Arrests Drop After NYPD Implements A "Work Stoppage"
Staging their own protest of sorts, the NYPD is reportedly only offering limited policing in response to the deaths of OfficersRafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who they claim were killed as a result of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio showing favoritism towards those advocating for an end to police brutality.
The New York Daily News and New York Posthas reported a sharp drop in a variety of low level offenses including drug arrests (down 84%,) traffic tickets (down 94%) and felony arrests (down 44%.) Denying that the continued anger towards the Mayor is the cause, the NYPD has instead cited a concern for their safety as the reason behind the decline in police work.
Seen as being "too soft" on police critics, de Blasio originally rode into office on claims that he would reform law enforcement within the city; following complaints that they relied too heavily on racial profiling and unwarranted "stop and frisks."