(ConservativePeak.com)- Police officers don’t stick around when they’re taken advantage of by Democratic leaders, not paid overtime for work they do, and constantly trashed by the media. We’re seeing that in New York City, where almost 300 NYPD officers are filing for retirement amid ongoing, insane protests. Over the last four weeks, hundreds of officers have requested retirement as violence continues throughout the city and Democratic state and city leaders refuse to support them.
The New York Post reported how 272 uniformed NYPD officers filed for retirement ever since the riots began at the end of May. The riots initially started in protest of the death of George Floyd, who died because of the actions of one police officer who was dismissed and charged with murder. However, in recent weeks, the protests have become increasingly violent and some Democratic leaders have even called for the defunding of police departments.
One officer who previously planned on waiting until he had served a full 30 years with the NYPD to retire told the New York Post that he was filing early because of the “all-out war” against police officers in the United States.
“It’s an all-out war on cops and we have no support,” he told the outlet. He’s not wrong, either. In recent riots, hundreds of police officers were injured – and yet the Democrats continue to demonize police officers and kowtow to virtually all the demands of violent rioters.
Take New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, for instance. He has already vowed to reduce funding to the New York Police Department, a department that is already struggling to cope with the rising crime in the city. It’s a far cry from the days of Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Commissioner Dermot Shea in New York also said that the undercover anti-crime unit in the NYPD will be completely disbanded.
That means 600 fewer officers operating in New York City who were previously responsible for managing violent crime and shootings.
How much more dangerous does de Blasio want New York to become? Murder alone has increased by 50% in the last month, and without police officers keeping a lid on it, it’s not clear what the future holds for New York.
I suppose the question is…will residents keep voting Democrat when they’ve turned the city into a warzone?