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Nothing New: The Last Time A NYC Mayor Tried To Rein In NYPD, Cops Rioted

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/12/27/nothing-new-the-last-time-an-nyc-mayor-tried-to-reign-in-nypd-cops-rioted/

As the body of one of the police officers killed in an ambush was laid to rest, hundreds of officers co-opted the moment and attempted to turn it into a publicity stunt. Urged on by their union bosses, officers both inside the church and standing outside turned their backs on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he spoke at the funeral.

His crime? The “disrespect” he showed the cops by giving his biracial teenage son the “talk” about how to be extra careful when dealing with cops, because racism still exists and black men are disproportionately victims of it. de Blasio said:


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It was an embarrassing moment for the NYPD, but also the city itself. Dinkins said the actions were “bordering on holliganism.” The ringleader behind the police protests? A opportunistic race-baiter named Rudy Giuliani, the Republican candidate who was trying to (and eventually, successful in) unseat Dinkins as New York mayor. He riled up officers to seize the “cop vote” and the gamble paid off – at the expense of solving problems that still plague the city today.

The 1992 cop riot speaks to how short a memory the NYPD has. They had no problem shutting down city streets, smashing cars, and disrupting City Hall when it suited their needs. Now they attempt to call the Black Lives Matter protesters criminals and cop-killers. The hypocrisy is palpable.


No, Bill de Blasio is not the first New York mayor to wrangle with the police
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/12/23/no-bill-de-blasio-is-not-the-first-new-york-mayor-to-wrangle-with-the-police/

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Former Mayors David Dinkins, Rudolph Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg all endured that animus, despite their wildly divergent ideologies and approach to governing. Just about any time a mayor tried to pay police less than they thought they deserved or impose a new form of oversight or accountability, the vitriol flew–and no clash between mayors and police was quite as bitter as what the city witnessed 22 years ago, when Mr. de Blasio’s old boss, Mr. Dinkins, failed to tame an actual police riot.

“He never supports us on anything,” one police officer complained to the New York Times about Mr. Dinkins, the city’s first and only black mayor. “A cop shoots someone with a gun who’s a drug dealer, and he goes and visits the family.”



http://observer.com/2014/12/for-police-unions-a-history-of-warring-with-city-hall/

Keith Olbermann : I'd like to congratulate NYP Union chief Lynch for proving - at Ramos funeral -

I'd like to congratulate NYP Union chief Lynch for proving - at Ramos funeral - protestors' point about the NYPD Delusion of Infallibility

Exactly how is turning your back on a mayor who didn't suppress free speech, anything but a giant EFF YOU to the citizens of this city?

Time for the NYPD to stop embarrassing itself in front of, and to the detriment of, its employers - the citizens of this city.

And to stop listening to this idiot Lynch, who is doing more to hurt the police of this city + this country than any peaceful protestor.

And as PS those NYPD who turned their back at Officer Ramos's funeral decided they should upstage his family and their grief.

So the right of political protest is limited to police in uniform? RT @Deadspin High school basketball teams

more at link
https://twitter.com/KeithOlbermann

As a New Yorker, I agree with Keith
very sad day

Costco profit rises 17% on same-store sales

Costco Wholesale Corp. reported its profit rose 17% in the November quarter, driven by strong growth in same-store sales and membership fees.

Costco, which sells groceries and other items in bulk, has been a standout of late among retailers, and it is one of the largest fuel retailers in the U.S. Lower gasoline prices are thought to actually help the company's results because its throughput is so high and it can quickly capture the benefit of falling prices on the gasoline it buys. Meanwhile, cheaper fuel prices also leave consumers with more disposable income to buy goods at its warehouses.

Costco said Wednesday that same-store sales rose 7% in its first quarter ended Nov. 23, excluding negative impacts from gasoline price deflation and foreign exchange. In the U.S., that metric increased 7%.

In all, the company said its profit for the quarter rose to $496 million, or $1.12 a share, from year-earlier earnings of $425 million, or 96 cents a share.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/costco-profit-rises-17-on-same-store-sales-2014-12-10?link=MW_home_latest_news
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