Thursday, September 1, 2016
Crowd turns their backs on DHS Commissioner Banks at shelter hearing
On Wednesday night a spirited crowd with sharp verbal jabs came out to a Community Board meeting that started with the crowd of nearly 1,000 turning their backs on Commissioner Banks.
"It's a travesty what these politicians do and get away with without having public opinion, that is why we all stand here with our backs to him," said one attendee.
Commissioner Banks took very few questions. He primarily sat in his suit, tie and loafers. The only movement on his body was the slow twitch of his fingers.
His body language did not sit well for many at the meeting.
"He is so ice cold. He sued the city for the last thirty years, reaping our tax dollars. He is insensitive to he whole thing, the man should get kicked out and De Blasio should get a new commissioner put in."