Reports indicate that shootings in New York City surged last week following the NYPD’s decision to disband its plainclothes anti-crime unit.
The New York Post reports the unit was disbanded on Monday, June 15, 2020, and the week ended with “28 [shooting] incidents and 38 victims.”
During the same week in 2019 there were only 12 shootings.
An law enforcement source told the Post, “This is what the politicians wanted — no bail, nobody in Rikers, cops not arresting anyone.”
The source added, “All those things equal people walking around on the street with guns, shooting each other.”
The Sergeants Benevolent Association tweeted:
NYC shooting violence in 24 hrs thanks to New York’s FAILED politicians who lack the courage to tell the truth & now who suffers? Who are the real victims? Where are the phony politicians now? Take a bow DeBlasio, City Council, NYS Senate the body count is growing. You own it! pic.twitter.com/B1tzscfUCf
— SBA (@SBANYPD) June 20, 2020
Shootings remain commonplace in Democrat-controlled Chicago. Breitbart News reported that over 56 were shot, nine fatally, between Friday and Sunday morning of Father’s Day weekend alone.
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