The NYPD's Officers are Headed for the Exit

This is a feature, not a bug.

The NYPD said Wednesday that 179 cops filed for retirement between June 29 and Monday, an astounding 411 percent increase over the 35 who filed during the same period in 2019.

The astonishing rush for the door came as 503 cops filed for retirement between May 25 — the day George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, sparking anti-cop protests around the country — and July 3, the NYPD said.

That number represents a 75 percent increase over the 287 who filed for retirement during the same time last year, the NYPD said.

It's a win for lefties and part of the program of defunding the police. The goal of the threats is to push professional officers to the exits and replace them with the sorts of people you see making up European street police forces, physically non-threatening, capable of doing little more than handing out citations for assorted social offenses, bound to run away from actual violence.

When the Left envisions reconstructing the police, the scheme they have in mind is for a bunch of little men and women, with no guns, who will come to your house if you say politically incorrect things or pollute the environment with a BBQ, but who won't be there to stop assaults, muggings, robberies or shootings, beyond taking a report for insurance purposes.

Or, it goes without saying, run into a burning skyscraper.