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John Nuthall


April 12, 2016

PBA President defends Police Officer who said blame de Blasio for traffic tickets

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said: 

“Vision Zero is an effort to save lives that boils down to police officers enforcing traffic laws.  Suspending a police officer for speaking the truth about the reality of Vision Zero is a colossal politically motivated overreaction by the department. Truth is the ultimate defense and no formal discipline is warranted. Vision Zero limits officers' discretion to issue warnings and puts further pressure on them to issue summonses, subjecting New Yorkers to expensive summonses that many cannot afford to pay. Vision Zero is a major reason that 89% of NYC police officers say that quotas still exist in the NYPD.” 

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