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NYC Mayor Slashes Police, Public Safety To Pay For Influx Of Illegal Immigrants

Melensdad

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This is simply insane.

Seriously cutting the police budgets in the crime filled city to relocate the money to pay to house/care for illegals?

WTF are they thinking!

How about keep the police so they can protect the citizens, especially since the citizens are paying the taxes!
Great reporting from the NY Post!

FULL STORY at the link

NYPD to have only 29K cops by 2025 due to new NYC budget cuts

Craig McCarthy ,
The NYPD’s force will be reduced to just 29,000 cops by the end of fiscal year 2025 — the lowest level since the mid-90s — amid a slew of city-wide budget cuts revealed by Mayor Eric Adams Thursday as the Big Apple grapples with its multi-billion-dollar migrant crisis.
Under City Hall’s newly unveiled updated 2024 financial plan, the next five police academy classes will be axed — essentially decimating an already strained department as roughly 4,500 officers are expected to leave their ranks within the next 18 months.
Firefighters are also in the firing line with FDNY members who are on “long-term light duties” — meaning they’ve been injured on the job or are out sick — being forced into early retirement or fired under the plan.
“The defund the police crowd’s woke dream has come true. We were fed a line of BS that the wave of migrants would be a benefit to the city. Now we are defunding the police to pay for their beds,” Council Republican Minority Leader, Joe Borelli, raged.
NYPD graduation at Madison Square Garden
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The next five police academy classes will be axed under the new financial plan.Stephen Yang
President of the FDNY’s union Andrew Ansbro, too, slammed the sweeping budget reductions, arguing the Adams administration “should have taken a different approach with the life-saving agencies like the FDNY and NYPD, which could really affect safety in New York City.”
“Our job being dangerous, we have lot of members who getting physical injured … now they are being pushed out the door to early retirement when they have a lot to offer. They are cutting back on people who really help the safety of FDNY and residents of New York City,” he added.
In total, the NYPD’s budget of $5.6 billion will cut by $132 million next fiscal year with the axing of new academy classes over the next year and a half clawing back roughly $42 million.
Hizzoner’s push to shrink the department comes despite the centerpiece of his 2021 mayoral campaign being the need to bolster public safety. The NYPD’s staffing levels last fell below 29,000 back in 1993, according to city records.
NYPD officers patrolling
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The NYPD’s force will be reduced to just 29,000 cops by the end of fiscal year 2025 — the lowest level since the mid-90s – under City Hall’s newly unveiled updated financial plan.Paul Martinka
“This is truly a disaster for every New Yorker who cares about safe streets. Cops are already stretched to our breaking point, and these cuts will return us to staffing levels we haven’t seen since the crime epidemic of the ’80s and ’90s. We cannot go back there,” Police Benevolent Association president, Patrick Hendry, told The Post.
The FDNY’s budget, meanwhile, will be slashed by $74 million, City Hall’s plan shows. It not clear exactly how many on light duty will be let go, but there are normally between 800 and 1,000 on such duty at a time.
In addition to the NYPD and FDNY’s staffing cuts, the Department of Education will eliminate $547 million from its 2024 fiscal budget — with most savings coming from getting rid of jobs that have yet to be filled, as well as reducing after school program seats by just over 3,500.
 

PGBC

Well-known member
At least they will still have 29,000 for just the city.
Prioritize serious crimes, no more J walking tickets, drive 2 MPH over, arresting people on bogus charges like Trump.
They should be alright, at least to me 29,000 sounds like a lot, I think that we have 300 here in PG. Seems like our 300 have way too much spare time on their hands, so always have a radar trap set up somewhere, or hassling street people who are doing nothing wrong. Mind you, we have possibly the most useless, and yet corrupt cops around sadly. The system is broken is the main problem.
 
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