De Blasio, addressing nearly 900 graduating cadets, said, “You will confront all manner of problems. Problems that you didn’t create.”
A heckler cried out: “You created them!” Some in the audience applauded the outburst.
De Blasio, briefly flustered, continued with his speech.
A dozen or so people turned their backs on the mayor as he spoke, repeating a gesture by thousands of officers at Saturday’s funeral for policeman Rafael Ramos.
Hizzoner isn’t doing anything substantive to repair this rift. He is merely using the old politician’s trick of just showing up and pretending that equates to “effort”.