Turning their backs towards the New York City Mayor has become the preferred manner of cops to show their disdain and disgust for the guy who fomented racial anger against police, and they did it again during the funeral for Rafael Ramos today.
From Twitter witnesses:
— Rosa Flores (@RosaFlores) December 27, 2014
A large number of officers have turned their backs on 65th Street and on Myrtle Avenue as Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers remarks at funeral.
— Michael Howard Saul (@MichaelHwrdSaul) December 27, 2014
#NYPD turned their backs on Mayor De Blasio at the funeral..because he told the truth..they would mistreat his black son.
— VaughnMuhammad (@VaughnMuhammad) December 27, 2014
— Valerie Bauman (@valeriereports) December 27, 2014
— Joe Jackson (@joejackson) December 27, 2014
Quite a moving moment to see officers outside of Ramos' funeral turn their backs on Mayor de Blasio while he speaks.
— Jennifer Botti *jB* (@BostonGaL4Ever) December 27, 2014
Officers outside the church at the funeral for Rafael Ramos turn their backs as NYC Mayor de Blasio speaks. pic.twitter.com/fjVC0WxI09
— Laura Crimaldi (@lauracrimaldi) December 27, 2014
— CK Fennell (@CourtneyCNN) December 27, 2014
Pretty powerful statement.