Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lync was clearly not a fan of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's comments about law enforcement during Wednesday night's first Democratic presidential debate.
According to The New York Post, Lync blamed de Blasio for helping create the "hostile and dangerous environment" for cops, saying:
Mayor de Blasio has apparently learned nothing over the past six years about the extremely damaging impact of anti-police rhetoric on both cops and the communities we serve...The hostile and dangerous environment we now face on the street is a direct result of the demonization of cops by de Blasio and other elected officials. By rolling out that rhetoric again on a national stage, it’s clear he wants to take the country down the same path.
During the debate, de Blasio threw police under the bus when it comes to the relationship between civilians and law enforcement, claiming, "I’ve had to have very, very serious talks with my son, Dante, about how to protect himself in the streets of our city … including the fact that he has to take special caution because there have been too many tragedies between young men and our police."
De Blasio also made sure to emphasize that his son was black:
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