officers and
three men coming from a bar. There was mention of the men
having a gun, and their vehicle apparently raced toward one
of the undercover officers.
Five out of the seven officers fired a total of fifty
shots. Of the three men in the car, one died and the other
two were hospitalized. No weapon was found.
better or worse, that is about all we officially know for
sure up to this point.
Enter professional race baiter Al Sharpton and his band of
merry men. They’ve launched their standard collective full
court press of intimidation complete with rallies, press
conferences and threats.
is usually when their lynch mob message is diluted by the
sober calls for an investigation by New York’s elected
Enter Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Enter this pandering,
traitorous, disgrace of a coward. It took all of a day for
this jellyfish to cut his cops loose.
Instead of declaring that we should wait until all the facts
have been uncovered as any responsible elected official
should, Bloomberg is already publicly attacking them.
is absolutely inconceivable that a responsible elected
official would begin poisoning the public pool of grand jury
and possible criminal jury members with statements including
sounds to me like excessive force was used.”
tell you that it is to me unacceptable or inexplicable how
you can have 50-odd shots fired, but that's up to the
investigation to find out what really happened.”
challenged about the strong wording, Bloomberg replied, "It
seemed to me the number of shots fired, as I said, was
excessive. I wasn't there, maybe it will turn out to be not
-Mayor Michael Bloomberg
York Daily News
is no evidence that they were doing anything wrong.
[Referring to the three men in the car] Clearly they were
-Mayor Michael Bloomberg
a civilian. I am not a professional law enforcement
officer. I used the word excessive and that's fine. That
was my personal opinion. It may turn out to be that it was
-Mayor Michael Bloomberg
you, Bloomberg is making these statements about an
investigation that is only hours old.
think these quotes are out of context, visit the sources and
Video from Bloomberg's press conference where he had Al
Sharpton join him behind the New York City Mayor's Office
Bottom line, Bloomberg, who has repeatedly wrapped himself
up in the accomplishments of his police officers, sold out
those very same officers to avoid joining them in the
also sent a deafening message to every NYPD officer: Do
your job at your own risk. City backing is purely optional
depending on how it may affect me.
This story will go back and forth for days, maybe even
weeks. In fact, there is a
story today suggesting that there may have been a gun in
the car that was removed by a fourth occupant who fled
before officers arrived.
simply do not know.
do know that Mayor Michael Bloomberg has shown us his true
colors. He does not support the cops.
cowardice and complete, reckless disregard for these
officers whose livelihood and possibly freedom may be in
question should never be forgotten.
bare minimum every cop asks for when a situation goes bad is
due process. It was promised to us when we were hired
and is guaranteed to us by our Constitution.
it grotesque that Mayor Michael Bloomberg has no problem
tossing it away when it's politically beneficial to him.
Thursday, November 30, 2006 12:00 p.m.
Couldn't of said it any better myself!
Shame on him for not backing up his Officers, regardless how many shots
were fired. Our brothers felt those 3 men were a threat to themselves
and to the public... last time I checked we are sworn to serve and
PROTECT the people of our city.
Thanks Mayor, you did a banged up job
protecting those who protect you from getting shot, mugged, or even shot
-East Coast Brother
Makes me sick to read this story.
Makes me glad I do not work for the NYPD at this time. Good luck to the
Regardless of the outcome of the
events, it is a public officials responsibility to support his men. What
happened to innocent until proven guilty? I truly believe that the only
ones who can say if excessive force was used or not were those present.
Obviously, in order to discharge their weapons, those officers had to
feel their lives were in danger. When we start taking away our
policemen's right to act, who will protect us then?
-Discouraged in NJ
Much like the Duke Rape case, white
politicians whose constituents are black know what to do to get votes;
innocent people or cops be damned. Charlie Rangels' past is a perfect
example (look up his history); Many rallied around Joanne Chesimard
(NJ's most wanted). Police are sold out all the time. All we have are
All I want at this point is the address
for the campaign contributions of Bloomberg's next opponent. If I lived
in NY, I'd consider myself a viable option, but being from SC...I
wouldn't stand a chance. Furthermore, show me where I can contribute to
an Anti-Al Sharpton and or an Anti-NAACP organization (both being tied
for the two biggest bigots & racists in the country) and I'll show you
where the next check I write out will be mailed!
It wouldn't take a death mute to agree
with Mayor Bloomberg's opinion on this one. The officer's clearly used
force and to say they were being treated improper is ludacris! The very
fact that there was no gun found at the scene of 50 gun shells warrant
time off for the officer's. We tend to forget that Police Officer's are
public servants (servants of the people), this is a profession that they
chose! Like any other job in America when you mess up you are fired or
reprimanded, well this is a reprimand until the truth is uncovered. I
think your true opposition is to the presence of Al Sharpton and not
Mayor Bloomberg's comments.
Rev. Sharpton is there so the truth is
told and not distorted as so many other truths has been in the past. He
is a welcome site by many who believe and know the history of the unjust
court system towards people of color in America. It's time to stop the
killing and abuse, do your jobs and serve the people!
NJLawman.com Response -
Sir or Madam, you clearly do not know the law. You clearly have a
reading comprehension disorder. You clearly do not have the
ability to analyze a situation and draw reasonable conclusions.
All of this is neatly wrapped up in your slanted agenda where cops are
guilty until proven innocent. I truly feel sorry for the pained
life you must be living. Good luck.
It is a sad situation that my fellow
brothers in blue have to fend for themselves now after being thrown to
the wolves. I am a police officer in Springfield, OH. I have always
taught that being in a position of authority meant you had more
responsibility for that "power" and for those that followed you. It
sounds like Mayor Bloomberg has no concept of what vicarious liability
really is. If you agree to lead, then lead by example. His obvious
show of leadership was to avoid any opposition and just give up. I
appreciate the above comments. I don't really agree with comparing one
person to another (Giuliani vs. Bloomberg). But, in this circumstance,
I feel it fitting. If I were a betting man, I would bet that if the
outcome of the investigation excuses the "accused" of wrong-doing, Mr.
Bloomberg will take up the banner of blue once again. Where are the
"Mighty Oaks" that stood so high on hallowed ground? Oh yes, they
penned their names upon our Constitution. What happened to men of their
caliber? Why can't someone feel a need to bring unity, honesty, and
integrity back into leadership? I dare say because of corruption. I
feel your pain and support all who stand for integrity and truth and
It is tragic when you cannot protect
and serve without first thinking "will I have the support of those who
I work for or will they hang me out to dry" indecisiveness can cost
lives it seems to be the mayor opinion that it is better to support a
criminal element than those who swear to uphold the law at time with
detriment to their selves and loved one
-Police Service Tech
As is the case for most Officer
involved incidents, we are guilty until proven innocent, even then, we
still have to live with the dark shadow cast over us by the same people
we protect every day and night.....Gotta love this job!! Mayor
Bloomberg needs to look up the police term "Cover Officer," and learn
the reason why we police officers, stick together through thick and
thin, because once he is done with his term, NYPD still has to continue
doing their term. Police work never stops!
