There have been a number of disturbing events of police misconduct around the country that have been caught on tape and we must make sure these officers are properly disciplined. But we must not lose sight of the fact that every day, New York's thin blue line keep all of us safe and they continue to do so by breaking previous crime lows.
At a community meeting I attended last summer in Brooklyn, a resident complained to the Commanding Officer of the local precinct about a violent crime that occurred on her block: a gun point robbery. What were the police doing to solve the crime and to ensure that it doesn't happen again, the woman asked?
A reported 120 alleged gang members had been were arrested, surpassing the 2014 raid in West Harlem's Grant and Manhattanville Houses for the biggest in the city's history. One man even fell to his death from a building as he ran away from cops. Since the shooting death of police officer Randolph Holder last October, the frequency of the raids has notably increased.