De Blasio blasted by police over Germany protest junket
Fox News. com ^ | July 7, 2017 | Ed Mullins
Posted on 7/7/2017, 8:54:11 PM by Kaslin
On Thursday, July 5, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, with no advance notice to the public he serves, jetted off to Hamburg, Germany, to attend the G-20 Summit, where heads of state and leaders or representatives from worldwide organizations and entities meet to discuss global imperatives. The mayor is not there to participate in the open dialogue between more than 20 participating countries and scores of international organizations and invited guests. He is to be the keynote speaker for an event called Hamburg Shows Attitude, which is described as a protest really for “democracy and human rights.” He will also squeeze in a visit with his son Dante, a Yale University student doing a summer internship in Berlin.
The mayor’s timing for this trip is inexplicable and shows a complete lack of regard for anyone but himself and the advancement of his progressive ideals. Less than 24 hours earlier, a uniformed NYPD police officer, Miosotis Familia, was brutally assassinated by Alexander Bonds, an ex-convict who was under parole supervision and had been released from a Bronx psychiatric facility just days before committing the murder. Officer Familia, a former Red Cross worker, was a 12-year police veteran, devoted single mother to three children, and the primary caretaker for her own ailing octogenarian mother who was recuperating from cancer surgery.
In yet another act of hubris and hypocrisy, the mayor ignored the swearing-in ceremony of 524 NYPD recruits, even though PO Familia’s murder was still such a fresh wound on the city’s collective psyche. If ever the young, eager, enthusiastic and idealistic recruits, who hailed from every corner of the globe, needed words of reassurance or affirmation from their leader, it was then.
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