“The people and this city doesnt [sic] honor us why honor them”
Some people in the NYPD are apparently sick of all the anti-police sentiment out there today. A couple of flyers being passed around by officers suggest that members of the force call in sick on July 4th to give the city the independence from police it apparently craves.
There are so many ways such a thing could go.
Craig McCarthy and Tina Moore write at the New York Post:
NYPD cops encouraged to ‘strike’ on July 4 to give city its ‘independence’
A labor strike is brewing in the NYPD.
A pair of flyers making the rounds among NYPD officers are encouraging them to call out sick July 4 — as retribution for police reform and a perceived anti-cop climate following the outrage over high-profile police killings of unarmed black men across the country, multiple cops told The Post.
One message calls for the strike to kick off at 3 p.m. July 4.
“NYPD cops will strike on July 4th to let the city have their independence without cops,” the message, which is being passed among cops via text, according to sources.
According to Stephanie Pagones of FOX News, a spokesman for the NYPD says this isn’t going to happen:
The flier states that the alleged “strike” will begin at “1500 hours,” or 3 p.m. The New York Post was first to report the news. Fox News has confirmed the report and obtained images of both messages. It wasn’t immediately clear who started the chain.
The message goes on to state that police are told they cannot strike because of New York State’s Taylor Law, formally known as the “Public Employees’ Fair Employment Act,” that bars public employees from doing so.
“The people and this city doesnt honor us why honor them,” the flier further states. “So its easy to loot and riot without repercussions but its not easy to do our job because the city will hang us.”
An NYPD spokesperson told Fox News any suggestion that the NYPD would not be available to do its job “is false.”
“New York City Police Officers will be here today, tomorrow, and on the 4th of July to protect all New Yorkers,” NYPD spokesperson Sgt. Mary Frances O’Donnell said in an emailed statement.
Whether this happens or not, it’s very easy to understand the thinking behind it. Police are being vilified as a result of the mania that has overtaken the minds of many Americans.DONATE
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