“Hey NYPD. It’s us. NYC residents. The ones who pay your salary. We paid $300 million to settle your lawsuits. You paid nothing. We need to talk.”
A new Times Square billboard that directly faces a New York Police Department (NYPD) station is calling out police.
The billboard demands the department be held accountable for instances of brutality, and for $300 million dollars worth of lawsuits paid by taxpayers over the past five years. Because of its location, there is no doubt officers can see the video directly.
The billboard directly references $742 million taken from taxpayers to pay for lawsuits against police, the patrolling of public schools, and overtime for officers during recent Black Lives Matter protests.
The lawsuits alone cost a remarkable sum of money. In 2019, New York City lost more…