Bill de Blasio said he had warned his son, Dante, of “the dangers he may face” from officers of the law.
By Tamar Lapin February 9, 2020 | 9:09pm
The NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association on Sunday said its members are declaring “war” on Mayor Bill de Blasio after a gunman tried to assassinate cops in two incidents over less than 12 hours.
“Mayor DeBlasio, the members of the NYPD are declaring war on you!” the union tweeted. “We do not respect you, DO NOT visit us in hospitals.”
“You sold the NYPD to the vile creatures, the 1% who hate cops but vote for you,” the union continued.
The SBA told the mayor that “NYPD cops have been assassinated because of you,” before adding: “This isn’t over, Game on!”
The union was responding to a tweet from de Blasio after a gunman stormed the 41st Precinct in the Bronx Sunday morning, injuring Officer Paul Stroffolino, with Hizzoner calling the shooting “a premeditated assassination attempt against New York’s Finest.”
Cops later said the same shooter, Robert Williams, had allegedly ambushed Bronx cop Jose Gautreaux the night before, leaving him wounded.
It wasn’t immediately clear what the union specifically meant by “declaring war” on the mayor.
The mayor’s office didn’t immediately comment on the tweet.