Dear Mayor De Blasio
Two New York City cops were murdered in cold blood today.
According to the press that is being released, the police were killed in retaliation for the Eric Garner and Mike Brown cases.
I recognize that these cases are complicated and not as simple as the media claims.
I also recognize that being on the police force is not the easiest job in the world.
Mr. Mayor, we live in a large and busy city with a very diverse population. I appreciate that you are trying to keep the peace, but the fact is that we need our police force. I also appreciate that you are one half of a bi-racial couple and because your wife is African-American, your son has challenges in life that his Caucasian peers might not have.
In short, sir, we need the police to do their jobs and you need to support them. While I am sure that there are a few bad apples in the police force (as there is in every industry), most police men and women are there because they want and need to work.
When the mayor does not support the police department, this sends the wrong message. This message leads to the broad daylight murder of two policemen just doing their jobs.
This message might also add your name to the list of one term mayors.
A Concerned Citizen