According to the New York Post, New York City police officers receive “get out of jail free” cards for friends and family members. But the police-officers union is taking some of them away, and the officers are none too happy about it.
Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association boss Pat Lynch slashed the maximum number of cards that could be issued to current cops from 30 to 20, and to retirees from 20 to 10, sources told The Post.
Generally used to offset minor infractions such as traffic tickets, the cards indicate you know someone on the force and are entitled to special treatment.
The fact that they will have fewer cards to share has rubbed NYPD officers the wrong way:
“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.”
But the move wasn't to irritate officers or even cut back on how many people can get special treatment.
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.