This city will be in shambles by no time…
In a shocking turn of events, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed to cut a whopping $1 billion from New York City’s police department.
According to Fox Business, de Blasio stated, “My office presented to City Council a plan that would achieve the billion in savings for the NYPD and shift resources to young people, to communities in a way that would help address a lot of the underlying issues that we know are the cause of so many problems in our society.”
“It‘s important to show that we are going to make changes in this city. We are going to refocus our efforts on young people in particular,” de Blasio added. “It’s being done in a smart safe manner and I know the NYPD can handle it effectively.”
However, things aren’t as cut and dry as Democrats are trying to make it look. Patrick Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association said, “Shootings more than doubled again last week. Even right now, the NYPD doesn’t have enough manpower to shift cops to one neighborhood without making another neighborhood less safe. We will say it again: the Mayor and the City Council have surrendered the city to lawlessness. Things won’t improve until New Yorkers hold them responsible.”
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…
Image credit: BBC