Do you remember the good ‘ole days when Republican Mayor Rudy Giuliani cleaned up New York City and the crime rate dropped because he took the handcuffs off police officers and let them aggressively pursue bad guys? How he got the prosecutor’s office onboard to stop frivolous lawsuits against the police departments?
Well, the Democrats in the City Council have sponsored a new bill that not only handcuffs the police, but will “blindfold” them “and send crime rates soaring,” as well, according to the New York Police Department captain’s union.
This insanely, politically correct bill “will ban cops from identifying a suspect’s age, gender, color or disability,” Union President Roy Richter told the New York Post. “When we have wanted suspects and patterns of crimes, those are very important descriptive terms to let officers know who to look for,” he added.
If passed, though, the bill would require police to “use little more than the color of a suspect’s clothing in descriptions — or risk being sued for profiling,” the Post reported.
And, according to the Post, the bill is on a fast track – it’s being sent straight to the floor for a vote versus going through the “normal committee process.”
The Council’s democrats said the new law would “only expand the city’s existing racial-profiling law by adding other demographic groups that should be protected, such as the homeless and gay people.”
But police unions are fighting back hard with a new ad campaign set to launch this week.
The paper reported:
The ad asks, “How effective is a police officer with a blindfold on?”
The ad warns that if cops transmit a description of a suspect that goes beyond the color of his or her clothing, they could be sued for racial profiling if the proposal becomes law.
The ad will appear in tomorrow’s Post, in addition to the union’s Web site, Twitter and Facebook — and provides links to contacts for City Council members to sway their vote on the measure.