The current mayor (small M on purpose) of New York City LOVES, LOVES, and might I say LOVES to waste other people's time and money. Since time is money, and money is time...I think it's safe to say he wastes both.
The New York Post just wrote an article about the latest example of serious waste: the brand-new, three day, 35-million-dollar debacle that they're calling "smart policing."
I truly don't think this mayor has even half a clue about smart policing.
Of all the ridiculous things this retraining is meant to offer, this one galls me the most:
Cops should “take a deep breath’’ — and close their eyes — when dealing with angry people, according to the NYPD’s new "retraining" program.
Now, that's SMART POLICING. What could be smarter than CLOSING YOUR EYES when dealing with an angry person in the middle of an arrest? Does this make sense to anyone, anywhere?! I think it's safe to say that you don't have to be a cop's wife/mother/girlfriend, etc. to know just how incredibly stupid this sounds.
Perhaps we could all go on a Yoga Retreat together, sometime mid-arrest, but before you receive your ergonomically correct slippers from Riker's Island.
What do you think? Think that's a 35-million dollar idea?