Arrogant remarks by NYPD Commissioner shocking the conscious of average New Yorkers
Bratton : I'm breathing easier, thank you very much, because I know that the protests ''will peter out.''
In an interview with The New York Observer, NYPD Police Commissioner William Bratton was asked about the thousands of civil rights activists, who have been taking to the streets to demonstrate in disapproval of a Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the chokehold homicide of an innocent, unarmed man.
“These things to tend to peter out on their own, people get tired of marching around aimlessly,” Commissioner Bratton said yesterday of the large demonstrations, adding “And we’re gonna have a lot of rain tomorrow, and the history of these things is that they don’t go on forever, they tend to peter out on their own.”
Reaction on Twitter to Commissioner Bratton's insensitive remarks ranged from dismay to outrage.
Commissioner Bratton is facing calls for his resignation over escalating instances of police misconduct, corruption, brutality, and homicide.