DeBlasio’s useful idiot NYPD Police Commissioner, Bill Bratton, blasted the Texas senator’s factual statements as “demagoguery.” If you look closely, you can see Bill De Blasio operating the strings attached to his puppet.
De Blasio called Cruz’s comments “reprehensible” at a press briefing on New York City security following the Brussels attacks. “His comments are not about safety and security – its demagoguery,” he said. “We have 900 Muslim-American officers in the NYPD.” (That in itself is a huge problem for NYC)
NY Post In a statement released by Cruz’s campaign, Cruz said, “We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.”
“We know what is happening with these isolated Muslim neighborhoods in Europe. If we want to prevent it from happening here, it is going to require an empowered, visible law enforcement presence that will both identify problem spots and partner with non-radical Americans who want to protect their homes,” the statement read.
When asked how he would patrol Muslim neighborhoods, Cruz said that “you would continue the proactive policing you saw here in New York” that surveilled Muslim communities under former mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“New York had a proactive policing program that Mayor Michael Bloomberg championed to work cooperatively with the Muslim community to stop radical Islamic terrorists,” said Cruz.
“And Mayor Bill de Blasio, when he came in a peak of political correctness and cancelled the program –that is refusing to acknowledge the threat that we have in the world.”
Cruz added that de Blasio cancelled Bloomberg’s program “because political correctness is more important to him than protecting our safety.”