Saturday, February 14, 2015

Amid the NYPD’s Work Stoppage, New York City Sets Record, 11 Days in a Row with No Murders

New York, NY — The NYPD hasn’t had to call on its homicide team in 11 days — this is the longest stretch ever in the history of the department.

The irony here is that the NYPD has been involved in a work stoppage since the end of December.

Early numbers obtained by the New York Post showed certain arrest levels to be staggeringly low:

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.

A report put out by the Citizens Budget Commission last month showed a drastic decline in the amount of traffic tickets written.

The CBC’s report made evident that the main purpose of police is revenue generation. The report showed that last month the stoppage proved to cost the city $10 million a week in lost revenue from petty traffic citations alone. Despite the lack of revenue collection, the city failed to collapse into chaos.

This stoppage has helped to show the people of the United States that most of the “policing” done in the US, is little more than revenue generation.


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