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By:  Dean Weiner

The mass exodus of New Yorkers who fled during Covid because they can’t cope with city life is continuing with members of the NYPD. According to an exclusive report from The New York Post, six out of nine new NYC police officers are leaving for the town of Danbury in Connecticut.

Tina Moore of The New York Post reported:

The newly minted Connecticut cops will make between $63,900 and $74,400 a year, according to a job listing for the town at PoliceApp.com. The NYPD’s starting salary is $42,500, jumping to $85,292 after five and a half years. Meanwhile, the average monthly cost of a one-bedroom apartment in New York City is $3,925. In Danbury, the average cost for a one-bedroom unit is $1,863, according to the site Zumper.com. Danbury has a population of about 85,000 people and saw one murder and a total of 97 violent crimes in 2019, according to the most recent FBI crime data available. New York City, with a population of 8.5 million, saw 335 murders and 49,124 violent crimes in the same year, the data shows.

An officer with more than 20 years on the job told The New York Post, ““Instead of [higher-ups] trying to help police, they’re worried about stickers on your phone,” the cop said, referring to the recent move by the NYPD to mandate that officers put stickers on their work phones to help the public see if they are actually doing their job while on duty or looking at their personal devices.

“You lock somebody up, and they’re out the next day,” the source added, lamenting New York state’s lax bail reform laws.

“What’s the purpose of being a police officer out here?”

Eight years of a far-left extremist radical like former Mayor de Blasio did not help the moral of the NYPD either. From early in his tenure, he was at odds with the police; by the time he left office, the Sandinista supporting mayor was clearly shown to be on the side with anti-police radicals of the fake BLM movement, as he became famous for painting BLM in the middle of NYC, while his deranged daughter was arrested in a BLM riot after allegedly assailing officers. The damage de Blasio caused to NYC cannot be understated.

Meanwhile, New York City Mayor Eric Adams is ramping up his initiatives to lower the crime rates. Mayor Eric Adams’ plan to force far more psych evaluations of street homeless who seem seriously mentally ill “not only will help to keep [dangerous] individuals off the streets, it’s going to help the individuals themselves.”

Adams himself was clear: “Without that intervention, they remain lost and isolated from society, tormented by delusions and disordered thinking. They cycle in and out of hospitals and jails.”

Yes, the plan announced Nov. 29 is a work in progress: The city will need more psychiatric-hospital beds to execute it at scale, for example. But, as Adams says, “The starting point was for us to say, ‘We’re not accepting this anymore.”

In recent New York Post editorial, the paper wrote, “As Dr. Paul Appelbaum, a Columbia professor of psychiatry, medicine and law, told City & State, the policy can bring “a reduction of criminalization rather than an increase in it,” as it can prevent “further criminalization of people with mental illness.”

“How is it humane to leave them free until they do something that does send them to Rikers?

NYPD brass ordered officers to start implementing the new policy Friday.

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