Grind for March 9th
“Character is who you really are. Character is what endures.” – Tom Coughlin
De Blasio Demands Cuomo Apologize to NYPD, Police Union Blasts Both For Feud
The feud continues.
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio fired back at New York governor Andrew Cuomo late Tuesday, slamming the governor for insulting the New York Police Department and undermining the work of officers trying to control the riots and destruction which have swept the city since the weekend.
Speaking to talk radio, De Blasio trashed Cuomo, who, earlier on Tuesday, called the mayor a “disgrace” and threatened to “displace” De Blasio if the mayor did not call in the National Guard to help quell unrest. In his press conference, Cuomo even took aim at the police, saying that the “NYPD and the mayor did not do their job last night, I believe that.”
“He dishonored the men and women of the NYPD in an absolutely inappropriate way for any leader to do,” de Blasio told 1010 WINS. “Any elected official who blames the NYPD while they were out there fighting in the streets to restore order, protect people – that’s disgraceful.”
On a tear, the mayor added that Cuomo “owes an apology to 36,000 hardworking men and women who have been putting their lives on the line for all of us.”
The NYPD, though, blasted both Cuomo and de Blasio, calling the pair’s feud a distraction from the task at hand: getting the city under control. Read more…
Black Democrat Slams Riots, Applauds Curfews: ‘This is not protest; it’s anarchy.’
Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price (D) gave an interview to Dallas’ Fox 4 Tuesday. The long-time commissioner has courted his share of controversy, including calling the scientific term “black hole” racist several years back. He’s no closet Republican.
Dallas has been the scene of some of Texas’ worst violence and looting since the George Floyd protests devolved over the past week, including the harrowing scene of rioters beating a man who attempted to defend his business with a machete.
In the interview, Commissioner Price emerges as a voice of reason against the violence.
Price says what he has seen in Dallas since Friday night are not protests.
“I can’t sit idly by. This is not protest. Just don’t keep wrapping it as though its protest. It’s not protest. It’s anarchy,” he said. “And it’s not as if you’re talking to somebody who has never protested.”
Price goes on to recount his history of civil rights demonstrations, making the valid point that those demonstrations worked without resorting to violence. The nation looks back on the civil rights movement now as righteous in its cause and outcome.
Regarding the current violence, Price is unequivocal:
“It angers me because it ain’t protest. Call it what it is. I don’t care if its media or whoever, it is not a protest. A protest has a purpose. Read more…
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