Cops Abandoning This Socialist City

( – Officers are quitting the police in Democrat-run New York City in droves against the backdrop of spiking crime citywide and its commissioner’s recent unexplained resignation, according to reports.

Pension data from the New York Police Department (NYPD) shows that 648 officers left before retiring in the first half of 2023, a development underscoring the exacerbating officer exodus.

That is 22% more than the same period of 2022, when 530 quit, and an 87% hike compared with the first half of 2020, when 347 left, The New York Post reports.

Amid the exodus and continuing recruiting issues, the 34,000-strong NYPD now has a shortage of over 1,000 officers, the report stresses.

“Cops are being squeezed from every direction. They are working inhumane amounts of forced overtime. The brass is pushing for more enforcement, while the police-oversight complex is pushing to ruin more cops’ careers,” comments Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Hendry.

In his words, the NYPD should be more accommodating to those who haven’t quit since many officers might not be able to afford the risks of the job as they don’t get paid enough.

“Hostility towards police officers, bail reform, and the crime wave have fueled the frustration among the police agency,” the Post observes.

It quoted insider sources as saying that the departure of police officers has been caused by the “continued piling on” by the NYC city council and police watchdogs.

New data also reveals NYPD officers suffered 32% more injuries in the first half of 2023 than in 2022 amid what is described as “rampant crime.”

“It’s unbelievable. You can’t even go out to the street,” a female New Yorker told Fox 5 in March.

“Right now, it’s like we’re scared to get on the trains if something might happen because somebody has a gun, somebody has a knife, you sit by the door, somebody could get you, slice you in your face,” she added.

Against that backdrop, last month NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell, the first black woman to hold the post, resigned without any public explanation, a June 14 NBC News report informed.

New York City last had Republican administrations from 1994-2002 under Mayor Rudy Giuliani and 2002-2006, the first Michael Bloomberg term.