Its a shame that once again our
government leaders show there true colors, yellow! Typical politician
response. Hide behind your millions Bloomberg, those police officers
don't hide. They are the ones that protect people like you so you can
live in your little jellyfish world and go and come as you please. Lets
see you put your life on the line everyday. Lets see you make split
second decisions. Well you certainly did make split second "politician"
decisions when pressured by the media and citizens who always cry
When a black or other minority police
officers is involved in a shooting, you don't see white opportunists in
demonstrations, mouthing off to the media, demonstrating do you? And
minorities say that white cops are racists. Seems to me that it's the
other way around.....every time. Its always racism. Maybe there should
be a requirement that in this country every citizen should do a rid
along with police, fire, and ems to see what its really like.
Remember Bloomberg and all other
politicians who have no backbone.....all across this fine country,
whenever there is a disturbance, a shooting, a stabbing, a
confrontation, whenever there is a fire, a gas leak, an explosion,
whenever there's a medical emergency, heart attack, stroke, car
accident with injuries.....everyone seems to be willing to walk or run
the other way.....but police, fire and ems cant walk or run the other
way. They must go into the face of danger. That is their profession..
try to imagine that everyone of those officers do this every day, every
hour, every week. There is no vacation from the dregs of society. Yes
there many fine moments when safety forces have good moments that they
can be proud of. But Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and now Mayor Bloomberg
are truly among the ranks of pathetic human beings.
Thanks for the opportunity and
privilege to have to serve and protect people like you. We trust you
will sleep comfortably and safe each night. Be proud, for you have shown
your true colors.
I am proud to be a cop and thankful it
is not in New York with a mayor like that.
-Southern Illinois Officer
In regards to equality and the fair
treatment of all people, Al Sharpton and his "mob" are actually hurting
this country. He preaches hate, not love; we should be weary of his
As for Mayor Bloomberg, he should be
ashamed of himself. His officers are on the street, working hard to
protect their city, and he worries about his own image. Whatever
happened to standing behind those who perform a job that requires
sacrifice and self motivation.
Our police officers miss time with
their families, are physically attacked and verbally berated. They work
hard hours, are understaffed and under equipped. Where are their praise
and thank you's?
This country's attitude is becoming
more geared toward disrespect and selfishness. I get upset when I hear,
"Police are a necessary evil." Well, the police are not the enemy, they
are our protectors. They do a great job 99% of the time. When a police
officer fires his or her weapon, they do it because they are in fear of
death or serious bodily harm, for themselves or someone else.
Why does it seem that the latest trend
is to persecute the officer before anyone even knows what happened. This
frame of mind is foreign to me- what are these people thinking in their
I will always support law enforcement
officers for their mostly thankless work everyday. They need to be
praised and looked up to. I would rather have them come home safe at the
end of their shift, than to second guess themselves during a violent
Be safe, look out for your brother and
sister officers and God Bless.
-Concerned citizen who is pro police
We can't compare Rudolph and
Bloomberg. Apples and oranges. Bottom line, Bloomberg is taking the
side of the angry mob, instead of being a leader and saying, let's wait
for the facts to come out before jumping to conclusions.
Innocent until proven guilty...unless
your a cop. As always!
All I can do is shake my head in
disgust. As a NJ LEO I know the difficulties that we face. We have a
fraction of a second to make decisions that may effect us for the rest
of our lives. People on the outside, including most politicians, will
never understand. Mayor Bloomberg is a disgrace to the city and all
respect that I had for him is gone.
-Anonymous NJ LEO
A very sad day when commentary is made
by the chief executive without all of the facts in... A classic case of
why you need a strong PBA and a good legal protection plan !!
It is so hurtful that this country is
so divided after so many people worked hard to make it equal. Myself
being young (person of color) never put much thought on other peoples
race. Only after I got older and seen for myself things that divide us
all. My mother even calls Al Sharpton a fool.
Some people in this country cannot get
over the fact that blacks (or any other minority) have been mistreated
for years. There is nothing to gain from these kind of actions but
destruction. Mayor Bloomberg.... Well I can just say he think he is
doing something right and he will either be praised or ridiculed for
making them. Not everyone is going to be on the same side as everyone.
I expect nothing less from a politician
today. They have their own self-serving agenda and will do whatever
needs to be done to cover their backs. Bloomberg holds no loyalty to
anyone but himself and now it is out there for everyone to see.
This is sad, because the Mayor of any
city should stand by his police officers and not prejudge them for the
sake of appeasing an ethnic group who cries foul before the facts are
in. It reveals to all of us that Bloomberg cannot be trusted. Being a
police officer in New York City is probably the most dangerous job in
the world and the compensation is the lowest and now, so is the morale
of these young men and women who place their lives on the line every day
to serve and protect the citizens of New York.
Mayor Bloomberg, you have lost any
respect from your police officers that you may have had before you
opened your mouth so don't bother to look for any. You don't have mine
-A Father of a Police Officer
How is it that a vile, lying,
race-baiting asshat like "Reverend" Sharpton can even be given any press
time after all the things he's done??!!??
I clearly remember the Tawana Brawley
case, even then as a thirteen year old kid I recognized a charlatan when
I saw one. What kills me, is that people of color even ALLOW this
ridiculous parody of a man to represent their collective interests.
If I was a young black man, it would be
an insult to me to have this person stand up and claim to be my
advocate. Absolutely unbelievable. People will always blame the Police
for the actions of the dirtbags...dont let it get you down, we are still
needed, and will always be needed. It would take all of about three
hours of anarchy before a Police force was quickly mustered. Remember,
its a higher calling, stay safe out there!
-A brother officer......
Michael Bloomberg Is not fit to be
Mayor of New York City. He, without proper investigation, has
condemned police officers in the performance of their duties and has
done this for political reasons, other than to act as leader in his
community in defense of all of it's citizens including the city's
security force. It is no wonder that we have a failure in today's
government. Voting for people like Bloomberg is like having the
government we have in San Francisco....
-A former Law Enforcement Officer......
Mayor Bloomberg is a pathetic excuse
for a leader, but his reaction to this incident is more the norm than
you might think. If you have not been involved in a use of force
incident where some vocal dirtbags with their own agenda get involved,
use this story as a guide for what you will face.
There is a large group of people
scattered throughout the country who feel they have been wronged by a
Police Officer somewhere, and they have nothing better to do than jump
on these incidents. They obviously use it to further their cause, just
like Al Sharpton. They will do everything in their power to bully your
administrators and legislators into finding you guilty in the media.
