1/6/15 Poisonous Atmosphere
Hello. Iâ€™m Mark Hyman.
A poisonous atmosphere exists between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD.
It follows the grand jury decision to not indict anyone over the death of Eric Garner.
Then de Blasio began meeting with Al Sharpton. Who has a long history of fomenting racial and civil strife. When Sharpton began his â€œno justice, no peaceâ€ chant at a recent rally it was not lost on New Yorkers this was the same chant Sharpton delivered in 1991 which preceded the anti-Semitic Crown Heights riot.
Last week, de Blasio reappointed Laura Johnson as a Brooklyn Criminal Court judge. Days earlier, Johnson freed without bail two men accused of making death threats against police officers. One man already had an outstanding arrest warrant.
And on New Yearâ€™s Eve, the New York Times published a blistering editorial that basically called New York cops crybabies.