NYC hospitals are completely overwhelmed right now… with shooting victims

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NEW YORK, NY – Medical providers in New York are sounding the alarm over being overwhelmed, not from COVID victims, like the Governor warns, but over victims of shootings.

Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and other city leaders have repeatedly warned of the hospitals in the state being overwhelmed by those infected with the virus.

Cuomo got one thing right, the hospitals are being overrun with patients, however, they are not because of the virus, they are over victims of violent acts.

New York Fire Fighter Carlos Lizscano is one of the people that have noticed the increase in shooting victims in the city. He recounted recently to the Daily News a recent encounter with a young man who had been shot and all of their efforts to save him that were in vain.

Lizscano said he and his partner performed CPR on him, intubated him to force air into his lungs, and forced fluid into his veins.

Their hope was to keep the victim alive until he could reach the hospital and to doctors who could be able to save his life. Lizscano, who works out of the Jamaica Station in Queens, said:

“We do everything we can, and sometimes they come back, and sometimes they don’t, and this time he didn’t.”

Despite all of the life saving efforts, despite all of the technology medical providers have, it is impossible for every person to be saved. Which is why the dramatic increase in violent crime in New York City has medical providers concerned.

As of November 15th, the NYPD is aware of 1,667 victims of shootings for the year of 2020 which is double the amount of reported shooting victims for 2019. The amount of violence has also risen the homicide rate in the city by over 15% from the same time last year.

The New York Fire Department, who keeps separate statistics from the New York Police Department in regard to shooting victims. As of September 30th, of this year, the FDNY showed that they transported 1,304 shooting victims to the hospital this year, a reported 89% increase from 2019.

Those numbers, although shocking, do not tell the full story as there are private hospitals and ambulances which have not provided numbers as of this article.

Medical personnel are all ready for high call volume, let’s face it, it is New York. They have a large population which means they are used to being busy. However, with violent crime increasing, medical personnel are starting to feel overwhelmed. EMT Ciara Ortiz, who works out of Harlem, said:

“We know how to handle high call volume…If I was to use one word to describe the year: Just chaos. Everyone is just overwhelmed.”

The Union President for FDNY, Oren Barzilay, said that everyone in the city is feeling the pressure. He said:

“I’ve never seen anything like this in the 25 years I’ve been here. We have people who are breaking down mid-tour and going home sick because the trauma has been too much from what’s been happening the last few months, both from COVID and crime.”

First line medical responders are not the only ones that are feeling the dramatic increase in the demand for medical services. Hospitals are as well, as they have also the FDNY are transporting the shooting victims to the hospitals. One hospital in particular is Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn.

The hospital has seen a reported 113% increase of victims of violent crime this year as opposed to the same time last year. Harlem hospital has seen a reported 97% increase, Lincoln Hospital has seen 100% increase. The Jamaica Hospital has seen a 92% increase in the level of people being seen from violent crime.

Beverly Brown, the manager for the Jamaica Hospital trauma program, talked about the stress the medical staff is under:

“It’s very emotional for the staff. It just might be your family member. Each time you get a trauma you’re going in there with the expectations like, ‘Oh my God, I hope it’s not somebody I know or somebody’s kid.”

 

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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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