Educate your administrators and local
government into keeping their mouth shut when these incidents occur.
Make them responsible for their statements to the media through your
associations, or organizations. Most of us have a strong backing from
some sort of fraternal organization that is represented locally for us,
and if you don't, then contact one of the larger ones for local
This is an excellent opportunity to use
our political power when these weasels want re-election. Spread the
word about these types of incidents, so the officials who do this are
not backed by our folks when it comes time for re-election, and when
they want to take credit when we do good.
Bottom line is, I do not know what
happened the night of the incident. I am giving my brothers the benefit
of the doubt, like we have to give the human trash we see everyday when
we arrest them. If they did wrong, they'll swing for it. If they did
right, they still might swing for it because of the little scumbags with
their agendas that they modify to suit their current situation. Either
way, we owe the guys involved to remind everyone in a position of power
to keep their mouth shut until the investigation is complete.
Stay in the fight.
-Entrylead - West Coast
As a sixteen year veteran police
officer from Camden County, New Jersey, I think that his statements are
a complete disgrace. If he wasn't going to support HIS police officers
then he could have and should have, at the very least, taken a neutral
position until the investigation was completed.
This is directed to
Black and Blue (See Post Below)
You are correct in asking about the
last time anyone ever heard about an unarmed white man being shot. This
is not because it doesn't happen, but because no one cares or makes a
news story of it. It is also because there are usually white officers
involved, although not exclusively. The NY case involved black,
Hispanic and white officers. I guess then that all three races were
somehow prejudiced against the victim? I think this is a very sad case
and one where I might imagine there were mistakes made on both sides.
There might be a very strong case that the officers made some poor
decisions, but we don't know and should reserve judgment. We as LEOs
are held to an impossibly high standard and people like Al Sharpton make
our life more difficult by thriving off of racist tensions and trying to
color every incident as one of prejudice and hate.
It's a shame that you have to fear your
actions even if they are 100% justified.
I guess that's the world that we live
-A frustrated NJ Cop
I too strongly agree on NJLawman.com's
view on this incident. While watching television on the first few nights
when this happened, I actually couldn't believe the audacity of Mayor
Bloomberg's premature comments using such words as "unacceptable"
"excessive" and "inexplicable".
As the Mayor, he should know not to
make any personal or influential comments on any ongoing investigation
before the facts/inaccuracies are discovered, as all authoritative
figures know....but then again....he obviously doesn't.
According to NJLawman's editorial, the
"I am a civilian. I am not a
professional law enforcement officer. I used the word excessive and
that's fine. That was my personal opinion. It may turn out to be that it
was not excessive."
Well just to let you know Bloomberg,
this is the exact time when you do not open your mouth to express your
As an elected official, millions of
people look to the Mayor for an unbiased view of what had occurred, but
after hearing his "views", how could millions of people not think the
Police Officers were guilty before they were heard?
Just another fine example of what has
happened to this country we call America.
It has been ruined by liberal Democrats
(even though Bloomberg says he's Republican...we all know what party he
The Democrats take the authority away
that we as Law Enforcement Officers were sworn to, and place the
handcuffs on us, not allowing us to serve and protect as we have in our
hearts, but making us fear the serious chance of termination or possibly
even jail, if God forbid, one of the slightest things goes wrong,
whether we could avoid it or not.
As a Law Enforcement Officer for more
than 12 years, I can tell you this from first hand experience. In
today's day and age, we have the most racially mixed culture in history,
and it is not uncommon that every culture either dates or marries into
another. Years ago, people would raise an eyebrow if they saw a
mixed race couple...now, it is so accepted, that people wouldn't notice
if their lives depended on it.
The barriers of racial equality have
been gone for many years now, but yet...when there is an incident
involving two different races...guess what? You got it....the race
card reappears !!!!!!!
You seriously have to be kidding me.
Do you honestly think that any cop whether he is White/Black/Asian or
any other Ethnicity is going to purposely say to him/herself at the
critical time of life or death "well he/she is a different
color/race....I think I'll kill them" especially the way the world is
As Law Enforcement Officers know, when
you are confronted with a life or death incident, and your weapon is
pointed at the suspect (especially if they are a different race than
you)....EVERY COP says to him/herself in the back of their minds in a
split second "what consequences are going to come from this?" "am I
going to lose my job?" "will I be indicted" will I be labeled as a
murderer and my family will suffer?" "will I go to Jail?"
So please don't tell me that the
Officers involved in the NYC incident intentionally wanted to kill those
men because they were Black....please don't.
In an attempt to attract viewers from
all corners of the nation, the media will describe police shootings in a
less than factual context. Of particular interest is CNN's story on the
Queens, NY shooting involving a few UC's. The opening line of the story
on their site states: "Several hundred people gathered Sunday for a
vigil and rally to demand answers about why officers let fly a flurry of
bullets at 23-year-old Sean Bell early Saturday, hours before he was
supposed to marry the mother of his two young children". And it all
goes downhill from here.
Excuse the sarcasm, but I am sure that
police intended to kill the gentleman hours before his wedding. Am I
the only one who sees it this way, or do others share the same view on
the media and the great light with which they shine on police activity.
To create more of an uproar, let's have Al Sharpton on camera too,
calling for the exigent circumstances of the incident to be revealed,
yet speculating further than should be allowed in light of his comment.
Let's jump the gun why don't we... (excuse the sarcasm - again!)
Although I know many LEO's are familiar
with the media's propensity towards skewing the facts, I have slowly
come to this same, plain & simple, realization (it may have something to
do with the fact that I come from a very small job - sorry).
I am curious as to the opinions of
others, and hope to hear them soon. Stay safe everyone!
Rev. Sharpton, like Jesse Jackson,
feeds off of racial tensions. Instead of working towards fairness and
justice, their rhetoric feed the fires of racial divisiveness. These
"media darlings" are an insult to the legacy left by Martin Luther King,
who preached unity and fairness not the racial discord these buffoons
promote. Mayor Bloomberg's comments are inexcusable. Instead of
allowing the officers right to due process, he has convicted them in
front of a biased media. Nobody knows what really happened that night
except for those involved. Let the facts speak for themselves. If the
officers are innocent, let it be proved even though their careers are
already tainted by this media firestorm. If they are indeed guilty,
allow them their due process and let the courts decide their fate, not a
loudmouthed charlatan, an incompetent mayor or a biased media.
-An Ordinary Average Guy
I hope that agencies take the
opportunity during these protests to identify gang members and track
their movement. Let me tell you if they want to tangle with the police
then I hope they get a good lawyer cause ill bring my A game.
Mayor Bloomberg is a opportunistic
politician, who will do whatever he believes is best for himself. Why
is anyone surprised?
