While failing Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to push draconian lockdowns, crime in his city has skyrocketed over the previous year.
But Mayor Bill doesn’t want to talk about it.
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.