While thousands of present and former members of the New York City Police Department have recently displayed their displeasure and anger at Mayor Bill de Blasio by turning their collective backs on him, the mayor fired back by referring to those officers as “disrespectful,” but made no mention of his wife sporting denim blue jeans to the funeral of assassinated Detective Wenjian Lui.
As reported by The Washington Post on Jan. 5, 2015, accompanied by his ever present Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, the city’s mayor Bill de Blasio (real name, Warren Wilhelm, Jr.) verbally opened fired at the numerous members of the NYPD who have turned their backs on him in recent appearances. As de Blasio stated, the offending officers were “disrespectful to the families involved. They were disrespectful to the families who had lost their loved ones. I can’t understand why anyone would do such a thing in the context like that.”
Yet as caught by a sharp-eyed individual who goes by the Twitter nom de plume JMCW, New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray was photographed at Det. Liu’s funeral dressed in a fashion more suitable for Casual Friday. As caught on film, the grieving wife of the mayor was in attendance in what appeared to be a somewhat faded pair of denim blue jeans.
Many in the NYPD’s rank and file, as well as numerous law enforcement union officials, have accused de Blasio of selling them out by overtly giving a sympathetic ear and a caring shoulder to cry on to the same protesters who have called for the executions of police officers. As far as his oft-changed name goes, de Blasio was born Warren Wilhelm Jr., but in deference to his mother’s lineage, he legally changed his name to Warren de Blasio-Wilhelm in 1983. In 2002, he legally changed it again, this time to the current reincarnation of Bill de Blasio.