De Blasio's Fateful Anti-Cop Slander

By Heather Mac Donald, New York Daily News - January 2, 2015

Mayor de Blasio met with union leaders Tuesday in an effort to mend his rift with police officers. We’re told the meeting was respectful.


The gesture will be meaningless unless the mayor publicly repudiates his dangerous calumny of the police.


Following the nonindictment of Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the lethal arrest of Eric Garner last July, de Blasio said that Garner’s death and the grand jury’s failure to indict sprung from “not years of racism . . . , or decades of racism, but centuries of racism.” The mayor worries “every night,” he said, about the “dangers” his biracial son, Dante, may face from “officers who are paid to protect him.”

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