1. De Blasio confirms he'll cut $1B from NYPD budget  POLITICO
  2. De Blasio to slash $1B from NYPD budget as violent crime surges  Fox News
  3. Why the $6 Billion N.Y.P.D. Is Now a Target of ‘Defund the Police’  The New York Times
  4. De Blasio plans to cut NYPD budget by $1 billion as NYC shootings spike  New York Post
  5. Now, they’re occupying an idea: The push to cut $1 billion from the NYPD budget  New York Daily News
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Under the law, the city's budget must be approved by midnight Tuesday.Under the law, the city's budget must be approved by midnight Tuesday.

De Blasio confirms he'll cut $1B from NYPD budget

New York City has so far lost $9b since the coronavirus pandemic began, Bill de Blasio said Monday, as he announced plans to cut the NYPD's budget by $1 billion - despite a surge in crime.New York City has so far lost $9b since the coronavirus pandemic began, Bill de Blasio said Monday, as he announced plans to cut the NYPD's budget by $1 billion - despite a surge in crime.

De Blasio's $1b of cuts to NYPD spark fears the city will return to crime-ridden days of 1980s  | Daily Mail Online

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed cutting $1bn (£814m) from the police force’s $6bn (£4.48bn) yearly budget, amid calls for reform. Mr de Blasio announced the plan during his daily City Hall press briefing on Monday, and said the proposed budget would help reform the New York City Police Department (NYPD).New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed cutting $1bn (£814m) from the police force’s $6bn (£4.48bn) yearly budget, amid calls for reform. Mr de Blasio announced the plan during his daily City

New York City mayor plans to cut $1bn from police budget | The Independent

Former NYPD officer and Secret Service agent Dan Bongino warned on “Fox & Friends” on Monday that people in New York City are “are going to get hurt and killed” because of “awful” political leadership.Former NYPD officer and Secret Service agent Dan Bongino warned on “Fox & Friends” on Monday that people in New York City are “are going to get hurt and killed” because of “awful” political leadership.

Top state lawmakers blasted Mayor de Blasio on Monday for badly misplaying his hand in Albany as they nixed City Hall's bid to borrow as much as $5 billion over the next two years.Top state lawmakers blasted Mayor de Blasio on Monday for badly misplaying his hand in Albany as they nixed City Hall’s bid to borrow as much as $5 billion over the next two years to help

State lawmakers blast Bill de Blasio's bid for $5 billion in borrowing

In New York City, the City Council is pushing to cut the NYPD’s $6 billion budget by $1 billion in fiscal 2021 as calls to defund the police grow.

As calls to defund the police grow, Islanders explain what defunding means to them - silive.com

The mayor said that $9 billion in revenue "has evaporated" in the past three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.The mayor said that $9 billion in revenue "has evaporated" in the past three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sources: Possible NYC Budget Deal Includes Cuts To NYPD And Department Of Education – CBS New York

New York City's budget is $8 billion smaller than what had been proposed in February.New York City's budget is $8 billion smaller than what had been proposed in February.

Reductions in budgets related to the novel coronavirus have slowed New York City’s plan to close Rikers by building new jails, and it’s becoming increasingly possible that the city will not meet its January 2027 deadline. Reductions in budgets related to the novel coronavirus have slowed New York City’s plan to close Rikers by building new jails, and it’s becoming increasingly possible that the city will not meet its January 2027 deadline.

