NYC Police Union Head to Subway Commuters: You Are On Your Own

If residents of deep blue cities don’t realize sooner rather than later that the Democrats they continue to elect to office are not their friends and allies, the better off they will be.

Literally.

In recent years, as the Democratic Party began trending towards socialism and Marxism, it’s public servants have increasing become left-wing activists who shirk their obligations to protect the interests of the people they are being paid to serve.

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This has especially been the case in cities like Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, and New York City, were leftist extremists masquerading as prosecutors introduce “criminal justice reforms” that include letting real criminals out of jail, refusing to prosecute a growing number of crimes, and defunding local police.

The results of these socially destructive policies were predictable: Substantial increases in crime as police have become increasingly powerless to keep streets safe, lest they be hung out to dry for any incident involving deadly force.

And now, in New York City, where the NYPD has had a hate-hate relationship with Mayor Bill de Blasio since he took office in 2013. 

The New York Post reports:

The head of the NYPD’s largest union issued a stark warning to subway riders Friday amid the recent rash of shoving incidents by unhinged assailants: You’re on your own.

PBA President Pat Lynch accused lawmakers of preventing cops from doing their jobs and advised straphangers to “keep both eyes wide open” to avoid being victimized.

“The politicians have made it abundantly clear that they don’t want cops enforcing transit system rules, connecting the homeless with services, engaging with seriously mentally ill people or doing any of the things necessary to prevent these terrifying random attacks,” he said.

“That is their choice to make, but who is replacing us in those roles? Right now, nobody.”

“While our elected leaders are closing their eyes and wishing the problem away, we recommend that all New Yorkers keep both eyes wide open while in our transit system,” Lynch added.

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His warning comes on the heels of an incident involving a 40-year-old woman who was pushed onto the tracks and directly into the path of an oncoming train last week. She only narrowly escaped being killed.

“The only chance of stopping the violence lies in the hands of Transit Chief [Kathleen] O’Reilly, who truly cares about the people of this city, her officers and doing what is right,” Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins said. “The NYPD should give her unlimited resources to help make the subway system safe again.”

Voters are the ultimate authority (unless Democrats make it a habit of stealing elections from here on out). They can continue to subsidize these senseless policies by electing or re-electing the leftist sycophants who implement and defend them, or they can change their own destinies by voting for law-and-order conservatives.