Where were the cops? That’s one thing JFK Airport security guard and mother of five Elizabeth Gomes has wondered since she was savagely beaten, kicked again and again, by some degenerate at the Howard Beach A train station last week. She may end up losing her vision in one eye as a result of the savagery.
Well, a lot of the cops have retired or switched to other departments. The NYPD has gone from its peak of 40,700 officers in late 2001 to about 36,000 today. And some of those who remained were put on leave or fired, because they refused to get their Covid-19 shots. On Tuesday the city finally agreed to stop defying a court order and threatening more with the same fate. It also should take back any who were put on leave without pay or fired over vaccine refusal, because we just don’t have enough experienced cops out there right now.