United officials and police sources said Monday that cutting NYPD’s budget to 1 billion threatened Big Apple with more “injustice” and further submerging its communities.
Patrick Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association, said in a statement that “Mayor de Blasio’s message to New Yorkers today was clear: you will have fewer police on the streets than you do,” Patrick Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association, said in a statement.
“Shots have doubled again in the last week. Right now, the NYPD does not have enough manpower to move the police to one neighborhood without making the other less secure. ”
The mayor announced Monday that he would cut six percent of the NYPD’s budget without much specification. The figures obtained by police reform lawyers mirror this, some of whom marched in the city on behalf of people of color killed by George Floyd and police officers across the country.
“We’ll say it again: the mayor and the city council have surrendered the city to lawlessness,” Lynch said. “The situation will not improve until New Yorkers hold them accountable.”
Chris Monahan, president of the Captain’s Endowment Association, said New Yorkers would suffer the consequences.
“Our elected officials have raised white flags and the communities that serve them will suffer the most,” he said.
The longtime NYPD officer, who asked to remain anonymous in order to protect his job, further escalated the city shelling, already being driven to the detriment of residents.
The source said, “Look at the newly killed child, basketball player,” the source said, referring to the 17-year-old aspiring basketball player Brandon Hendrix, who was shot Sunday night by the Bronx. “There is no procession for him. De Blasio is not even discussing this. ”
“They are running an illegal society and they are insulting the police department,” the source said. “He is showing where he has loyalty – with criminals.”