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NYPD to Eliminate Plainclothes Anti-Crime Units

NYPD to Eliminate Plainclothes Anti-Crime Units

“Shooting and murders are both climbing steadily upward, but our city leaders have decided that proactive policing isn’t a priority anymore. They chose this strategy. They will have to reckon with the consequences.”

Monday, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea announced that plainclothes crime units will be disbanded and all officers will be reassigned.

Approximately 600 officers will be impacted.

From NBC local news:

The change will affect roughly 600 plainclothes officers, he said, with officers in every precinct being reassigned as the department switches focus to community-based efforts.

“Thankfully, here in New York City, angry demonstrations have turned peaceful. Thoughtful discussions about reform have emerged,” Shea said at a Monday afternoon news conference.

The commissioner said work will still be done to get guns off the street, but through smarter methods, like technology and intel, rather than through things like raids targeted at those suspected of carrying weapons. Intelligence officers will continue working on targeting suspected gang leaders and weapons dealers. Shea also said that the department can do better and be safer for the public and for cops, while admitting he predicts a potential storm cloud ahead as shootings are up city-wide.

“This is 21st century policing. Intelligence, data, ShotSpotter, video” would all be used to help fight crime, Shea said. Community policing relies on residents’ help in identifying the bad actors who are causing problems in neighborhoods.

In response to the change, Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynched bashed the decision and blamed city lawmakers and officials.

“Anti-Crime’s mission was to protect New Yorkers by proactively preventing crime, especially gun violence,” Lynch said in a statement. “Shooting and murders are both climbing steadily upward, but our city leaders have decided that proactive policing isn’t a priority anymore. They chose this strategy. They will have to reckon with the consequences.”

Shea, who said that the decision was his, said he supports reforming police but still believes defunding the department is the wrong way to go. He also said the results of the decision, including guns, shootings and community relations, will fall on his shoulders.

This seem… ill-advised.


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The plot to create chaos and take-over.

This is really happening. It’s time to send in troops: the hell with the media, the hell with pelosi bending over, and the hell with the GOPe.

Crush this rebellion. Drag soros to justice or kill him like the Clinton FBI killed 75 Americans in 1993 putting down a rebellion in Waco Texas:

    Where’s the Mafia when you need them? They would protect the statues of Christoper Columbus and the (Catholic) churches and who knows what else?

    Paul In Sweden in reply to | June 15, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    No, we can no longer depend on our local, state and even federal governments to ensure our rights and safety. Start joining or forming local militias to keep your families, property and businesses safe.

    Are you seriously advocating the murder of George Soros. (One would think after the Federalist’s trouble with Google today that LI would delete comments like this.)

great unknown | June 15, 2020 at 7:10 pm

They couldn’t care less about the consequences. Unless the details protecting government officials are also disbanded.

    They’re Pro-Choice, selective, opportunistic, they force reality to bend a knee and accept a consensus with their special and peculiar interests. If it happens in darkness, behind a wall, in a chamber/clinic, then it didn’t really happen at all.

This seems as well-advised as the famous CIA decision to move away from Human intelligence and go all-in on satellites. What could possibly go wrong, they said.

Millennial fascism is rampant, even at their work:

6 eBay Executives And Employees Charged With Sending Threats, Bloody Pig Mask To Natick Couple:

Read the piece and look at their ages.

This pales in comparison to the train wreck that has been occurring in the Supreme Court. Today was possibly the worst day ever. We can stop pretending that this is a constitutionalist court. Clarence Thomas is the only true constitutionalist with Alito a respectable second. You can toss the rest into a cesspool.

Our constitution is no longer the ruling founding document after today.

Shea, who said that the decision was his, said he supports reforming police but still believes defunding the department is the wrong way to go. He also said the results of the decision, including guns, shootings and community relations, will fall on his shoulders.

What are his personal consequences if he is wrong? Prison or at least being fired if he is proven wrong?

    Mac45 in reply to ConradCA. | June 15, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    In the 1970s and 80s, this nation had a great experiment in criminal justice. It entailed extreme leniency in sentencing as well as “diversionary” program for drug abusers. What we learned from this is that it simply did not work. Society was not protected from the predations of these people. So, in the 1889s we had an overhaul of the criminal justice system. Mandatory arrests for certain criminal acts was instituted. Mandatory sentencing guideline went into effect. And, diversionary programs, including for drug users, were drastically cut. What we found out was that the only thing which kept most criminal from preying upon the rest of society wad to segregate them from society for a very, very long time. If they were incarcerated, they could not harm the rest of us. That changed with the enlightened renaissance of the 21st Century. And, we can all see how that is turning out.

Why do so many states allow criminals to commit felonies over and over? They should implement 3 strikes your out. Along with 4 strikes your dead. Better to put criminals that are too stupid to be honest in prison for life without parole.

Seeing how their so concerned about crimes with guns they should punish those who abuse the 2nd amendment severely. Possession of a firearm in a felony or a felon in possession of a firearm should spend 30 years in prison without parole.

    ray in reply to ConradCA. | June 15, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    They are going after the law-abiding to disarm them. The fascists will then return to complete the enslavement. They will twist your suggestion to make things worse for good people.

      Paul In Sweden in reply to ray. | June 16, 2020 at 6:41 am

      Then they release criminals onto the streets only so they can vote and join their brownshirts which are funded by DNC groups and Globalist Companies who pay as tribute. The population is being milked. The money taken from police departments will be given to Democrat organizations and entities. The money congress wants to “study” reparations is nothing more than a slush fund for Democrats.

      You stop crime by enforcing and punishing crime. The ruling class has no interest in enforcing crime except when it is politically advantageous.

