Article from Nov 25, 2023
A total of 2,516 NYPD cops have left so far this year, the fourth highest number in the past decade and 43% more than the 1,750 who hightailed it in 2018, before the pandemic and crime spikes hit the city, NYPD pension data show.
The weary officer said the workload at the whittled down NYPD is already crushing cops, and things will decline further now that the city put the kibosh on the next five Police Academy classes, as part of planned budget cuts announced by Mayor Adams on Nov. 16.
The drastic cuts will reduce the department to just 29,000 cops by the end of fiscal year 2025.
NYPD is supposed to be running with at least 35,000 officers so they will 6,000 under and I firmly believe that is wishful thinking.
Now add this morsel of fun:
The driver who struck a policeman at a Manhattan crime scene told authorities it was intentional, adding, “F–k these cops, it’s a lesson to him,’’ sources said Friday — with the mow-down caught on shocking video.
Sahara Dula — a 24-year-old Brooklynite whose lawyer said mentors kids to stay off drugs — was driving her black Lexus the wrong way on the Upper East Side while high on marijuana Wednesday when she barreled into the NYPD officer, officials and sources said.
Dula was charged with first-degree attempted assault, attempted aggravated assault upon a police officer, second-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment and operating a vehicle while ability impaired by drugs and reckless driving, according to the criminal complaint.
So she is being held without bail or a very high one, right?
Shephard — who called Dula’s alleged actions “egregious” — asked that she be held on $100,000 bail, but Judge John Zhuo Wang set bail at $25,000. The suspect did not immediately make bail.
Not even charged with attempted murder? D.A. gives her a break and then the judge gives her another break? I am not knowledgeable of the bail system in NYC, but I figure she or a bail bonds place has to pony up 10% to get her out of graybar residence and walk the streets as a champion who stood against the fascist police.
I believe that rather than 6,000, they will probably lose 2,000 more and I am being generous. As a cop, I wouldn’t be where is open season on my ass and pretty much blessed by the powers that be.
Whatever is coming to the Big Apple, they have it coming and well deserved. You won’t have an effective police force and nothing effective to use to defend yourselves.