Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani ripped current Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio on Fox News Thursday; slamming the “pro-criminal idiot” for the crime wave currently sweeping the country’s largest metropolis.
“The last time this city was like this, the last time the city had riots and crime at this level we had a Democratic mayor. All during the period of time, we had 30 years of massive crime. So, if this sets in, it’s not going to end,” President Trump‘s lawyer said. “We need a change in leadership.”
“These things are happening in these cities because the Democrats have pro-criminal, anti-police policies. The reason it’s happening is not Donald Trump. Donald Trump didn’t release 8,000 people from prison. De Blasio did,” Giuliani said, also blaming Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “I mean, there are children living next to sexual predators as a result of these two idiots.”
“The president recognized it four weeks before the mayor,” Giuliani said. “It’s the mayor who after the president cut down any kind of contact with China was inviting people to go out to parties and telling them it isn’t so bad. So stop all this nonsense about the president mishandling the pandemic …Cuomo didn’t get it for three weeks and then he stuffed our nursing homes with people who didn’t have to die, and that he has tried to blame on the president …The Democrats are playing shift the blame to the president for things they actually did.”
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NYC SPIRALS: AOC Says $1B Cut for NYPD Not Enough, ‘Defunding Police Means Defunding Police’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., weighed in Tuesday on the proposed New York City budget cuts to the police department she said don’t go far enough, saying “defunding police means defunding police.”
“Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education’s budget so the exact same police remain in schools,” the congresswoman said in a statement.
Establishment Democrats and progressives have debated over what “defund the police” actually means. Some argue the phrase shouldn’t be taken literally and just stands to represent police reforms.
“It does not mean counting overtime cuts as cuts, even as NYPD ignores every attempt by City Council to curb overtime spending and overspends on overtime anyways,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “If these reports are accurate, then these proposed ‘cuts’ to the NYPD budget are a disingenuous illusion. This is not a victory. The fight to defund policing continues.”
The New York City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio reached a deal Tuesday to cut $1 billion from the NYPD’s $6 billion budget.
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NYC SPIRALS: Angry New Yorkers Protest Outside De Blasio’s Mansion, Honk Horns, Light Fireworks
Hundreds of enraged New Yorkers staged a late-night protest outside Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Upper East Side mansion Monday night; saying “if they can’t sleep he won’t sleep” as the city faces another night of chaos.
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— ABC News (@ABC) June 23, 2020
Hundreds are protesting outside Gracie Mansion in #Manhattan right now after @NYCMayor refuses to do anything about the insane fireworks the last few weeks plaguing NYC. Residents can't sleep, so they decided to not allow Deblasio to sleep tonight either. pic.twitter.com/Kom1X7PTPM
— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) June 23, 2020
Our message tonight was simple: Mr. Mayor, if we can’t sleep, you won’t sleep. pic.twitter.com/7UuWnLfyrg
— Councilman Deutsch (@ChaimDeutsch) June 23, 2020
“Our message tonight was simple: Mr. Mayor, if we can’t sleep, you won’t sleep,” said one City Councilmember.
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