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More than HALF of NYPD cops wish they never joined force, internal memo says

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More than half of New York Police Department (NYPD) cops regret joining the force, a leaked poll revealed, with one officer lamenting they ‘can’t wait to run out of here’ amid historic crime rates, mass riots, anti-police rhetoric and ‘far-left leaning politics’ that are ‘destroying’ the city.

An internal NYPD survey showed 56 percent of officers polled would have chosen a different career, with some later saying their profession was sullied by the Black Lives Matter movement, under-the-microscope criticisms and liberal approaches to crime. 

About 80 percent of about 6,000 respondents – who are of varying ranks – said they fear fighting crime could lead to lawsuits, criminal liability or discipline, according to the New York Post, which obtained the leaked memo of poll results.

‘There is no other profession that is scrutinized as much as we are,’ an NYPD sergeant told the newspaper. ‘Far-left leaning politics are absolutely destroying the city of New York.’ NYPD members were reportedly polled in March.

According to the NYPD’s latest monthly numbers, overall crime was up 11.2 percent last month compared with October 2020. Robbery was up by 15.8 percent and felony assault rose by 13.8 percent.

Meanwhile, 65 New York City police officers are set to be disciplined for their conduct during the citywide protests following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota last year.

An internal survey of 6,000 uniformed NYPD officers revealed 56 percent of respondents would’ve chosen a different career if they’d known what they were in for as New York City faces historic crime surge

An internal survey of 6,000 uniformed NYPD officers revealed 56 percent of respondents would’ve chosen a different career if they’d known what they were in for as New York City faces historic crime surge

Thirty-seven of the most serious offenders will be subjected to an internal trial, which can result in a range of penalties from forfeited vacation days to suspension and ultimately termination from the department.

Nearly 80 percent of those who participated in the March survey said they don’t believe the city will be less dangerous in two years, and the results came as no surprise to union brass.

‘New York City police officers are well past our breaking point, and Mayor [Bill] de Blasio and the outgoing City Council are still piling on with policies that punish cops and erode public safety,’ Patrick Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association, told the Post. 

The latest New York City crime statistics shows overall crime is up year-over-year

The latest New York City crime statistics shows overall crime is up year-over-year

According to the NYPD's latest monthly numbers, overall crime was up 11.2 percent last month compared with October 2020

According to the NYPD’s latest monthly numbers, overall crime was up 11.2 percent last month compared with October 2020

‘The intolerable environment and our substandard pay has every cop looking to get out as soon as they can. Our new leaders have a real mess to clean up.

‘They need to start by supporting the beleaguered cops on the street.’

The spike in overall lawlessness comes as the city grapples with an increase in visible, violent crime, including horrific subway and street attacks that have left New Yorkers terrified.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's policies have been blamed for the crime spike

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s policies have been blamed for the crime spike

Earlier in November, a man wearing a grinning mask inspired by the film The Purge attacked a stranger on the street with an ax. The 51-year-old victim was taken to a nearby hospital with a deep cut in his arm.

Days later, a man threw a Molotov cocktail into a Brooklyn bodega after an argument with employees. The workers escaped as the arsonist was about to throw a second one, but he was stopped by a witness.

Last week, police in the Bronx began hunting for a man who stabbed a 30-year-old woman in the back at a subway station after she rejected his advances.

The stabbing comes as police continue to hunt for four teenagers who have been firing BB guns at people throughout the Bronx.

Patrolmen's Benevolent Association President Patrick J. Lynch says he wasn't surprised by results of the poll, adding 'the intolerable environment and our substandard pay has every cop looking to get out as soon as they can'

Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick J. Lynch says he wasn’t surprised by results of the poll, adding ‘the intolerable environment and our substandard pay has every cop looking to get out as soon as they can’

And gun violence in the borough has significantly increased, with 28 percent more shootings reported this year as compared to last, according to police data.

Lame-duck Mayor de Blasio this month blamed the courts for New York City’s skyrocketing crime numbers as he touted a small decrease in the murder rate while ignoring an 11 percent jump in overall crime over October 2020.

The mayor cited statistics claiming that felony trials are down 92 percent from 2019. He also said pleas in felony cases are down 53 percent and sentencing is down 55 percent 

‘I’ll tell you what’s not working, and this is a profound problem: Our court system,’ de Blasio said during a November 3 press conference.

‘After all the times that we’ve talked about the problems in the court system, we’re still seeing vey little change.’

A spokesman for the city’s court system slammed de Blasio’s comments in a statement provided to DailyMail.com.

‘Someone should alert the Mayor that Charles Lindbergh made it to Paris, since that would mirror how out of touch the Mayor is regarding activity in the New York Courts,’ spokesman Lucian Chalfen said.

The rise in general NYC crime has been attributed to the steep decline in the population at jail complex Rikers Island.

The rise in general NYC crime has been attributed to the steep decline in the population at jail complex Rikers Island

The rise in general NYC crime has been attributed to the steep decline in the population at jail complex Rikers Island

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea slammed the population drop and bail reform for letting suspects roam the streets after being released.

He noted that the number of suspects being released is evident in the decline in inmates at Rikers Island as there are currently about 5,400 inmates, while there were almost 6,100 a month ago, according to the New York Post.

The NYPD did not respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment



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