250-alg_vic.jpgOne of the best decisions that Mayor Mike has suggested thus far is cutting 1,000 police officers from next year’s budget. In the wake of a Queens woman’s $3 million lawsuit against the city after she was savagely pepper-sprayed in a subway station, not to mention the other countless incidents of brutality, this could be a good time for the NYPD to reflect on the lack of training they provide for recruits and figure out how to stop reinforcing a mandate that encourages overreaction. |NYDN|