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NYPD to Combat Thought Crimes?

Posted on | March 18, 2021 | Comments Off on NYPD to Combat Thought Crimes?

Last year, New York City experienced a 45% increase in murders, and the number of shooting victims doubled. Despite the manifest inability of NYPD to prevent violent crime, however, Mayor Bill De Blasio now wants cops to have “an educating impact on people”:

“I assure you, if an NYPD officer calls you or shows up at your door to ask about something you did, that makes people think twice, and we need that. . . .
“Even if something is not a criminal case, a perpetrator being confronted by the city, whether it’s NYPD or another agency, and being told that what they’ve done was very hurtful to another person — and could, if ever repeated, lead to criminal charges — that’s another important piece of the puzzle,” de Blasio said.
De Blasio went on to say the NYPD was uniquely equipped to handle such a mission, adding, “One of the things officers are trained to do is to give warnings. If someone has done something wrong, but not rising to a criminal level, it’s perfectly appropriate for an NYPD officer to talk to them to say, ‘that was not appropriate, and if you did that on a higher level, that would be a crime.’ I think that has an educating impact on people, I think that has a sobering impact that we need.”

Hey, Mayor, you know what has an “educating impact on people”? Putting them in prison when they commit actual crimes. Maybe focus on that, instead of having cops warn people about being “hurtful.”

Your administration has made it a priority to turn criminals loose — because “social justice” or whatever — with the result that everybody who can afford to rent a U-Haul is leaving New York. You are unquestionably the worst mayor in the history of the city, having accomplished the impossible task of actually being worse than David Dinkins.

(Hat-tip: Ace of Spades.)



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