The “defund the police” crowd continues to work toward getting rid of cops around the country, but in New York City there hasn’t yet been defunding. There has, however, been a good amount of disbanding:
BREAKING: The entire #NYPD anti-crime unit (plainclothes officers) is being eliminated.
— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) June 15, 2020
The NYPD says it will disband its anti-crime unit, reassigning 600 plainclothes officers to other units pic.twitter.com/2dKndHv5ep
— Reuters (@Reuters) June 15, 2020
Here’s the announcement:
New York City police commissioner Dermot Shea says the NYPD will be disbanding it’s plainclothes anti-crime unit effective immediately.
“This is 21st century policing.”
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 15, 2020
The NYPD just disbanded every Precinct Anti-Crime teams. These teams historically account for the majority of gun arrests in NYC https://t.co/HhFHf8HAWm
— Rob O'Donnell (@odonnell_r) June 15, 2020
Former police commissioner Bernard Kerik slammed the move:
#STUNNING! Plain clothes anti-crime cops have historically been responsible for the majority of gun and violent crime arrests in New York City. To avoid police/suspect confrontations, the department has disbanded the precinct and the crime teams. Dangerous times to come. https://t.co/tgNta7lpo3
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) June 15, 2020
Insanity I wonder if anybody ever bothered asking the experts the professionals that work in the field every day and what their opinion would be for a good reform
— jonjpn (@jonjpn2) June 15, 2020
Citizens cannot obtain firearms, but the bad guys can. This is what the left means when they say social justice. https://t.co/aGaYuPXgjS
— Warrior Poet 1266 (@cga1266) June 15, 2020
Gun crimes will skyrocket, then the calls for banning guns.
— Digital Dystopia ?? (@SuperStimpy) June 15, 2020
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