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NYC Mayor De Blasio blew off NYPD ceremony to protest the G20 summit

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Officer Miosotis Familia was shot on Wednesday simply because she is a cop. Her memory was honored at the New York Police Department’s somber swearing in of 524 recruits yesterday, but Mayor Bill De Blasio did not attend. He instead spent the day inside the mayoral residence, according to the New York Post and visited the children of the slain policewoman later in the day.

When asked why the mayor did not attend such a major event for his city, his spokesman Eric Phillips stated, “Scheduling conflicts.”

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