AFRICANGLOBE - To Patrick Lynch, a cop’s killing is unacceptable. But to Patrick Lynch (and to too many white people), a cop acting as judge, jury and executioner is somehow acceptable. The NYPD has “become a ‘wartime’ police department. We will act accordingly.” Wartime? These are the marching orders to the 35,000 armed members of the biggest police department in the United States. The fear inside that police union boss is not just about the actual violence which may befall his members; it’s a fear that the NYPD is in danger of losing its monopoly on the threat of violence.