Video : Former NYPD Commissioner: Sharpton and De Blasio Have Blood On Their Hands.
We know what it looks like when the "chickens come home to roost," in the aftermath of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Reverend Al Sharpton’s ongoing public rebuke of our nation’s first responders. It looks like two executed cops on a dirty street in Brooklyn. Former New York Police Commissioner, Bernie Kerik, rightly pointed the finger at the guilty parties on a poignant Fox News segment. Kerik, who manned the police helm in the horrible days following the attacks of 9/11, knows a thing or two about restoring public confidence in the aftermath of a public tragedy.
Kerik Does Not Mince Words
"Mayor Bill de Blasio and Reverend Al Sharpton have blood on their hands," Kerik told Fox New’ Judge Jeanine Piro.
Months of calculated escalation on the part of so-called peaceful police protests escalated on December 20, 2014 when patrol officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were executed by deranged cop hater Ismaaiyl Brinsley, ostensibly for revenge over the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner.
"In this circumstance I believe, I personally feel, that Mayor de Blasio, Sharpton, and others like them, they actually have blood on their hands. They encouraged this behavior. They encouraged protests. These so-called peace protests that, where people are standing out in the street and calling out to ‘kill the cops’" Kerik charged before stating the obvious, "Well I hope they are happy, because they got what they wanted."
Kerik noted that the danger to New York’s finest is at its highest peak since the violence leveled against the force during the violent days of the 1960s and 1970s.
Time for Accountability and Change in City Hall
Mayor de Blasio ran on a platform calling for an adversarial relationship with the nation’s largest police force, and that rhetoric has only been ratcheted up in recent months. The Reverend Al Sharpton, of course, has a long history of advocacy for anti police protests, and these rhetorical chickens have indeed come home to tragically roost with the deaths of officers Ramos and Liu. Kerik has called for the mayor’s ouster from Gracie Mansion and believes that current police commissioner, Bill Bratton, is the best candidate to lead the city out of these dangerous times.