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no_hypocrisy

(46,038 posts)
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 08:02 PM Apr 2

Whoa! It wasn't the widow of the slain police officer who invited Trump to his wake!

But it wasn’t Diller’s family that asked the presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump to swing by Diller’s wake on Thursday. Instead, it was a Republican county executive, Bruce Blakeman, who invited Trump to come, seize the spotlight from Officer Diller’s sacrifice, and desperately seek to regain the “law-and-order” mantle that’s been more than a tad tarnished by Trump’s 88 felony indictments. No wonder the 45th president seized the opportunity to stand with a phalanx of cops behind him and a battery of TV cameras in front of him, declaring: “We have to get back to law and order ... We’ve gotta toughen it up, we’ve gotta strengthen it up. This should never be allowed.”

-snip-

The biggest problem with using Diller’s killing to score political points is that the points weren’t grounded in reality. Despite the sloganeering by police unions, right-wing politicians, and Murdoch’s Post, there’s no evidence that long-overdue bail reforms had any significant impact on crime rates. Experts now believe the spike in violent crime that did occur in 2020-21 was closely tied to the massive social disruption of COVID-19. Across the nation, crime is mostly falling to pre-pandemic, record-low levels — including in New York, where in 2024 murders have been down 25% year-over-year.

How much of the politicization of Diller’s wake was about reducing crime, and how much was attempted slam dunks on Democrats? The weekend’s strangest moment came when New York’s Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul made a brief appearance at the viewing, but had to accelerate her exit after a confrontation with an attendee, possibly one of Diller’s relatives, that was captured on video.

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https://www.inquirer.com/columnists/attytood/jonathan-diller-death-nypd-trump-win-probability-20240402.html

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Whoa! It wasn't the widow of the slain police officer who invited Trump to his wake! (Original Post) no_hypocrisy Apr 2 OP
Kicking for EXPOSURE! Drum Apr 2 #1
Did trDUMP setup a collapsible card table at the front door of the officer's wake,... magicarpet Apr 2 #2
Trump doesn't give a flying unless it can be turned to HIS benefit B.See Apr 2 #3
People are just stepping stones that trDUMP uses to get to his selfish destination. magicarpet Apr 2 #6
Kickin' with hot heaping handfuls of DISGUST Faux pas Apr 2 #4
The SlobFather not only has zero class he can't even spell it. NoMoreRepugs Apr 2 #5
He could spell "class" if you spotted him the "c" and the "ass" maxrandb Apr 3 #29
Not to mention that NYC RW radio talkshow hosts have been grousing for a week no_hypocrisy Apr 2 #7
Trump is a narcissist. TomSlick Apr 2 #8
I'd strongly support that last one......... MyOwnPeace Apr 3 #28
The man about whom that was originally said soldierant Apr 3 #39
What does it say..... SergeStorms Apr 2 #9
Yes, I'm cynical but Marthe48 Apr 2 #10
He didn't exactly "crash". A craven R politician made the arrangements for him no_hypocrisy Apr 2 #11
Thank you for pointing that out Marthe48 Apr 2 #12
I knew there was a problem with this! imanamerican63 Apr 2 #13
It is fitting that Trump's number of charges has been reduced to 88 Bev54 Apr 2 #14
One of Djt's not-too-hidden motives in appearing at Diller's wake... Jrose Apr 2 #15
kick AllaN01Bear Apr 2 #16
I keep warning people DENVERPOPS Apr 2 #17
Every day that he doesn't stroke out is a day wasted Orrex Apr 2 #18
"...on me waiting for him to stroke out." ret5hd Apr 2 #19
what Orrex Apr 3 #23
He can stroke out the day after Election Day. Dulcinea Apr 3 #37
Oooh! That would definitely be better. Orrex Apr 3 #42
And Trump's still trying to get mileage out of this tragedy: no_hypocrisy Apr 3 #20
K & R malaise Apr 3 #21
Dirty ck4829 Apr 3 #22
Bastard bdamomma Apr 3 #24
Kick dalton99a Apr 3 #25
More hypocrisy: Trump was a source of comfort to the Diller family: Bruce Blakeman no_hypocrisy Apr 3 #26
Where is corporate media?........................... Lovie777 Apr 3 #27
What a surprise that it wasn't top of mind for the family to invite a politician to the funeral/wake tetedur Apr 3 #30
Trump and the police keithbvadu2 Apr 3 #31
Gov. Hochul should remember this moment... Grins Apr 3 #32
The cult knows no boundaries liberal N proud Apr 3 #33
Unfortunately the Corruption Rumored to Be Rampant in the Leadership of Police "Unions" and "Guilds" The Roux Comes First Apr 3 #34
I read that in some report days ago.. TY Cha Apr 3 #35
"I'd like to read a little bit from my new book. It's a very, very, great book." C Moon Apr 3 #36
Republicans are disgusting people SouthernDem4ever Apr 3 #38
K&R for DISGUSTING VISIBILITY of the fat fuck Blue Owl Apr 3 #40
I have not seen this covered on CNN or MSNBC senseandsensibility Apr 3 #41

