A Dozen NYPD Officers Move to Florida as Anti-Cop Policies Lead Police to Flee
New York has finally gone so far left that even the state’s finest are leaving for sunny Florida. In recent weeks, at least a dozen police officers have resigned from the NYPD for new officer jobs in freedom-loving DeSantis territory as the Empire State’s radicalism has become too much to endure any longer.
It’s no wonder, either. While New York has added a COVID-19 vaccine mandate to a growing list of policies that treat cops like trash, Florida is offering up to $5,000 for out of state police officers to join their state. No vaccine mandate, no defund the police rhetoric. Instead, a warm climate and a supportive political leadership to welcome more officers and back the blue.
What will be the fallout of the moves? First, New York is about to have a major police officer shortage. When officers can no longer respond as needed, crime will increase. Response times will be longer. In short, the bad guys will win more often and good people will suffer for it. In real life, there will be no Batman to signal to come save the day. No Superman or Spiderman coming to resident’s rescue. Instead, the state’s best and brightest will leave the state after years of restrictions and growing mistreatment.
Police are just the start of the exodus. Fire fighters, healthcare workers, teachers, even sanitation workers and street cleaners are being left out in preference for vaccines and illegal immigrants in the Cuomo turned Hochul agenda.
Maybe Trump should move back to New York and run for Mayor of New York City or even Governor of New York. At least they’d have someone who supports the police instead of trying to defund them.
While not every officer will be able to make the move to Florida, those who can will. And Florida is not the only officer-friendly state. Indiana Republican Sen. Jim Banks recently invited police officers from neighboring Illinois to consider joining them if they are uncomfortable with Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s mandate. Instead of a vaccine mandate, Indiana offers them lower taxes, more affordable housing, less violence, and a state that backs the blue.
The same is true in Alaska. The state’s conservative governor has publicly announced he will not be forcing the state’s police force to take Fauci’s ouchie and will instead support police officers all they can. If you’re an officer seeking a real adventure, you can head north and start a new life patrolling Alaska’s vast wilderness.
New York may be ready to mistreat its officers, but many Americans still care deeply about supporting those who protect and serve. Our nation needs its police force. If New York or Illinois wants to belittle those who protect their people, other states will step up and help. The red, white and blue supporters of our nation know we need to back the blue to be a better country.
Regardless of whether the Biden administration will step up to help, many Americans will. As individuals, let’s thank those who serve our communities as officers. As a nation, let’s support those who support our law enforcement.