This is interesting, I think a couple other points worth considering:

• How does the Dominican, Asian, and Hasidic Jewish communities in NYC feel on the topic? They are large voting blocs that I assume are pro-police?

• Crime actually went down an additional 40% under De Blasio -- I think that and the "no chaos in 2014" point would have made a good argument for diversifying public safety spending (although I never really heard anyone making this point)

• Would be interesting to revisit this topic in light of pandemic increases in violent crime

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HEY BARKAN..... want a few MILLION new readers........to reveal some of the most shocking cop-ruption scandals ever.....going on in today's Amerikkka?

All of it.....easy to verify.

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