The New York Daily News portrays Clark's response, "police union officials should spend less time worrying about games and more time working on "getting cops more than a $25,000 starting salary."" Good comeback, Mr. Clark. Yes, my first reaction was also, "Don't you have more important things to be worrying about?"
So, let's summarize, the commissioner of the NYPD is calling for a game which poorly portrays cops to be boycotted. Then, perhaps, he should also have boycotted "NYPD Blue" and "The Shield". You can watch both of those on TV. That's right TV!
Going further, is it not the job of police officers to uphold the law and the Constitution? This game is protected under the First Ammendment.
Here's the problem boiled down: People who are outside gaming, Mr. Kelly, for example, worry that us gamers don't know the difference between fiction and reality. Us gamers, on the other hand, are worried that people like Mr. Kelly don't understand the same thing.