A recent poll shows that 80% of NYPD officers are not doing their best to fight crime in New York and it’s all the Left’s fault. The officers feel that their hands have been tied by these hateful defund police radicals, and their morale is so low that more than half wish they never became police officers, to begin with.
“A whopping 80% of NYPD officers, detectives, sergeants, lieutenants, and captains are hesitant to aggressively fight crime because of the ramifications of criminal liability, being sued, or being unfairly disciplined.”
So the future for New York looks bleak.
“As far as the future of New York City, 79% said that they don’t think New York will be safer in two years.
“New York City police officers are well past our breaking point, and Mayor de Blasio and the outgoing City Council are still piling on with policies that punish cops and erode public safety,” said Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch. “The intolerable environment and our substandard pay has every cop looking to get out as soon as they can.”
And morale is so bad because of the Left neutering the police that most hate their jobs.
“More than half of NYPD cops wish they never joined the force in the first place, according to a damning internal department survey of 6,000 uniformed officers…”
“There is no other profession that is scrutinized as much as we are,” said one NYPD sergeant, a 16-year-veteran. “The far-left-leaning politics are absolutely destroying the city of New York.”
That’s why many are leaving for more accommodating states like Florida.
“…Some cops are fleeing the Big Apple for pro-cop cities, such as Lakeland, Fla., population 108,000. That city mounted an aggressive social media campaign targeting local cops earlier this year and bagged 14 NYPD officers.”
In 2020 15% of the force retired or left. 14 officers is just Lakeland, considering Gov DeSantis has offered jobs to any officer that wants to be treated better I am sure Florida has acquired quite a few of that 15%. But really I don’t see why officers wouldn’t relocate to an area where the community appreciates being protected, and the Administration has your back, not the criminals.