Letter writer and Queens Village Republican Club member, Fred Bedell wrote the following poignant letter to our local Queens weekly newspapers:
Mayor de Blasio has said after the Eric Garner decision that, he and First Lady Chirlane McCray had trained their biracial son Dante, about the dangers posed by cops. That to me is a clear insult to every man and woman in the NYPD who risk their lives everyday protecting every man, woman and child. Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolman’s Benevolent Association police union is very angry, as well as every officer who tries to do the right thing. Furthermore Patrick Lynch accuses the mayor of throwing the NYPD under the bus. Well that truly is no lie. Now for the NYPD to be effective in fighting crime and establishing a working relationship in the community for which they serve with honor and diligence, they need the mayor to have their back and to support them wholeheartedly. Mayor de Blasio needs to wake up and smell the coffee. He also needs to remember that,”United we stand, divided we fall!”
Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Glen Oaks Village, N.Y.