“I think he owes 36,000 hardworking men and women who put their lives on the line for all of us,” the mayor said.
“The important point here is that he did not name the men and women of the NYPD in a completely inappropriate way for any leader to do so. Any elected official blames the NYPD as they fight in the streets to restore order and protect people, I think that would be embarrassing. “
When Mullins said a statement from the governor’s office made it clear he did not blame the NYPD, but instead the mayor himself and NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, de Blasio said “if he wants to say Commissioner Shea, he’s a big boy, he can ‘Commissioner Shea said. “
De Blasio said he was “extremely confident in the NYPD” and their ability to keep New Yorkers safe without the National Guard and state police.
“We do not want to heavily arm people who are inadequate for the event and not from it because that could lead to a devastation, which could lead to loss of life that would take the current crisis and make it worse, worse,” he says.
However, de Blasio also said the “personal” and philosophical diversity “he has with his fellow Democrat Cuomo, do not” stop us from working together to make things happen in a crisis. “
“The NYPD and the mayor did not do their job last night. I believe that,” Cuomo said in his statement at a press conference in Albany.
“I believe the mayor alleviates the scope of the problem. I don’t think he minimized the duration of the problem. And I don’t think they used enough police to deal with the situation … What happened in New York City is pointless. . ”Cuomo said.
He argued that de Blasio should accept his offer to use the National Guard, which the mayor rejected.
“My choice is to ignore the mayor of New York City and bring the National Guard, as governor, to a state of emergency and basically oversee the mayor’s work,” Cuomo said.
But he emphasized that he was not yet at that point, and calling the National Guard would be “a chaotic situation in the midst of a chaotic situation.”
In a response posted on social media, de Blasio said that the Guardsmen “are not trained for the circumstances here, they have not spent decades working on the relationship between police and the community particularly in a thorough manner.” this has worked over the years. “
There was a massive robbery in midtown Manhattan on Monday night, with fires and buildings damaged.
Across the East River, up to 1,000 protesters marched peacefully in Brooklyn, despite a city curfew. Protesters told reporters on CNN that they needed to get their message out of police brutality.