NYC Mayor Takes New Tact After Latest Grand Jury Decision

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debMayor Bill de Blasio is taking a very different tact in reacting to the latest grand jury decision about a death at the hands of a New York City police officer.

He was emotional and pained in December when a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict an officer for placing Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold.

But he was cool and restrained last week when an officer who shot Akai Gurley in a darkened stairwell was indicted on manslaughter and other charges.

That tone may have helped maintain a tentative truce between City Hall and the police unions who criticized the mayor for his remarks following Garner’s death.

A senior aide to the mayor says de Blasio’s public remarks about any issue are calibrated “according to context and circumstances.”

(AP)

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  1. The headline should read “tack,” not “tact.” Apparently the AP’s headline writer got it wrong, and about half the sites publishing it (including YWN) didn’t know enough to fix it.

  2. “But he was cool and restrained last week when an officer who shot Akai Gurley in a darkened stairwell was indicted on manslaughter and other charges”

    Well of course. The evil white cop was indicted. Now Dante can sleep better at night.