It is not just anti-policing rhetoric, there are direct policies from Democrat leaders like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio that are forcing safety-fearing business and people to flee, according to former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.
“There’s a feeling of unease,” Kelly told Sunday’s “The Cats Roundtable” on WABC 770 AM-N.Y. “People complain to me all the time: They feel unsafe in the city.”
Among the direct policies leading to the massive crime wave is the elimination of the “Anti-Crime Units” as pushed by Mayor de Blasio amid social justice reform pressure from the left, Kelly told host John Catsimatidis.
“I think that has been a major blow to crime fighting in the city,” Kelly said. “Anti-Crime Units are plain-clothes police officers who hunt the hunted. They’re out there looking for predators. They are addressing violent street crime.
“It has worked very well for years, but this mayor has decided to eliminate the anti-crime units.”
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