NYPD Disbands Anti-Crime Unit.

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  1. WT

    WT Millennium Member

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    "The NYPD is disbanding its anti-crime unit and reassigning some 600 plainclothes officers to new roles including neighborhood policing and detective bureaus, becoming the latest police force to introduce reforms as protests against police brutality and racism continue around the country." - FORBES magazine

    I am not familiar with the duties of these officers.

    Perhaps Seanmac45 or ChiefWPD would elaborate?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. ChiefWPD

    ChiefWPD

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    These were the most active officers in a precinct. Working in "soft clothes" they would aggressively go out looking for serious crimes. They were often used to deal with precinct "conditions" or such things that uniformed officers would have a problem spending time on and dealing with.

    This is a case of the leadership of the NYPD tossing the baby out with the bathwater. There will be a price to be paid for this decision.
     

  3. WT

    WT Millennium Member

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    Thanks Chief.

    I liked your book "The Murder of Old Comrades."
     
  4. Dynactus

    Dynactus The wind serenades a purified man.

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    This action could turn out to be a very good thing...
     
  5. pittpa

    pittpa What did I come in here for?

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    Couldn't they have merely changed the name to Neighborhood Outreach Unit and just carried on?
     
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    Thanks! I published that novel in 1990! All my other books have been non-fiction. Lots easier to write.

    :flag:
     
  7. ChiefWPD

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    I like the way you think!
     
  8. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

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    Makes sense to disband until crime is illegal again.

    Randy


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    Some are reporting that it’s protecting some of these cops. It’s the active cops that are being hammered by the DAs here and charging them with crimes before they charge real criminals
     
  10. Ajon412

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    First it was to delegitimize S/Q/F, then slip in Bail reform hidden in a piece of legislation that had "ZERO" input from those that have to make it work, defund the Police and now sideline/declaw the "crime fighters"... Coincidence?? I don't wear a tin foil hat much, but this article sums it up....

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/nypd-disbanding-unit-last-chapter-stop-frisk-n1231135

    Bueller, anyone.. Bueller....

    I think he means "will" backfire.... I gotta say, that's one heck of an exit strategy....

    Now we get to sit back and watch the magic happen.. Sad thing is there are a lot of good people that WILL suffer because of this... Time will tell......
     
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