Budget Cuts May Keep Rikers Open Past 2027 Deadline - The Appeal

Gotham Gazette is an online publication covering New York policy and politics as well as news on public safety, transportation, education, finance and more. City Council Member Helen Rosenthal, the author (photo: William Alatriste/City Council) By the end of the month, just a few days from now, New York City will have to pass a balanced budget. With additional drops in revenue, looming state cuts to education and health-care funding, and the growing unlikelihood of federal support for states and localities, piecing together a budget that does not cut critical programs and services will be almost impossible.  What does this mean for our future? How can we keep residents from giving up on New York City? How can we bring our local economy back? As I’ve noted many times, there is no one silver bullet. To address its $10+ billion revenue shortfall, the city must assemble a package of solutions including productivity savings, cuts to services, new revenue opportunities, use of reserves, and borrowing. We need to be strategic and smart about how we close the gaps, while not further impacting our neighbors who have been most affected by the crisis.  The City Council has already identified roughly $3 billion in cuts and savings. This includes eliminating NYPD training academy classes and other cuts to the police department’s now $6 billion budget, trimming the Department of Education’s bloated central office, along with program and contract cost re-estimates across all city agencies. The city also has roughly $4 billion in reserves that can be used in the current crisis. One thing is painfully clear -- additional cuts beyond those identified above will do more harm than good. Large-scale cuts would force thousands of city employees and other essential workers paid through city contracts to lose their jobs and health-care benefits. Many of these are union jobs. The people we need to keep our city functioning would be forced onto unemployment, impacting every aspect of society, from local businesses to our tax base. An all-out austerity budget is also untenable because we are in the midst of a massive public health crisis. To date, the city has spent over $3 billion to keep New Yorkers safe -- from ventilators and masks to feeding over 1 million people every day to remote learning services for our children. And as we look toward opening schools in September, we must spend more money to keep our schools free of the coronavirus. One positive has been that some of these outlays have been subsidized through federal relief money targeted to covid-related expenses. But given the budget hole and the damage more agency cuts would do, we must talk about bringing in more revenue. I continue to fight for creative solutions, such as the reinstatement of the Securities Transfer Tax, which could generate billions for New York City and State. Borrowing - likely $2 billion this year - also has to be part of the conversation. The concept is a third rail for some legislators because it harkens back to a time when the city borrowed money under very different circumstances. It’s important to note that the fiscal crisis of the 1970s was caused by several factors unique to that period -- decades of population loss; hemorrhaging of local employers (especially industrial businesses) that helped impoverish the population and intensify the need for social spending; and poor management of the city’s finances. But here is where times have changed. Prior to this pandemic, the rating agencies were confident in New York City’s ability to maintain a balanced budget. In February 2020, the city was awarded an Aa1 rating by Moody’s -- the highest in recent history. By mid-March, however, the coronavirus pandemic was crushing local economies everywhere. Without jobs, people can’t pay rent or taxes. Without revenue, the city can’t supply basic services, and meet the growing demand for food, health care, and social services. Borrowing comes with real costs of course. The circumstances and depth of the crisis in the 1970s forced the city to relinquish a certain amount of control over its budget in exchange for financial relief. Today’s crisis requires different guardrails and strong oversight, but there is no need for the Financial Control Board to be re-activated wholesale with a state takeover of the city’s budget. And there are other risks. Every $1 billion borrowed will cost New York City $25 million annually, assuming we use the full loan term to pay back what is owed. The city budget will take on this debt. We have to weigh these costs against what is needed to get us back on our feet. Finally, as counter-intuitive as it sounds, additional, targeted city spending makes sense at this moment. A recent analysis by the City Comptroller found that over 900,000 fewer New Yorkers were working in May than in February. Communities of color and young people under age 24 have been particularly hard hit. Such job losses weaken our economy further. We should continue to invest in our residents and our recovery through robust job training programs (including the Summer Youth Employment Program), and limiting cuts to social service programs. Beyond this, an additional $2-3 billion of borrowing could be split between the purchase of homes heading to foreclosure (before predatory equity buyers swoop in), plus some targeted infrastructure and housing construction. These investments will save taxpayer dollars in the long-term. Even in a devastating crisis we have choices. Let’s not be afraid to plan for a more vibrant, caring, sustainable city while we adjust to a new fiscal landscape. ***City Council Member Helen Rosenthal represents parts of Manhattan. On Twitter @HelenRosenthal. ***Have an op-ed idea or submission for Gotham Gazette? Email opinion@gothamgazette.com

New York City Can Rebuild Through This Budget Crisis – Here’s How

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams says the way out of the city's pandemic budget hole is by slashing municipal jobs, using corporate sponsorships and implementing an "ultra-millionaires tax."  “Reform is something I’ve always been a part of,” he told Crain’s. “We’ve…

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams offers ambitious reform plan Real Recovery NYC

Plans to slash the NYPD’s budget by $1 billion threaten to further plunge NYC into “lawlessness” and its the communities that will pay, union officials and police sources said.Plans to slash the NYPD’s budget by $1 billion threaten to further plunge the Big Apple into “lawlessness” and it’s the communities that will pay, union officials and police sources said

NYPD budget cuts will lead to further lawlessness: officials

That’s four times more when compared to the same period last year.That’s four times more when compared to the same period last year.

NYPD Officers Raked In $115 Million In Overtime During First 2 Weeks Of Recent Protests - Gothamist

The mayor, a Democrat, declined to discuss the sources of what he called "savings'' for the nation's largest police department, saying at a news briefing that the cuts are still being negotiated with the City Council.The mayor, a Democrat, declined to discuss the sources of what he called "savings'' for the nation's largest police department, saying at a news briefing that the cuts are still being negotiated with the City Council.

NYC mayor de Blasio announces plan to slash police budget by $1 billion - National | Globalnews.ca

The mayor, a Democrat, declined to discuss the sources of what he called "savings'' for the nation's largest police department, saying at a news briefing that the cuts are still being negotiated with the City Council.

