NYPD Commissioner’s powerful message on the death of Officer Miosotis Familia.
A New York City police officer named Miosotis Familia was murdered last week while sitting in her police car. Familia was black and a mother of three yet there have been no protests over her assassination.
The Comissioner of the NYPD got a standing ovation at her funeral for noting the lack of outrage.
Jessica Chasmar reports at The Washington Times:
NYPD commissioner at officer’s funeral: ‘Why is there no outrage?’
NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill denounced anti-police hate during Tuesday’s funeral of slain Officer Miosotis Familia, a mother of three and 12-year department veteran who was ambushed and killed while sitting in her mobile command unit last week.
The commissioner pointed out in his eulogy that Familia is the seventh NYPD officer to be shot and killed in the past five years, according to a transcript published by the New York Post. Familia was shot in the head in the Bronx by a man with a history of criminal activity and mental illness, and police said he was behind an 11-minute rant against police on Facebook Live last year…
The commissioner asked why people in such a politically active city like New York aren’t protesting in the streets against this senseless killing.
“So, where are the demonstrations for this single mom, who cared for her elderly mother and her own three children? There is anger and sorrow, but why is there no outrage? Because Miosotis was wearing a uniform? Because it was her job?” he asked. “I simply DO NOT accept that.”
Here’s the video:
NYPD Police Commissioner is applauded at slain cop's funeral: “Where are the demonstrations for this single mom…why is there no outrage?” pic.twitter.com/11fTjy38Du
— ABC News (@ABC) July 11, 2017
Many of the same officers who applauded the message from James O’Neill displayed their anger at Mayor de Blasio for skipping town after Familia’s death by turning their backs on him.
Shawn Cohen and Max Jaeger of the New York Post:
Cops protest de Blasio at slain officer’s funeral
The disgusted Finest were assembled outside the World Changers Church in The Bronx on Tuesday as part of the overflow crowd of mourners for assassinated Officer Miosotis Familia.
They showed the building their backs as speakers broadcast de Blasio’s eulogy for Familia from inside.
The protest came after de Blasio skipped town to participate in protests at the G-20 summit in Germany last week — the day after Familia was killed by cop-hating gunman Alexander Bonds.
And as he prepared for the trip, the mayor missed a swearing-in ceremony for new police recruits, an event that was especially poignant in light of Familia’s murder.
Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins said de Blasio deserved the snub.
“Mr. Mayor, you didn’t have to travel to Germany for a protest — all you had to do is speak in front of the men and women of the NYPD,’’ Mullins said.
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