(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com)- New York is well past its glory days when criminals were discouraged from committing criminal acts and the people of the city were safe. Giuliani is out and Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio is in, and it’s resulted in a constantly growing number of shootings. According to the Wall Street Journal, shootings in the Big Apple have increased by 76% over the last year.
The paper compared the number of shootings from January 1, 2020, to August 2, 2020, and then compared that number to the same period last year. And it is quite a stark difference. In that time, the city has been in lockdown, with millions of people stuck at home and told to avoid going outside. Despite this, it looks like criminals have been out on the streets shooting each other, and innocent people.
There have also been several violent riots instigated by supporters of Black Lives Matter and Antifa in the city in recent months, which are likely to have had a significant impact on these numbers.
The Wall Street Journal also noted that there were some 237 homicides in the city so far this year, compared to 181 in the same period last year. That’s another significant increase and means that Mayor de Blasio has a lot to answer for.
New York Police Department Commissioner Dermot Shea said that the surge in shootings was a result of “changes to state bail laws” as well as the “release of prisoners from city jails during the pandemic.” Which makes sense, given that almost a thousand inmates have been released from prison early over fears that they might contract the Chinese coronavirus while locked up. For some reason, nobody thought that they might also just catch the virus when being released out onto the streets too.
Commissioner Shea said that “recent changes to policing” haven’t helped with the numbers. By that, she means that fact that Mayor de Blasio and his Democrat colleagues agreed to slashing a massive $1 billion from the city’s police budget. How he expects the police to be able to do their job and protect the people of New York, I don’t know.
Would you live in New York City in 2020?