Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Dumb cop tricks

The video shows what New York cops have time to do while refusing to do their jobs. Over the last two weeks, they've made 90 percent less arrests than in the same time frame last year. They are protesting that the Mayor the citizens of their city elected told his Black son the truth: cops are dangerous.

The officer horsing around in this clip was injured according to reports. I suppose he gets work-related disability?


Hattie said...

Probably. What happens if the crime rate goes down during the slowdown?

janinsanfran said...

If, as many are coming to believe, the "crime rate" is independent of police tactics, it would show a lot. FWIW, Kevin Drum at Mother Jones (I think, can't find hte link) says the sample will be too small to show an answer. This "crime rate" thing is longterm and only discernible over wide areas, like weather.

I think "crime rate" may be very different from peoples' perceived insecurity.

Hattie said...

I agree, Jan.

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