Since Sharpton, Jackson and Farrakhan
have nothing better to do than complain against the police, white people
and every other injustice then he should start his own black city of
just Black cops, Black mayor, Black fireman, Black Politicians, etc.
Then again he still would find something to complain about.
What happened to due process for the
victims? As law enforcement officers we can expect the constitution to
protect us, but the constitution also protects the alleged perpetrator
as well. We are the professionals, and just like in any other business
the public is not expected to know what the professional knows.
Therefore, we are held to a higher standard of accountability.
I believe Al Sharpton is a big part of
all the racial tension not only in NY but in the great U.S.A. His
comments have stirred up some serious controversy in the past and I
believe was the reason some people got hurt or died for it. If we were
to look deep into his past comments and threats I believe we can find
some reason to put him up on charges for being an accessory to some
Now Mayor Bloomberg has just added to
all this racial tension by being clueless and not knowing anything about
law enforcement. A moving vehicle being used to run you down sure as
hell seems to be a deadly weapon to me and should justify any means of
deadly force. Try to learn the law Mayor before commenting on something
you know nothing about. I'm actually glad you had Al behind you and you
standing behind Al because now it will just be a lot easier getting you
out of office. Good luck Mayor!!!
God Bless all our officers throughout the nation.
It is a travesty how people often
forget, and become so flippant. When someone is robbed, raped or decided
that they want to kill themselves and everyone around them. The
people don't say someone call a politician, preacher or fireman. They
all want the police to come resolve the dysfunction quickly. But
just as soon as an incident occurs involving the police the mob exclaims
" hang the police".
-South Carolina Police Officer
Al is an idiot and now we know that
Bloomberg is too! I can't believe that a mayor, any mayor, would throw
his police force under the bus like that. What kind of cowardly
double-crossing weasel did NY elect anyway? I hope they don't make the
same mistake on the next election!!!!!
-Bryan in Colorado
I am a Senior at Rutgers University and
I was thinking of going to New York to become a police officer. Not
now, I really think this world we live in is BS. We elect the biggest
idiots in America to represent us. They are all scumbags. I would
rather be in the position I am in now, which is lower middle class, then
to ever move up and be like one of these [Bleep].
You know something Martin Luther king
stood for equal rights and the man was killed for it. Here you have this
piece of garbage Sharpton running around preaching BLACKS AGAINST WHITES
AND HE IS STILL BREATHING!! I still cant figure this out. REMEMBER ONE
THING, DURING JUDGMENT DAY YOU BETTER MAKE SURE YOU LOVED YOUR BROTHER
AS YOU LOVED YOURSELF, BECAUSE THE LORD DOESN'T SEE COLOR. This
shooting is sad. Cops just don't shoot people for know reason. Maybe
everyone should wait and see what happens with the investigation before
making any judgments. Anyone can be a Monday morning quarterback, but
not everyone can be a quarterback.
You know something black and blue
that is the dumbest thing I have ever read (Below).
Black or white or purple we our all
brothers and when you get a call, of whatever persons, with a gun, you
take it serious. KEEP YOUR STUPID COMMENTS TO YOURSELF!!! Al Sharpton is
the racist and everyone knows it.
Why do the comments below only favor
They don't. The one right below yours takes a different
position, and it is the first we have received.
Plus, most of our visitors have been
civilians and law enforcement officers, so their opinions are generally
As a black law enforcement officer
myself. I have to ask one question, when was the last time you heard of
a incident were a white suspect was shoot unarmed?
-Black and Blue
Rudy was a the best mayor the city ever
had. He cleaned up crime, kept morale high. Bloomberg is a political
businessman, who has no business being in his current position. He is
gonna run the city back into the ground, and it saddens me. Rudy for
Can you believe that these officers
shot at unarmed suspects in a motor vehicle? (sarcastic).
It must be only me who believes that a
3000 lb motor vehicle being used as a battering ram on a brother officer
is in fact a weapon and being used as such justifies the use of deadly
force to protect the officer who was struck (not once, but twice) and
everyone else who may have been in the vehicles path. The driver of
that vehicle is the only one responsible for the escalation of the use
of force that was used by the officers on scene that evening. Anyone
who is second guessing the officers who escalated to the use of deadly
force under the circumstances that were presented to them on this
evening should stand in front of a motor vehicle driven by an individual
who wants to run you over resulting in serious bodily harm or death.
The driver of that vehicle was armed and dangerous and his weapon was a
Today I have to hang my head in shame
that the city let someone like the black panthers have a protest with
the bloods and crips and they roamed around queens acting like they did
They let them walk around like they
owned the city and let them do pretty much whatever they wanted to do
shame on you mayor and shame on you Ray Kelly.
At one time NYPD was a job with great
pride and traditions and the two of you have flushed its once proud
tradition down the drain by letting these groups along with Al, Chuck,
and Jessie run the city.
I was once proud to say I was one of
NEW YORK'S FINEST but now must bow my head .
Bloomberg, you are without a doubt a
disgrace to NY City. I'm sure if one of the officer's involved in the
shooting, were pulling an individual from a car wreck, or stopping one
of your family members from being assaulted, you would be the first to
shake there hand in front of the media. But... politics the way they are
you stand behind the podium with that soap box preacher Al Sharpton. All
I have to say is "Grow a pair", examine all fact's when available, and
then make a stand. After all you may need help from one of those
officer's you underpay. And as for (Sharpton) your the racist, how many
white people have you supported.
-Pissed off in NJ.
I have no idea why Sharpton would have
any credibility after the Tawana Brawley fiasco several years ago. He
stirred up racial tensions to a fever pitch and then quietly disappeared
when it was discovered that Tawana had made the whole ugly episode up.
No one brought him to the plate on it. I think it's very sad that
politicians can't seem to err on the side of conservatism and give a
thought to justice and fairness instead of trying to ingratiate
themselves to people like Sharpton.
-Aunt of a law officer
We must also consider what was said at
the end of this article.
“The bare minimum every cop asks for when a situation goes bad is due
process. It was promised to us when we were hired and is guaranteed to
us by our Constitution.”
Beyond the bounds of who was right and
who was wrong our constitution promises the right of due process for
everyone. Out of respect for the officers we must afford them the right
of protection, at minimum, until the investigation discovers the facts.
To stand and say that they acted excessively prior to knowing what
really happened is disrespectful, the public and government puts its
trust in our officers and in turn they should be afforded the same trust
As a retired PO (31 yrs of service), I
am thankful I no longer work in that PROFESSION.
Anyone who wants to be a PO today is
crazy or misguided. There is no upside, except for self-satisfaction,
which is admirable, except it's at the risk of being fired, sued, tried
and jailed for an honest error.
Over the years I can tell you the
criminals disliked us, while the public and elected officials tolerated
us for doing a necessary job, but had some kind of respect for us.
Today, the public, prosecutors, judges, media, and all lawyers hate us
and think we are all liars.
