NYC Police Union Leader Patrick Lynch: There’s “Blood on the Hands” of the Mayor in the Officers’ Deaths (Video)
The head of New York City’s largest police union blasted Mayor Bill De Blasio and Eric Garner protesters saying they “had blood on their hands” after two police officers were gunned down execution-style yesterday in Brooklyn.
“There’s blood on many hands tonight… It starts on the steps of City Hall in the office of the mayor.”
The head of the city’s largest police union blasted Mayor Bill de Blasio and Eric Garner protesters saying they had “blood on their hands” after two police officers were gunned down as they sat in a police vehicle Saturday afternoon.
Just hours after NYPD officers Wenjian Liu, 32, and Rafael Ramos, 40, were killed near Myrtle and Tompkins avenues, Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association president Pat Lynch slammed the mayor and railed against “those that incited violence on the street under the guise of protest.”
“There’s blood on many hands tonight,” Lynch declared outside Woodhull Hospital in Bed-Stuy after the bodies of the slain officers were carried out in a solemn ceremony where they were saluted by dozens of officers. “That blood on the hands starts on the steps of City Hall, in the office of the mayor.”
Liu and Ramos were shot by Ismaayil Brinsley, 28, Saturday afternoon in what de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton called “an assassination.”