(Liberty Bell) – Crime rates in some of the nation’s major Democrat-led cities are soaring amid dangerous policies that empower and embolden crime while undermining the authority of the men and women in blue.
Any civilized society needs to make sure that those brave individuals who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe are well-respected and able to do their jobs.
What kind of leader expects police forces to do their job ethically and safely if they are constantly antagonized and all of them blamed for the actions of a few bad apples?
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is the kind of leader who does this, apparently, as crime soars in his city and his administration continues to antagonize the legendary New York City Police Department, historically one of the finest, if not the finest, police force in the world.
Well, hopefully, he’s feeling the heat now that the department is hemorrhaging personnel.
Breitbart reports that nearly 300 members of the NYPD have filed for retirement over the last month alone amid widespread riots, crimes targeting police officers, and rising violent crime.
According to figures released to the New York Post, about 272 NYPD uniformed officers have filed for retirement since riots over the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd began in late May. At the same time last year, about 183 officers had filed for retirement, indicating a nearly 50 percent spike in retirements this year.
One officer, who wanted to wait to retire until he hit 30 years with the NYPD, told the Post “It’s an all-out war on cops and we have no support.” More than 300 officers were injured in the recent riots.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to cut funding to the NYPD and Commissioner Dermot Shea has announced the disbanding of the city’s 600-officer undercover anti-crime unit that was responsible for keeping shootings and violent crime down.
The exodus from the NYPD comes as violent crime in New York City keeps surging, partially thanks to the state’s bail reform policy that eliminates bail for most nonviolent crimes and many violent crimes.
They go on to note that homicide has increased by nearly 50% over the last month compared to the same time last year.
Let that sink in!!
The city is still, by the way, supposed to be in recovery from at one point being the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.
De Blasio was roundly criticized for his strict lockdown policies, even calling out the Hasidic community for gathering in large numbers to mourn a deceased rabbi, going as far as to show up flanked with officers of the NYPD to try to break up the funeral and threatening the Orthodox community with arrests.
Then, he had no problem turning his back on members of the NYPD when anti-police riots broke out in his city, even professing to be beaming with pride when his own daughter was arrested for blocking a street in Brooklyn.
Meanwhile, burglaries have spiked more than 122 percent and grand larceny auto has increased more than 56 percent.
Breitbart also notes that “In the last week, shootings in New York City have increased by more than 341 percent, with a 414 percent increase in shooting victims compared to the same time in 2019.”
This is what is happening to the biggest city in the United States with a far-left progressive mayor.
What would happen to our country under a far-left Biden administration?
One shudders to imagine.
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