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U.S : Police officers turn backs on NY mayor during funeral

Hundreds of officers standing outside the church where a funeral is being held for a New York City d6868590d8846d32690f6a7067005fe2policeman killed in an ambush shooting have turned their backs on the mayor as he spoke during the service.

The reaction today follows comments from police union officials who said Mayor Bill de Blasio contributed to a climate of mistrust toward police amid anti-police protests.

Inside the church at Officer Rafael Ramos’ funeral, mourners gave de Blasio polite applause before and after his speech.

The mayor said hearts citywide were aching after the shootings that left Ramos and his partner dead.

Police union president Patrick Lynch and others turned their backs on the mayor in a sign of disrespect at the hospital after the December 20 shooting.

Lynch blamed de Blasio then for the officers’ deaths and said he had blood on his hands. (AP)

15 Responses to U.S : Police officers turn backs on NY mayor during funeral

  1. Jason Cayenne
    Jason Cayenne December 27, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Police kill civilians, get over it. Civilians kill police, its a tragedy. All lives matter.

  2. Janice Tull
    Janice Tull December 27, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    I agree Jason Cayenne

  3. Archangel Crichlow-Daniel
    Archangel Crichlow-Daniel December 27, 2014 at 1:57 pm


  4. Cassandra Gittens
    Cassandra Gittens December 27, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    they are acting so childish

  5. Pullhead Davis
    Pullhead Davis December 27, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Those police need to respect the mayor when they out killing unarmed people mayor supposed to ruber stamp it mayor dont back down and dont go to no police killed in action till they learn respect

  6. Claudette Carrington
    Claudette Carrington December 27, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    It is a sad day,death hurts for both sides.Respect the mayor he is wearing many shoes

  7. Marc Menard
    Marc Menard December 27, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Respect is due the office of the mayor, not the individual. This is as bad as those who disrespect the uniform f the police.

  8. Lorraine Lewis
    Lorraine Lewis December 27, 2014 at 3:12 pm


  9. Buddy Love
    Buddy Love December 27, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Dont forget the Mayor is married to a black woman people.

  10. Mhizz Joan Moore
    Mhizz Joan Moore December 27, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    what the mothers that lost their sons

  11. Nicole Brathwaite
    Nicole Brathwaite December 27, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    And they happy a out tht oh wht a shame

  12. Shurf De
    Shurf De December 27, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Two officers die tragically, their families suffering same as those officers killed, because he stopped and frisk, he caused miss trust. Officers cause the miss trust amongst themselves and the public. They should take a look at themselves and their actions

  13. Shurf De
    Shurf De December 27, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I’ll bet all the officers who turn their back where white.

  14. Justin Kunsurn C
    Justin Kunsurn C December 27, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    You give respect you get respect.


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