The morale of New York’s Finest could not be lower and the crime stats couldn’t be higher and to prove my point nearly 90% of New York’s police officers believe that since Bill de Blasio took charge of City Hall two years ago the city is less safe.
According to an online membership poll by the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, a whopping 96% of the officers who took the poll felt that the relationship between officers and the public has worsened under de Blasio.
In spite of the hiring of an additional 1,300 officers, new bulletproof vests, 41,000 smartphones, 6,000 touchpad tablets, i.e., one for every squad car oh yes and slash-resistant gloves due to the increase in slashings that have been taking place throughout the City the past few months the de Blasio administration insists that crime has decreased by 5.8% over the last two years.
“These findings are highly suspect and fly in the face of the facts,’ said de Blasio spokeswoman Monica Klein…”We are experiencing historic lows in criminal activity. Murders and shootings are at their lowest in modern history. NYPD is the most effective police force in the country thanks to our officers’ dedication and commitment to their job….”
Balderdash. Slashings and stabbings alone have increased by 20 percent this year. The facts simply do not support de Blasio’s fuzzy math and lies.
Commie Bill is out of touch with NYC police officers and the people of New York, none of whom are buying the lies.
While murder is down from this year from this time last year, rape, shootings, robbery, felony assault and grand larceny are up. Adding to that, it is open season on the disabled and seniors who have now prime targets for the thugs in New York City.
De Blasio and comrades in the NYC Council have fermented an anti-police environment throughout NYC to such a degree that for the first time in the history of NYPD, parents and family members on the force would rather their children and /or loved ones not follow in their footsteps.
Must Progressives destroy the family honored/time-honored tradition of everything they come across?
Photo: NYPD Police Academy Graduation Ceremony at Madison Square Garden on Monday, June 30, 2014. Credit: Diana Robinson, Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)