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Old Today, 05:03 PM
 
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man.. sorry to hear this.
serving under red billy di blasio as mayor has got to suck.

'Mental health crisis': Fifth NYPD officer dies by suicide in two months
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbc...mp/ncna1035471

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Another New York City police officer died by suicide amid what officials have declared a "mental health crisis."

The Sergeants Benevolent Association said on social media Saturday that the late officer was a sergeant, but neither the union nor the NYPD have identified the officer. Commissioner James O’Neill pleaded with his police force to seek help for any mental health issues that they may be facing.

On June 5, Deputy Chief Steven Silks, 62, was found dead in a police vehicle in Queens just days away from retirement. About 24 hours later, Detective Joseph Calabrese, 58, was found dead at Brooklyn's Plum Beach.

Just a few days later, a 29-year-old officer died outside a precinct on Staten Island. Kevin Preiss, 53, a 24-year veteran of the force, was found dead at his Long Island home at the end of the month.
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Old Today, 05:07 PM
 
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Of course the OP could find a way to sneak in a dig at democrats.

Very sad, though. Police suicides nationwide are almost as high as military veterans in some states.

Has absolutely nothing with who the mayor or police chief is (as the OP has irresponsibly and falsely suggested), and everything to do with the stress and trauma of being an LEO and the things you see on a daily basis.
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Old Today, 05:08 PM
 
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man.. sorry to hear this.
serving under red billy di blasio as mayor has got to suck.

'Mental health crisis': Fifth NYPD officer dies by suicide in two months
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbc...mp/ncna1035471
Yes serving under DeBlassio sucks. The cops feel like he will never back them up. Most cops are now doing the bare minimum. No one wants to get involved and risk losing everything. However with that being said them killing themselves probably has very little to do with the mayor and is due to many other factors. As much as I can't stand DeBlassio the correlation between him and cop suicides does not hold water.
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Old Today, 05:09 PM
 
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Has absolutely nothing with who the mayor or police chief is (as the OP has irresponsibly and falsely suggested), and everything to do with the stress and trauma of being an LEO and the things you see on a daily basis.
tell us all how you know this.
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Old Today, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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The law enforcement profession is more prone to suicide than many others:

https://www.registerednursing.org/su...es-profession/

NYC has the largest Police force in the US, 4x the size of LA.

Suicides tend to occur in clusters.
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Old Today, 05:15 PM
 
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tell us all how you know this.
Maybe you should read post number three by an actual cop. Go ahead now and tell him he is full of it. That you know better than someone who was actually on the job. This should be good.
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Old Today, 05:17 PM
 
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There are many contributing factors that will lead a cop to taking his own life: marital issues, family problems, and stress at work.

Having a mayor like DiBlasio and spineless NYPD administration definitely does not help.
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Old Today, 05:26 PM
 
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Maybe you should read post number three by an actual cop. Go ahead now and tell him he is full of it. That you know better than someone who was actually on the job. This should be good.
maybe you should read post number 7 by another law enforcement officer. go ahead and tell him he’s full of it. that you know better than someone who was actually on the job.
this should be good.
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Old Today, 05:27 PM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Of course the OP could find a way to sneak in a dig at democrats.

Very sad, though. Police suicides nationwide are almost as high as military veterans in some states.

Has absolutely nothing with who the mayor or police chief is (as the OP has irresponsibly and falsely suggested), and everything to do with the stress and trauma of being an LEO and the things you see on a daily basis.
Don’t forget the people treat you like a pariah or the daily “I’m either going to get killed or sent to prison” moments when some idiot makes moves that look like he’s reaching for a gun part.
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Old Today, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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man.. sorry to hear this.
serving under red billy di blasio as mayor has got to suck.

'Mental health crisis': Fifth NYPD officer dies by suicide in two months
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbc...mp/ncna1035471
Jesus...some people want to blame liberals and Democrats for everything.

Right now, suicide and accidental drug overdose is one of the leading causes of death (if not the leading one) among men between the ages of 29 and 50. It is also a huge problem among women. These deaths of despair, as they are called, are not the result of living under the rule of a political party. I guess that for the police officers, their suicides can't possibly be related to dealing with the very worst humanity has to offer day in, day out. No...it makes much more sense that the suicides are the result of serving under Bill Di Blasio.

It's amazing just how partisan some people can be. Deaths of despair have complex causes, but an important cause is living in a society where lack of financial "success" is considered to be the greatest failure a man (or woman) can have. I see on this board the way so many - but especially the right-leaning posters - shame the poor and lower-middle class and blame them entirely for not being more successful.

Just today, I read a thread about how much working-class Americans are struggling to make ends meet and there was no empathy whatsoever from many posters who instead used the opportunity to criticize the woman profiled in a linked article for only being a nurse's assistant. Apparently it showed her lack of ambition and drive, which meant that she didn't deserve to be financially stable. It's not enough to work hard anymore; now you have to work hard in a white-collar profession or highly-skilled trade in order to be deemed worthy of financial stability.

I can certainly tolerate differences of politics and worldview, but the lack of empathy I see mostly by those on the right is astonishing and appalling. Empathy costs you nothing - no taxes required to be a kind person with a generous heart and spirit. You empathize for these police officers...why is it so hard to empathize with others?

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