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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

NYPD “On Strike.” Population Says, Great!

Jan 5, 2015

Angry at Mayor Bill de Blasio for pointing out that it maybe shouldn’t be killing unarmed black men in the street, the New York City Police Department has called for a slow-down in its arrests and ticketing. Arrests and tickets for minor “quality of life” offenses have dropped by 94 percent! Overall, arrests are down by 66 percent.

The New York Post says the police have decided to make arrests “only when they have to.”

Really! So, the NYPD has admitted that two thirds of all of its arrests are completely unnecessary! They just admitted that the big majority of what they do amounts to harassment of the population for no good reason.

That’s something the population has known for a long, long time!