Numerous NYPD automobiles in The Bronx have been illegally stamped with stickers telling individuals to vote “no” on a referendum to carry a constitutional conference in Albany.
The bumper stickers have been photographed on NYPD automobiles belonging to the fortieth Precinct in Mott Haven as just lately as Wednesday.
“Vote NO! constitutional conference = extra taxes,” the stickers learn.
If held, the conference might end in far-reaching modifications to the state Structure — together with pensions for cops.
Regulation-enforcement unions have said their opposition to the conference.
Professional-conference activists have been incensed on the bumper stickers.
“Utilizing authorities assets on this means is completely unlawful,” stated Evan Davis of the Committee for a Constitutional Conference. “It’s disappointing to see the NYPD, which is charged with upholding the regulation, breaking it.”
An NYPD spokesperson stated that precinct commanders have been instructed to comply with tips relating to “unauthorized gadgets which might be affixed to automobiles.”
A Metropolis Corridor spokesperson stated metropolis staff are “prohibited from partaking in political exercise throughout work hours.”