Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio insisted this week that this city was still safe despite a 75% surge in shootings compared to last February and violent subway attacks on the rise across all five boroughs.
“New York City saw a 75% jump in shootings this February compared to last, despite a slowdown in reported murders and felony assaulted, as the city’s and state’s top officials seem at odds over Big Apple crime and safety,” reports Fox News.
“The prevalence of gun violence in New York City remains a central focus for the NYPD,” the department said.
“It’s teetering, to use a word. Crime is way up. Homelessness is way up. Many people have left New York City,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo during a news conference Wednesday. “We have to get New York City functional again and safe again. And viable again. And we have to do that quickly.”
“It’s important to set a foundation here that even though we experienced some real challenges in 2020, particularly with gun violence, in fact, if you look at all of the numbers, overall crime decreased in 2020,” claimed de Blasio.
“We are the safest big city in America,” he added. “We will continue to be.”
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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
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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