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Video: Cops Spontaneously Decided To Turn Backs To De Blasio At NYPD Funeral

29 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

While the funeral for slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos was a somber affair for the most part, the story of the day was hijacked by fellow police officers standing outside the Christ Tabernacle Church in Glendale, who spontaneously decided to turn their backs to Mayor Bill de Blasio as he gave his eulogy. Show More Summary

Did back-turning police think it through?

A shameful demonstration during the funeral of Rafael Ramos, one of the NYPD who were killed last week. If the police want to protest, when they are off-duty and out of uniform, I say go for it. This is America, where everyone is entitled...Show More Summary

Commish Bratton: Officers Turning Backs to de Blasio ‘Very Inappropriate’

1 hour agoNews : Mediaite

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told Face the Nation Sunday morning that the protest by an indeterminate amount of NYPD officers, who turned their backs to Gotham Mayor Bill de Blasio during officer Rafael Ramos' funeral yesterday, was inappropriate, especially for the solemn occasion.

NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos Funeral Draws 20,000 Mourners; Police Turn Back on NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

More than 20,000 police officers and other mourners packed Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens on Saturday for the funeral of NYPD officer Rafael Ramos, who was killed by a lone gunman with his partner about a week ago.

The Problem with NYPD’s Back-Turning Protest, in Two Tabloid Covers

2 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Among the several criticisms of an indeterminate number of NYPD officers who reportedly turned their backs on Gotham Mayor Bill de Blasio during officer Rafael Ramos' funeral yesterday was the accusation that the protest hijacked an event meant to honor the slain officer for the sake of political theatrics. On that note, spot the difference between these two covers.

Giuliani on cops turning backs: Mayor de Blasio ‘bringing it on himself’ by talking about biracial son

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani suggested on Sunday that Mayor Bill de Blasio deserved the disrespect NYPD officers showed him when they turned their backs on him at a funeral for a slain policeman. As de Blasio was eulogizing fallen Officer Rafael Ramos on Saturday, hundreds of officers...

Police turn backs on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at cop's funeral

Thousands of police and politicians from around the country turned out Saturday in New York for the funeral of NYPD officer Rafael Ramos, one of two officers ambushed and killed last weekend. Mourners packed several city blocks in Queens,...Show More Summary

This 'NYPD Funeral' Photo That's Going Viral On Twitter Is Not From This Weekend

On Saturday, thousands of men and women in uniform paid their respects at the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos, one of the two officers who were killed in Brooklyn on December 20th. Photos of the procession made their way around the internet,...Show More Summary

Out Of Pocket: Hundreds Of Cops Turn Their Back On Mayor de Blasio At Slain NYPD Officer’s Funeral

1000s of police officers on Myrtle Av turn their backs on Mayor de Blasio as spoke at #NYPD funeral of #RafaelRamos — Joe Jackson (@joejackson) December 27, 2014 WOW!!! NYPD Turn Their Backs On Mayor Bill de Blasio During

Over 20,000 Mourn Slain NYPD Cop; Officers Turn Backs on Mayor

Thousands of law enforcement officers from across the nation gathered Saturday at the New York City funeral to mourn the death of an officer who was gunned down along with his partner in a brazen daytime ambush last weekend, the Associated Press reports.

Amid tension, more than 20,000 attend NYPD funeral

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of police officers, state troopers, sheriff's deputies and others from law enforcement agencies big and small across the country gathered at the New York City funeral of a slain officer killed with his partner in a brazen daytime ambush a week ago.

NYPD Funeral

NYPD continues its rejection of the mayor : Hundreds of officers outside the church where a funeral was held for a policeman killed along with his partner in an ambush shooting turned their backs on the mayor as he spoke during Saturday’s service. Show More Summary

It's a rift that keeps on giving

It was once more a tale of two cities at the funeral for slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos.

Daily News fund for slain NYPD cops' families tops 100G

The milestone was reached Saturday as a Queens funeral was held for Ramos.

Protest against police killings draws crowds to Fairfax area

Protesters angry at the police killings of unarmed black men marched through the Fairfax area on the same day a funeral was held in New York City for a police officer gunned down by a man also upset about the killings.

On Disrespect from Politicians

I'm a little flabbergasted by commentary I see everywhere not only about, but sometimes also by NYPD. They turned their backs on the mayor at a funeral. It's odd, because in fact the mayor has not said a disparaging word about them.Show More Summary

Mourners from all over U.S. attend funeral for Rafael Ramos

A Texas police chief traveled light to reach Officer Rafael Ramos’ funeral: He brought only a Bible signed by his entire department.

New York police shun mayor at funeral

Policemen accusing Mayor De Blasio of anti-police rhetoric turn their backs on him during funeral for slain officer.

Show Me the Rhetoric

A plane was potted flying over NYC with a trailing message banner saying “De Blasio, Our Backs Have Turned to You.” Hundreds of NYPD officers turned their backs on Mayor de Blasio when he attended the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos earlier today. Day before yesterday I encountered a fellow going on and on about […]

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