magicarpet

(14,124 posts)
2. Did trDUMP setup a collapsible card table at the front door of the officer's wake,...
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 08:15 PM
Apr 2

... to hawk his trDUMP Jesus Buy-bulls and golden high top sneakers ?

That was a perfect opportunity for the billionaire Tangerine Messiah to rake in some extra cash at this high traffic event at the funeral home.

B.See

(1,177 posts)
3. Trump doesn't give a flying unless it can be turned to HIS benefit
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 08:15 PM
Apr 2
Late Capitol Police Officer's Family Slams Trump Attending NYPD Wake - Newsweek

In an interview with the New York Daily News, Brian's father Charles Sicknick said: "He makes sure he gets his face out there. The guy's a criminal. He's the reason my son is dead— because of the riot at the Capitol. He's a publicity hound. Trump does whatever will get him votes and helps Donald Trump. There's nothing good about this man."

Brian's brother Kenneth Sicknick said: "The fact that he states he's law and order but he sent a mob that ultimately ended up killing my brother. He has such a lack of self-awareness of what he does. He's using that officer's death as a campaign platform."

magicarpet

(14,124 posts)
6. People are just stepping stones that trDUMP uses to get to his selfish destination.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 08:29 PM
Apr 2

trDUMP does not give a sweet fuck about other people,... his only focus is me,... me,... me,... and more ME.

A two year old possesses more genuine empathy and compassion than trDUMP.

He is so wrapped up in his selfishness he is totally devoid of regular human emotions of sympathy and love for his fellow human brethren.

no_hypocrisy

(46,038 posts)
7. Not to mention that NYC RW radio talkshow hosts have been grousing for a week
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 08:40 PM
Apr 2

that Joe Biden "didn't have the decency" to show up to pay his respects or to even call to speak to Diller's widow.

Makes me want to puke.

TomSlick

(11,092 posts)
8. Trump is a narcissist.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 08:45 PM
Apr 2

He must be the bride at every wedding, the baby at every christening, and the corpse at every funeral.

soldierant

(6,800 posts)
39. The man about whom that was originally said
Wed Apr 3, 2024, 06:27 PM
Apr 3

(or, if not originally, it was its application to him that gave the quip its wide exposure so that we all recognize it), however, had principles - even ethics - by which he lived. They were not perfect, and he was not perfect, but TSF would not (and should not) have been) allowed to wipe his shoes.

SergeStorms

(19,187 posts)
9. What does it say.....
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 08:49 PM
Apr 2

about Trump's "love" of law enforcement when he uses a police officer's wake for a photo-op, and hadn't even been asked to attend by the officer's family?

There are no depths to which Trump won't sink.

