One more reason NOT to live in New York City.
The problem is many folks who do live there have actually come to accept this behavior by police as the norm. I have gotten in discussions with people who live in NYC on other non-gun boards about carrying and guns and such, and they make comments like, "you'd be thrown to the ground with a knee in your back and a gun at your head". A few of those people have been LEO's. So the mindset does permeate both the police and the public up there.