By Brooklyn Reader

December 29, 2014, 9:25 am




With cops on edge following the assassination of two patrol officers in Bed-Stuy last week, many officers have started to not respond to minor crimes claiming they are “scared,” the Post reports.

“I’m not writing any summonses. Do you think I’m going to stand there so someone can shoot me or hit me in the head with an ax?” one cop said Sunday.

“I’m concerned about my safety,” the cop added. “I want to go to home to my wife and kids.”

An NYPD supervisor noted, “My guys are writing almost no summonses, and probably only making arrests when they have to — like when a store catches a shoplifter.”

NYPD Police Commissioner William Bratton said cops across the country also “feel under attack,” including from “the federal government at the highest levels.”

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2 Responses

  1. Black Bishop

    This is absolutely ridiculous! It was most certainly a tragedy and a shame that those officers were murdered but they were not the first and sadly will not be the last. Police offices can’t refuse to do their jobs because of this. It’s like a pilot who is paid to fly planes but refusing to do it after 9-11. If they refuse, they have to quit or be fired and find another line if work! Enough of this insubordination.

  2. O. Coleman

    Prior to this tragic event on last Saturday, any observation of policemen on patrol in bed- stuy could sense the fear, anxiety, whatever emotion they projected. Therefore to use this event is absolutely ludicrous. They simply continue to be afraid in a neighborhood they are delighted to protect. Unfortunately, all law enforcement agents understand the dangers of the job they have taken. When this fear overwhelmed them and prevent them from doing their job,. they should no longer have that job. Every person who leaves home daily for work or other activities desire to return safely home to their families. I’m sure a little 2 year old girl in East New York should have her father as well as all other children and parents. We should forever be mindful of the totality of these events and not let one sided voices dominate.


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