“Start treating us with some respect”: NY police union boss decries unfair media portrayal of police amid protests
06/11/2020 // Arsenio Toledo // Views

Mike O’Meara, the head of New York state’s largest police union, spoke to the press on Tuesday afternoon demanding that they respect law enforcement officers risking their lives to protect American lives and property. He accused the media of treating police officers unfairly and not focusing enough on the sacrifices they have had to make since the beginning of the engineered riots.

During his speech, O’Meara talked about how the media has been vilifying police officers, and how politicians across the country were failing them. In his speech, which has since gone viral on social media, he spoke about how the media did not praise law enforcement officers for being able to keep the peace in many parts of the country.

“Stop treating us like animals and thugs, and start treating us with some respect,” said O’Meara, president of The Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA of New York State). “That’s what we’re here today to say. We’ve been left out of the conversation.”

“We’ve been vilified. It's disgusting.”


O’Meara said that the media failed to talk about how New York police officers have around 375 million “overwhelmingly positive” interactions with their communities. He accused the media of trying to make police officers embarrassed of their careers; that they failed to mention the fact that several police officers have been killed by criminals since the beginning of the engineered riots.

During his speech, O’Meara held up his badge and said that it had not been stained by the acts of the Minneapolis police officers who killed George Floyd, saying: “It’s still got its shine on it.”


Towards the end of his speech, O’Meara said that the union does not condone what happened in Minneapolis, and they “roundly condemn” those responsible for the death of George Floyd. “It's not what we do. It’s not what police officers do,” he added. (Related: Minnesota man charged with participating in the ARSON ATTACK on Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct.)

“I’m proud to be a cop, and I’m going to continue to be proud to be a cop until the day I retire,” said O’Meara, ending his speech.

Law enforcement will not “support or defend a murder” -- NYC PBA President

Patrick Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York (NYC PBA), also spoke during the press conference. During his speech, he said that no New York City police officer would ever condone the murder of innocent people.

“Not one woman or man that has a shield on their chest, a patch on their shoulder -- regardless of what arm of law enforcement they come from -- will support or defend a murder of an innocent person, and that’s what happened,” said Lynch.

However, he also followed in the footsteps of O’Meara by criticizing protesters who continue to spout anti-police rhetoric and actions, such as with calls to either defund or disband police departments nationwide.


Lynch further criticized New York state legislators who recently passed a series of police reform bills, including one that bans the use of chokeholds. He also slammed the New York State Assembly’s decision to repeal 50-a, which prevents the release of police officers’ confidential personnel records.

Listen to this episode of the Health Ranger Report where Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, lays out why the Democratic Party is wrong to support efforts to abolish police departments in their crime-ridden cities.

Nearly 400 cops injured since riots started

According to New York Police Department (NYPD) First Deputy Commissioner Ben Tucker, more than 350 NYPD officers have been injured since the engineered riots began two weeks ago. Several of these injured officers had to be hospitalized due to the severity of their injuries.

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said that the city is lucky that no police officers have died so far, even as rioters have attacked officers on duty using improvised incendiary devices.

Learn about the dangerous riots that America’s law enforcement is dealing with at Rioting.news.

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