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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, September 14, 2020

The unions' leadership is mostly white, suburban and Republican, setting it apart from an increasingly diverse police force and the city itself.

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...New York City's largest police union had not endorsed a candidate for president in decades when its leader, Patrick J. Lynch, stepped to the lectern last month at President Trump's golf club in New Jersey.

"Mr. President, we are fighting for our lives out there," Mr. Lynch said, in the all-caps cadence familiar to any casual viewer of the New York nightly news. "We don't want this to spread to the rest of the country. We need your strong voice across the country."

Mr. Lynch said his union, the Police Benevolent Association, was endorsing Mr. Trump because city and state leaders had been relentlessly scapegoating hard-working police officers and allowing chaos to reign on the streets.

But another factor that may have played into the P.B.A.'s endorsement could be seen in the imagery surrounding him: Joining Mr. Lynch before a sea of mostly white union members were three of his top colleagues, each of them a white Republican from conservative strongholds in Staten Island or Long Island....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-14 11:10 AM | Reply

From what I've seen on the NYC evening news, it looks like the NYC police union has been acting more as a separate sovereign within New York City than a city department that has sworn to protect and serve.

How can the New York City Police protect and serve the people of New York City when the union does not appear to acknowledge the government that the people of New York City have duly elected?


#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-14 11:36 AM | Reply

Because the "government that those idiots elected" is De Blasio, and no one in NYC recognizes him as the leader..

#3 | Posted by Spork at 2020-09-14 06:32 PM | Reply

By being full of white nationalists is how.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-09-14 07:04 PM | Reply

@#3 ... Because the "government that those idiots elected" is De Blasio, and no one in NYC recognizes him as the leader.. ...

Nice try, but all your comment did was show a lack of understanding of the situation.


#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-15 10:52 AM | Reply

@#4 ... By being full of white nationalists is how. ...

Listening to the head of the union on the local NYC news, I have to say that your view may not be all that far off-base. One report noted that the head of the union said that if a police officer showed support for BLM, the officer would be kicked out of the union.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-15 10:55 AM | Reply

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