State Troopers Just Made Chilling Demand Of State Amid Lawlessness In NYC
(Tea Party 247) – As if you thought things couldn’t get any worse in New York City.
New York State Troopers no longer wish to serve the city as Mayor Bill de Blasio calls for the already neutered NYPD to be defunded and murder and lawlessness reign in the city.
The New York State Troopers PBA issued a statement on Wednesday “demanding” that state troopers be removed from New York City and “cease any law enforcement activities within that jurisdiction,” the Times Union reported.
This request comes on the heels of a new police reform bill which will be signed into law on Wednesday by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Across the country, police departments have been revamping procedures in the midst of national outcry over racial justice.
“We have arrived at this unfortunate decision due to the hastily written so-called police reform legislation recently passed by the New York City Council,” PBA President Thomas H. Mungeer wrote in a statement.
“This poorly conceived bill, which will be signed into law by Mayor de Blasio today, puts an undue burden upon our troopers; it opens them up to criminal and civil liability for restraining a person during a lawful arrest in a manner that is consistent with their training and is legal throughout the rest of the state. Furthermore, this legislation will prevent troopers from safely and effectively arresting resistant subjects.”
Mungeer explained that the new regulations will “criminalize methods of restraint, including putting any pressure on a person’s chest or back.”
Law enforcement agencies across the country use those techniques if “officers are faced with violently combative subjects,” he said.
“I find it extremely troubling that these acts are now defined as criminal in nature, even if they were unintentional and no injury was sustained by the subject,” Mungeer said.
State Police Superintendent Keith Corlett was the recipient of the request to withdraw State Troopers from the city.
Mungeer said that the presence of state troopers in New York has been positive. He said that the troopers have become more familiar over the past five years as Gov. Andrew Cuomo requested help patrolling the city’s airports, bridges, and tunnels.
“Additionally, our presence there has significantly increased the safety of all New Yorkers as well as the millions of visitors who travel there each year,” Mungeer wrote.
However, new rules open troopers up to “criminal and civil liabilities simply by doing the job they were trained to do.”
He said he would ask the state attorney to indemnify the State Police from the “ill-conceived law” to keep troopers in the city.
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