New Yorkers rally behind NYPD amid anti-police protests

NEW YORK CITY – Dozens of demonstrators rallied outside New York City Hall Friday, to show their support and appreciation for the men and women in blue uniforms who risk their lives everyday to keep the streets of New York safe.

Organized by a Facebook group called “Thank You NYPD” the rally was held as a counter-protest to the recent anti-police brutality marches.

The Thank You NYPD group says every 58 hours an officer dies in the line of duty, and 71 men in blue lost their lives following the 9-11 attacks.

Brooklyn resident Miguel Cayanbe said, “I support the NYPD because they come here to take care of us and we’re proud of them.  Family members are NYPD and we’re just thankful they’re here.”

NYPD advocate Donn Cabbell said, “Because a couple of officers have done something doesn’t mean you ostracize the entire agency. You deal with those who have done what it is that you are dissatisfied with.”

New Yorkers are also mourning the killing of two police officers Saturday night who were shot to death as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn.

Authorities say the suspect, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, turned the gun on himself after he was pursued by police officers.

The suspect, who had an extensive criminal history, posted on facebook that he was angry about the deaths of Eric Garner and Mike Brown and that he wanted to kill police officers.

President Barack Obama condemned the killings. He said that police officers “deserve our respect and gratitude every single day.”

Meantime, the NYPD used barricades to separate two clashing groups of pro-NYPD advocates from anti-police brutality counter-demonstrators that night.

There were some heated exchanges between the two parties but the twin protests were mostly peaceful.

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  • Delia
    22 December 2014 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    The killings of two NYC Police Officers are the first to be based on racial hatred, caused by Obama, Holder, De Blasio and the liberal media.

    The incitement depends on the media’s massive deception of the public, deception about the plain facts about who is usually killing whom. This deception also includes, in nearly every specific instance recently highlighted nationwide, deception about the weight of the evidence about who is guilty.

  • noz
    22 December 2014 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    the NYC mayor admitted to be anti police. what else is left with this limping mayor, but to step down, if he has the balls and dignity left on his bones. if, he will not step down, then this NYC mayor will be in office with blood in his hands, as the benevolent police leader have rightfully handed to this NYC mayor, who have shown nothing but ineffectively to do his job as a mayor, short changing new yorkers.

    all the focus of this mayor are among blacks, without considerations of the diverse population of NYC. imagine, if it is an elected official focusing on whites alone, the uproar will be like thunder, and lightning. the voters obviously are culpable of electing this racist NYC mayor, like be careful what you wished for, and if you get what you wished for, turn out to be a monstrous mistake, then its time to mobilize to throw out this up to no good NYC mayor.

  • Generoso Magaoay
    27 January 2015 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    According to doctor William Gener-Med Acob, the protesters are becoming very annoying especially that is taking place near the hospital he works for in New York. He said that when he goes home, he’s already stressed out from his work and as he walk out, the protesters noise just elevates his stress level.