January 9, 2015 8:30 am -

[su_right_ad]If the police slowdown continues, New York City may take legal action against the police.

CBS2 has been reporting on the dramatic drop in the number of parking and traffic violations, and on Thursday political reporter Marcia Kramer learned that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is weighing all of its options…

…new and troubling crime statistics have city officials on high alert, watching to see if there is a work stoppage going on.

In the two weeks that ended Sunday, there was a 70 percent drop in DWI arrests, a nearly 96 percent drop in arrests for incidents in the subways, and nearly 80 percent fewer arrests on housing development property, Kramer reported.

And that’s in addition to the plummeting number of tickets written for parking and traffic violations.

City sources told Kramer if those numbers continue and there is clear evidence of a slowdown, “corrective” actions will be taken. Possible sanctions could involve administrative actions by NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton or even invoking the Taylor Law, with its threats of fines and penalties.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

22 responses to New York Considering Legal Action Against Police

  1. edmeyer_able January 9th, 2015 at 8:35 am

    “Like this joint”
    Am I going to need an urban dictionary to follow LL now?

    • Carla Akins January 9th, 2015 at 8:46 am

      I just play along, pretending I get it. Then when opportunity presents itself, I repeat the lingo to my young adult children. Hilarity ensures (for me), it drives them straight up a wall.

    • mea_mark January 9th, 2015 at 9:34 am

      Alan needs to find a facebook like symbol that looks like a hand rolled cigarette.

  2. Budda January 9th, 2015 at 9:07 am

    ….a union job action you say….?

    • dave-dr-gonzo January 9th, 2015 at 9:37 am

      I remain strongly pro-union while condemning criminality that has in the past marred organized labor. IMNSHO, Patrick Lynch and the PBA are even more corrupt than the mob-allied Hoffa-era Teamsters.

  3. mea_mark January 9th, 2015 at 9:32 am

    This could be a good opportunity to get rid of some of the cops that like to turn their backs to those they should be showing respect for.

    • dave-dr-gonzo January 9th, 2015 at 9:35 am

      Better yet, the city would be better off if the heads of the city’s police unions – especially fascist thug Patrick Lynch – were forced out.

      • rg9rts January 9th, 2015 at 11:09 am

        And Mullen….send them to IRA summer camp

      • tracey marie January 9th, 2015 at 1:05 pm

        That I do agree with.

      • fancypants January 10th, 2015 at 12:07 am

        Defeating police and fire unions is almost impossible. My state would be at least 1 billion less in debt if this could be done.

    • rg9rts January 9th, 2015 at 11:11 am

      Hit them in the wallet

  4. uzza January 9th, 2015 at 10:09 am

    WTH? The police vowed to not make “unnecessary arrests”, and now arrests are down. Somehow this is a bad thing?
    It makes no sense to grade a police force by how many people they arrest. The current system requires high crime rates: more crime means more arrests means more rewards to the cops. With a good police force there would be few arrests because there would be little crime. We need a new system based on prevention instead of punishment.
    I have yet to see any report of a new crime wave sweeping the city, and until I do I’ll assume we are better off without the NYPD.

    • fahvel January 9th, 2015 at 11:45 am

      good one uz.

  5. rg9rts January 9th, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Bring in Lynch and Mullen …that will change a few attitudes

  6. Boehner-Monkey January 9th, 2015 at 11:29 am

    This is a link at COFI dot org that is encouraging the cops to ignore the threatened penalties. It gives instructions to the police on how to disobey the Taylor Law, and how to make amnesty from it part of the negotiations for a resolution:

  7. fahvel January 9th, 2015 at 11:44 am

    sure -legal action against the police – like when moms would tell their kids, in a strong voice, to not step off the curb. Pure BS

    • rg9rts January 10th, 2015 at 5:03 am

      Taylor law…in their wallets

  8. Ray M. January 9th, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Is crime (not arrests) in NYC up or down?

  9. rg9rts January 10th, 2015 at 5:03 am

    Is the New Jersey State trooper facing forward or not?

  10. DocOfDocs January 10th, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Fire them I say. The disrespect in this country has reached heights that is intolerable. Fire them! President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers. Fire them!

  11. mspeachypaula January 11th, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    What are the crime numbers during this slow down?What really matters is were the police extorting money from the citizenry?

  12. steve January 15th, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Well thanks for saving the justice system some money. And we will save some more when we fire you all, like the air traffic controllers. oh right, that won’t happen to the Police, that’s not fair