De Blasio Nightmare: $1.5B in Cuts to NYPD Budget Amid Historic Crime Spree

De Blasio Nightmare: $1.5B in Cuts to NYPD Budget Amid Historic Crime Spree


On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he and council leaders had agreed to transfer $1.5 billion of New York City’s Police Department budget to other city departments.

“We want to shift resources more and more into young people in particular, into youth centers. We want to shift resources more and more into public housing,” de Blasio said at a Monday morning news conference, according to the New York Daily News.

“We’re going to take that capital money and shift it into creating youth recreation centers,” he went on.

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“The city is also poised to cancel the next two police academy classes — a savings of about $50 million — and transfer school safety officers from the Police to Education Departments, sources told the Daily News, a move trimming about $450 from the NYPD budget,” the Daily News reported.

In other words, de Blasio intends to shift a

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