NYC Mayor Cuts Police Funding By $1 Billion As Violent Crime Spikes… Brilliant!

The economic shutdown due to the pandemic is wreaking havoc with state and local budgets across the nation, just as social protest movements are calling for less funding for police departments. Taking the bait, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio just announced he will cut the police budget by almost 20%, taking $1 billion from their $6 billion budget.

The mayor plans to cut the police budget mostly through personnel, reducing overtime and canceling the July class of more than 1,000 new recruits, as well as transferring some responsibilities out of the NYPD.

Some think it’s not enough.

Anthonine Pierre, a spokesperson for a coalition of community groups called Communities United for Police Reform, issued a statement that said:

“Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Johnson are using funny math and budget tricks to try to mislead New Yorkers. Moving police from the NYPD to other agencies does nothing to reduce police violence.”

The group complains that the proposal does not reduce the current number of police officers in the city, and that a large portion of what the mayor has called a $1 billion cut consists of transferring the responsibility of school safety officers from the NYPD to the Department of Education.

Through June 15, there were 24% more shootings in New York this year than last year, and 25% more homicides. Having cops spend less time on the streets through less overtime, and hiring fewer of them, might not be the best way to address these problems.

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  1. Gregory Potiris
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    Really! So cutting the budget by one billion dollars is the way to go? Just watch and what happens next when the bad guys happen to take advantage of the cut in the officers on the street that put their lives on the line everyday to protect the people of NYC. In my oppion, they need a raise the pay, and the need is for more officers, not fewer.

    It is sad that a handful of police use the wrong tactics and that they have the power to cause what has come to be. What has happened to the trainning at the Police Academy? Or is it the guys that have been on patrol for years and are tired of the abuse they get on a daily basis from the people that they put their lives on the line to protect. I just don’t get it…

  2. ward
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    So the NYC mayor proves his asinine stupidity to control Citizens taxes with his own wannabe dictator whims and ways just like 11 years of bo and hilary treason that created all dem leaders instigated crimes against U.S. Constitutional Freedom .. ! There are Federal laws that prevent dictators stench but the DOJ-AG has to enforce them with authority not cowardice and in this nyc mayors case his crimes of abused power is impeachable demand for justice but nyc citizens are also very stupid !

  3. 2junk
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    Blacks make up about 48% of those incarcerated, mostly black males. The BLM crowd likes to use this stat to show how police must be targeting the black community as they only constitute about 13% or about 6.5% black males on the national demographic and thus the police MUST be racist and targeting black males because what other explanation could there be?????

    But according to public FBI stats, black males commit around 48% of all murders and around 60% of all violent crimes nationally. Perhaps the black community should be asking why that is. Police go into a very dangerous zone in inner-city neighborhoods. Mostly unregistered guns. Police want to return to their families at the end of the day as well. Why do so many resist arrest? Police WILL arrest you one way or the other.

    Personally I don’t think black lives matter any more than any other person’s life matters. Why is it black lives matter only when a white guy is involved or cops are involved? Why is the resisting arrest and shooting at cops never considered? I mean where were the protests in Chicago when 111 people were shot in one weekend and 4 children died. Or do their lives not matter because that was black on black crime? If that is so, then you are telling me the BLM movement is rather BS and not about black lives at all. After all one of its founders admits to being a Marxist. So it appears BLM and Antifa are holding hands and desire not justice for black lives but the complete eraser of our history with all its flaws and struggles and its replacement with a Marxist/ socialist system where everything is free and is somehow paid for by someone else.

  4. Jon James
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    This decision is the reverse of what needs to happen. These community group for police reform and BLM etc need to be ignored as they want to completely disempower the police so they can bring anarchy to the streets. I admit there are some rogue cops who need weeding out, but the vast majority of police carry out their work correctly. New York relies heavily on tourism and a noticeable rise in the crime rate will see this hit hard especially from places like England where people generally like Americans but fear the gun culture. Crime in some states appears to be rising since the terrible decision to legalize cannabis which seems to have made the drug dealers a bit less fearful of the law and has brought them out the woodwork to sell harder stuff. I feel this has something to do with the recent spike in shootings as dealers fight for territory. Does the NYC mayor want a return to what NY was like in the 1970’s because that’s where it might go if certain groups get their way.

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