Of course "I'm on the outside looking in" as I am NOT a resident of NYC. But something NEEDS to be done. The police officers and citizens of NYC can NOT be exposed to individuals like this putting police officers and innocent people at risk.68jk09 said:SBA LETTER OCT 2019.....Dear Fellow Sergeant,
In yet another example of the lawlessness, anarchy, and total disregard for the police that has gripped our city, an NYPD officer is in a medically induced coma after being hit in the head with a metal chair by a mentally ill man in the 73 Precinct. The man had interfered with officers attempting to arrest a panhandler for urinating on the floor of a nail salon. He was mortally wounded in the wild melee.
Fifteen years ago, in 2004, that same man had slashed a police officer from his left ear to his neck.
Less than a week prior to this latest near tragedy, the man had an appointment with a mobile crisis team from the city's Department of Health, who, in just a few minutes, had determined that he was not a threat to himself or others.
That determination is another glaring example of the failure of Mayor de Blasio's tragically flawed Thrive NYC program, which has spent nearly $1 billion in public funds to "combat" the scourges of homelessness and mental health.
Perhaps it is Mayor de Blasio who should be impeached - or arrested for criminal impersonation of a public official.
We are living in extremely dangerous times, and under the lack of leadership of Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner O'Neill, tragedy is looming large. There is absolutely no respect for law and order, not just in the dangerous precincts of our city, but, more importantly, at City Hall.
Mayor de Blasio has led us into very dangerous waters. Over the past few weeks there have been several shootings with multiple victims, which is a portend of worse things to come. His total disregard for the safety of police officers, as well as the public he purportedly serves, has reached epidemic proportions.
Please pray for the injured officer, and continue to use extreme vigilance in all that you do each and every day. We are living and working under the most trying of conditions - and, sadly, we are on our own. The SBA is here to support you, and, unlike the Mayor and Police Commissioner, we will never abandon you.
Sergeants Benevolent Association