In New York City, cops get what are commonly referred to as “get out of jail free cards.”
You can’t use them if you get popped for murder or intent to distribute but for stuff like parking and speeding tickets, officers hand out the cards to friends and family so they can get special treatment under the law.
But no the big meanies at The PBA are reducing the number of “get out of jail free” cards from 30 to 20 for each officer.
The members aren’t happy.
“They are treating active members like s–t, and retired members even worse than s–t,” griped an NYPD cop who retired on disability. “All the cops I spoke to were . . . very disappointed they couldn’t hand them out as Christmas gifts.”
From the new York Post: “A source said Lynch ordered the cutback to stop the sale of the cards, which were being hawked on eBay last week for as much as $200. The PBA and the NYPD declined comment.”