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NEW YORK, July 1, 2021: NYC Republican mayoral candidate, Curtis Sliwa, accused Mayor Bill de Blasio of refusing to beef up the NYPD because he’s a “police hater” — as Hizzoner claimed that President Biden was referring to other cities when he authorized the use of COVID-19 funds to hire more cops.
During a news conference outside One Police Plaza on Thursday, Sliwa blasted the new, $98.7 billion city budget, which, as The Post reported Wednesday, added just $200 million to the NYPD budget for overtime and IT after $1 billion was slashed last year amid calls to “defund the police.”
“You now have almost a billion-dollar budget — more than most countries — and you still won’t re-fund the police!” Sliwa said.
“Which means you’re a police hater! There is no doubt about it.”
Sliwa added: “The reality is we need more police, we need to hire more police. We need to take the handcuffs off the police and put it on the criminals.”