The number of crimes inspired by racial, religious, or sexual hatred jumped 73% in New York City compared to 2020 in recent weeks; raising serious questions over safety and security in the nation’s largest metropolis.
“Hate crimes in New York City continue to rise, fueled by an increase in crimes targeting Asian-Americans and dozens of crimes against Jews, according to New York Police Department figures released Monday,” reports the Wall Street Journal.
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“The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force said the city recorded 180 hate crimes from Jan. 1 through May 2, an increase of 73% from 104 such crimes during the same period last year. NYPD officials have said that the true number of hate crimes in the city is probably higher because many of those crimes go unreported,” adds the newspaper.
“According to the figures, Asians were targeted in 80 New York City hate crimes from Jan. 1 through April 4, up from 16 in the same period in 2020. The NYPD recorded 28 hate crimes against Asians for 2020, up from three in 2019. NYPD officials have said that some of the attacks on Asian-Americans have been motivated by the false belief that Asians are responsible for the coronavirus pandemic,” concludes the WSJ.
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NYC SPIRALS: 112 Injured By Gunfire in 9 Days, Local Says ‘Haven’t Seen Anything Like This in My Life’
Violence and gunfire continued to plague New York City since anti-police protests started back in June, with authorities confirming more than 100 people have been shot in the last 9 days.
“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,” reports 1010Wins.
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.
“It has just been ridiculous how it has taken place, because we saw a serious decline over a five year period and we have working relationships to work with our police department with their community policing,” said one local leader in Brooklyn. “Now look at what we’re faced with. I have not seen anything like this in my entire life living here in New York.”
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NYC SPIRALS: 7 People Shot in 10 MINUTES in Separate Brooklyn Shootings
New York City continued to struggle with an uptick in gun crime in the wake of anti-police protests in all five boroughs, with seven people shot within 10 minutes in separate incidents in Brooklyn.
“Seven people were wounded in three shootings just 10 minutes apart Monday night in different Brooklyn neighborhoods,” reports the NY Post. “The gunplay started at about 10:40 p.m. on Bainbridge Street near Malcolm X Boulevard in Bedford-Stuyvesant.”
“I could see she was breathing, but she wasn’t moving,” said one eyewitness.
“The city reported 40 shootings last week — the most in a week since 2015. In the same time period in 2019, there were 24 shootings,” adds the Post.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Source: NY Post