Tuesday, December 30, 2014

They Say it Like it's a Bad Thing ...


The New York Post, that is:

NYPD traffic tickets and summonses for minor offenses have dropped off by a staggering 94 percent following the execution of two cops -- as officers feel betrayed by the mayor and fear for their safety, The Post has learned.

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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 are part of the overall number -- dropped by 84 percent, from 382 to 63.

This is marvelous news, akin to the Germans giving Paris a weekend off from the occupation circa 1944.

But here's the problem: This is mostly about the police union trying to get NYC mayor Bill de Blasio to kiss ass. Once he drops to his knees and convincingly plants his lips on the porcine posterior, the NYPD's 24/7 extortion schemes and other gang activities will ramp right back up.

But maybe not to previous heights. Maybe some of New York's finest gangstas are at least a little afraid of what might happen if they go back to business as usual.

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