By Theodore Shoebat
Police officers in New York City requested masks but a major NYC official, Commissioner of Health Oxiris Barbot declared: “I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops”, as we read in a report from the Independent:
The New York Post revealed that, according to sources, Dr. Barbot had said “I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops”, during a phone conversation in mid-March with an NYPD department chief, Terence Monahan.
Mr Monahan said during the call that 500,000 masks were needed to protect NYPD officers, but was dismissed by Ms Barbot who added that she “needed them for others”, said The Post.
Instead, Mr Monahan was allegedly told that 50,000 masks could be provided to the NYPD.
There are now almost 5,500 confirmed cases of the coronavirus among the NYPD’s 55,000 officers and civilian workers, alongside 41 deaths, according to the latest statistics.
A health department spokesman, Patrick Gallahue, later confirmed to The Post that there had been a “heated exchange between the two where things were said out of frustration, but no harm was wished on anyone”.
Dr. Barbot had also “apologised for her contribution to the exchange”, Mr Gallahue said.
Not everyone in government is evil, but this story does give us a sample of how many politicians see the common people who are in the front lines of this war.