Following the shooting death of two NYPD officers at the hands of a troubled Baltimore resident, police in New York started what many are dubbing a “work stoppage” in protest of Mayor Bill de Blasio — a stand against the mayor’s “support” of protests denouncing police brutality against marginalized communities.
In short, police have stopped arrests and tickets for minor infractions. Not completely, but drastically and noticeably if you look at the numbers.
For starters, arrests are down 66 percent compared with the same period in 2013. According to the NY Post:
Citations for traffic violations fell by 94 percent, from 10,069 to 587, during that time frame.
Summonses for low-level offenses like public drinking and urination also plunged 94 percent—from 4,831 to 300.
Even parking violations are way down, dropping by 92 percent, from 14,699 to 1,241.
Drug arrests by cops assigned to the NYPD’s Organized Crime Control Bureau—which…
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