The New York Times editorial board took the NYPD to task Monday in a biting editorial aimed at the officers who chose to turn their backs on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio during the funeral of Rafael Ramos on Saturday.
“Mr. de Blasio isn’t going to say it, but somebody has to: With these acts of passive-aggressive contempt and self-pity, many New York police officers, led by their union, are squandering the department’s credibility, defacing its reputation, shredding its hard-earned respect,” the board wrote, later calling the back-turning “disgraceful acts” that will be “compounded” if repeated at Liu’s funeral. “They have taken the most grave and solemn of civic moments — a funeral of a fallen colleague — and hijacked it for their own petty look-at-us gesture.”
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