Mayor Eric Adams’ administration is planning to cut the NYPD’s next police academy class as part of a sweeping reduction in the city budget caused primarily by the multi-billion-dollar migrant crisis, the Post has learned.
The pending academy freeze comes as an already-struggling NYPD battle to replace the nearly 3,000 uniformed officers who have retired and quit since 2019 – and as overall crime is yet to drop after surging 30% during Adams’ first year in office.
Democratic Mayor Eric Adams of New York City announced Nov. 16 that the NYPD would freeze hiring in order to address the city’s mounting migrant crisis, two days after he said the city would not hire a class of 250 school safety agents currently being trained.
The NYPD responded to 69 antisemitic attacks in October, a 331% increase in the figure from September in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack launched by Hamas against multiple locations in southern Israel.
Detroit PD is losing officers at a high rate too. Pay and benefits took a hit during the bankruptcy, so that isn’t helping retention either. Detroit trains large numbers of new officers every year. but, after training and a few years experience, many leave for an easier beat, with better pay and benefits.
Maybe. That was a very long time ago. For me it didn’t pass the smell test. A book I read about the case said that Milken made a mistake by pleading guilty when threatened by the RICO Act. Those who did not plead guilty were acquitted. I didn’t like Giuliani back then.
NYC was a place I really liked since the first day I saw it in 1946 as a six year old kid. For me NYC was THE CITY! On a later visit Times Square had become a disaster. When I visited in 2000 NYC had been cleaned up by Giuliani and that restored my respect for him. Hearing some of his uttering during the Trump era made me wonder. Hard guy to place.
NYC was not cleaned up by Giuliani, but priamarily by simple underlying economics and demographics combined with intelligent patient policies under Koch.
Giuliani was a brilliant showman, both as a prosecutor and as a political antecedant to such types as Boris Johnson. He created a clever plausible reason for taking credit for the transformation of NYC, but mostly was riding a train already in motion and inventing modern political posing (from 2001)
…an earlier episode, the man known as Hizzoner (New York for His Honour) was ejected from his official mansion by his estranged wife. Now we learn that the mayor is crashing in the spare room of his friends’ house where his hosts, a gay couple, insist that he make his bed every morning and ask him what time he is going to be back each night.
(knew and distrusted the gay couple who hosted Giuliani, they were and remain poseurs of a high caliber, which I have I always disliked)