Earlier this week the New York Post reported that NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill "scoffed at the possibility of a police slowdown in response to Officer Daniel Pantaleo's firing." Pantaleo was fired because he used a chokehold that is banned, which led to Eric Garner's death. Following the firing, a cop-union called for members to take "extreme caution" when doing routing police work.
After O'Neill's disrespectful approach to the matter, Police Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch called for a union "no confidence" vote directed at the commissioner and Mayor Bill de Blasio under the union tweeting #JobisDead.
Surfacing in the midst of this troubling era are videos of citizens and onlookers treating officers and law enforcement horribly. In the case of the Philadelphia 8-hour police standoff with a felon the neighborhood came out and taunted the cops. In New York citizens were caught on camera throwing buckets of water at cops and young kids squirting them with water guns as they attempt to protect their very neighborhoods.
This video shows promise that respect for law enforcement is not deafened by the loud and proud troublemakers. Surprisingly, the video emerges from Los Angeles County where three bystanders rushed to the aid of a deputy as the suspect was going after his gun.