At least the criminals remain constant
in their dislike for us, with good reason, we put them in jail.
I would seriously try and convince
anyone from becoming a PO today. I would tell them to be a fireman,
everyone loves them! Let the "do gooders" like Bloomberg or Sharpton
patrol the streets by themselves. The proof is as you've stated.
Bloomberg condemned the police only hours into a complicated
Keep up the good work, and your
editorial is right on the money. Your work into this site is
Thanks for your interest.
I wonder what Sharp-tone would say if a
white person went to him for help after being "abused" by a black
Any true cop working the mayor's
security detailed should have put in a transfer request immediately
after the mayor's statements. Better to work the streets and hold your
head up then have to take a bullet for that pandering midget.
Maybe its time for all the brothers and
sisters in law enforcement to conduct our own million man march on city
hall and fight for our brothers rights. We are just as guilty as
Sharpton or anyone else if we sit on our collective hands and remain
silent. We need to organize and unite to embarrass Bloomberg until he
recants what he said.
Law enforcement officers have
constantly been the target of many "opportunist race baiters" and will
probably always be a target of them as long as you have cowards such as
Bloomberg in office that help ignite their attacks. I wish people would
stop giving Sharpton so much power (that is aimed at Mayor Bloomberg,
who allowed Sharpton to stand with him behind the podium!) The only
thing he thrives on is racial upheaval. By having Sharpton stand next to
him at the podium only reinforced "Mayor" Bloomberg's VERY opinionated
statements that left the NYPD blowing in the wind without any support.
Mayor Bloomberg should be ashamed of himself that he made those
statements PRIOR to the investigation being completed. NYPD...we salute
you for standing tall, during this and during 9/11!! God Bless!
-TrueBlue, Law Enforcement Officer's
The fact of the matter is this. Society
does not care when a police officer is killed during his or her tour of
duty. In addition, if a police officer has to fire their firearm to
protect themselves as well as the community, there's a problem. My
question is this. Where was Al Sharpton when a black police officer was
killed in the line of duty in East Orange? He wasn't there because no
money could be made. With that in mind, Bloomberg you are a disgrace to
the law enforcement family across the nation. Just remember that police
officers are the ones who protect you and your family.
That's why I'm getting to the point
where I just don't even bother stopping people of other races. This
country is making us profile white people to avoid the BS involved with
doing the job.
-White NJ Officer
Mayor Bloomberg has jumped the gun and
in the meantime he has placed our brother officers in jeopardy. Shame on
you Mr. Mayor.
-Lt. Gary Langston
-Choctaw Nation Tribal Police
IT is pretty sad that he has numerous
POLICE OFFICERS from NYPD protecting him on a daily basis...stop and
think about that!!!!
I'm not surprised, look at our
society. This is no longer a world where the Police are looked upon as
a force of protectors or public servants. The Police are simply viewed
by politicians as a liability and by the citizens as henchman. If they
could do away with us, they would do it in a heart beat. No one wants
to wake up and see the real truth about what is transpiring in this
country, they just want to blame everything on easy to say and spell
words like racism and poverty.
I never thought I'd say this, but more
and more I'm wishing I had become a fireman. Maybe Police across the
nation should take a "fireman" stance. As a trial period, for one week
we will ONLY answer calls. In time that we have no calls, we will sit
in the station and simply wait for another call. No tickets, no self
generated arrests, no warrant arrests or pro active policing and
patrolling. No walking the beat and making small talk with the locals,
and certainly no placing our lives in unnecessary danger for a public
majority that could care less and would rather see us gone anyway.
Let's see how things go in our respective jurisdictions then. How many
days out of that week, do you think it will take the spineless
politicians to cry foul and call us lazy and worthless. But isn't that
what they want?
Or even better yet, every city
politician should have to ride along with a patrol officer for a period
of no less than two weeks. They should have to handle every job that
comes down the pike just as if they were Police. BUT No gun, no badge,
no vest...Just there politicians smile and a nice suit (just like they'd
have us do if they could). Let's see how that works out. Let's see if
their cheese eating bantering can talk a guy into handcuffs that just
raped and killed a senior citizen for no reason other than sexual
satisfaction. Let's see how they seal with the "racism and poverty."
Lets face it Bloomberg is an elitist
pig. Bloomberg was a registered Democrat. He knew he couldn’t win in
the primary. So he switched parties to become a Republican. Truly he
is a limo Liberal in sheep’s clothing.
What’s more important is to look at
those he’s associating himself with.
Al Sharpton: who perpetuated the rape
of Twanna Brawley Hoax. In that case he publicly accused a Prosecutor,
Cops, and others of raping the girl. Twanna Brawley was truly a Hoax.
Even the often liberal reporters of the NY Times conceded it was Hoax.
They wrote the Book “Outrage: The Twana Brawley Hoax” to expose it.
Let’s not forget it was lying Al who was held up in Brooklyn Church
refusing to let Twanna Brawley testify in front of Grand Jury. It’s
obvious why he or she never wanted that to happen.
The outcome of that (which the Media
seems to forgot) NY D/A Steven Pagones sued him and other “community
leaders”. On July 13, 1998, after a trial lasting almost eight months, a
jury found the three advisors liable for defaming Pagones.
Just over two weeks later, on July 29,
the jury awarded Pagones $345,000 in damages. Sharpton was found liable
for $65,000 of the total damages, Maddox for $95,000 and Mason for
$185,000. Also a criminal Grand Jury came to the conclusion Brawley
was never raped.
NYC Councilman Charles Barron former
Racist Black Panther helped raise money for causes such a legal bills
for other members during the 60’ and 70’s accused of cop killing. I
don’t need to say much about him, I’ll let you read what he says:
"You know, some days I get so
frustrated I just want to go up to the closest white person and say,
'You can't understand this, it's a black thing,' and then slap him, just
for my mental health."
“We’re not the only ones that can
TV Host: “So the African American
officers are racists?”
Barron’s reply: “They’re not Black,
They’re cops! And the racism that
they’re perpetuating is the institutional racism of the police
department, that sees Black youths as thugs. “
Barron’s last remark only seems to
polarize those Black Officers serving in the NYPD. Law Enforcement,
NYPD in particular, have gone to great strives to recruit minorities.
With recruitment drives and Affirmative action clauses. Many people
call for police forces to be more “diverse” and/or reflective of their
community. Charles Barron insults and demeans our fellow officers, who
are black, here and in the NYPD.
Those Officers put themselves forward
to serve their communities. Their fellow neighbors, family and
friends. No matter what race we stand shoulder to shoulder to protect
and serve. Collectively we all stand and say “this will defend”.
Let me point out what Charles Barron
forgot about those Black NYPD officers who recently made the ultimate
NYPD Officer Dillion Stewart was shot during a vehicle pursuit. While
shot he still continued to pursue the suspect.
