The NYPD has been slammed all over social media for having an enormous budget of over $10 billion per annum with over 60,000 personnel but failing to prevent the Brooklyn subway mass shooting that happened on Tuesday.
This budget is meant to cover at least 200 branches across the city, with approximately 36,000 officers and 19,000 civilian employees stationed across the city, according to the NYPD site.
The landing page also says department also has 77 patrol precincts with patrol officers and detectives covering the entire city, with 12 transit districts to police the subway system.
With these resources, the state has been slammed for having those unlimited resources at its disposal but failing to prevent the subway shooting that leftover 20 people wounded.
One user said that it's time to stop addressing the NYPD as law enforcement officials seeing as they are "abusing that privilege on a daily basis" and cannot seem to prevent any attacks.
An activist took to Twitter to share that the NYPD couldn't get their radios to work in a crisis, the surveillance cameras malfunctioned, and no officers prevented anything or apprehended anyone.
He was referring to the Brooklyn subway shooting that left over 20 people wounded and added that the department has a budget of over $10,400,000,000 not to be able to carry out such simple tasks.
The police had offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect, who has now been identified as Frank R. James.
The Associated Press reported, citing anonymous sources, that James was arrested after he himself made a call to the New York Police Department's tip line on Wednesday to say he was inside a McDonald's restaurant in Manhattan.
James called to say he was responsible for the shooting in this report by the AP. However, this has also been corroborated by WABC-TV.
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