Following weeks of unrest, a massive number of police in New York are retiring.
Who can blame these people?
They have been demonized by the public, they get no support from New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio.
It’s like they can’t do anything right.
FOX News reports:
NYPD sees 49 percent spike in officers filing for retirement amid George Floyd unrest
A wave of NYPD officers has filed for retirement in the weeks following George Floyd’s death on May 25, refocusing attention on police morale amid widespread protests and calls to defund law enforcement.
The NYPD told Fox News on Saturday that 272 officers have filed for retirement between Floyd’s death and June 23. That represents a 49 percent increase over the same period in 2019.
Resignations and actual retirements have remained relatively stable with 135 retirements in 2020 and 131 during the same time last year. According to the department, that’s because the recent spate of filings hasn’t been processed yet. The department saw 35 resignations in 2019 compared to 36 so far in 2020.
Hundreds of police officers have reportedly been injured as protests, at times violent, rocked the nation. That included hundreds from the NYPD as the city weighed cutting its budget and transferring funds to other programs in the city.
Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch told the New York Post that officers were at their “breaking point.”
Bill de Blasio is a major part of the problem here.
DEFY DeBlasio lead the NYPD don’t be afraid to be fired! Doing what is right and not popular is never easy, DO what is RIGHT & the men and women of the NYPD will walk through the FIRES of hell with you. Show NO FEAR, DeBlasio is weak. Defend the city honor your OATH 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 https://t.co/9WjxAqHrsT
— SBA (@SBANYPD) June 26, 2020
DeBlasio is again placing NYPD cops & public safety in danger. Numerous demonstrations at this location with more to come. Emergency vehicles park on top of the pavement, it won’t be viewed properly. More issues & divisiveness based on personal politics from a failed Mayor https://t.co/EJTPrCHK3t pic.twitter.com/kjUIfaUrti
— SBA (@SBANYPD) June 25, 2020
People who live in New York City aren’t going to like what’s coming in the near future.