Mark Axinn of Libertarian Party of New York Quoted in Article Acknowledging Lack of Police Activity in NYC, Corresponding Lack of Chaos

Danger Police in Area

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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.”

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12 thoughts on “Mark Axinn of Libertarian Party of New York Quoted in Article Acknowledging Lack of Police Activity in NYC, Corresponding Lack of Chaos

  1. George Phillies

    Mark,

    The next point is “thanks to the wonderful job our Mayor and Police have done, there is almost no crime left in New York. We clearly need a much smaller police force. For starters we don’t need people spying on local religious prayer buildings.”

    George

  2. Mark Axinn

    We don’t limit it to local.

    NYPD spied on mosques in Jersey too!

    Why limit oneself to one’s own jurisdiction?

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