Anti-cop pol Dear Editor,
Mar 03, 2020 | 5985 views | 0 0 comments | 697 697 recommendations | email to a friend | print
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea blamed anti-police rhetoric for the recent attempted assassination of cops in the Bronx's 41st Precinct.

One source of that rhetoric is Councilman Rory Lancman of Queens, who has assailed cops since becoming chairman of the city Council's Committee on the Justice System.

He accused police of racial profiling in fare-beating arrests. Fare beating is a crime that costs the MTA $300 million a year. It hurts service for riders of all races, including his constituents. Some of those arrested carried concealed weapons and faced warrants for violent crimes.

Lancman condemned the MTA's Criminal Database, which led to the arrests and prosecution of violent street gang members. Should the cops use a list of suspects approved by the ACLU instead?

He backed the bail "reform" bill that puts violent and repeat offenders back on the streets to menace civilians and police.

Lancman owes cops and his constituents an apology.


Richard Reif

Kew Gardens Hills
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