New York Murders Jump as Democrats Demonize Police
De Blasio announces proposal to cut NYPD budget by $1B
112 people were killed in just over a week (ABC NY). From Senator Tim Scott: “The question is, what is the consequence of trying to demonize and stereotype all law enforcement? Well, New York City is starting to give us the answer” (Washington Times). From Kevin McCullough: In New York, 18 victims were shot in only nine hours early this past Saturday, compared to only 14 being shot for the entire calendar week in 2019. In New York, the buffoonish mayor eliminated the anti-crime unit (largely credited with eliminating much of the gun violence) as well as a large percentage of plainclothes cops that work neighborhoods in problem areas. No problem though. The mayor is also seeing a 49 percent increase in uniformed officers now opting for retirement (Townhall).
Michael Goodwin writes: “De Blasio’s performance grows worse by the day, making NYC unlivable”:
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The New York that survived 9/11 and bounced back stronger than ever is now being brought to its knees. The coronavirus, the economic shutdowns and the frequent street protests, mixed with pillaging and vandalism, are no ordinary hurdles, but they are surmountable — with courageous leadership.
Tragically, that’s exactly what New York doesn’t have. The crises pile up like dead leaves, but leadership is nowhere to be found.
Without it, the city is fast becoming unlivable. The slow exodus of recent years has quickened in recent months, with natives, long-timers and recent arrivals clogging the exits. They’re going to the suburbs, to Florida — anywhere but here.[…]
Crime is soaring — murder is up 25 percent — and de Blasio responds by vowing to cut the police budget.
The aim is not to do more with less. It is to get the cops to do less. This is a death wish.
For weeks, illegal fireworks have exploded through the night, and a 3-year-old Bronx boy is among the injured innocents. Thousands of complaints pour in, to which the mayor shrugs and says cops and firefighters “have many other things” to do.
Police are quitting in droves, and nobody should blame them. Would you risk your life to enforce the law under this mayor?
Friday produced a perfect contrast between what New York needs and what de Blasio does. The Post reported that a homeless man who calls himself Jesus turned the dry fountain at Washington Square Park into his crash pad, complete with six chairs, a box of clothes and a beach umbrella. He’s been there a week, and the city, having failed to coax him out, refuses to force him out.
Instead, the mayor went to Brooklyn for a photo op as he grabbed a brush to help paint “Black Lives Matter” on the street. He has promised to paint the same words on Fifth Avenue outside Trump Tower to antagonize the president from whom he seeks a bailout.
In ordinary times, such vacuousness would be infuriating. But these are extraordinary times and there is a real risk de Blasio is digging the city’s grave.
Worse, The Putz has another 18 months in office before he is mercifully term-limited, and the list of wannabe successors is disheartening.
They are dominated by the usual Democratic time-servers who believe it is their turn. Their common critique is that de Blasio is not progressive enough, and they promise to do twice as many (dumb) things, especially when it comes to raising taxes and handcuffing cops.
Perfect. Let’s destroy the middle class and watch emboldened criminals destroy everything else.
A brief history of the last 50 years illustrates the folly. Starting during the mayoralty of John V. Lindsay, who took office in 1966, a crime wave hit New York and lasted for nearly three decades.Starting in 1994, Rudy Giuliani reversed the wave, a two-decade process that Mike Bloomberg completed.
De Blasio, though he had no love for the police, knew that crime could sink his career. So while he decriminalized quality-of-life offenses, he let the NYPD keep the pressure on violent criminals.
Until now. With mobs assaulting the foundations of our republic and terrifying otherwise-sensible people into silence or assent, the police are declared Public Enemy No. 1 — and de Blasio joins the Amen corner.
He no longer defends the NYPD, and one by one, the anti-crime programs that made New York miraculously safe are being thrown out with the trash.
The pro-criminal Mayor Bill de Blasio has been catastrophic for New York City. He has gleefully turned New York City into a Leftist hellhole. The POTUS must intervene.
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Multiple Weekend Shootings Continue Citywide Spike In Gun Violence
By New York CBS Local, June 28, 2020:
A brazen double murder in broad daylight in Brooklyn is one of the latest in a rash of shootings plaguing the city this summer.
New York City police officers are trying to push back on a rash of shootings heating up on this summer weekend.
There had been at least 58 shootings in New York City in the last seven days before this weekend, according to the NYPD.
Nineteen-year-old Erica Lopez died after being shot in the chest just after midnight Friday near Madison Square Park.
It’s been an emotional few days for the victim’s best friend, Alma Corona.
“She is beautiful inside and out, responsible, caring,” Corona told CBS2’s Cory James.
Authorities say Lopez was with a 21-year-old man who was also hit by a bullet.
Corona says the man told family and friends while in the hospital that Lopez pushed him out of the way when they heard the gun fire.
“She took a bullet for him,” Corona said. “She died a hero.”
NYPD investigators say they have arrested 27-year-old Rudy Osias for the shooting.
In the end, Rene Sotos, a friend of Lopez’s, says something needs to change because too many people are being lost to gun violence.
“These beautiful people are being taken away from us, and I think we should stop it,” Sotos said.
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