Police around the country are leaving their jobs, especially in New York City where the far-leftist Mayor is not supporting them, and they face dangerous retaliation by citizens for doing their jobs. Due to a nationwide focus on a social justice movement to displace law and order, the New York Police Department is not alone.
“Over 830 officers have already left the NYPD this year,” Hank Berrien wrote.
Berrien in his article, NYPD Officers Leaving In Droves, 75% Increase In Quitting Or Retirement In 2020, for the Daily Wire, reported about the growing exodus by police officers who are leaving the police force.
The members of the NYPD grew so disenchanted with their jobs in 2020 that over 5,300 uniformed officers either retired or quit, an astonishing 75% increase over the year before, amounting to 15% of the total number of officers on the force. The impetus for the officers quitting seemed to be the death of George Floyd and the unrest that followed; between May 25 and June 24, 2020, a whopping 272 officers left the force in one month.
2,600 officers quit and 2,746 filed for retirement, according to the New York Post. The 5,346 officers who left the force were nearly 2,300 more than left the force in 2019, when 1,509 officers quit and 1,544 filed for retirement.
In March, the New York City Council voted for various police reform bills, among which was one to eliminate giving qualified immunity to the NYPD, thus permitting citizens to sue police officers for excessive force or unlawful searches and seizures.
Former Commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) Bernard Kerik reacted to the City Council’s decision, asserting, “No police officer should work in a jurisdiction where they do not have the support of those they work for. Beginning today, I will no longer recommend young people consider the NYPD as a career.”
The New York Post reported that Democrat May Bill DeBlasio isn’t concerned, enough though crime is climbing.
Despite the new casework, New York City recorded double the number of shootings in March 2021 as the year before — when the pandemic began to explode.
For the first three months of the year, shootings are up 57 percent compared to the same period in 2020, despite respite a frigid and snowy January and February that kept many New Yorkers inside.
The shooting surge across the city is just one of the myriad of public safety headaches plaguing City Hall at the moment.
New York is a total mess.
More NYC / NYPD … on top of the mass exodus of NYPD officers either by resignation or putting in for retirement of over 5300 officers…
NYPD recruiting is now extending exam deadlines and waving exam fees. https://t.co/WqQWAciaWd
— Cara TXZEAL (@Cara_TXZEAL) April 25, 2021
New York is not alone:
"Morale is gone": Albuquerque Police Officers' Association President says officers don't feel support as 19 officers quit the department's emergency response team handling protests. pic.twitter.com/QX212qQj1L
— Brian Kilmeade (@kilmeade) April 19, 2021
The Epoch Times reported recently, “Morale is gone in the Albuquerque Police Department,” the union official said. Over a dozen #Police officers quit the #Albuquerque PD’s Emergency Response Team this month because they felt like were not supported, union official Shaun Willoughby said.”
More than a dozen police officers quit the Albuquerque Police Department’s Emergency Response Team this month because they felt like were not supported, union official Shaun Willoughby said on Monday.
“These officers, this is an extracurricular activity for them. Who wants to sign up to be at the spear of the biggest, most volatile political football in our country? There’s a lack of trust with our administration. They were not supported,” the official said during an appearance on Fox News.
In one case last year, officers were told to stand down as a mob tore down a statue, added Willoughby, the president of the Albuquerque Police Officers’ Association.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Cultural Marxism, grassroots activism, music, IndyCar racing and political campaigns. @Saorsa1776