HIKIND: “CRITICIZING THE NYPD ENDANGERS CITIZENS;
SAVING LIVES IS POLITICALLY CORRECT!
Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is outraged by officials criticizing New York City Police Department officials and officers in performing their duties and watching out for potential terroristic threats. Hikind fears that high-level criticism of the police may curtail them from performing their duties and thus endanger not only New Yorkers but all Americans.
“The NYPD officers are doing their jobs precisely the way New Yorkers expect them to,” said the Assemblyman. “By being pro-active in surveillance and gathering vital information, the police are preventing potential terrorism. It’s outrageous that some officials are willing to use this issue as a political football. Handcuffing the police would be disastrous. This isn’t about political correctness—it’s about protecting lives and national security.”
Assemblyman Hikind praised New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly for their pro-active, terrorism-preventative work in the wake of September 11. “There’s a reason we haven’t had more catastrophes in New York,” said Hikind. “The police are doing their jobs.”