A New York City police officer and mother of three was assassinated in her vehicle this week. The city also graduated a new class of police officers.

None of that seems to matter to Mayor Bill de Blasio who left town to be with left wing protesters at the G-20 conference in Germany.

The editorial board at the New York Post took him to the woodshed for this:

De Blasio’s right: New Yorkers don’t need him here

It took only a few hours in Germany — where he rushed to, off almost without telling anyone — for Mayor de Blasio to discover what New Yorkers have known all along: He isn’t actually needed at home.

Or, as the mayor put it in a transatlantic call-in to Brian Lehrer’s radio show, “All the issues that need to be attended to, I am attending to . . . regardless of where I am.”

In other words, no one actually needs Bill de Blasio to be at City Hall. Which is how he justifies spending his mornings at the gym in Brooklyn and jaunting off to protest global summits in Europe.

He may be right. After all, as his GOP opponent, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, noted: “He can’t even run the city when he’s here.”

And that’s not the only revelation de Blasio has experienced in Hamburg. He’s also discovered something else every New Yorker has known for decades: Ignoring low-level, quality-of-life crimes destroys the city’s quality of life.

So the same mayor who professes his allegiance to Broken Windows policing — but helped decriminalize such offenses as public urination — now says he wishes he could ban panhandling because it makes him so “frustrated.”

“I’m saying that not as a matter of policy, I’m saying that as a human being,” de Blasio suggested. “I think it’s off-putting.”

This video report from CBS New York covers every aspect of the story:

Robin Eberhardt of The Hill gets to the heart of what this is about:

New York mayor to join protest against Trump in Germany

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) will be the keynote speaker at a protest against President Trump in Germany on Saturday.

The protest is taking place in Hamburg, where Trump and other world leaders have convened for the annual Group of 20 summit.

De Blasio announced Thursday that he would be heading to Germany for events around the G-20 summit, and Bloomberg revealed that he would be participating in protests. The protests will demonstrate against Trump’s policies and the growth of populist, right-wing groups in Europe.

The mayor will speak at an event run by the organization Hamburg Shows Attitude, according to Bloomberg.
“We’re glad to confirm: @NYCMayor on stage on Saturday on our rally for human rights & democracy as keynote speaker,” the organization tweeted Thursday.

The mayor may be trying to court approval from the left for a run in 2020 but that doesn’t matter. He was elected to serve the people of New York City, not to act like a member of the “resistance.”

Eric Bolling of FOX News talked about this on the air yesterday and didn’t hold back:

Donald Trump Jr. had this to say on Twitter:

It’s hard to argue with that.

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