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Former NYPD Lieutenant Blasts De Blasio: Congrats On ‘Being the Worst Mayor Ever’

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Retired NYPD Lt. Joe Cardinale sarcastically congratulated New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday “for adding to his legacy of being the worst mayor ever in New York.”

Cardinale told “America’s Newsroom” on Wednesday that de Blasio “single-handedly” dismantled “policing across the United States.”

Cardinale made the comments hours after New York City lawmakers voted on budget changes that shifted $1 billion from the New York Police Department to programs that assist in youth and community development, a number that actually fell short of what many protesters in the city have demanded.

An encampment of protesters have set up outside City Hall since last week to demand the city “defund the police” — a movement demonstrators have been calling for across the country following the police-involved death of George Floyd in late May.

“This is ridiculous,” Cardinale said on Wednesday.

The NYPD told Fox News on Saturday that 272 officers had filed for retiremen… (Read more)

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