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Fri Dec 12, 2014, 07:06 PM

Police Union Petitions for Mayor, Speaker Not to Attend Officer Funerals

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Police-Union-Petitions-for-Mayor-Speaker-Not-to-Attend-Officer-Funerals-285660651.html

The city's police union is asking Mayor de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito not to attend funerals of NYPD officers killed in the line of duty, saying the pair doesn't "support and respect" police.

A petition letter, shown below, was sent to the mayor's office Friday, the Patrolman's Benevolent Association confirmed.

The petition, titled “Don’t Insult My Sacrifice,” reads in part:

“Due to Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Mark-Viverito's consistent refusal to show police officers the support and respect they deserve, I believe that their attendance at the funeral of a fallen New York City police officer is an insult to that officer's memory and sacrifice.”

The PBA has criticized city lawmakers after some council members have come out against a recent grand jury decision not to indict an NYPD officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed man.

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Reply Police Union Petitions for Mayor, Speaker Not to Attend Officer Funerals (Original post)
SummerSnow Dec 2014 OP
former9thward Dec 2014 #1
Mariana Dec 2014 #2
Travis_0004 Dec 2014 #3
joeybee12 Dec 2014 #4
HappyMe Dec 2014 #5
Omaha Steve Dec 2014 #7
alcibiades_mystery Dec 2014 #6
etherealtruth Dec 2014 #8

Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 07:19 PM

1. Who attends funerals should be up to the family.

If they want someone there fine, if they don't they should not come.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 07:31 PM

2. I think if the public pay for the funeral

the funeral should open for the public to attend. I don't know if the city pays for the funerals of officers killed while on duty, but if it does, such funerals should be open to all.

At any rate, the police union has zero say and they should STFU.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 07:36 PM

3. I would hope the public pays if they are killed on duty

 

But I dont think that means they should be open. They should fulfill the wishes of the family whatever they are as long as the cost is within guidelines. If they dont want the mayor, he shouldnt go. If they want him, I hope he cab make it

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 07:39 PM

4. Cops are pretty effing whiny, aren't they? knr

 

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 07:41 PM

5. The Mayor and Speaker stand up

for what is right, and the union is peeved? Tough shit.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 09:07 PM

7. x 2




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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 07:47 PM

6. I'd like to see a close look at police budgets and numbers by the Mayor and City Council

 

It's time to trim the fat, after all.

Start with numbers, work downward to toys and perks.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 09:11 PM

8. Oh FFS

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