Politicians are “asking us to abandon our communities,” says PBA President Patrick Lynch.
The leaders of New York City’s police unions held a press conference on Tuesday to blast politicians and city leaders for their capitulation to either defund, abolish or radically reform police departments in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
“They’re asking us to pull back, they’re asking us to walk away from you,” New York City Police Benevolent Association (NYC PBA) President Patrick Lynch told New Yorkers at a news conference, speaking in front of more than 200 fellow officers. “They’re asking us to abandon our communities.”
I’m a 5’2” small woman. I live in NYC, so not allowed to own a gun.
Compared to this month last year,
Murder is up 94%
Burglary is up 34%
Auto Theft is up 70%
Shootings are up 63%
— Danielle D'Souza Gill (@danielledsouzag) June 9, 2020