Here's How The "Defund The Police" Movement Is Destroying The NYPD
The whole defund the police climate has caused a lack of respect for police officers. Protesters are demanding the police be abolished in some cases and it looks like in New York they are on their way to getting their wish if this keeps up. New York Police are retiring at a record rate as they no longer want to serve the public when they are considered enemy number one and they suddenly are not going to be paid for overtime. So they are leaving in droves, reports say 35-40 officers a day are putting in and that's only because departments are putting caps on how many people can file for retirement every day.
"A surge of city cops filing papers during the past week more than quadrupled last year’s number — as the city grapples with a surge of shootings — and the stampede caused a bottleneck that’s forcing others to delay putting in their papers, officials and sources said.
The NYPD said Wednesday that 179 cops filed for retirement between June 29 and Monday, an astounding 411 percent increase over the 35 who filed during the same period in 2019.
The astonishing rush for the door came as 503 cops filed for retirement between May 25 — the day George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, sparking anti-cop protests around the country — and July 3, the NYPD said.
That number represents a 75 percent increase over the 287 who filed for retirement during the same time last year, the NYPD said.
Sources said the deluge of applications had overwhelmed the department — due to cancellation of overtime for the workers who process them — and that the number of daily applicants was being limited as a result.
On Tuesday, The Post spotted a line of cops waiting outside the office at One Police Plaza where retirement papers get filed.
“Apparently, the pension section is only taking a certain amount of people per day and I think they are backed up ’til late July, early August,” one cop said.
“That’s why you don’t see like 100 a day, because they are only doing like 35 to 40 a day, by appointment.”
Can you blame them? The city has turned on them cutting their budget by 1 billion dollars. That's overtime, equipment, shifts, training, and a slew of other things that are going to be cut from the budget. On top of that, they have to deal with unrest as protesters continue to vandalize and threaten the safety of the community.