Former two-time city Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said New York “went too far, too fast” in approving laws aiding criminals and handcuffing cops and now faces “a long hot summer ahead.”
Bratton, who is promoting his new book, “The Profession”, said he was particularly troubled by left-leaning New York City mayoral candidates calling for gutting the police department during the “largest crime wave in 30 years.”
“We have the criminal justice reform movement on the left that in the case of New York City went too far, too fast. And that’s evident by some of the candidates in the race who are still talking about defunding the police, reducing the size of the New York police force in the middle of the largest crime wave in 30 years,” Bratton said in a Yahoo Finance interview, which he posted on his twitter account.
“Doesn’t make much sense I think to the average person.”
He didn’t mention candidates by name but