New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has called to partially defund the NYPD and halted the department’s successful Anti-Crime Unit.
The mayor also opened the city’s jails over coronavirus fear.
Now, sadly but predictably the chickens are coming home to roost.
Over the past week there has been an astonishing 342% increase in shootings and a 414% increase in the number of people being shot versus the same time last year.
Via CBS 2 New York:
Astonishing statistics show a 342 percent increase in shootings last week – 53 compared to 12 in 2019.
They also show a 414 percent jump in the number of people shot – 74 compared 14 in 2019.
CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reports Mayor Bill de Blasio is vowing not to let the city slip back into the bad old days of gun violence, but the demand for cuts to the NYPD budget has some wondering if officers have abandoned proactive policing.
Police said there were a total of 28 shootings with 38 victims in 72 hours over the weekend.
Officers responded to eight shootings Friday, 18 on Saturday and two more Sunday. …
The numbers put the mayor between a rock and a hard place in terms of balancing public safety and police reform.
Kramer asked de Blasio how the violence impacts his budget negotiations with the City Council, which is calling for a $1 billion cut from the NYPD.
“I think, Marcia, it’s really important to remember, job one is always to keep people safe,” said de Blasio.
The mayor said the NYPD’s annual “Summer All-Out” initiative is adding hundreds of officers to streets in neighborhoods with upticks in gun violence, and Cure Violence crisis management groups will also increase their coverage in those areas.
“We are not going to allow gun violence to continue to grow in this city. We’re not going to go back to the days when there was so much violence pervading our communities,” he said. “We’re going to use new strategies and approaches in policing, new strategies and approaches at the community level. We’re going to do whatever it takes to fight back gun violence.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio is an idiot. How does he think he is going to control crime in New York City without the support of the NYPD?
Does he really think any officer will risk his or her life to protect the city when there is a very real possibility the officer will be demonized for successfully doing their job?
All the NYPD cops want to do these days is just get through their shifts and get back home safely to their families and loved ones.
After all why risk it all for a public that hates and demonizes you? Why risk it all when the political leadership of the city has a target on your back?
The mayor says he wont “allow gun violence to continue to grow” in New York City but again how exactly does he expect to achieve a reduction in violence without the support of police?
The people who live in big city Democrat run America are about to learn a hard lesson about the results of their political choices.