New Yorkers really don’t like the behavior of the NYPD.
New York City voters disapprove of police officers turning their backs on the Mayor at police funerals by 69% to 27%. 77% think police union President Pay Lynch’s “blood on his hands” remarks were “too extreme” and no racial or gender subset of the population considers the comments “appropriate.”
Though there are big differences across the city’s racial groups 47% of New Yorkers say de Blasio’s actions since he began his run for Mayor show he supports the city’s police. 37% say the opposite.
Finally 52% of New Yorkers (versus 38%) says police discipline has broken down.
None of this is to say that New Yorkers are anti-police or disapprove of the NYPD. Quite the contrary. 56% of all New Yorkers approve of the job city police are doing. (White: 66%; Hispanic 54%; Black 41%) Notably, 71% of New Yorkers (a big majority) approve the job police are doing in their own community.
Maybe it’s time for Tom Selleck to do something.