Finally, a reason to like getting older. And to love living in New York!
Daniel Prendergast, Shawn Cohen, and Jamie Schram, NY Post:
The city’s narcotics cops 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, The Post has learned.
Top brass 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 memo was signed by Assistant Chief Brian McCarthy, head of the Narcotics Division, who admitted at a meeting last week the directive came from higher up, said a source who was in attendance…
A police source said, “This came from above him. It’s amazing, but if you’re over 40, go out and start selling drugs because you get a freebie.”
Gone too soon, Walter White.
NYC is really expensive, job opportunities start to disappear as you get older, and people like taking drugs. Everybody wins! Well, except for the cops, who have to stick to arresting people who are capable of fighting back.