Above The Law? DeBlasio Admits He Gave BLM Preferential Treatment
Dems have been doing just about anything they can to appease BLM. In Seattle, they called off the police and allowed protesters to take over several city blocks. Most Dems have not been as accommodating but they are still listening to the demands of these protesters. NYC's Mayor DeBlasio has cut the police budget by a billion and even went as far as to have Fifth Avenue painted with a BLM mural. But it turns out DeBlasio didn't abide by the law when he put up the Black LIves Mural, he just had it done. But Deblasio is forcing other groups like Blue Lives Matter and a Pro-Women for America go through the permitting process, showing a clear bias. So that's why he is being sued by the women's group.
DeBlasio tried to explain his blatant discrimination.
“We haven’t said ‘no’ to people, we’ve said, ‘If you want to apply, you can apply, but there’s a process,’” De Blasio told reporters."
DeBlasio further explained "that the rules do not apply to organizations and groups that are part of a movement that he believes "transcends all normal realities." The statement was reminiscent of his claim in July defending putting Black Lives Matter murals on the streets in each of the boroughs because BLM "transcends any notion of politics" — including on the street in front of Trump Tower in Manhattan, which de Blasio helped paint.
"The fact is," de Blasio attempted to explain Monday, "what I decided to do with the Black Lives Matter murals — and this came out of a meeting at Gracie Mansion weeks ago with community leaders and activists who said this would be such an important thing for this city to declare officially — that is something that again transcends all normal realities because we are at a moment of history when that had to be said and done, that's a decision I made."
"A retired New York judge blasted de Blasio’s decision to place the mural in front of Trump Tower, calling it a political statement and a dereliction of his duties as mayor.
“The city’s position – as least as far as I understand it – is insane,” David Saxe, a retired Appellate Division First Department judge said.
“It’s a political statement and why shouldn’t everyone else be entitled to do the same thing,” he added. “It doesn’t strike me that function of a mayor is to start writing slogans on public streets that express political feelings. It shows a dereliction of responsibility at the very top in terms of the management of our city.”
Is that how things work now? This is a blatant abuse of power. DeBlasio has to follow the same rules as everyone else when he wants to mark up Fifth Avenue. If not he showing favoritism and is discriminating against other causes, regardless of how unreal the BLM is. He is infringing upon the freedom of speech of other groups, now that streets are being turned into public forums where political statements can be displayed.