Bill Bratton

Detective Gordon's comments, initially reported last month shortly after the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, marked the simmering tension between the Black community and law enforcement over police interactions.

The protest continues into day two, violating the park's policy to clear out by midnight. Organizers are documenting the occupation on Twitter using the hashtag #shutdowncityhallnyc.

You have to be a special kind of parasite to politicize death, but fortunately for those working in politics, media, and law enforcement such a strain can…