New York Mayor De Blasio’s $1 Billion cuts to the NYPD budget has been blasted as not enough by New York Democrat Ocasio-Cortez. She has said that the cuts have been made by “budget tricks and funny math”. Adding that de-fund the police should mean de-fund the police.
Already New York has seen a spike in dangerous crime since the move to end the plain clothed crime-unit.
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The NYPD Commissioner has said the plain clothes department will be disbanded, with 600 cops being reassigned to other departments.
The anti-crime unit targets violent crime. The plain clothes department have been involved in a number of police shootings.
“This is a seismic shift in the culture of how the N.Y.P.D. polices this great city,” commissioner, Dermot F. Shea, said. “It will be felt immediately in the communities that we protect.”
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