July 13, 2020 Gia

Back the Blue: Islanders peacefully marched from Miller Field to the 122nd Precinct stationhouse in New Dorp to show support for police with dozens of handmade signs, flags and pro-NYPD chants.

By Sydney Kashiwagi
Staten Island Advance

NEW YORK, N.Y. — A crowd of hundreds of mostly white pro-police supporters led by Staten Island’s Republican party members marched from Miller Field to the 122 Precinct Saturday to show their support for the NYPD on the heels of nationwide anti-racism and police accountability protests.

“They refer to them as the police and then they have other derogatory terms, these are men and women, these are husbands, wives, fathers, sons, these are brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, who do this job to be a public servant,” said “Carmen,” who leads the pro-cop group, Blue Ribbons, and helped organize Saturday’s march.

“I can’t think of a more difficult job because they’re not just police officers, they have to act like parents towards people, social workers; they respond to everything,” Carmen continued.

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