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The NYPD is Essentially Refusing to do Its Job and Yet New York Hasn’t Collapsed into Chaos

The NYPD is Essentially Refusing to do Its Job and Yet New York Hasn’t Collapsed into Chaos

“It’s not a slowdown — it’s a virtual work stoppage.”

The NYPD has basically stopped doing its job since the murder of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu earlier this month, according to reports in the New York Post and New York Daily News, and yet the city hasn’t descended into total chaos.

The Post reported that arrests were down 66% in the week following the deaths of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, compared to the same period in 2013.

For certain offenses, the arrest levels are staggeringly low, according to the numbers put out by the Post.

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