In police-defunded NYC, gun-related crime, arrests and shootings continue to explode


NEW YORK CITY, NY – Compared to October of 2019, gun arrests exploded to more than 102% this October, and shootings skyrocketed 121%.

According to the New York Police Department’s crime statistics for October 2020, there were 137 shootings and 502 gun arrests in the five boroughs of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. 

New York City has been an unfortunate example of what happens when businesses are restricted, people’s movements are restricted, activities that normally reduce stress and encourage happiness are all but gone, and the legal system appears to favor criminals. 

There is no doubt that the city and New York state’s lax bail policies have returned criminals to the streets in record time, and usually without a cash bod involved. 

Year-to-date, there have been 1,299 shootings, a 93.9% increase over shootings at this point last year.  Gun arrests year-to-date show a 15% increase in the total number.

Other crimes also continue to spike in New York, with burglaries up 32.2%, auto thefts up 78.7%, and the only decline was the murder rate, which was down to 35 this October compared to 36 last October.

There have been at least 24 declared COVID-19 hate crimes, primarily involving Asian victims.

New York Police Department Commissioner Dermot Shea explained that in September, New York City broke a 25-year record on the number of gun-related arrests:

“I look at that two ways. It’s good that we got them off the street but it’s bad that people are carrying them.”

The majority of the arrests were in the borough of Brooklyn.  The rise in gun-related arrests mirrors the rise in violent crime, which makes sense. 

As a part of a push to keeps guns off the street to curb the explosive number of shootings in the city, Federal prosecutors busted 10 Brooklyn felons on gun possession charges over a three-day period.

US Attorney Seth DuCharme announced the effort to curb crime:

“The one tried and true way to reduce the rapid spike in gun violence we’ve experienced in Brooklyn this summer is to take the guns out of the hands of repeat offenders and take those offenders off of our streets.”

Five of the 10 arrests occurred around traffic stops. The arrests were part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program bringing together law enforcement from local, state and federal levels to reduce violent crimes.

In related news, five people were shot in New York City this past weekend, with one fatality.

An 18-year-old man was shot in the back of the head while inside a building on Frederick Douglass Boulevard near West 155th Street, on the grounds of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Polo Grounds Towers around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday. 

He was taken to Harlem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A person of interest, described as a friend of the victim, was taken into custody, but he claimed that his friend was playing with the gun when he accidentally shot himself.  As a reminder, he was shot in the back of the head.

In the Bronx, a man was shot during an attempted carjacking.  The Jeep Grand Cherokee driver pinned one of the carjacking suspects to a pole causing serious injuries.  The driver tried to drive off and escape as one of the other suspects fired shots into the vehicle, striking the driver twice.  The victim kept driving and crashed, but pinned a second suspect.

Two other people were shot in Williamsburg area of Brooklyn and in the Arverne district of Queens.

In lower Manhattan, a woman was killed by her husband before he turned the gun on himself in an apparent murder/suicide

It was reported that the woman filed for divorce from her husband and he tried to talk to her, which resulting in an argument.  The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the man died shortly after being transported to the hospital.

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Shootings up 92.4% as other violent crimes also continue to spike in de Blasio’s Democrat-run New York City

October 23, 2020

NEW YORK CITY, NY –  People may lie, but in general, proven statistics don’t. 

Shootings have increased by an unbelievable 92.4% in New York City (the five boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and The Bronx) since this time last year.

Breitbart brought us these incredibly sad and disturbing statistics in today’s report.  The New York Police Department has had reports of 1,235 shootings so far in 2020. 

Most assuredly, a virus isn’t out there targeting people and pulling triggers. There is a combination of factors involved here, including city leadership, restricting police actions and proactive enforcement procedures, disrespect of the police by city leadership and the public, and a failed justice system that allows no cash bail in most cases where suspects are immediately released back onto the street when they are arrested.

More statistics: New York City surpassed 1,000 shootings by August 30, 2020. On that date last year, only 537 had occurred. 

Irony rears its head when one realizes that New York exists under the “Safe Act” and is one the most gun-controlled cities in the nation. 

The Safe Act was signed into law in 2012 after the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut and bans the sale of so-called “assault weapons” and places restrictions on other weapons, especially relating to ownership, concealed carry permits, and magazine capacity.  

Magazine capacity is generally limited to ten rounds in most cases and applying for a carry permit is nothing short of a nightmare.  Application fees must be paid, and the person must formally establish a need – in writing – to justify being issued a permit. 

Even then, the permits are allocated sparsely on a “may issue” status instead of the “must issue” status or procedure allowed in most other states.

These extreme, draconian factors only serve to exemplify the failures of the gun control movement when New York City records so many shootings and a monumental increase since last year. 

It is easy to surmise that the average criminal on the street, the gang member, the hired gun for neighborhood retribution, and even the casual carrier with a bad attitude don’t obey the rules or laws.

Guns are sold in alleys and in private homes, many are stolen, and these practices allow the bad guys to easily circumvent the substantial laws and policies in place. 

The fact has been repeated ad nauseum: criminals don’t obey laws, that’s why they’re criminals.

In addition to shootings coupled with resulting murders, crime in general has exploded in the five boroughs.  This is especially true in New York’s subways, where murders have tripled, rapes have doubled, and assaults are through the roof – all while rider numbers are down significantly.

In a report from August, the crime statistics and increases in violent crime are staggering:

Murders have increased by 59%.

Burglaries have increased by 31%.

Auto thefts, including car jackings, have increased by 53%.

It can naturally be assumed that all of these numbers will continue to explode.  There is a breaking point coming that will either completely ruin the city forever, or there will be a correction that will take quite a period of time that may bring crime stats back on track to compare to when Rudy Giuliani was mayor.

Mayor Giuliani, also known as “America’s mayor” after 9-11, instituted several strong policies with the coordination of the New York Police Department.

There is obviously a dire economic impact for the city if the trend continues to spike.  The city revolves around and operates on its tax base. 

Businesses and citizens are leaving the area in droves.  Businesses are closing forever, their buildings likely not to be reused.  Tourism has dropped significantly.  Broadway, Madison Square Garden, and Manhattan attractions like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have seen visitor numbers drop by more than 90%. 

There is a breaking point coming – it remains to be seen which way that break will go.


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