Should the Police Respect The Mayor’s Authority?


Thanks to Elizabeth St John for sharing this on her Facebook page.

Police respect poster

The disrespect that the police showed to Mayor de Blasio is a perfect demonstration of the issue that has brought on such criticism of police behavior. The police will brook no disrespect aimed at them. You might say people get shot and killed for showing any hint of disrespect. Yet, the police show tremendous disrespect for the people that they bully while expecting the victims to just accept it. In contrast the Mayor did tolerate the police disrespect aimed at him even though he could have had all those policemen fired for insubordination. The Mayor showed an ability to de-escalate rather than escalate tension. The police who protested showed how to escalate rather than de-escalate. Seems there could have been a teachable moment here that nobody recognized.

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