Frightened New York Police Dept. (NYPD) cops are turning a blind eye to minor crimes committed in black neighborhoods.
The shook cops are fearful that they may be the next target of gunmen who believe they are avenging the deaths of unarmed black men.
An NYPD supervisor told The NY Post his cops are making fewer arrests as a result.
Police all over the country are nervous and jittery after 2 NYPD officers were shot and killed by Ismaaiyl Brinsley while they sat in their patrol car last week. Brinsley, who suffered from an undiagnosed mental disorder, then shot and killed himself.
“My guys are writing almost no summonses, and probably only making arrests when they have to — like when a store catches a shoplifter,” said the unnamed supervisor.
“I’m not writing any summonses. Do you think I’m going to stand there so someone can shoot me or hit me in the head with an ax?” a cop said Sunday.
“I’m concerned about my safety,” the cop added. “I want to go to home to my wife and kids.”
The police assassinations came 2 days after NYPD cops wore “I Can Breathe” t-shirts, mocking Eric Garner supporters who adopted his last words — “I can’t breathe” — as their rallying cry.