A New York police union has told Bill de Blasio to stay away from funerals of cops killed in the line of duty.
The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association posted a form on its website that members could download and sign, barring the mayor and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito from their service.
It simply reads: ‘As a New York City police officer, (I) request that Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito refrain from attending my funeral services.’
Last week, following days of protests in New York as a result of the grand jury decisions not to indict cops involved in the killing of Mike Brown or Eric Garner, the mayor caused anger among officers when he said his son, Dante, should be wary when dealing with the police.
He added: ‘It’s different for a white child, it’s just a reality in this country.’ During an interview with ABC he said that the United States was confronting ‘centuries of racism’…