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John Nuthall


September 6, 2015

$27 Million for Crime Victim Aides: PBA says spend it on more cops

The city plans to spend $27 million dollars on assigning two crime victim’s “advocates” to every police facility over a three-year period.

PBA President Lynch said: 

“While we understand the need to assist crime victims it seems that any massive investment of tax dollars would be better spent by preventing citizens from being victimized in the first place and you do that by hiring more police officers.  We have heard it said by prosecutors that a crime prevented is better than a crime prosecuted.  In this case, a crime prevented is far better than having to assist a victim.”

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The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York (PBA) is the largest municipal police union in the nation and represents nearly 50,000 active and retired NYC police officers.