Impeachment Petition for NYC Mayor de Blasio Gains Traction Over Unrest

New York City Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio is under fire over his handling of the destructive unrest on the city’s streets over the death of 46-year-old George Floyd.

Floyd, a Minnesota black man, died while being arrested by police.

The arrest was caught on video and went viral showing Floyd was pinned down by a white police officer’s knee to his neck.

Video coverage of Floyd’s arrest shows he was unarmed and restrained with handcuffs.

de Blasio’s failure to anticipate and swiftly put an end to the destructive unrest resulted in several days of lawless mobs wreaking havoc, from breaking out windows and looting businesses to setting police cars ablaze.

At this time, the petition collected over 60,000 signatures.

The New York Post reports:

The petition was started last year, but thousands signed onto it Tuesday as controversy raged over protests engulfing the city that have triggered clashes between participants and police officers and reports of vandalism and damage to retail stores.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani blasted de Blasio for mishandling the looters and called for him to step down.

Giuliani also called on New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo to remove de Blasio from office.

The riots and looting in New York City raged on for far too long and should have been handled swiftly to protect person and property.

de Blasio’s epic failure to get ahead of the destructive unrest in New York City is inexcusable and he must be held accountable for the destruction and chaos under his watch.

Stores in midtown Manhattan are making efforts to secure their property and merchandise by boarding up windows and doors because they can’t rely on de Blasio.

Keep in mind, these are high-end luxury stores in prime locations.

The following New York City photos were taken on June 2 (Borelli photos).