Marthe48

(16,908 posts)
10. Yes, I'm cynical but
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 08:50 PM
Apr 2

Pretty sure that traitor would have crashed the funeral of any white cop killed in a location convenient for him to show up.

no_hypocrisy

(46,038 posts)
11. He didn't exactly "crash". A craven R politician made the arrangements for him
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 08:59 PM
Apr 2

to come. Likely had to clear it with the grieving family.

Marthe48

(16,908 posts)
12. Thank you for pointing that out
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 09:04 PM
Apr 2

I read that it was 'arranged' I imagine all of the henchmen kept their eye out for the photo op. If not this one, another.

Bev54

(10,039 posts)
14. It is fitting that Trump's number of charges has been reduced to 88
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 09:17 PM
Apr 2

88 is a white supremacist numerical code for "Heil Hitler.

Jrose

(810 posts)
15. One of Djt's not-too-hidden motives in appearing at Diller's wake...
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 09:26 PM
Apr 2

He spotlights a 'bad Black man' and makes himself appear as a champion of 'good White men'.

DENVERPOPS

(8,792 posts)
17. I keep warning people
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 09:51 PM
Apr 2

that the Republican's will STOP AT NOTHING this time around.

AND, it will be getting more and more despicable and corrupt with every day that passes for the next seven months.

They are just getting warmed up people........

Nationally, AND internationally, he is still acting like he is President to retain the image to his Trumphumpers.....
The Republican owned/operated/and dominated Media is "all in" on helping him.

WASF

no_hypocrisy

(46,038 posts)
20. And Trump's still trying to get mileage out of this tragedy:
Wed Apr 3, 2024, 05:39 AM
Apr 3

Trump calls for cop killers to get ‘mandatory’ death sentence in wake of slain NYPD Detective Jonathan Diller

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday demanded a mandatory death sentence for cop killers in the wake of the horrific murder of NYPD Det. Jonathan Diller.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee, 77, was speaking at a campaign rally in Green Bay, Wis. where he called on Congress to pass legislation to ensure that those convicted of killing a police officer receive capital punishment — just days after he attended Diller’s wake in Long Island.

“I will ask Congress to send a bill to my desk ensuring that anyone who murders a police officer will receive immediately the death penalty,” Trump told the crowd, a line that drew a standing ovation.

“We’re going to do that, and you’ll see the whole situation come to a halt,” he added.



https://nypost.com/2024/04/02/us-news/trump-renews-push-for-cop-killers-to-get-mandatory-death-sentence-in-wake-of-nypd-det-jonathan-dillers-murder/

no_hypocrisy

(46,038 posts)
26. More hypocrisy: Trump was a source of comfort to the Diller family: Bruce Blakeman
Wed Apr 3, 2024, 07:29 AM
Apr 3

From the man who invited Trump to the slain officer's wake:

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6349911745112

Lovie777

(12,218 posts)
27. Where is corporate media?...........................
Wed Apr 3, 2024, 07:34 AM
Apr 3

GQP can care less about the feelings of the family nor respect for the deceased.

tetedur

(820 posts)
30. What a surprise that it wasn't top of mind for the family to invite a politician to the funeral/wake
Wed Apr 3, 2024, 09:20 AM
Apr 3

of a deceased loved one. Because that IS what you always do. You want a politician to come in and make the event all about himself. It is so classy afterall. . . .

The Roux Comes First

(1,298 posts)
34. Unfortunately the Corruption Rumored to Be Rampant in the Leadership of Police "Unions" and "Guilds"
Wed Apr 3, 2024, 03:08 PM
Apr 3

Likely makes them easy marks for a grifter like the guy who only made it into the WH with the help of Putin.

senseandsensibility

(16,933 posts)
41. I have not seen this covered on CNN or MSNBC
Wed Apr 3, 2024, 06:42 PM
Apr 3

I could have missed it. Has it been, and if not, why? This is very important when discussing immigration because everything cheato says on the subject is a lie and people are not going to figure it out by themselves.

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