De Blasio should help paint it too just like he did with BLM on Fifth Avenue.
Cop group asks de Blasio to paint ‘Blue Lives Matter’ street mural
By the New York Post, July 17, 2020:
The cop-boosting “Blue Lives Matter” NYC is asking Mayor Bill de Blasio to paint a mural outside NYPD’s headquarters to remind cops every time they suit up they still matter to the city of Gotham.
Inspired by the “Black Lives Matter” mural that was painted on 5th Avenue last week, the pro-cop group believes the display would help raise awareness for what police face on the street each day.
“On a daily basis, police officers are verbally and physically abused,” the group’s founder Sgt. Joe Imperatrice told The Post, adding, “this is absolutely about working together and not a push back.”
Imperatrice penned the letter, along with “Standing up For NYC,” to the mayor on Wednesday requesting the mural be painted on Madison Street near Pearl Street or on Broadway near W. 45th Street if the first option near 1 Police Plaza is not available.
“This could be a way to come together and do something positive instead of just seeing the violence and the negativity that comes with the counter-protests,” he said.
The pro-cop group came together in 2014 as a response to the “Black Lives Matter” movement and is identified with the “thin blue line” flag, which has been met with blowback in the US leading to departments to ban the symbol on the job.
Imperatrice actually applauded the mayor for the public support of the “Black Lives Matter” movement, admitting that he is likely part of a small population among the police force.
He said he believes the sign of support opens the door to a number of groups to help raise awareness for their issues to get people talking to each other.
“I think that if we can open up a dialogue and try to understand one another and be able to put this out there… we should start raising awareness for officers’ lives and the fact that officers come from all different backgrounds, you can’t just paint us a broad brush,” Imperatrice said.
City Hall did not respond to a request for comment.
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