New York is under siege. Shootings and hate-based attacks are surging. Dangerous criminals are walking out of jail just hours after getting arrested.
Police officers are working our hardest to tamp down the violence. But Albany lawmakers want us to STAND DOWN and STOP confronting and arresting violent criminals.
With just a few days left in the legislative session, the State Legislature is poised to ram through a new law that would:
State law ALREADY requires police officers to use only reasonable amounts of force, no more than is necessary to stop a threat and/or take a suspect into custody.
So what would the “Police Stand Down Act” do? It would make it virtually impossible for police officers to quickly, safely and legally prevent and terminate acts of violence directed at the public or arrest a resisting suspect.
Police officers want to do our job. We willingly put our own safety on the line so that we can confront and arrest violent criminals. We want to keep you and your family safe.
Some Albany lawmakers don’t want us to do that. But THEY work for YOU. Tell them what YOU want!