Det. Rodney J. Andrews and Det. James
V. Nemorin who were executed while working undercover. These two
Detectives were undercover purchasing handguns and machine guns from
illegal gun dealers. Where was Charles Barron for them? Their
families? (The Trial in the case is underway in Staten Island)
Charles Rangel I saved him for last.
Charles Rangel somehow is a U.S. Congressman. You may also know him as
the man who wants to bring back the draft and recently stated people
only join the Armed Forces if they don’t have “a decent Career”.
On April 14, 1972 NYPD Off. Cardillo
was shot while responding to call of a man with a gun. The incident
took place at the Harlem Mosque. Charles Rangel was one of the
“community leaders” who helped impede and obstruct the investigation.
Actually blaming the police for the incident. You can read all about it
in a book titled “Murder at the Harlem Mosque”. The end result?
Nobody was ever found guilty of his murder. It remains open today.
As in the case today it was the
reaction that came from City Hall that shocked the NYPD. Neither the
Mayor nor the Police Commish attended Cardillo’s funeral. The ranking
Inspector who presided over that precinct retired the day of the funeral
over the disgust of the Mayor, P.C, and the incident as a whole. (Read
Let’s not forget Comm. Kelly’s comments
about shooting incident and who he aligned himself with. You can read
all about on the NYPD Rant Blog
http://pub135.ezboard.com/fnypdrant64609frm1. Find out how prior to
this incident Kelly was lining himself up to run for mayor. It seems as
if he trying to salvage that aspect now.
We stand together regardless of race,
creed and color to protect and serve all races, creeds, and colors.
-United we Stand, Divided we fall.
-Joe Tuohy, Monmouth PBA #314
-“Those who forget history are bound to repeat it”
It begins to make one wonder, how many
more elected officials are going to follow in Mayor Bloomberg's
footsteps: and abanden thier officers when a situation arises. I hope
that every other mayor in the entire US agrees with us and feels he is a
-About to start the Police Academy
I would like to personally thank
everyone here for there support at this time on behalf of all the POLICE
OFFICERS in the NYPD .The part about not firing at a car is from the
NYPD patrol guide the NYS penal law under article 32 justifies the
-NYPR RETIRED (2005)
Any elected official or civilian who
condemns the actions of any officer moments after and incident should
first try to walk a day in our shoes, then live through the same
experience, and do it day after day, before you open your mouth. The
investigation is not even in its infancy and all non-law enforcement
people in our area are lining up to hang these officers. Get the facts
together and then pass judgment.
Al Sharpton is the biggest, trouble
making asshole on this planet. Where is he when it's a black on white,
or black on Hispanic, etc., etc. Bloomberg should crawl back under the
rock he came from. They are both a disgrace to the human race. Where's
RUDI when you need him.
Sharpton, is nothing more than a
phony. It's a real problem that the "Race" card is always played with
this phony. Bloomberg is no better than Sharpton. He should be ashamed
of jumping to conclusions like that! I hope and pray that the
Detectives involved in this incident will be vindicated of any
Al Sharpton thrives on the fact when a
"minority" is hurt or killed by a cop (a white cop) he's there for
execution!! When the roles are reversed.. it seems he's either on
vacation, has a doctor's apt., a don kings hair apt., or a McDonalds
run. Doesn't visit a cop (a white cop) in the hospital, show's no
support and for the most part doesn't wanna acknowledge it. Why does
this man continue to get away with this. He pretty much fits the
definition of a racist in my book. Come to think of it, I don't know of
anyone that is a bigger racist than him. All I have to say is I'm tired
of trying to understand why he is allowed to continue his rally's and
demonstrations when its completely one sided.
As for Bloomberg..... lets just say I'm
embarrassed for him. I really am. If I were him, I would resign and
crawl into a little hole and hope no one holds a grudge after 10 years.
GULIANI FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!
-JDO, Northern NJ
I knew this guy was no good the day he
took office. anyone who is so anti-gun is also anti police.
Obviously, Bloomberg doe not read the
Police Officer's Prayer. $25,100 is what Bloomberg pays his PO's who
walk the beat in heat, rain, sleet and snow and get harassed by non law
abiding citizens who file CCRB's on them for doing their job.
Now hear this for all who want to be a
NYC PO: Great pay, Excellent benefits and a Jail cell. Become a NYC
Police Officer and experience the greatest show on earth! Now hiring
!!!!!!! Way to go Bloomberg for taking care of your PO's.
All I can say is "Typical". It goes on
no matter where you work, he's just doing the old "CYA". Here in
Washington state they do it all the time. They will align with whomever
they think will get them re-elected. It's just sad that they want us to
do a job and then when it's done, blame us for all mistakes and take
credit for the good we do.
-Washington State Corrections Officer
Bloomberg should be ashamed of himself
for his personal opinion about what happen. He does not care about his
30,000+ Police Officers who protect his own funky ass and the city. Just
look @ the pay scale for those officer's. It will literally make you
puke. What happen to those young men is a travesty and when the
investigation is completed and they are found to be wrong for their
actions, they should be punished to the fulliest extent of the law.
Bloomberg did not give it a chance and has senteced his Police Officer's
w/o a trial by law. If he is so against his officer's, why does he use
them as his security. He has enough money to get his own private
security detail. Bloomberg you are a disgusting and worthless leader for
your PO's and the people of NYC!
Not only does he beat up his officers
at the bargaining table, now he denies those same officers a fair
If the Police Detail that is protecting
Mayor "Kiss Ass" Bloomberg had the balls that he has, they would request
an immediate transfer to be with the Cops on the Street. This would
leave the "Kiss Ass Mayor" with what he deserves ... Nothing but his Ass
to protect him.
Bloomberg should spend just one night
on the street wearing the "bag" in one of his nice getto's with a water
gun for protection, then see what he has to say about Cops.
When those that DON'T attempt to
explicate the actions of those that DO it rarely, if ever, turns out
well. Five (5) officers... fifty (50) rounds... the math here is simple.
The belief that a weapon is present in a vehicle which is attempting to
egress the area THROUGH a police contingent evokes a very nightmarish
tactical situation to say the least. As police officers we will always
be under the microscope; we realize this after we've been doing this for
a little while. And, as police officers, we oft times become THAT very
hot-button item too scalding to be handled by the administration. As
BROTHERS, we need but look to ourselves for support. I did not walk in
these officer's shoes... how could I possibly question them without a
thorough and impartial investigation? Mayor Bloomberg reacted as a
politician, in my opinion... not as a leader. Pity, really... but wholly
-Texas Peace Officer
Lets stop with the notion that these
guys were just three men out for a walk and were targeted because of
race. There are two sides to every story and by the media and the mayor
portraying them as victims and angels, only adds to the tension. Al
Sharpton is a racist and only gets involved to increase hostility
between whites and blacks. Its funny how when he was stabbed by a black
man that it was barely mentioned by him. One could only imagine the
media circus and accusations shoveled by him if a white person had
stabbed him. Sharpton is a pot stirrer who thrives on dividing people,
he is truly a disgrace and a menace to society.