NYC mayor de Blasio announces plan to slash police budget by $1 billion - National | Globalnews.ca

Hundreds of protesters have taken up residence around New York City Hall in Manhattan to demand the defunding of the NYPD.Hundreds of protesters have taken up residence around New York City Hall in Manhattan to demand the defunding of the NYPD.

26 Pictures From Occupy City Hall Protest In New York

Hundreds of protesters are camping outside City Hall in lower Manhattan to press for cuts to the New York Police Department’s budget, part of a nationwide movement calling for drastic overhauls of local police forces.Hundreds of protesters are camping outside City Hall in lower Manhattan to press for cuts to the New York Police Department’s budget, part of a nationwide movement calling for drastic overhauls of local police forces.

Protesters Camped Outside City Hall Push for Cuts to NYPD - WSJ

Hundreds of protesters camped outside City Hall are demanding that lawmakers slash the New York City police budget. The encampment in City Hall Park in lowHundreds of protesters camped outside City Hall are demanding that lawmakers slash the New York City police budget. The encampment in City Hall Park in low

'Occupy City Hall' Protest Urges Budget Cuts for NYC Police | Hamodia.com

The New York police have taken on a vast purview beyond crime fighting that includes schools and mental health. Officials are now rethinking that.The New York police have taken on a vast purview beyond crime fighting that includes schools and mental health. Officials are now rethinking that.

The occupiers are back, at City Hall Park now, and this time no one is asking “but what do they want?”The occupiers are back, at City Hall Park now, and this time no one is asking “but what do they want?”

Now, they’re occupying an idea: The push to cut $1 billion from the NYPD budget - New York Daily News

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to cut $1.5 billion from the NYPD budget. ...New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to cut $1.5 billion from the NYPD budget. ...

NYC Mayor De Blasio Plans $1.5 Billion NYPD Budget Cut

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he and the New York City Council have come up with a tentative plan for the future of policing while redistributing $1 billion from the NYPD budget to other community-based programs and resources.Mayor Bill de Blasio said he and the New York City Council have come up with a tentative plan for the future of policing while redistributing $1 billion from the NYPD budget to other community-based programs and resources.

Defund police: Mayor, City Council have framework for $1 billion in NYPD budget cuts | abc7ny.com

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is proposing a $1 billion cut to the New York Police Department's annual budget as calls grow across the nation for local governments to divert funding from law enforcement and put it toward other sNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is proposing a $1 billion cut to the New York Police Department's annual budget as calls grow across the nation for local governments to divert funding from law

De Blasio agrees to cut $1 billion from New York police budget | TheHill

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is proposing a $1 billion cut to the New York Police Department's annual budget as calls grow across the nation for local governments to divert funding from law enforcement and put it toward other sNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is proposing a $1 billion cut to the New York Police Department's annual budget as calls grow across the nation for local governments to divert funding from law

De Blasio agrees to cut $1 billion from New York police budget | TheHill

For the past half-century, American cities have spent more on policing each year. All of a sudden, nationwide protests have put divestment on the table.For the past half-century, American cities have spent more on policing each year. All of a sudden, nationwide protests have put divestment on the table.

How to Make Defunding the Police a Reality | The Nation

"I don’t know how you can stand in front of it and say this represents anything significant.""I don’t know how you can stand in front of it and say this represents anything significant."

Gothamist

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he's come up with a plan to cut or transfer $1 billion from the NYPD’s $6 billion budget and would not guarantee the department’s headcount won't shrink.Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he’s come up with a plan to cut or transfer $1 billion from the NYPD’s $6 billion budget and would not guarantee the department’s headcount won’t shrink

De Blasio plans to cut NYPD budget by $1B as NYC shootings spike

NYPD overtime payments surged during the first two weeks of ongoing protests in New York City.NYPD overtime payments surged during the first two weeks of ongoing protests in New York City.

Nearly $115 million in overtime payments to NYPD during first two weeks of protests

On the eve of a budget showdown, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the City is prepared to meet the demands of protesters by cutting $1 billion from the New York City...On the eve of a budget showdown, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the City is prepared to meet the demands of protesters by cutting $1 billion from the New York City Police Department. Negotiations are expected up to the last minute on a highly scrutinized budget forced to respond to the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic and weeks of protests…

NYC Mayor Commits to Goal of Cutting $1 Billion From NYPD – NBC New York

NEW YORK -- There was a round of applause Friday for NYPD Deputy Inspector Richard Brea as the Bronx precinct commander retired after nearly three decades on the force. He is calling it quits due to frustration with department leadership, Law Officer reported. The commander is far from alone. A wave of NYPD officers have filed retirement papers in the weeks following George Floyd's death [...]

