Scott Greenfield has been like a dog with a bone on the awful behavior of New York cops (e.g., here), and their mouthy union president, regarding the cops turning their backs on the Mayor of New York in a very public show of disdain. The cops expressed their open disrespect for the Mayor following the killing of two perfectly innocent New York City police officers.
For what it is worth, I strongly agree with Scott that such behavior is disgraceful. It represents an intolerable insult to the voters of New York and, what is far worse, a not too subtle attack on the important principle of absolute civilian control over the police. This is true no matter what the cops think of the liberal Mayor.
I wonder whether the behavior of these police officers and their union president is unique to the cop culture in New York? My question is a serious one, albeit perhaps naive. Are New York cops special?