I was walking through the district and I happened upon this sign concerning the NYPD. It motivated me to reflect that policing in the interest of the common good and for the purposes of public safety is supposed to be of benefit to society. Many of us can think of times when the NYPD came to the aid of ourselves or a loved one, through a simple act like checking on an elderly relative of helping a young child get to school. However, we also know, through so many unfortunate incidents, such as the murder of Eric Garner, or the railroading of the Central Park Five—that law enforcement often abuses and harms members of the community they are sworn to protect. As a policymaker and elected official, it is important for me to know your thoughts on the NYPD, including your biggest fears and stories of their successes. Please share them in the space provided or submit your thoughts at our website.