Bill De Blasio may go down in history as one of the most useless and clueless mayors of New York City. His current MO is to move NYPD funding to youth and social services. He believes that young people need to be reached, not policed. Somewhere in his convoluted way of thinking, he believes that this is a good idea.
Young people need to be reached and policed. And it’s not just the young people that need to be policed. Everyone does. It’s to maintain order. When left alone, mayhem can arise – and New York City has a long history of it.
Why pull NYPD funding? There are a number of reasons, but it comes down to De Blasio not being happy with their performance during the riots in the past week. The mayor lost control of his city because of ineffective curfews and a Democratic style of finger-pointing. The NYPD risked the lives of their officers to restore order, and it took some time because of the sheer level of rioting.
Black Lives Matter has been pushing the radical agenda of defunding and eliminating the police around the country. After all, with no police in place, black lives would matter more, right? It seems like everyone wants to stop thinking about the actual outcomes of their actions…
De Blasio can’t actually eliminate the police. He doesn’t have that kind of power. He can, however, strip them of some of their funding. That would appease Black Lives Matter, too, so he’ll move the funds away from the NYPD and toward local youth groups and social services.
It seems the mayor may have lost all touch with reality. He’s going to take money away from the police department so that they’re rendered ineffective to protect New Yorkers. He’s looking to make BLM happy when, really, nothing will make them happy. And, those who already hate the mayor’s political games are going to hate him more. Exactly how does Bill De Blasio think that this is a good idea?
According to his tweets, he’s vowing to ensure that the city will be safe. But…how can he do that when he’s stripping NYPD of their funding? He’s going to move vendor enforcement out of NYPD. He’s shifting funding away from them. So, what can the NYPD do? He wants to make sure that he’s taking “I hear you” to the next level by showing how to make NYC “more just.”
What about all of the people who are concerned about the crime? Does he hear any of those concerns? The concerns are being shared loud and clear, so he has to hear them. People want to know what’s going to happen when they call 911 because there’s a robbery or a murder or any other crime. People want to know what’s going to happen when the violence that has always plagued NYC continues to happen – and when it’s not just the black population being affected but also the whites, the Hispanics, and other races.
The tweeted responses to De Blasio’s plan shows that he’s not the most favored mayor. People are urging him to resign. People are also reminding him about he was just begging Pelosi for COVID relief money to avoid cutting police budgets. About that – so, he didn’t want to cut police budgets two weeks ago. Now, one man dies and the entire country riots. BLM is breathing down his neck and suddenly, he changes everything he stands for? How quickly Democrats can change their ideals in order to gain popularity.
Perhaps Rudy Giuliani was onto something when he warned New York City residents to not elect progressive Democrats if they want to be safe.
Giving funds to social and youth services is a great idea. The youth of today need to be reached. However, everyone needs to be policed because it’s a part of being in a community. Crimes will happen and NYPD needs funding regardless of what happened to George Floyd. Black Lives Matter but that doesn’t mean funding stops. Protect the city. Or else.