In response to growing tensions between the New York Police Department and the city, police unions encouraged officers last week to not make arrests “unless absolutely necessary,” resulting in a 66 percent drop from the same period last year. While the protests have drawn scrutiny for “squandering the department’s credibility” and leaving the city’s streets virtually unattended, they have also had the unintended effect of benefitting [sic] New York’s low income residents who are usually the target of the city’s tough-on-crime practices.
Literally, this is what anti-police brutality advocates want. For cops to stop harassing poor people and people of color constantly over inconsequential shit. If only they had gone on this slow down strike before the day when Eric Garner was choked to death.