Will Bill de Blasio teach liberals that liberals with a spine win?
source: Daily KOS
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is the liberal that all liberals should mimic. He is sticking to the liberal values that got him elected by an overwhelming 73 percent of the vote. He refuses to attenuate his stance on social justice even as sects within the New York City Police Department are attempting to coerce him into doing so. He remains the stiff-spine liberal that takes no crap.
De Blasio clearly was never going to be a hero to NYPDs rank-and-file leadership. He campaigned in support of a more inclusive department and to rein in stop-and-frisk policing. The NYPD leadership could not quite frame him as an anti-law-and-order liberal because he broke away and supported certain policing methods many liberals were apprehensive about. He did not want to end stop-and-frisk or "broken windows" policing outrighthe wanted to use those policies as tools when necessary. This meant, of course, less racial profiling and much less harassment for the sake of showing police authority.
The NYPD rank-and-file leadership thought they got their moment with de Blasios comment after police officer Daniel Pantaleo choked Eric Garner to death, which can be read below the fold.
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There. I fixed your headline for you.
Just because I posted it does not mean I wrote it.
Warren, Sanders (yeah I know), Jerry Brown, de Blasio. Like it a lot. Maybe the end of the Obama era will usher in the Democrats With Spine era. I'm good with that.
they are calling themselves today, that getting a backbone might help them in their battles with Republicans. In the last election Centrist Democrats were afraid to run on Pres Obama's few progressive achievements. Their campaigns relied on "we aren't as bad as the Republicans".