On Sunday morning, a New York man was shot in the neck while standing on a subway platform. He’s currently in stable condition.

I hope he recovers, but I think there’s a bigger story here. Does New York still want the abolishment of police? Well, in August, New York removed $1 million from the police department, a bold and dangerous move.

The city is claiming that lost revenue due to the virus is one of the main reasons for the moving of the funds. However, that isn’t the only reason. The calls to defund the police around the country may have also played a major role. Cuomo has shown that he isn’t afraid to cater to the masses to make them happy.

However, it’s not working for him. People started leaving New York in droves, and residents are still continuing to die and face violence in his city.

But sure, defund the police that are sworn to protect the city, that ought to make things better. 

I have a good friend that lived in New York for a semester. She absolutely loved it and can’t wait to go back, when it’s safe. As much as she loves the city, she had to be extra cautious where she went alone and where she frequented with her roommates. Not just because she’s a woman, but simply because New York is so dangerous. While nowhere is 100% safe, New York is arguably one of the most dangerous cities there is.

We don’t know why the man at the subway was shot, but from what reports say, he was just hanging out waiting for his train. Maybe he was caught in the cross-fire of something else, or maybe someone was trying to take him out. Regardless, no one should fear for their life just waiting for a subway to arrive.

New York made such a big fuss about getting rid of police then stripped an enormous amount of money from the budget in the name of COVID and safety. What is so ironic, is that people will more than likely recover from corona. Their chances of surviving a gunshot wound are much smaller. 

I’m white, so to liberals, my opinion on the matter doesn’t count, but I not only love and respect police, I’m incredibly thankful for them. As a woman, there are many times that I’m running errands alone, grabbing dinner, or out for exercise. I can’t have a bodyguard with me, and I don’t need one. I can take care of myself, but it’s so nice when I see police around, because though I can take care of myself, it’s nice not to have to. 

If I’m attacked, I’d much rather have an officer at the ready to come to my defense than have to draw my gun. If my car breaks down on the side of the road and an officer pulls over to help, I won’t be afraid, but thankful. Heck, even getting pulled over, if justified, can be a blessing. There are bad cops, sure, but the majority are really good people that are making a living helping others.

Part of me really feels bad for the people of New York because they are being stripped of the opportunity to be blessed by  kind officers that just want to help. I feel for the innocent people in the city that just want to live their lives in peace. If I lived in New York, I would be terrified after hearing about this guy getting shot. 

It’s proven over and over again, but Democrats don’t seem to grasp it. Take away the good guys with guns, take away the police, and all that’s going to happen is an escalation of crime and more dead bodies in the streets.

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Brittany Slaughter

Brittany Slaughter is an opinion writer for DavidHarrisJr.com. Her work can be found in The Washington Examiner, Campus Reform, The College Fix, New Right Network, and The Hill. She is published in the book She’s Conservative- Stories of Trials and Triumphs on America’s College Campuses. She is a journalist dedicated to standing up for the truth, even when it is unpopular. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @BSlaughterReal.

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