I was saddened by not surprised how
quickly the mayor turned against the police in this incident. It has
become increasingly disturbing that the man who "runs" the city would
rush to judgment and put these officers in a precarious position before
the facts are fully gathered. I think the police union should take a
vote of no confidence against him as he has displayed that he has no
confidence in them. These men are entitled to a fair investigation just
like we provide for criminals. Al Sharpton is a racist and a divider of
society. He only gets involved when he can increase racial tension.
Its a shame that an elected official
would not back his police officers. especially in a city that has had
so much pain and death to brothers and sisters of the service (
9-11-01). those officers did not put the shield/badge around there neck
that morning and say I'm gonna kill an innocent civilian today. They
were doing there job as the rest of us do across the river. Mayor
Bloomberg should be ashamed of himself for his comments. he should also
know that he has not only lost the respect of the NYPD and Police
Officers in NJ but the rest of the law enforcement officers in the
United States. Shame On Him !!!!!!!!
NJ Police Officers for NYPD
This article is extremely well
written. It is amazing how the mayor is allowed to recant and back
peddle after having to make a quick statement and opinion. Officers are
held to a higher standard and don't have that luxury.
Bloomberg should follow this
age old advice: "It's better to keep your mouth shut and let people
think you are a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!" He
threw his police under the bus before any complete investigation was
done by kowtowing to the likes of race baiters and shake down artists Al
Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. He certainly is no Rudy Giuliani.
As your basic patrol officer,
these comments by Mayor "G"loomberg raise serious concerns to my welfare
and fellow officers. These public officials that have no understanding
of law enforcement duties, continue to belittle and attack our law
enforcement in times of trouble or conflict. What will happen if all us
patrol officers become "strictly" responsive in nature? What will happen
if we "only" answer our calls for service and loose our proactive,
visible, and vigilant patrol standards? I'll tell you what will happen,
the bad guys will realize this and take control slowly but surely.
God help us on the slippery slop we are
falling down. Politicians keep your opinions to your area of expertise,
balancing budgets and your assigned social programs. Your understanding
of Law Enforcement is not your specialty!
Gee Didn't He Just Open the
City up to a good civil law suit.
Absolute disgrace!!! I said the
day he opened his mouth hours after the shooting that he should be
careful what he says..... he's getting himself in even deeper! Being a
cop, I HATE hearing people give their opinion on something that they
have no idea what they are talking about....and to here him side with
that "racist creep Al Sharpton"... HEY BLOOMBERG, IF YOU ARE THINKING
ABOUT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT ONE DAY.... SAVE YOUR MONEY AND DON'T!!!! To
the boys in blue, BE SAFE and continue to do your job..... we will
ALWAYS get trash mouth from those who have no clue what we do...
-NJ Police Officer
Wonder if Bloomberg is able to
look his security detail in their eyes. Its really not his fault,
he's a pencil pushing geek!
Sharpton: "Betty Shabazz was
killed by a white man." Wrong it was her grandson.
Can we forget the chaos he cause with
the Brawley case ? Again he was wrong.........
Not only did the Mayor sell
out, so did the the Attorney General and Governor.
Read this. "Attorney General and
Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer said in a phone interview with El Diario La
Prensa on Tuesday that he agrees with Mayor Bloomberg that the officers
used excessive force. Spitzer denounced the incident adding that the
shooting was inexplicable, and also suggested it deserves a thorough
I have been in law enforcement
for 33 yrs I am retired and I feel deeply for the New York City Police
Department and their thousands of honest Policeman and women who are
suffering right now because they have a bone head for a Mayor. I
repeat a bone head! Since when does a Civilian go ahead and because he
has the media licking at his heels does this man, who calls himself the
Mayor for all the people (I guess NYC Cops aren't people to him) make a
brash statement and say that the shooting in the City recently was
excessive. What the hell is wrong with him!
We had a Mayor out here in Paterson. (
He died several years ago) But they named a law after him too. It was
called the Graves Act. He made a statement in the local news paper the
very next day after a police shooting that the Police Officer wasn't
justified in shooting a fleeing felon who was involved in Drug arrest.
What didn't this man understand? This case should have been handled by
the Police and not the media.
If this recent shooting incident has to
be tried let it be tried in the court and not on the streets, and not by
the one-sided public. Nice guy Mayor Bloomberg. Who needs people like
you looking out for our backs. Well, the Mayor 'bloomy' Bloomberg
needs some advice. Stay out of police affairs and keep your dam mouth
shut. Why try these officers in the media and hold hands with the
likes of Jesse 'The Rev" Jackson and Al "The make believe preacher"
Sharpton. All they want is to discredit the Police Department. Still
remember the Towana Brawly Case?
New York State has a guy who wanted to
be Governor, who preached that Police Officers should only shoot to
wound and if they kill a subject they should be tried as a murderer.
Can you beat all that. This was the Lieutenant Governor, if I remember
correctly. He needs to find other employment and not with the
I heard that Governor Pataki, who is in
his last throws of power makes a similar statement that the shooting was
excessive and he is out of the country. He must be a clairvoyant and
can see through the fog. How can this man make a judgment call like
These Politicians all think the same
way. Anyway they can get another vote in their pocket. All these
politicians are running scared they all want to be on the Politically
correct side all the time. Come on Mayor "Million Bucks" Bloomberg get
with the program. Shut up if you dare. Don't say too much to the
media. How about this, "The case is being investigated and the outcome
will be released to the public and media. If there are improprieties
these will be addressed." What would be wrong with that? I'm not the
Mayor and if I was I wouldn't have made a statement like that. He is
jeopardizing thousands of Police Officers lives here.
If he wants to be President, he isn't
going to make too many friends this way. He should talk to John Kerry,
another flap jaw politician, they can make a "fools ticket up" and start
their own party of two.
I really feel sorry for the people that
have to work there now. Be on guard. Look out for each others back.
We in Jersey have been notified that the Bloods and The Crips have open
contracts out on shooting a Police Officer in retribution for the
shooting in New York.
Man does this sort of flap jaw politics
get under my skin. Thank God I am retired. I would love to B---h
slap bloomy and I know that people would look the other way if I did.
Retired Police Chief
Lodi PD Lodi NJ
When are Police Officers going
to be able to do their job without wondering if the towns officials are
going to back them up in the event the do something to raise a flag in
the political eye? Cops are afraid to get too involved in situations
today that may cause them to get "Jammed Up" as we would say. We were
all highly trained to be Police Officers so now let us do what we do
best and get paid for each day we report for duty! It's your tax
dollars at work, so lets do something about this problem at hand. Mayor
Bloomberg needs to go!!
