(Conservativepeak.com) – Saturday and Sunday saw a crazed gunman shoot NYPD officers in the Bronx. It prompted congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to make bizarre claims that it was Mitch McConnell’s fault. AOC of course ignored the fact that any change in gun legislation, which was what she was pushing McConnell to endorse, wouldn’t have stopped the ex-convict obtaining the illegal gun he used to shoot officers with.
Following the attack, an NYPD union has taken NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio to town, referencing the gun crime violence against law enforcement.
De Blasio has clashed in the past with the police force in the city, meaning he already isn’t popular with the force.
The NYC Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) took De Blasio to task after the shooting, stating, “the members of the NYPD are declaring war on you!”
A statement from the SBA said that not only did its members have zero respect for the mayor, but that they don’t want him to visit injured officers in the hospital.
“We do not respect you, DO NOT visit us in hospitals. You sold the NYPD to the vile creatures, the 1% who hate cops but vote for you. NYPD cops have been assassinated because of you. This isn’t over, Game on!” the statement read.
The statement was posted on Twitter in response to De Blasio’s Tweet, which read:
“This was a premeditated assassination attempt against New York’s Finest. It was also an attack on ALL New Yorkers and everything we believe in. This MUST be a city where everyone can live in peace and respect. This individual attempted to destroy that. We will not let him win.”
The alleged shooter, Robert Williams, began his rampage on Saturday night, but continued into Sunday morning. At 8am, Williams is said to have run into the station house of the 41st Precinct and started shooting. Video obtained by the New York Post shows the attack taking place, where he shot multiple rounds before lying down on the ground and surrendering his gun.
He hadn’t changed his mind, however. He’d just run out of bullets.
The department’s commissioner, Dermot Shea, released a statement on Sunday saying, “He immediately pulls out a gun and fires multiple rounds towards the desk area…He then walks into an area beside that desk and fires several rounds.”