Mayor Bill De Blasio and the fact that the voters of New York would elect him as their mayor are two of the reasons why I wouldn’t want to live in that city. He’s a bad mayor, and he probably deserves all the scorn he is receiving from members of the New York Police Department.
OTOH, the cops are public employees sworn to do a particular job. The New York Post reports that the police seem to be engaging in a work “slowdown.” Arrests are down by two-thirds. I doubt that crime is down by a corresponding amount. If they are engaging in a quasi-strike to get back at the mayor, they are doing the wrong thing. As FDR said,
A strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent on their part to obstruct the operations of government until their demands are satisfied. Such action looking toward the paralysis of government by those who have sworn to support it is unthinkable and intolerable.
The cops should shame the mayor by doing their jobs well, by doing them better than he does his. Who know? If the do a good enough job of getting the bad guys off the streets, the public make take notice of their example and turn the idiot out of Gracie Mansion.