Funding for the NYPD to be Slashed, Says NYC Mayor De Blasio

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The law enforcement community has a collectively significant impact in the United States. When people feel unsafe, police officers are who they call for help. Although the law enforcement community doesn’t get things right all the time, most officers take seriously their oath to protect and serve.

In spite of all this, anti-law enforcement sentiment has spiked within the past two weeks. People who choose to riot and loot cities have displayed signage condemning the police force, not just the select few who do the wrong thing. Furthermore, violent marchers have chosen to deface buildings with anti-police rhetoric.

Unfortunately, opposition towards law enforcement is not mutually exclusive to Black Lives Matter or other rioters. Certain Democrat mayors are choosing to reduce funding for their city police departments; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is just one of the latest examples.

What to Know About Changes to the NYPD

Yesterday, the New York City mayor partook in a conference with the press. In doing so, De Blasio explained that the NYPD will see parts of its funding shift to other programs; thus far, these programs are set to include various social services and initiatives for young people.