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Survey Finds Depleted Morale Among the Ranks of the NYPD

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Photo: NYDailyNews/www.complex.com

A survey conducted by the NYPD's largest union has found widespread disillusionment in the ranks of it's officers.

In results gleaned from the responses of over a quarter of the city's 24,000 street cops, officers rated morale at only 2.9 on a scale of 1 to 10.

Around 87 percent of the officer respondents felt that the city of New York has become less safe and 55 percent of those felt that the city was "a lot less safe."

Most troubling, 89 percent of the officers stated that they would leave the NYPD if they could find a better paying job elsewhere in law enforcement. 

Patrick Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association (PBA), stated, "The results of this survey prove what we’ve been hearing time and time again from members over the past two years: the job is more difficult than ever, the dangers are greater, and morale is extremely low."

Click HERE for more results from the survey.

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Union Calls for Tarantino Boycott After Director Assails Police at Anti-Cop Rally

The head of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association (PBA) has called for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino's movies after the controversial director spoke at an anti-police rally in New York City.

Tarantino spoke at the rally and referred to many officers as "murderers."

"It’s no surprise that someone who makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop-hater, too," said Patrick Lynch, president of the PBA.

At the rally, which took place just two days after NYPD Officer Randolph Holder was gunned down by a robbery suspect in East Harlem, protestors marched and chanted against police violence, holding up signs that read, "Rise Up! Stop Police Terror!"

Tarantino spoke at the rally, generating a buzz by stating, "When I see murders, I do not stand by . . . I have to call a murder a murder and I have to call the murderers the murderers."

Although not apologizing for his comments or participation at the rally, Tarantino said that the timing of the rally was "unfortunate" given its proximity to Officer Holder's death.

-SUPPORTINGCOPS.ORG