Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.), Black Lives Matter activists and others criticized the police union representing New York Police Department officers for endorsing President Trump on Friday night.
“The NYPD union endorsed Trump. I’m sure it’s part of their neighborhood outreach plan, ”Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Also, does anyone else see a potential problem with police unions – state arms with deadly weapons – promoting ‘preferred’ candidates for office or is it just me?
“I’m speechless. NYC is a beautifully diverse, democratic working class city,” tweeted Jamaal Brown, the Democratic candidate who defeated incumbent Eliot L. Engel in the New York Democratic primary. “The NYPD is making it clear that “He is not interested in working with the people of our city. This explains their continued aggression against innocent people. It is time for a radical change.”