The NYPD says major crimes grew 22.5% in February compared to the same month last year including a 7.1% increase in shootings. Robbery, assault, burglary, grand larceny, and grand larceny auto crimes all saw increases.
The only positive statistic related to murders, which were down 20%. Only 20 people were killed in New York City in February according to the NYPD.
Police officials blame criminal justice reforms for the uptick in crime.
Universal Free Health Care would stop it. ‚Äú Straight out of Lincoln‚ÄĚ, tee-shirts should be made up.
A reminder of how precious truth is, especially by the Lord setting the captives Free & indeed in Him Alone! In proclaiming His truths & living out His precious truths too amen!
Rom 8:36-39 As it is written: ‚ÄúFor Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.‚ÄĚ Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Well, that murder rate makes it much safer than Baltimore! I wonder if this story is running after Mike "Stop and Frisk" Bloomberg, done with spending millions of his own money on incessant ads, is looking for a VP position (maybe you could call it a Junior President and he would fit the bill!). Of course, in all these crime stories, what is usually hidden or omitted is the race of the people committing the crimes. When it is shown, young blacks (the ones Bloomie targeted and thus reduced the NYC crime rate when he was mayor)lead the pack. Anyone can visit Paul Kersey's blog at vdare.com and find story about story about cities where blacks are a small percentage of the overall population, but make up the large majority of murder suspects.
Not so strange. When leftist hirelings are in charge, the results are similar. Refusal to blame criminals for crime, but rather circumstances or lack of money, leads to more evil, not less. Pride prevents those in charge ever learning from their error. Aside from which, living in a big city is itself not very conducive to civility.
WABC wrote: Still, PBA President Patrick Lynch called the situation a public safety emergency.
"New Yorkers need to reject Mayor de Blasio's easy excuses," he said. "Bail reform is not the only problem here. The double-digit increases in shootings, robberies, burglary and thefts aren't the product of any single law or policy. They are the result of failed leadership and a political culture that denigrates and devalues the work police officers do."
excerpt from, "New York City starts year with spike in shootings, major crimes; NYPD, critics blame bail reform"
The ABC Network gave a much more complete idea what has been going on.