It’s no secret that crime has spiked in major U.S. cities over the past several years, especially in those run by soft-on-crime Democrats.
As a result of the lax enforcement of the law, it should then come as absolutely zero surprise that police officers, especially in New York City, are calling it quits, according to the New York Post.
The increasing number of resignations is nothing less than a total indictment of liberal policies on crime.
Why would a cop stay on the force if convictions are few and far between? One might ask what the point is of law enforcement altogether.
The uptick in NYPD resignations is alarming, to say the least. That’s especially true given New York City’s raging crime crisis under Mayor Eric Adams (D).
“The NYPD staffing emergency is approaching the point of no return,” said Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch.
The Post noted:
The shocking stats show 239 officers tapped out in January and February, a 36% spike from the 176 who fled in the same period last year and a disturbing 117% jump from the 110 in 2021, NYPD pension data show.
The outlet added, “That’s the highest number of resignations for the first two months of a year since 250 members quit in 2007 during a contentious contract dispute.”
One veteran Manhattan police officer told the outlet that the current state of the NYPD is “unfixable,” and needs to be “rebuilt from the ground up.” Again, that’s quite scary in a place where police officers are most needed
“Precinct cops are being forced to work an inhumane amount of overtime, including on their days off, while being penalized for minor uniform and administrative infractions,” the unidentified officer added. “Meanwhile, precincts barely have enough personnel to meet the minimum required to safely answer 911 calls.”
If you thought the current number of officers resigning is bad, and it is, one can only imagine what might happen by the end of this year alone.
The Post wrote, “1,400 cops are projected to resign this year before qualifying for retirement — even more than last year’s record 1,297 early exits.”
NYPD cops are taking other law enforcement jobs with better pay, often in areas — like Florida — where prosecutors are tough on crime, as it should be.
Only time will tell if the NYPD, once the most prestigious police department in the world, can manage to build its reputation back up to where it was not so long ago. But as long as Democrats keep pushing their woke ideas, like bail reform and refusing to prosecute serious crimes, things will probably stay the same.