In the aftermath of the London terrorist attacks Saturday night, the New York Police Department(NYPD) — about 40,000-strong — and other law enforcement departments scattered throughout the city’s five counties were sure to tell millions of New Yorkers that there appears to be “no credible threats” in the city, but reminded the public that the Critical Response Command is deployed in popular areas this weekend.
“New York City stands with the people of London. Our prayers are with the victims, their families and the courageous first responders,” said New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio on his Twitter account. De Blasio also assured his first-responders that they will have his full support.
However, during the course of his controversial relationship with his police department, de Blasio remains unpopular with rank-and-file police officers.
The man whom former police detective and popular news commentator, Bo Dietl, dubbed “Big Bird,” one of the Sesame Street characters, is held in low-esteem going back to the nation’s political unrest as a result of police shootings of black suspects in Ferguson, Missouri, Baltimore, Maryland, and other locations.
“It’s hard to forget your boss throwing you out to the mob for jeers and ridicule, the way Big Bird did to his own men and women in blue. He actually added fuel to the fire of anti-police sentiment in New York,” said former police officer Virginia del la Gaurza.
“What did it for me was de Blasio’s intention to participate in the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 11, in which a former FALN terrorist was to be hailed and held up as a leader when he participated in terrorist bombings and shootings in 1970’s New York. One police officer was killed and another was left blind,” said Robert O’Flannery.
And one police precinct commander is demanding at the very least an apology from the city’s far-left mayor. “I expect his honor to speak firmly about the city’s cops the way he did when he supported Black Lives Matter in their weeks of protests and at times riots,” said Deputy Inspector Warren Acker .
Palestinian Terrorism Model
In many locations throughout the world we are witnessing terrorist killers using knives and motor vehicles to do their dirty work. It was noticed a couple of years ago that stabbings and intentional attacks using automobiles and trucks were increasing in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank.
This past week Palestinian terrorists perpetrated a stabbing attack at the entrance to the community in Samaria. One Israeli Defense Force (IDF) soldier sustained serious stab wounds. The female Islamic terrorist who carried out the attack was mortally wounded by the IDF and later succumbed to her wounds
Although many of the terrorist attacks entailed the use of knives, the Israel Security Agency (ISA) identified a network of Muslim jihadists who perpetrated a shooting attack against an IDF force. The Palestinians have this week carried out seven attacks against IDF soldiers and are believed to be planning many more. Two of those Palestinian killers captured were themselves officers with Palestinian Authority’s (PA) security force in the West Bank.
Sadly, the two perpetrators were recruited, trained and equipped by the United States and the United Nations.