Amid record low crime rates, SBA imagines a lawless hellscape

A NYPD officer.
A NYPD officer.
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Amid record low crime rates, SBA imagines a lawless hellscape

Why isn’t the sergeants union trying to take credit for New York City’s safety?
October 9, 2019

Police officers are paid to prevent crime and if you look at the statistics, New York City’s seem to be doing a great job. All major crimes are at or near record lows. Fewer New Yorkers are being killed than at any time since the 1950s. True to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s claim, it’s the safest big city in America.

So why is a police union working overtime to promote the idea that New York City is a lawless hellscape?

In just the past month, the Sergeants Benevolent Association has repeatedly questioned the veracity of crime stats, misrepresented