Today local news organization report that Thomas Feeney , who retired from the NYPD in 1994 on a disability pension robbed at gun point a bank in Smithtown, N.Y. See http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2009/05/20/2009-05-20_nab_retired_nypd_sarge_in_bank_heist.html and see http://www.newsday.com/news/local/ny-libank0520,0,3597374.story
Im sure his defense lawyer will argue that he suffers from Declining Retiree Pension Syndrome. This a-hole is a disgrace and should be put in jail for 8 years minimum. The nerve of a man on a pension who worked as a cop to put a loaded gun in the face of a hard working bank teller. He is scum pure and simple
As you can see Mr. Feeney’s alleged disability did not prevent him from eating well, and dressing like a teenager in his over-sized jersey. I guarantee you Feeney was one of those lazy bums who with the assistance of his lawyer milked the system for a disability pension, the ole unprovable bad back.
The FDNY is the biggest abuse of disability pensions which entitle the retiree to 3/4 of their entire salary tax free. Many are now calling for more stringent medical review of the pension boards that review and approve disability pensions. For there is ample evidence from the unrealistic high number of person granted disability pensions. See http://www.nypost.com/seven/02092009/news/regionalnews/fdny_disability_pay_cause_for_alarm__pol_154196.htm
For a legal case which gives you a sense of the complicated legal matters involving disability pensions. See http://www.law.cornell.edu/nyctap/search/display.html?terms=disability%20cases&url=/nyctap/I97_0076.htm