When Cops Take Their Beefs to Work

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Robin Barton

If you live in the New York metropolitan region, you're aware that officers in the New York Police Department (NYPD) were recently engaged in an unofficial slowdown, writing fewer tickets, handing out fewer citations for so-called "quality of life" crimes, such as jumping a turnstile or drinking alcohol in public, and making fewer misdemeanor arrests.

The unofficial slowdown was a response to the perception that Mayor Bill de Blasio has been disrespectful to and unsupportive of the NYPD in the face of protests over the controversial Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases.

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