Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Dead Cops as Stage Props: Pat Lynch and NYPD Blue Union
The head of the police union, which has been working for some time without a contract with the city, said the blood of the two murdered policeman, shot in their car by a lunatic, is on the mayor's hands, because, presumably, the mayor did not say enough to defend his police officers who were video'd killing a large black man with a choke hold. The police, some police at least, are also upset about the mayor's ending "Stop and Frisk" procedures, whereby Black and Hispanic men can be thrown up against a wall and searched for weapons, despite the Constitution's constraints about unreasonable search.
If only, Lynch was saying, the police had been able to throw that maniac up against a wall and search him, they would be alive today, but instead they had to be sitting in their patrol car, looking the other way, just waiting to be killed.
Or so Mr. Lynch would have us believe.
Mr. Lynch thinks the mayor should ask forgiveness. The police turn their back on the mayor.
Mad Dog, however, believes it is Mr. Lynch who should ask forgiveness, from the families of these two officers, who he has used as a stage prop for his own political agenda. Mr. Lynch is torn from the pages of "House of Cards," as cynical and nakedly manipulative as any character, and once again life imitates art.
Mad Dog is reminded of that famous scene from the Army/McCarthy hearings where the defense counsel, a Mr. Welch, looks Senator Joseph McCarthy in the eye and says, "Have you no sense of decency, at long last? Have you no sense of decency at all."
Posted by the phantom speaks at 8:41 AM