PDJT moving his primary residence out of New York City and down to Florida is looking more and more like stable genius sh1+ right there. Remember chuck schumer’s disastrous tweet regarding PDJT’S move? I bet a lot of New Yorkers would like to pull up stakes and get the H out of Dodge about now, or have fled when PDJT did. democrats are a cancer. New Yorkers, you voted for these incompetent, corrupt fools, and in deblasio’s case, all the above AND communist. I don’t think the revolution is quite going the way deblasio had in mind though. The democrat cities can fail and burn to the ground, America will survive just fine. The rest of the country has plenty of means and ability to take over what goes on in the cities, but the opposite is not true.

Now for modern day fiction story time: If the remaining big city denizens stay put AND vote democrats in again, it might be time to enact ‘Escape from _______ (fill in the blank with any major failed democrat city)’ protocols. Give honest, vetted citizens the opportunity to get out, then wall them bad boys up. Turn them into giant CHAZ’s, or CHOP’s, or whatever they want to self-identify as. Endless summer of love block parties, what could be better?

    buck61 in reply to CKYoung. | June 15, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    The problem is, the local party leaders will almost always endorse the person who is currently holding office. The local party leaders do not want turnover within the power structure. Getting a city that is so over weighted to one party will be very difficult. In this current environment it will be more difficult to find someone who is considered a centrist to peel away votes from the dominant party.

It doesn’t matter. Within a month you will no longer have any real police on the streets of large Democrat controlled cities. The reason is because they will simply stop coming to work. They will pack up their families and leave for more conservative areas. Those who remain will become heavily armed private security for neighborhoods and businesses of wealthy progressives. Policing will become the purview of armed factions and the results will not be pretty.

I hope y’all are armed.

    artichoke in reply to Mac45. | June 16, 2020 at 9:14 am

    It used to be a running joke that the place to find a cop was in the Dunkin Donuts. They weren’t all that proactive in their policing. But they were friendly and nice conversation, in case you happened to be in the Dunkin Donuts and felt like chatting.

    Now with social distancing and a generally nastier atmosphere they probably won’t be in the Dunkin Donuts. But they won’t be out putting themselves at risk for a government that will just throw them under the bus for doing so. Lori Lightfoot got all mad because she saw a video of cops napping inside their precinct instead of working. But it’s her fault for not supporting them when they tried to work.

    A few will quit. Most will keep the jobs and keep accumulating pension, but will not put themselve in harm’s way.

The drug cartels and street level dealers will be very happy, when the undercover cops vanish they’ll quickly figure out who the undercover guys were.

I bet the police unions regret being Democrat shills. Everyone loves to grease the skids and play corrupt Democrat political games. This is the result. Sadly…if there’s ever another election…the people of NYC will just elect another Democrat. Probably the same clown. But if not Deblasio then some other Leftis buffoon. And the graft and pandering and the sellout of America will continue. But you get what you vote for.

    ecreegan in reply to D3F1ANT. | June 16, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    The founder of the Guardian Angels is running for mayor of NYC in 2021 (as a Republican.) So we have a Giuliani-candidate. I don’t expect him to win, but the option is there.

It takes decades to fight and win freedom, and decades more to turn freedom and liberty into true wealth.

It only takes a few years to turn it all back around and see fascism rein again. Looks like we are near that end stage.

The results will be ” unexpected “

It seems as though every day I read more insanity of what the Left and their Democratic Party lackeys are doing. Every day it seems I become a bit more sick at the sight of the gradual destruction of America for the sake of Leftist advances. It seems every day I become more and more thankful that years ago I had the presence of mind to move my family to live in a rural community more than a hundred miles from the nearest large city where the people still worship God and hold on to our old fashioned values.

This isn’t ‘fascism’ it’s straight from Lenin’s play book.

They’re not getting rid of police. At the most they’re replacing them with a trust and safety committee or a community reconciliation council who will have guns and badges.

Well New Yorkers, prepare for the return of the “bad old days”. You voted for these leftists, enjoy!

    artichoke in reply to MAJack. | June 16, 2020 at 9:07 am

    The “bad old days” weren’t so bad at all; NY was still a great town. But this will be really bad.

Remember New York of the ’70’s? You know, the New York that set the stage for the original “Death Wish” movie with Charles Bronson.

They say history isn’t a line, it’s a circle.

We’re about to come back around to the other side.

If you live in a city…especially one run by liberals…arm up. You’re gonna need it.

    artichoke in reply to Sailorcurt. | June 16, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Yes I remember NY in the 70’s. Scuzzier, but not really dangerous. I used to walk between Penn Station and the Port Authority bus terminal whenever I would travel between college and home. Those hookers and various sorts of “joints” were available for those who would want them, but not dangerous to anyone who didn’t.

    Mayor Dinkins didn’t disband the plainclothes units. Dinkins wasn’t about “racial justice”, recriminations or reparations.

    This is far more dangerous than what happened in the 70’s.

“The commissioner said work will still be done to get guns off the street, but through smarter methods, like technology and intel, rather than through things like raids targeted at those suspected of carrying weapons. ”

Since they were surely already using those “smarter methods, like technology and intel”, they are just losing the ability to collect human intelligence (spying) and the ability to act without warning. For example, plainclothes cops were able to enter the crowd and break up at least one incident during demonstrations recently in Brooklyn. This will be gone now.

De Blasio’s wife is intentionally handcuffing the police.

I am not sure I am reading this correctly. Are all undercover operations being ended, or only certain ones?

The crime stats will be great. If you don’t fight it or look for it, it never happens

That is dumbo mayor and fredos brothers thinking for you. If they could be accused of thinking.

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