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Old 05-29-2009, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Medina (Brooklyn), NY
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What do you all think we can do to improve the NYPD?
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:57 PM
 
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Hmmm toughen up the requirements to be a cop.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:58 PM
 
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How about raise salaries so they will be able to provide for their families?

The salaries these guys make is outrageous.

I thought about going into it myself. Then I looked at the salary sytem and quickly came to my senses.
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Punish cops that shoot other cops. Also I have noticed that many cops in NYC abuse their power as well. They park anywhere, when they feel like it. They go through the red light as if it never existed. They should lead by example and they are not doing that.
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:55 PM
 
Location: In the Hood, Brooklyn, NY
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Punish cops that shoot other cops.
I'm curious. What would you see fit as punishment? It is all too easy for all of us to "Monday Morning Quarterback" on what could of, would of, or should of been done. As noted by someone else on the other thread highlighting the off-duty officer that was killed by the two anti-crime officers, cops make split second decisions. Sometimes those decisions are tragic like the death of this young man so early in his career.

Unless you walked in the shoes of a cop on patrol, we will never understand the decisions they make every single day. What happened was tragic but let me ask you this. When shots ring out in the night, which way do you run. Most people run away from the danger while cops run into the heat of the battle.
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Medina (Brooklyn), NY
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I'm curious. What would you see fit as punishment? It is all too easy for all of us to "Monday Morning Quarterback" on what could of, would of, or should of been done. As noted by someone else on the other thread highlighting the off-duty officer that was killed by the two anti-crime officers, cops make split second decisions. Sometimes those decisions are tragic like the death of this young man so early in his career.

Unless you walked in the shoes of a cop on patrol, we will never understand the decisions they make every single day. What happened was tragic but let me ask you this. When shots ring out in the night, which way do you run. Most people run away from the danger while cops run into the heat of the battle.
I think we need our OWN policing, ESPECIALLY in the so called black and hispanic neighborhoods. We need to police the police so to speak. I also agree with the comment that we need to toughen the requirements to become a police officer. That is something that I have been saying for many years now. We obviously aren't doing through backround checks on these individuals whom many once they get on the force turn out to be thugs (w/ badges). I know that the Jewish community in our city has this in place already, so why can't we? What I do know is that sitting back waiting for the "good ol" Rev. Al Sharpton (and other so called black and hispanic leaders) to protest is obviously a strategy that is not working being that things like this recent incident keep on happening. I also think that we need stiffer penalties for police brutality (no matter who it is against) and racially motivated crimes. I PERSONALLY think a racially motivated crime should carry a MANDATORY 15 year sentence for anyone who is in law enforcement in addition to loss of badge, any money that has been earned over their time on the force must be refunded in full and revocation of citizenship for TREASON. If you are a man of the LAW and you are intrusted BY THE PEOPLE who the LAW basically is to SERVE AND PROTECT THE PEOPLE and abusive the trust and power bestowed in you by THE PEOPLE to me that is an outright attack against the government WHICH IS INHERENTLY, THE PEOPLE.

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How about raise salaries so they will be able to provide for their families?

The salaries these guys make is outrageous.

I thought about going into it myself. Then I looked at the salary sytem and quickly came to my senses.
You should be able to make more money for such a dangerous and stressful job.
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Hmmm toughen up the requirements to be a cop.
The requirements are already tough.
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Medina (Brooklyn), NY
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The requirements are already tough.
I beg to differ.
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:43 AM
 
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The requirements are already tough.
Are you kidding me??? They're practically BEGGING people to become NYPD officers.... if you walk in with a pulse and can sign your name, you're in.
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:51 AM
 
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I beg to differ.
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Are you kidding me??? They're practically BEGGING people to become NYPD officers.... if you walk in with a pulse and can sign your name, you're in.
I hope that the two of you are joking.

If you think that it is so easy then I would love to see you try.

Even if you do get accepted, then you have to get through the academy.

While in the academy you make a crappy salary. Also, I believe the average salary for a NYPD cop starting is upper 30 thousand.

When I checked into a couple of years ago, I believe it was 36,000, which is poverty in NYC
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