The radical left, with the complicity of some Republican politicians, achieved a historic defunding of New York City’s police force this year. As a result, today the city is experiencing unprecedented levels of violence, crime, and insecurity.
The number of shootings so far this year in New York City has increased “to levels not seen in previous years,” a police department spokesman said on Frida, Dec. 4 in announcing its latest crime statistics, Fox News reported.
“The year so far has presented significant public safety challenges with gun violence continuing to afflict New Yorkers across the city,” the New York Police Department (NYPD) said in a press release.
The NYPD reported a 112.5% increase in shootings during the month of November compared to the same period last year. With a total of 115 shootings this November compared to 51 reported during the month of 2019.
The total annualized number nearly doubled. There were 1,412 shootings so far in 2020 compared to 721 last year, the police department said.
Another not insignificant fact is, “40% of those accused of shootings have previously had an arrest for gun possession in the past, while 21% of gunshot victims have had one. This is in line with the demands of the left-wing sectors to reduce sentences, free prisoners, and be more flexible with the criminals.”
After George Floyd’s death at the beginning of the year, the left took advantage of the situation to impose its agenda by using racial equality and “nonviolence” that contradicts its practices that are justly charged with violence, destruction, and anarchy.
Among the left’s demands is the controversial request to defund the police.Taking advantage of its political connections, it lobbied until New York Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $1 billion cut to the NYPD in July, out of a total budget of $6 billion.
The mayor’s controversial decision came just as the city, historically known as “the safest big city in the country,” was beginning an exponential curve in violent crime.
President Trump was wholly critical of these measures, which were also repeated by Democratic politicians in other parts of the country. President Trump was adamant that supporting law enforcement is the foundation for ending crime and insecurity.
He even repeatedly told authorities in New York and other cities that he would send federal officials to help restore order.
“Law and Order. If @NYCMayor can’t do it, we will!”, said President Trump, pointing out Mayor de Blasio’s decisions in a tweet.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2020
The New York City Police Union also showed its discontent in a Twitter statement, where it blamed the violence on the streets on local politicians, “The reasons aren’t complicated. Our city politicians have demonized us at every turn and in the process stripped us of necessary tools to get guns off the streets. When cops are left handling crime with a ‘light touch,’ violent gangs step into the void and reign terror on NYers.”
The reasons aren’t complicated. Our city politicians have demonized us at every turn and in the process stripped us of necessary tools to get guns off the streets. When cops are left handling crime with a “light touch,” violent gangs step into the void and reign terror on NYers. https://t.co/kccXrg7e4g
— NYC PBA (@NYCPBA) August 16, 2020