NYPD retirements spike to nearly double amid George Floyd unrest – Law Officer

Money would be deferred to the city's chronically underfunded public housing system and to youth programs, the mayor said Monday.Money would be deferred to the city's chronically underfunded public housing system and to youth programs, the mayor said Monday.

De Blasio seeks to cut $1 billion from NYPD budget - CBS News

Hundreds of protesters camped outside New York City Hall to demand that officials slash the city's police budget.Hundreds of protesters camped outside New York City Hall to demand that officials slash the city's police budget.

'Occupy City Hall' protesters camp out to demand New York City slash police budget

A breakdown of today's events. — Bushwick DailyA breakdown of today's events.

UPDATED: NYC Protest Schedule for Today, Monday June 29, 2020 — Bushwick Daily

(Bloomberg) -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he’s presented a plan to the City Council to shift about $1 billion from the police department to social programs.The issue, coming a day before the city’s June 30 budget deadline, may remove a major obstacle in negotiations because City Council Speaker(Bloomberg) -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he’s presented a plan to the City Council to shift about $1 billion from the police department to social programs.The issue, coming a day before the city’s June 30 budget deadline, may remove a major obstacle in negotiations because City Council Speaker

NYC to Shift $1 Billion From NYPD to Social Services, Mayor Says

White couple stood outside their St Louis mansion on Sunday, pointing guns at police reform protestersWhite couple stood outside their St Louis mansion on Sunday, pointing guns at police reform protesters

US protests latest: New York seeks $1bn police cut as week-long rallies occupy City Hall Park - The National

New York mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed to $1 billion in cuts to the NYPD as part of the city's budget for the upcoming fiscal year.“We have caved to the mob in a moment we know will come back to haunt us,” Councilman Joseph Borelli (R., Staten Island) told the New York Post.

De Blasio: NYPD Funding to Be Cut by $1 Billion with City Budget Deadline Looming | National Review

Police say officers were responding to reports of shots fired.Hundreds of people were crowded in the street.

Glass Bottles and Debris Thrown at NYPD Cars in Harlem

The police budget in New York City would be slashed by $1 billion under a proposal announced Monday by Mayor Bill de Blasio. With a "defund the police" sitThe police budget in New York City would be slashed by $1 billion under a proposal announced Monday by Mayor Bill de Blasio. With a "defund the police" sit

NYC Mayor Seeks $1 Billion Police Cut Amid City Hall Protest | Hamodia.com

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday presented a plan that would shift $1 billion away from the NYPD.Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday presented a plan that would shift $1 billion away from the NYPD.

Mayor announces budget plan to shift $1B away from NYPD | 1010 WINS

The NYPD recovering shell casings, but no firearms. No injuries were reported.The NYPD recovering shell casings, but no firearms. No injuries were reported.

Video Shows Crowd In Harlem Throwing Bottles At Police Trying To Break Up Street Party - Gothamist

NYPD retirements have spiked 49% since George Floyd protests as police morale is down because of anti-cop movements.NYPD retirements are up 49%

NYPD retirements are up 49% since George Floyd protests - TheBlaze

Dramatic video captures the moment a man chucked a liquor bottle at marked NYPD vehicles during a Harlem standoff over the weekend.Dramatic video captures the moment a man chucked a liquor bottle at marked NYPD vehicles during a Harlem standoff over the weekend. The clip, released late Sunday, shows the man — wearing a

Man throws bottle at NYPD cruisers during Harlem standoff: video

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a $1 billion funding cut for the NYPD Monday; saying the money should be spent on other programs...New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a $1 billion funding cut for the NYPD Monday; saying the money should be spent on other programs...

BREAKING: As Crime Spirals Out of Control, De Blasio Unveils *$1 BILLION* Funding Cut for NYPD | Sean Hannity

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a $1 billion funding cut for the NYPD Monday; saying the money should be spent on other programs...New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a $1 billion funding cut for the NYPD Monday; saying the money should be spent on other programs...

BREAKING: As Crime Spirals Out of Control, De Blasio Unveils *$1 BILLION* Funding Cut for NYPD | Sean Hannity

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is proposing to slash the city’s police department budget by $1 billion, even as crime is spiking in the Big Apple. In a Monday morning press conference at City Hall, the Democrat said the saved money would be diverted to “young people.” “My office presented to City Council a […]New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is proposing to slash the city’s police department budget by $1 billion, even as crime is spiking in the Big Apple. In a Monday morning press conference at City Hall, the Democrat said the saved money would be diverted to “young people.” “My office presented to City Council a […]

De Blasio Announces Proposal To Slash NYPD Budget By $1 Billion, Divert Cash To ‘Young People’ | The Daily Wire