Posted to USNews
December 31, 2014
Written by Steven Nelson
In an apparent response to large anti-police protests and the shooting deaths of two patrolmen, New York City cops are making fewer arrests and writing fewer citations.
The steep drops are fantastic news in the eyes of local libertarians, who believe police should seldom hassle citizens over minor offenses.
“It is certainly a good thing when the government is not arresting citizens for so many minor matters which should be decriminalized,” says Mark Axinn, chairman of the Libertarian Party of New York.
Axinn says a minimalist approach to policing allows the New York City Police Department “to concentrate its limited resources on truly criminal activities such as attacks on persons and property.”