N.Y.P.D. Disbands Plainclothes Units Involved in Many Shootings
NEW YORK — The New York police commissioner announced on Monday (June 15) that he was disbanding the Police Department’s anti-crime units: plainclothes teams that target violent crime and have been involved in some of the city’s most notorious police shootings.
Roughly 600 officers serve in the units, which are spread out across the city and work out of the department’s 77 precincts. They will immediately be reassigned to other duties, including the detective bureau and the department’s neighborhood policing initiative, commissioner Dermot F. Shea said.
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With war between Russia and Ukraine, the latter with heavy Western backing, it feels almost like the clock has been turned back 40 years with a new Cold War. The world feels like it is somehow in reverse, with old postures and attitude that have long been laid to rest, lurching back to life as twenty-first century zombies. It’s scary, bizarre and unsettling, unless of course you are NYC Mayor Eric Adams. Adams loves the past so much he virtually lives in it. And that of course comes with a whole load of unsavory, bigoted baggage.
Not content with shadily appointing his brother to a government position and still fixated with “Stop and Frisk”, Adams has now opted to highlight his homophobic credentials for all to see. In a shocking, but at the same time completely unsurprising move (this is Adams after all), Adams has recently appointed three individuals to his city administration that all have shockingly homophobic histories. And here’s your roll-call in sexuality-hatred:
While campaigning for mayor, former cop Eric Adams vowed to bring back New York’s controversial plainclothes anti-crime police teams, sometimes holding press events near the scenes of recent shootings to make his point.
He took heat for the idea, as community members and activists pointed out those types of units have often used aggressive and sometimes violent tactics.
Twice — in the late 1990s and again in 2020 — the units were disbanded and reassigned.
Over the years, so-called anti-crime and other plainclothes units generated a mountain of civilian complaints and were at the center of a “staggering number” of killings, with little consequence.
As part of his Blueprint Against Violence released in January, he outlined the return of the anti-gun teams as a way to tackle a rise in shootings, specifically.
Now being called Neighborhood Safety Teams (NSTs), squads in unmarked vehicles and “modified” uniforms across 30 precincts will be composed of five police officers and one sergeant each.
The groups, writing as part of the Raise the Age NY coalition, include the Children’s Defense Fund-NY, Children’s Aid, Good Shepherd and Westchester Children’s Association as well as statewide youth mental health providers and advocates like the New York State Psychiatric Association and the Coalition for Behavioral Health.
Hochul is taking heat after it was revealed that she is hoping to make public safety changes a part of budget negotiations.
The governor’s 10-point plan includes expanding the number of bail eligible crimes to cover more gun charges and would allow judges to consider a suspect’s criminal history and set bail for repeat offenders.
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