In 2018 Kevin Jackson produced a labor of love known as “Bleeding Blue.”
The documentary took on the worst aspect of Obama’s presidency. The war on cops.
Here we are, three years after we kissed Obama goodbye, and his anti-police war still rages.
Now, NYPD is fighting back.
According to their police union, then men and women in blue reached their breaking point after two shootings in the Bronx. Both assaults specifically targeted officers on duty.
As Fox News reports:
The fiery rhetoric directed at the Big Apple’s Democrat leader — who has implemented several measures critics say are hostile to police – comes as the NYPD filed charges against suspect Robert Williams in both attacks.
“Mayor De Blasio, the members of the NYPD are declaring war on you!” the Sergeants Benevolent Association wrote in a tweet. “We do not respect you, DO NOT visit us in hospitals. You sold the NYPD to the vile creatures, the 1% who hate cops but vote for you.
“NYPD cops have been assassinated because of you,” the tweet added. “This isn’t over, Game on!”
Police say Williams first ambushed two officers from the 41st Precinct on Saturday night, who had been sitting in a marked patrol van. One officer was wounded as a result of that attack when a bullet grazed his chin and neck.
Williams then walked into the precinct’s station house the next morning and opened fire with a 9mm handgun, injuring a lieutenant, police added. Only after running out of bullets did the 45-year-old Bronx native lay down on the ground and surrender.
This is where I’m a little stuck. This guy’s rap sheet dates back to 1994. He’s a career criminal. Williams walked into a precinct, and open fired, and nobody pulled out their weapon and just shot the guy? I guess they were too afraid of the leftist narrative painting them as the bad guys. Walk into a Texas church and open fire, you’re dead. Walk into a NYC police station, and you get to empty your gun and then surrender?
Am I the only one extremely confused by this?
Seriously, this guy should be facing his own funeral arrangements, not his arraignment. But, as it stands, Williams survived the attack.
The two officers wounded in the attacks have been treated and released from New York City hospitals.
Williams, meanwhile, has been charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.
De Blasio’s office ripped Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins on Monday, telling Fox News that his “comments are absolutely reprehensible.
“He clearly has forgotten his oath to protect and serve,” spokesperson Freddi Goldstein said. “While he threatens violence, the mayor remains focused on the safety of our officers and communities.”
Apparently, not everyone agrees that NYPD and DeBlasio are at war.
Fox News was careful to point out:
NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan also took a swipe at Mullins, telling Pix 11 in an interview that “none of the other unions follow his lead.
“The men and women that are out on the street right now, they care about keeping people safe. They care about keeping themselves safe,” Monahan added. “And that’s what this is about. This isn’t politics. This isn’t grandstanding.”
De Blasio himself, in a series of tweets Sunday, hailed the “heroism and extraordinary skill” of the NYPD’s officers for de-escalating the situation.
“This vicious assassination attempt is the second one we’ve seen in 24 hours — and an attack on our NYPD officers is an attack on ALL New Yorkers,” he said. “This despicable hatred is an attempt to divide our city and undermine our safety. We cannot and will not let that happen.”
But these are just words leftists like to throw around in the face of adversity. There are no actions to back up the rhetoric. NYPD’s chief might want to re-evaluate his position. If DeBlasio supports the police, what has he done to strengthen the department?
Is there a new community outreach initiative? Or more resources allocated? How about a simple marketing campaign to foster positive attitudes between citizens and the police? I’d love to see DeBlasio’s list of accomplishments in relation to the NYPD.
DeBlasio won his campaign by promising to police minority neighborhoods. Yet, he’s accomplished very little. Sadly, DeBlasio
In fact, this isn’t the first time NYPD officers were specifically targeted on duty.
Clearly, the city can’t continue to unravel under the leadership of the looney left.
In 2017, a gunman killed Officer Miosotis Familia as she sat in her patrol vehicle in the Bronx. In 2014, two officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, were shot dead in their patrol car in Brooklyn by a man upset about recent police killings of unarmed black men.
The killings of Ramos and Liu had also followed large protests. Some officers blamed de Blasio for expressing solidarity with the demonstrations and turned their backs on the Democrat at the funerals.
“Every time there is a funeral, the mayor shows up and guess what happens, every single officer turns around 180 and turns their back to the mayor of this city,” Eric Trump, the executive vice president of the Trump Organization, told ‘Fox & Friends’ on Monday.
“He’s been so anti-law enforcement, and it shows,” Trump added. “He doesn’t stand with the men and women out there. He just doesn’t.”