While gun crime and escalating violence continues to plague Chicago and other major American cities, the Big Apple celebrated its first entirely “shooting free weekend” in over 25 years.
According to Yahoo News, New York City marked its first weekend without a single shooting incident since 1993.
“We went Friday, Saturday, Sunday without any shootings and homicides,” New York Police Department chief James O’Neill told journalists.
“That’s the first time in decades, and that’s something not just the NYPD, but all New Yorkers can be proud of,” he added.
Official statistics from the first half of 2018 show 147 murders throughout the five boroughs.
The homicide rate for America’s largest city was a staggering 2,245 people in 1990.
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'MAGA' FREE NYC: Manhattan Judge Allows Bars to BAN Trump Supporters
A Manhattan judge ruled this week that bar and restaurant owners could ban patrons from wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ caps and other Trump-supporting apparel; suggesting there’s little protection from “political discrimination” in the nation’s largest city.
According to the New York Post, the judge struck down a tourist’s lawsuit against a West Village bar after he was ejected for wearing the iconic ‘MAGA’ hat; adding freedom of religion does not protect one’s freedoms regarding political statements.
“He was paying spiritual tribute to the victims of 9/11. The Make American Great Again hat was part of his spiritual belief,” said the man’s lawyer. “Rather than remove his hat, instead he held true to his spiritual belief and was forced from the bar.”
“Plaintiff does not state any faith-based principle to which the hat relates,” fired-back the judge.
“Here the claim that plaintiff was not served and eventually escorted out of the bar because of his perceived support for President Trump is not outrageous conduct,” the ruling states.
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BREAKING: Antifa Attacks GOP Headquarters in NYC, Warns ‘Merely the Beginning’
Far-left activists associated with Antifa and other radical hate groups attacked the Republican Party headquarters in New York City late Thursday evening; vandalizing the historic building and warning the incident was “merely the beginning.”
The New York GOP released shocking images immediately following the assault; writing “The New York Republican New York City headquarters at the Metropolitan Republican Club was physically vandalized last evening with broken windows, spray-paint and more.”
The attackers left an ominous note at the scene, saying “The U.S. government has established concentration camps around the country for Latino people, shamelessly murdering black people, and continues its war machine that has slaughtered Muslim people with impunity for decades.”
“Our attack is merely a beginning. We are not passive, we are not civil, and we will not apologize. Those of good conscience and clear mind know this state of oppression cannot remain. The US fascist political system is one of the most savage institutions in history and we will combat it relentlessly until all are free of American barbarism,” adds the note.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.