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NYPD America's Biggest and Baddest?

The NYPD is the biggest police force in the country, with over 34,000 uniformed officers patrolling New York's streets, and 51,000 employees overall -- more than the FBI. It has a proposed budget of $4.6 billion for 2013, a figure that represents almost 15 percent of the entire city’s budget.

NYC's population is a little over 8 million. That means that there are 4.18 police officers per 1,000 people. By comparison, Los Angeles, the second largest city in the U.S. with 3.8 million people, has only 9,895 officers--a ratio of 2.6 police per 1,000 people.

Source: AlterNet. Read full article. (link)

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  • AlgerHiss||

    The vaunted “NYPD” is an overrated joke, filled with little piss-pots that really ought to go do something productive with their lives.

    Anyone that would do the bidding of that piece of feces of a mayor in NYC, would be no different than those that in the 1970’s, did what the Khmer Rouge ordered in Cambodia.

    Perhaps someday the US can be rid of that trash pit.