NYPD Sends Message to Mayor: Hits City’s Pocketbook By Handing Out 94% Less Tickets!
If the mayor of New York City won’t listen to the police calling for his resignation, then there’s an easy way for them to retaliate. They’ve instituted a virtual shutdown, refusing to police minor criminal offenses or write tickets, which can cost the city a lot of money.
After months of nationwide protests against police officers involved in violent altercations with suspects who were resisting arrest, the NYPD are hitting back against those who are slamming them: By telling the city that it can police itself.
Obviously, this “blind eye” being turned to criminal offenses is not being applied to serious violations like theft, assault and murder. The NY Post reported:
It’s not a slowdown — it’s a virtual work stoppage.
NYPD traffic tickets and summonses for minor offenses have dropped off by a staggering 94 percent following the execution of two cops — as officers feel betrayed by the mayor and fear for their safety, The Post has learned.
The dramatic drop comes as Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio plan to hold an emergency summit on Tuesday with the heads of the five police unions to try to close the widening rift between cops and the administration.
Arrests have dropped by 66% and ticketing for minor offenses has dropped by 94%. Some officers even said they felt betrayed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has mounted a media retaliation campaign against police officers who disrespected him at an officer’s wake by turning their backs on him during his speech.
There’s a lot of hysteria, mostly among the left as usual, about this, because they should be able to attack and smear police all they want, without ever having to worry about police not being there to protect them. But fear not, simple-minded liberals: the police will still be there for the big crimes; it’s just the little ones they won’t police, which has the pleasant effect of stopping a decent flow of money into the hands of the de Blasio administration. Way to go, NYPD.