Proposed Bill Would Force New NYPD Recruits to Live in City

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In response to racist and insensitive comments left on a NYPD Facebook group, a new bill will be introduced in Albany in the next few days that would require new cops to live in the five boroughs.  The Times reports:

Citing an “explosion of racism on Facebook,” in which people claiming to be officers called paradegoers “animals” and “savages” and suggested that someone “drop a bomb and wipe them all out,” Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries said the legislation would help produce a force with a greater stake in the neighborhoods it is charged with protecting.

“If you live in our city, you’re more likely to understand our community,” Mr. Jeffries said in front of Police Headquarters on Sunday afternoon.