Backslider, who asks...
"Anyone here ever have an effective or helpful interaction with NYPD?"
Oh, I am sure that the thousands of crime victims who make complaints against those who rape or rob them, against their husbands who batter them, the drug dealers who deal in their lobbies, the people who are arrested for murdering the loved one, those people would probably, just hunch, say they have had helpful interactions with the NYPD. Just a working theory.
Also, I feel the need to point out that the graffiti on the billboard up there is a recruitment ad for the New York Corrections Department, which is the organization of prison guards and an entirely different organization from the NYPD. Typical, though.