Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NYPD Narcotics Cops Ordered to Stop Arresting Suspects over 40

A surprise move in Gotham in the direction of freedom for the older set, as the NYPD bumps up against the economic law of limited resources. Economic law always overrules government laws.

The city’s narcotics coppers are being told to stop arresting suspects over the age of 40 — a major strategy shift designed to target younger dealers, who are more likely to carry guns and use them, reports NyPo.

Senior NYPD commanders have issued a directive that makes it all but impossible for cops to bust older drug suspects, in order to combat a spike in shootings — which are up 7 percent in 2015 compared with the same period last year and 12 percent over the last four weeks, police sources said.

The new policy was laid out in a May 14 memo obtained by NYPO that scolded police bosses for busting people outside the 18-40 demographic — and demanded written explanations for arrests of midlife perps.

Division commanders who got that memo immediately ordered the rank and file to stop making collars in that age group and threatened officers with transfers and other discipline if they did not comply, according to multiple police sources.



  1. I wonder if a jury would be more sympathetic to a geezer vs a young punk ?

    1. Depending on the crime, juries may be more sympathetic to someone that may die in prison vs someone in their early 20s. Personally I hope the coproaches and thugs just kill each other off but off course the real solution is to end the drug war. However the logic of ending the drug war is oblivious to self-proclaimed civil liberties mayor deBlasio and drug warriors.

    2. >40s are the low hanging fruit for the police. That's all. It too much work and / risk to chase younger perpetrators of victimless crimes.

  2. It might make more sense if:
    "NYPD Narcotics Cops Ordered to Stop Arresting Suspects ".....period