Okay, I’m done with the NYPD:
Hundreds of police officers turned their backs on the New York mayor Bill de Blasio on Saturday as he spoke during the funeral service for Rafael Ramos, one of two New York Police Department officers killed in an ambush shooting in Brooklyn last week.
Thousands of officers gathered outside Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens for the funeral, where speakers included vice-president Joe Biden, New York governor Andrew Cuomo and NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton.
The way I feel about this is that the officers who did this may as well have signed an editorial endorsing the death of Eric Garner as solid police work.
Paul Wellstone wasn’t accosted by police officers and killed. He died in a place crash. But, when people used his memorial service to honor his political legacy, the whole right-wing world howled in protest. I guess politicizing a memorial service isn’t such a bad thing when the honoree is a cop.
And the point is what?
That Eric Garner deserved to die? That the police did nothing wrong? That the parents of black kids have no reason to fear that their child will be killed by cops just like Eric Garner was, with no accountability, and perhaps for an even lesser or non-existent crime?