Strange Choice of Words

February 3, 2014 10:41 AM , Updated August 12, 2016 2:02 PM
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I just learned that the NYPD has specialized units within it called “Anti-Crime.” (I assume this is true of other big-city police departments as well.)

Seriously? That’s what they chose to call these police units? “Anti-Crime?” What are all of the other units for?


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