Narcotics cops ordered to stop arresting suspects over 40

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 new policy was laid out in a May 14 memo obtained by The Post that scolded police bosses for busting people outside the 18-40 demographic — and demanded written explanations for arrests of midlife perps…

  • Dana Garcia

    Fake ID vendors welcome a whole new demographic.

  • Gary

    Add this to the List by Cops to not arrest gays, muslims, feminists, blacks and Union thugs .

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Drug Strategy Rule #1: No Alternatives will be allowed that could cause the layoff of a single paycheque-addicted cop, lawyer, judge, jailer, or politician.
    Drug Strategy Rule #2: Demonize them all, then fuck them all.

  • Jay Currie

    A business opportunity for the over 50 set…Isn’t life grand!

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      …Retirement Plan B…

  • Uncle_Waspy

    The hug-a-thug catch-n-release policies haven’t worked (who’da thunk it?!). They’re just grasping at straws now.

    It helps to think of the criminal justice system as a hidden billion dollar industry. Business is booming. In fact, business is a little too good.

    • FactsWillOut

      Artificially reducing supply and reaping the rewards and using the concomitant violence to militarise the cops is win/win, as far as the government is concerned.

      • Uncle_Waspy

        Yup. Worse is better. Make things so bad that people will beg for a police state solution.

  • simus1

    There seems to be something askew. Police forces seems to be rapidly expanding and their pay is rapidly escalating, serious crime rates are dropping, yet as I drive around my usual haunts police visibility seems to decline more every year.

  • FactsWillOut

    Drugs should have never been made illegal in the first place.

    • WalterBannon

      personally I would rather have politicians made illegal, this would drop the crime levels much more

  • WalterBannon

    Who is NY kidding, their police are all going on work to rule for the rest of DeBlasio’s term in office….

  • mauser 98

    and those under 40?

  • Hard Little Machine

    Because it gets in the way of drug deliveries to all of de Blasio’s friends and family.

  • tertaefdfgdfb

    The older ones are the ones that hatch the plots!
    They use poison etc to do the job