Outrage Sparked By Actress Mocking NYPD Funeral Procession

This past Tuesday, Susan Sarandon, an Oscar-winning actress, became the focal point of intense criticism on social media in the wake of her mocking the large funeral procession that moved down New York City’s Fifth Avenue in honor of 22-year-old Jason Rivera, an NYPD officer slain in the line of duty, when she tweeted out “I’m gonna tell my kids this is what fascism looks like.”

This insane comment was sitting alongside a photo of the massive funeral procession. In a comment above the photo, she made fun of the mourning group, “’So, if all these cops weren’t needed for CRIME that day, doesn’t that mean they aren’t needed ANY day?”

Rivera, along with his also deceased 27-year-old partner Wilbert Mora, were ambushed and shot while investigating a domestic call coming from Harlem.

Criticism spewed from social media as they expressed their displeasure: The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York responded, “This is what privilege looks like: a wealthy actress, safe in her bubble, mocking heroes & making light of the crisis that cops are battling alongside our communities. NYC is uniting to stop the violence —  @SusanSarandon  is living on a different planet.”

The National Order of Fraternal Police chimed in by adding, “Of all the days for  @SusanSarandon to share her true feelings towards police, she picks the day we bury our fallen brother to make such inflammatory & brainless comments. When you spend more time hating on cops than you do your own career, it’s no wonder why you’re a D-list actor.”

Lee Zeldin, a GOP Congressman from New York, chimed in: “Congratulations, Susan Sarandon! You’re now the poster child of an angry, woke, liberal, pro-criminal, anti-law and order jerk.   There are other more fitting titles, but it only gets more vulgar from here.”

Carlos Gimenez, a Floridian Congressman, stated: “If there is ever a reason for someone to be ‘cancelled,’ it’s egregious comments like this. Limousine liberal @SusanSarandon owes the NYPD an apology.”

Just one day in the wake of Rivera’s funeral, one Brooklyn high school math teacher stirred the pot as well by posting an Instagram story sporting an overhead shot of the funeral procession of thousands of NYPD personnel standing outside of St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the funeral, the teacher then captioned the image with: “5/30/20: NYPD SUV drives into a crowd of protestors. Ideal conditions for reciprocity.”

The teacher in question, Christopher Flanigan, is a teacher at Coney Island Prep and was seemingly making a reference to an incident from May of 2020 in which an NYPD vehicle moved through a crowd of protesters in the aftermath of the George Floyd. There was exactly zero injuries reported from that incident and even the leftists mayor of the city, Bill de Blasio, put the blame on the protesters for blocking the roads.

“Flanigan — who was profiled by NY1 for his musical tributes to first responders in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic — was reached by The Post by phone Saturday night, but abruptly hung up before he could be asked about the content on his private Instagram account, which was shared with officers by a concerned follower, sources said,” reported the New York Post.

Rivera was shot and killed on the 21st of January in Harlem. “The Friday incident unfolded as officers were responding to a domestic call at 6:15 p.m. in Harlem, officials said. A woman called 911 and reported she was having a dispute with one of her sons inside her apartment, said NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig. Shortly after, three NYPD officers arrived at the apartment and met the mother and another son. At some point the officers were directed to a room in the back of the apartment, where her other son — the suspect — was waiting, Essig said,” reported CNN.

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