The NYC PBA (New York City Police Benevolent Association) sent out another video on Twitter of another upstanding young man with a bright future ahead of him having an interaction with police on the subway.
**WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE**
For anybody who thinks yesterday's videos were isolated incidents: NYC POs are confronting this kind of abuse, or worse, on a daily basis. We're past the point of "disrespect." This behavior is inciting lawlessness, putting cops & NYers in danger. pic.twitter.com/hHKJtlvpm5
— NYC PBA (@NYCPBA) July 23, 2019
Followers of this blog know that Miguel and I have mentioned no duty to protect. It is why we advocate for concealed carry.
I have blogged about the Lozito case before. Maksim Gelman went on a stabbing spree. Two NYPD cops watched him stab Joe Lozito in a subway car, then watched Lozito tackle and disarm Gelman, at which point the officers came out from hiding inside the conductor’s cab to arrest Gelman. Lozito sued the NYPD, who defended themselves by affirming that they had no duty to protect and prevent Gelman from stabbing Lozito.
As I watch these two NYPD officers humbly absorb the sexual requests of this beloved choir boy, I think maybe it’s time that the rank and file of the NYPD take Lozito to its logical conclusion.
Clock in. Have a seat in a squad room. Drink coffee for an entire shift. Go home.
There is no reason for them to endure being berated for doing their jobs while being videoed by Twitter vigilantes who are looking for every opportunity to destroy a police officer’s career for a city government that has the backs of the thugs over law and order.
Forget FIDO. No reason to even go on patrol.
Hell, the NYPD could sell it as a green initiative to reduce the carbon footprint of their patrol units to zero.
Let the city of New York fall into chaos where people are eating each other.
If there is one thing I have learned in both politics and safety engineering, you cannot protect self-destructive people from themselves.
The NYPD should stop trying. A 40 hour week in a station house might get boring, but it’s better than having to deal with the vibrancy of New York on a subway.