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Texas Rep. Encourages NYPD Officers to ‘Escape’ and ‘Move to Texas’

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Representative Beth Van Duyne of Texas placed an advertisement in the New York Post encouraging police officers in New York to relocate to Texas.

She referenced the recent killing of NYPD Detective Jonathan Diller by a suspect with over 20 prior arrests.

“Ladies and gentlemen of law enforcement it’s time to escape New York and move to Texas,” Van Duyne states in the ad.

Van Duyne criticized “pro-criminal” New York politicians like Governor Hochul, Attorney General James, and Manhattan DA Bragg for putting violent criminals back on the streets and demeaning police work.

She argued these politicians only see officers as photo ops to take credit from but otherwise view them as punching bags.

“Like so many others around the country, we were heartbroken over the senseless and utterly tragic loss of your brother in blue, NYPD Officer Johnathan Diller,” she added. “We grieve for you, the family he leaves behind, and the law enforcement community who has suffered too many of these preventable catastrophes.”

“The same disgraceful politicians who endlessly work to put violent criminals back onto the streets; demeaning the work of law enforcement officers and putting everyone’s lives in danger, deserve every bit of scorn and rejection we can muster,” Van Duyne added.

Van Duyne invited NYPD to “escape” to Texas where law enforcement is respected and the quality of life is better with lower costs.

“Join us in the Lone Star State where we revere and respect our law enforcement officers,” Van Duyne added, noting how the “cost of living is lower” and the “quality of life is better” in Texas.

Her recruitment push comes as the NYPD is short over 7,000 officers and continues losing over 200 per month, signs of high departure rates from the force.

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