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Bill de Blasio Tag

The bitter relationship between the New York Police Department (NYPD) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to grow. The Police Benevolent Association, the NYPD union, voted no confidence in de Blasio and Commissioner James O'Neill due to the firing of Daniel Pantaleo. He is the officer involved in the death of Eric Garner back in 2014.

Many pundits thought New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio turned in a surprisingly strong performance in the first Democratic debate on Wednesday night. Less than 24 hours later, de Blasio destroyed the positive coverage he was receiving by quoting Che Guevara in Miami.

New York City Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Bill de Blasio (D) is facing a wave of criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike over absurd and easily disprovable claims about anti-Semitism he made Tuesday at a press conference on the rise of hate crimes in NYC. The New York Post reports:
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that anti-Semitism is a “right-wing movement” — while rejecting a claim that the left plays any role in discriminating against Jews.

Rep. Jerry Nadler, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, man who has made Trump is #1 political enemy, fainted at a press conference Friday. Nadler was attending in support of Mayor de Blasio's speed camera initiative. Texas just voted to ban all red light cameras, but anyway.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic primary with a video that contains all the popular rhetoric and buzzwords leftists love to use. From The Washington Examiner (emphasis mine):
“As president I will take on the wealthy, I will take on the big corporations, and I will not rest until this government serves working people,” he said in an announcement video released Thursday called “Working People First.”

Democrats already have avowed socialist and party-alienating "Independent" Senator Bernie Sanders (VT), and they have Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) chirping her mini-me support for Bernie's socialist policies from the back row. No matter.  Surveying the train wreck of a clown car that is the growing list of 2020 Democrat presidential hopefuls, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio apparently thought there just weren't enough socialists from the Northeast running for the party's nomination.

A couple of weeks ago, we covered New York City mayor Bill de Blasio's "two-pronged plan" to "diversify" NYC's elite public high schools.  These schools are considered elite not only for exceptional academic rigor but because they accept only those who excel on a standardized test. De Blasio's plan requires that these schools reserve 20% of their seats for students from low-income minority middle schools who do not pass the test, let alone excel on it.  Instead, the schools are required to admit these particular students if they manage to almost score the lowest possible passing score.  The second part of his plan is to eliminate the standardized test altogether.

There used to be a stereotype about people with delusions of grandeur believing they were Napoleon Bonaparte. In Bill de Blasio's case, he thinks he is Edison, Henry Ford and Gandhi all rolled into one.

Steven Hayward of Powerline calls our attention to an interview given by New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio. It's quite revealing---not just about de Blasio, but about the leftist mindset concerning the role of government, our legal system, and what people themselves want [emphasis mine]:
Q: In 2013, you ran on reducing income inequality. Where has it been hardest to make progress? Wages, housing, schools?