New York City continued to spiral out of control in recent weeks with the NYPD confirming dramatic increases in murders, shootings, and burglaries across all five boroughs.
Compared to the same period last year, the month of May saw a 79% jump in murder, 64% increase in shootings, and a 34% jump in burglaries.
“The NYPD says its summer all-out initiative is in effect this year, which will have hundreds of officers patrolling neighborhoods that have had upticks in crimes,” reports CBS New York.
Police reform is happening in NYC. Police disciplinary records will be posted online and trial decisions will be made public.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 17, 2020
Read the full report here.
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: Giuliani Asks Cuomo to ‘Remove De Blasio,’ Says Mayor Preventing NYPD from Stopping Riots
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani asked Governor Andrew Cuomo to remove Bill de Blasio this week; saying the Big Apple Mayor is actively preventing the NYPD from stopping riots and looting across all five boroughs.
“Gov. Cuomo should remove Mayor De Blasio. He is preventing the NYPD from taking the actions that have prevented riots in the past. Surely, you remember the Gigante report which helped me prevent riots under circumstances of long protests with many attempts to turn them violent,” posted Giuliani on social media.
Gov. Cuomo should remove Mayor DiBlasio. He is preventing the NYPD from taking the actions that have prevented riots in the past. Surely, you remember the Gigante report which helped me prevent riots under circumstances of long protests with many attempts to turn them violent.
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) June 2, 2020
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo threatened to “displace” Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio during his daily press briefing Tuesday; saying he would effectively “take over the mayor’s job” after days of riots and looting.
“My option is to displace the mayor of New York City and bring in the National Guard as the governor in a state of emergency, and basically take over – you would have to take over – the mayor’s job,” said Cuomo.
“I don’t think we’re at that point,” he added.
.@NYGovCuomo: “My option is to displace the mayor of New York City and bring in the National Guard as the governor in a state of emergency, and basically take over – you would have to take over – the mayor’s job.”
"I don’t think we’re at that point."
— Jimmy Vielkind (@JimmyVielkind) June 2, 2020
BREAKING: NY Governor Cuomo threatens to "displace" NY Mayor Deblasio and bring in the National Guard. Says the Mayor and the NYPD failed last night. pic.twitter.com/zCRBSmXyst
— TheHFWarrior🧢 (A.K.A. Manny/Mendel) (@TheHFWarrior) June 2, 2020
BREAKING: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called out Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Police Department.
“The NYPD and the Mayor did not do their job last night”
— Cristian Benavides (@cbenavidesTV) June 2, 2020
Watch Cuomo’s comments above.