-Another anonymous Police Officer from
My boyfriend is a sergeant with
the NYPD. I have no opinion on this yet because I am waiting for my
anger to subside before I type my comments! I pray for everyone
involved, all the victims which include the police, they are victims in
this also. Where is the media coverage when the police save lives
everyday or go into a burning house to save people they've never met?
Where is the media when an officer and father of three responds to a
domestic dispute to help the woman and lands up being ambushed and shot
to death by the crazy husband. Where's the media when 2 officers jump
into an ice covered lake to save the life of a civilian who until that
moment, despised police officers due to previous negative press. Where
is the press when our hero's need them most? They're busy looking for
bad news somewhere else. I'm angry.....
First of all people need to
realize that this was not a racial incident since 2 of the police
officers were black. But they were wrong in what they did. Your views on
Al Sharpton are your views, he is not the issue, someone's child is dead
and its because of the NYPD.
This is what makes police
"afraid" to perform the job the way it is supposed to be performed. The
township/city officials these days feel it is cheaper to sell a cop up
the river to look good in the publics' eye than to back the person they
have entrusted to uphold the law. It's obvious that fear of political
suicide is what drives people these days!! Unreal!
It's all about race when a
black man gets hurt or shot or killed by a Police Officer.
What about when a Police
Officer is killed in the line of duty where is AL Sharpton then. This is
not rocket science folks.
It's all about exploiting
racial tension and a cash settlement.
-MARYLAND POLICE OFFICER
I find for a fact that Mayor
Bloomberg failed to support the officers involved in this shooting based
on his comments to the media.
All he had to say is let the
investigation begin and after it is concluded the facts involving the
shooting will be found. He failed to do this, letting down all of the
NYPD officers and residents of the greatest city in the world.
As far as I am concerned, he should
resign his position as Mayor. He is a coward with zero leadership
qualities, as proven by his comments about the shooting.
My hearts go out to the officers
involved in the shooting and they have my support. The media needs to
stop aggravating the situation and just report the facts as they know
them to be. With this said, I know that the truth will come out. I hope
our judicial system works the way it is meant to work for the sake of
the officers involved and truly look at what justifiable deadly force is
in New York.
-Anonymous Police Officer from N.J.
It is a sad day in Law
Enforcement when you allow the Mayor to condemn the officer's and allow
him to speak in the manner he did.
I have faith in all of my NYPD
brothers that they acted in good will. It's a SHAME that our mayor has
taken sides both indirectly with the presence of Al Sharpton during the
press conference and directly by making his "personal opinion".
Clearly, the undercover investigation
at the location was there for a REASON. Not only do we receive low pay &
bashing from the public but now clearly no support from Bloomberg; GOOD
It's Seems Mayor Bloomberg does
not support his own POLICE DEPT.
But what is even stranger you have some
type of minister stating that all the suspects were honorable citizens
and were never in any TROUBLE.
This minister should check the facts
before he makes a statement like he did.
Mayor Bloomberg should resign at this
time and not be out looking for VOTES fro a further election.
We need RUDY back in office.
November, 2006Once again we see a civilian mayor,
charged with overseeing a police department with no prior law
enforcement background. Far too often, elected officials without the
proper credentials and background oversee law enforcement functions and
pass judgment in arenas that they have no place in.
What made Rudy Giuliani so great? Not
only the fact was he was an inspirational leader, leading from the
front, but he had extensive knowledge and familiarity with law
enforcement from his years as a prosecutor. He knew not too pass
judgment before all the facts were presented.
Bloomberg is a disgrace!
Voters, whether law enforcement or not,
should realize that elected officials, especially those elected as Mayor
of cities, both small and large, need to have a basic fundamental
knowledge of law enforcement and the duties required of officers, if
they are to be charged with overseeing those agencies. Too often we have
exactly what you see here...an elected official who sells out those who
keep them and their communities safe.
November, 2006The mayor is supposed to take a
leadership role. He is supposed to make judicious, fact based decisions.
To bend to a media junkie and racist like Sharpton is unconscionable.
How are race relations to be healed if activists like Sharpton will not
let it die a natural death.
People like Sharpton and Bloomberg keep
picking the scabs open. The worst part is that a police officer has no
help from the administration that should know the value of great
officers. Especially after 9/11. This whole situation is a disgrace and
Bloomberg should be unseated.
-Allen Davis from VA
November, 2006I knew all along Bloomberg is an
opportunist who would sell out the police. Under the 2C [criminal] code
in New Jersey, if a vehicle is being used as a weapon the officers has
the authority to use deadly force to stop threat if no other action can
protect the target of the vehicle assault.
If NY city policy bars one from
protecting one self from a felony assault from motor vehicle, I think
state statute would supersede the policy.
I cant believe NY law is different than
If I were a NYPD officer I would go
into reactive mode and get home after a tour of duty. When police
are proactive and drop crime stats the opportunist race baiters make a
business out of trouble making and shaft the high crime rate
November, 2006In Atlanta, we to have a police
Operating with a valid drug related
search warrant, Atlanta officers entered a house, and were fired upon by
the occupant. The Officers returned fire, and the occupant was found
dead. It turns out that the occupant of the dwelling was an 88 year old
That is what we know now.
Our Chief Pennington has shown
restraint by saying that it is a tragedy, but we need to let the
investigation come to conclusions: and has called in the GBI, State's
Attorney and the FBI to manage the investigation. Kudos to Chief
Pennington for exercising discretion to get the results of the
investigation before making unsupported statements.
And shame on the Mayor of NYC for being
so patently political.
I too, found it very disturbing that
the Mayor would utter such statements. I'm sure his intentions were
meant appease any number of factions, but coming from the top elected
official in New York City, his words will certainly have a deleterious
effect on a fair and impartial mindset of any Grand Jury that may be
-Chief John F. Pollinger, (Ret.)
Mayor Bloomberg is a sellout! A
Instead of waiting to find out the
facts like Rudy would of, he bowed down and sold his guys down the
river. He let Sharpton and his crew intimidate him.
Sharpton is nothing but a trouble
maker. When was the last time Sharpton visited a cop in the hospital
after getting shot.
I hope the PBA fights back hard. If the
officers were in the wrong then they will face punishment, but if there
in the right then they should be cleared. Now the officers are going to
have a even tougher fight because the Mayor just branded them guilty
without even a full investigation or trial.
Before throwing police officers under
the bus he should of read the investigation reports and make a sound
judgment of the incident. It seemed like he just chose to pamper
the media to avoid racial tension rather than listen to the other side
of the story.
I'm at a loss for words.
I hope the NYPD unions are doing something about