This blog is dedicated to the geniuses in the New York City Mayor’s office and the one-party City Council, which decided that allowing career criminals out with no bail, and announcing that you will severely defund the police department, were great ideas.
From an article at WINS 1010 radio, we have this:
There have been 112 victims in 83 shootings over a nine-day period ending Saturday, according to police. Most of those shot were expected to survive, but at least six people have died in the past week and others suffered serious or critical injuries.
The NYPD on Sunday released this info detailing the nine-day stretch of shootings.
Friday, 6/19 – 8 shooting incidents with 9 victims.
Saturday, 6/20 -18 shooting incidents with 24 victims.
Sunday, 6/21 – 2 shooting incidents with 5 victims.
Monday, 6/22 – 11 shooting incidents with 17 victims.
Tuesday, 6/23 – 10 shooting incidents with 10 victims.
Wednesday, 6/24 – 3 shooting incidents with 5 victims.
Thursday, 6/25 – 5 shooting incidents with 8 victims.
Friday, 06/26 – 9 incidents with 10 victims.
Saturday, 06/27 – 17 incidents with 24 victims.
The NYPD said there have been 503 shooting incidents with 605 victims this year as of Saturday.
Amid calls to defund the police ahead of the June 30 deadline for the city budget, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said last week that the city’s homicide rate had hit a 5-year high and that the criminal justice system was “imploding.” The number of people shot has risen 42 percent compared to last year.
Three questions for New York City residents:
-Are you happy with these numbers?
-Do you think that eliminating bail requirements while announcing you would reduce police funding had anything to do with them?
-Do you think the combination of stratospherically rising violent crime and a significant reduction in police is a positive or negative development?
My guess is that most New York City residents (other than career criminals, that is) are not overjoyed with this.
But do they have any legitimate reason to complain?
New York City voters elected hard-left Democrat Bill De Blasio Mayor. Twice. Both times by landslides. And you elected a vast majority of New York City council members – 48 out of 51 – from the Democrat Party as well. This is their doing. Their doing.
Of course they can blame President Trump and Republicans for New York City’s rapid degeneration into the Dinkins era. And I’m sure a lot of them already are doing just that. But it won’t change who is actually in charge of the city and, therefore, who is responsible for what is happening there.
So, to the voters of New York City, I say enjoy what you have wrought. And try to stay safe….to the extent that it is even possible anymore.