“Sadly, this is the result of years of elected officials demonizing police officers and decriminalizing abhorrent behavior.” – Patrick Lynch, PBA President
WILL THERE EVER BE A GOOD CONNECTION BETWEEN COPS AND THE COMMUNITIES THAT DEMONIZE THEM?
The underbelly of America was captured on video in a rare glimpse of what cops have to put up with every day because of years and years of demonizing of police. Video of angry Bronx residents yelling at NYPD cops after they responded to a 911 call from a mom that wanted teens tossed from her apartment for fighting is shocking but the norm for these cops.
When the cops got to the apartment building, the woman who called the them said she no longer wanted the teens who were fighting to leave. As the cops were leaving the building, they were verbally abused in a big way with vile comments tossed their way. They kept their cool and took the abuse…amazing!
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In the past, there could have been an arrest or a summons for disorderly conduct but a trend whereby city police just don’t act has become more pervasive. Could it be that the cops are trained to be more passive or is it because they know the mayor and pd won’t have their back if something goes wrong?
FACEBOOK LIVE COMMENTS WITH THIS VIDEO ARE VERY TELLING – PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY DEFENDING THIS BEHAVIOR:
A recent article from the New York Post addressed the trend of inaction that lets people “get off easy”:
A self-described “schizophrenic” threw a brick at his Washington Heights neighbor this week and lunged at her with a knife, yet was back on the street less than 24 hours after cops picked him up.
“I was in shock. I didn’t expect him to be released so quickly, so I hadn’t prepared myself to see him again,” said the woman he targeted, who spoke to The Post on condition of anonymity. “This person threatened to kill me and lives in my building. I want to get him out of the building because I don’t feel safe or comfortable with him living here.”
But beyond the looming threat that the police inaction posed to her lies a more troubling trend, critics say, one that has become prevalent among NYPD rank and file under Mayor Bill de Blasio and his police commissioner of the last two years, James O’Neill.