New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is quite the character, isn’t he? Lately, it seems like he is actively trying to annoy everyone who lives in NYC, in one way or another. His attitude makes no sense and the policies that he comes up with are even more nonsensical, if you can believe that. His priorities only get stranger and stranger by the day.
The city is spiraling out of control, as murders and crimes start to pile up at a rate that is too high to keep up with. Millions and millions of NYC residents are out of work at the moment, too. What are they supposed to do while the mayor sits on his hands and keeps twiddling his thumbs? Businesses have been devastated by the riots but they are not receiving any sort of assistance.
Even though the city is shedding police officers left and right, de Blasio has decided that he needs to retain a couple dozen for one very important purpose. 27 police officers are now being asked to stand guard over a Black Lives Matter mural. It was painted in front of Trump Tower and the officers are trying to prevent the inevitable standoff that is sure to take place.
The liberals who paint these murals are being protected by the mayor and the conservatives who think differently are being demonized. If there had been a MAGA mural at the same site, it would have already been taken down. The “hate speech” accusations would be flying around left and right by now.
A mural that has been painted on the street now receives more attention from the police than all of the destroyed businesses that are being left to figure things out on their own. We would love to act like this is some sort of surprise but it is par for the course. de Blasio is making his lack of caring very obvious to anyone who is paying even a little bit of attention.
Just heard that @NYCMayor has 1 & 8 securing the #BlackMindsMatter mural at Trump Tower. That’s one sergeant and eight cops, x 3 tours a day! Violence, shootings, and murder is up in NYC and this clown has three sergeants and 24 cops guarding a mural! If true, #SICKENING
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) July 16, 2020
De Blasio would struggle to win the competition for the country’s worst mayor, though. He’s got a lot of other silly, liberal mayors to contend with. Lori Lightfoot is definitely chief among them. She’s allowed her city to decay to the point where her officers feel compelled to go over her head and ask President Trump for help directly.
It’s true. I was just there and spoke to the cops, they say they are getting paid to baby sit paint, and not happy about it.@BernardKerik
— Derrick Gibson Gov. 4 NY. (@Gibson4NYS) July 17, 2020
Lightfoot is taunting her citizens in strange ways, too. She told everyone that they needed to stay inside until further notice. Meanwhile, she was out getting her hair cut and pretending that everything is hunky dory. As for de Blasio, the Black Lives Matter brand seems to be more important than the lives of actual black people. That’s how it goes when you are dealing with the liberals.
It’s all about the symbolism with them and they are not here for logic and reason. The 27 officers who are being asked to protect this mural could be out protecting the lives of black citizens who are being placed in danger by the rioters. No one tell that to de Blasio, though. He is far too busy with his latest round of virtue signaling.
Why is the city of New York willing to endure this sort of behavior? What could possibly compel them to make these types of decision? They are losing control of their city and there is very little that can be done. New York City has not had a worse mayor for as long as we can remember. This city is in a lot of trouble but their leaders are not worried in the least.
De Blasio is too worried about appealing to the woke contingent, which is keeping him from making sound decisions. There’s nothing wrong with standing in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The problems arise when murals are given a higher level of priority than the citizens of New York City who are being terrorized.