This editorial is written by a former Chief of Police and staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.
NEW YORK CITY- Bill de Blasio is an utter failure. Totally and completely. While he is worried about playing kindergarten games by having Black Lives Matter painted on the ground in front of Trump Tower, his city is heading into anarchy. With that, a retiring New York City Police Department detective is speaking out, saying that the recent decision to eliminate undercover officers will “be the demise” of New York City. And the criminals appear to be taking notice.
This past weekend saw 18 people shot in 24 hours which continued a 2-week spoke in violence in the city. The New York Times reported that it has been nearly 25 years since the city experienced as much gun violence in the month of June as it has seen this year. But, let’s cut the budget by $1 billion dollars. Makes sense.
Two weeks ago, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, who has to have lost a lot of his department’s loyalty by now, announced that the city was going to disband its anti-crime, plainclothes officer unit, and that the 600 officers assigned to that unite would be reassigned throughout the department.
In making the announcement, Shea did admit that the plainclothes officers were critical in removing illegal guns from the streets.
In an interview with the New York Post, a detective who has decided to retire rather than risk his life for people who simply do not care, said that eliminating the plain-clothes division will result in more crime and violence across New York City.
The detective said:
“This is going to be the demise of the city.
“Anti-crime guys are the guys who the real bad guys are looking out for. Ant9-crime guys are going to drive around in not just unmarked cars. They’ll come around in other cars, rentals that the city gets that you wouldn’t think are police cars.
“When you’re a really bad guy, and I’m talking about really bad guys, who won’t think twice about taking another life. When they step out of the car, those were the cops who they are afraid of.”
The detective also slammed de Blasio for having “absolutely no idea what policing is,” specifically in the crime-ridden neighborhood’s in New York. As stated above, de Blasio caved to the “defund the police” mob and promised to cut funding to the department which was widely praised by the criminal-loving crowd.
Breitbart News reported in the last week, the city has seen close to 60 shootings with at least 81 victims. The detective said that violent criminals are becoming emboldened because they “are out there carrying guns freely now—without fear.”
The past week has seen a 340 percent increase in shootings in New York, with a more than 400 percent increase in shooting victims compared to the same time period last year. In the past month, shootings have increased 86 percent with a 101 percent increase in shooting victims.
But that’s ok. De Blasio is going to move money to youth initiatives and social services, because nothing addresses out of control shootings than more social engineering.
De Blasio’s announcement, made at the beginning of June came before the recent spate of violence, at least violence as far as shootings, however came on the heels of an outbreak of lawlessness in the city, with rioters, looters and arsonists running rampant throughout the city, and attacking officers of the NYPD.
“The details will be worked out in the budget process in the weeks ahead,” de Blasio said. “But I want people to understand that we are committed to shifting resources to ensure that the focus is on our young people.”
Smooth move there de Blasio. That’ll reduce gun violence in your city. Maybe he’s trying to make New York truly the number one city in the country, as in number one for serious crimes and murder. After all, having the third largest city, Chicago, enjoy that honor is kind of a slap in the face there, right Mr. Mayor?
There must be something in the water in New York. While the governor of New York tries to deflect blame for his failure to protect nursing home patients to the federal government, de Blasio is attempting to solve an outbreak in violent crime by cutting law enforcement resources and throwing money into midnight basketball leagues for troubled youths. Genius move.
Of course, this outbreak in violent crime comes during the same time where New York has basically created a revolving door criminal justice system, where criminals are arrested by the NYPD, only to be back on the streets, sometimes before the ink on the arrest reports are dry.
As if that isn’t bad enough, some of these banditos get released from custody, then go out and offend again within an hour or two. One such criminal had somewhere in the neighborhood of 104 times when he assaulted an elderly woman, knocking her to the ground because, well…he could.
New York is in the midst of a crime wave not seen in decades. Remember when Nero fiddled while Rome burned? Well de Blasio is fiddling while New York City burns, sometimes literally.
In the past month, as of June 4, murder jumped 94 percent year over year. Burglaries, one of the “get out of jail free” offenses have increased by 34 percent in May compared to the year before.
Grand theft auto–not the video game, the real thing—has become the fastest growing crime in the city, jumping 90 percent, while in May, there were 70 percent more cases of grand theft auto than at the same time last year.
So, what is de Blasio’s solution? Remove plain clothes officers from the streets, one of the very tools that helped make New York one of the safest cities in the country.
Now it’s more like Tombstone.
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