Despite police worries about being understaffed, New York City proposes to slash overtime pay for cops to deal with the city’s growing immigration issue.
Mayor Eric Adams’s administration has tasked the city’s police, fire, prisons, and sanitation services with devising a strategy to reduce overtime compensation.
Adams’s description of the influx of migrants entering New York City as a financial tsunami prompted the city to launch the cost-cutting initiative. He said the city would be destroyed because of the immigration situation.
Unions for law enforcement personnel are concerned that the planned cuts would reduce the number of cops on the streets, making the city more unsafe.
Without resolving its personnel issue, it will be difficult for the NYPD to reduce overtime drastically. Police Benevolent Association president Patrick Hendry says the police are still thousands of officers short. Due to a shortage of resources, they cannot return crime rates to those recorded before 2020.
Hendry also emphasized the need to retain veteran police officers if the city government is concerned about cutting costs without compromising public safety.
The Adams administration’s proposal also includes a moratorium on new hires.
Although City Hall said it had informed the relevant departments via memo, it did not make that document available.
Adams predicted in an interview with local media that the city would soon be hit by a financial tsunami, unlike anything it had seen before. Child care, senior services, and even the availability of affordable homes in this community are all at risk. Everything is about to change.
Some refugees who have found shelter in New York City’s shelters have even expressed gratitude for the city’s generosity.
A Venezuelan migrant named Mujica was interviewed in the street by the media and said he was enjoying his time at the migrant hostel in New York City’s McCarren Park.
Mujica claimed he took his family to the pool, and they had no trouble. Mujica stated, “We swam between 12 and 5 p.m., and it’s a really good pool.”
New Yorkers, struggling to make ends meet, were not pleased to hear of the beautiful life being afforded illegals on their tax dollar.
In light of a recent incident at a migrant shelter in Brooklyn, Adams voiced worry about the possible safety risk posed by women and children having to share places with single males. When Mayor Adams was criticized for what some saw as dangerous comments, he said that the situation on the ground was not a classroom exercise.
Adams said that New York City will be overwhelmed by an unrelenting monthly influx of 10,000 new residents. The mayor said the whole city will be in jeopardy.