The damage done to the New York City Police Department over the last two and a half years is unparalleled and will have repercussions for the safety of the city’s residents for a generation to come.
Back in the mid 1970s, following the layoffs of thousands of cops in the wake of a fiscal crisis, the Police Benevolent Association published and distributed a flier titled Welcome to Fear City filled with warnings for residents and visitors to New York.
New York City residents, listen up. Lock your doors. Don’t leave valuables of any kind in your car. Hide some robbery insurance money in your sock when you walk the streets or ride the subway, and try to be back inside your homes by nightfall.
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