Welcome to police-defunded NY: Crime surged in nearly every category in summer of 2022 in NYC
NEW YORK, NY – New numbers from the New York Police Department show that crime levels increased in almost every crime during the summer of 2022.
The increase in crime has led some in the Democratic party to distance themselves from progressive Democrats.
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) August 31, 2022
Every day there are new stories that are reported in which residents or tourists are accosted in some manner in the Big Apple. News about someone being robbed at gunpoint, shot, or just merely beaten by a random group of criminals roaming the streets of New York.
While some might try to argue that crime has not increased in the city, the New York Police Department has released crime statistics which show that almost every single category of crime has increased in the city during the summer of 2022.
The only two major crime areas which did not show an increase, thankfully, were reported homicides and rapes during the summer months.
Information released from the New York Police Department showed that during the last week in August, serious crimes had increased by 35.6 percent from numbers reported in 2021. Robberies, burglaries, grand thefts, and vehicle thefts increased between 32.6 and 46.6 percent.
Lawmakers in the State of New York are also noticing the increases in crime and are starting to distance themselves from leaders who are believed to be part of the cause, like Democrat New York Governor Kathy Hochul.
Governor Hochul, who recently told Republicans to leave the State of New York, is allegedly being shunned by fellow Democrats for her stance on bail and criminal justice reform.
Felony assaults increased more than 22% this year, with a total of 114 assaults reported through through August 28th, according to NYPD. Up from 93 assaults reported in same time period last year.
If you see something, call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477
— Todd “TJ” Stein (@steintoddjnyc) September 6, 2022
Political leaders like John Orlando, the President of New Era Democrats, have come right out and said that they can no longer support the Governor. Orlando told Fox and Friends:
“The last straw for me was the fight in the Bronx where the guy got sucker punched. It revealed two problems. One was the bail reform, the second is parolees. The gentleman [accused suspect] was on parole. Why was he released?”
Lee Zeldin in striking distance of Kathy Hochul, voters tired of Chuck Schumer: poll https://t.co/un0rSDAv9z pic.twitter.com/Sh31C8F5CL
— New York Post (@nypost) August 11, 2022
Orlando brought up the requirement that Democratic leaders enacted which requires those who are arrested while out on parole must be afforded a hearing within twenty-four hours or be released. Orlando said that requirement should not be in place:
“He [the suspect] had to have 24 hours to have a hearing to stay remanded [in custody]. Why? He was on parole. He should’ve been kept in jail once he was arrested.”
Orlando claims that a resident of New York City told him that the increase in crime reminded him of the crime waves that occurred in the city during the 70s and 80s. Orlando said:
“I was born and raised in Brooklyn, still live there, raising my family there. In the ’70s and ’80s, I know what it was like…we are back to that, it’s not going back, it’s here.”
Todd Piro, a host of Fox and Friends, asked Orlando what the state of the Democratic party is currently. Orlando said:
“There are a lot of good moderate Democrats in the party. Unfortunately, right now, they’re either going along to get along, they’re being silenced by the left wing of their party, or they’re just afraid to speak up.
[The Governor] is just another partisan politician, unfortunately, and the left wing of the party is dragging down the state.”
John Orlando, President of the New Era Democrats, said during a press conference, “We have a Democratic machine that has gone far too Left – too extreme for even those moderate Democrats.”https://t.co/hETQnc4nLM
— Grace (@jefavieja) September 6, 2022
Whether voters in the coming election actually oust those that are alleged to have been soft on crime or not remains to be seen.
Welcome to criminal justice-reformed New York: Violent criminal free on bond shoots 7-year-old in gang shooting
BROOKLYN, NY – A 7-year-old girl was grazed by a stray bullet in what NYPD detectives believe was a gang-related drive-by.
The girl was not the intended target. She and her mom just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, walking home from school. When the shots rang out, people scattered, including the girl and her family.
Her mother didn’t realize that her daughter was injured for roughly two hours later when the child complained of pain on her left side. Tanaisia Green, the girl’s mom called 911. She was taken to NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn where she was listed in stable condition.
Police now have two suspects in custody.
“I heard about five — pop, pop, pop. One after the other,” said one employee of the deli on the corner where that shooting took place. “Once we heard the shot, we started running. Some ran that way. We stayed in the back until the cops came. That’s when everybody came out.”
Robert Cooper, 31, is one of the men that police arrested in the shooting.
At the time of the shots being fired from the black sedan, Cooper was free with no bond after a February arrest for allegedly beating a 39-year-old man and stealing his food on Staten Island.
Police say that he punched the victim repeatedly and stole about $45 worth food from him.
Charged with felony robbery and assault, prosecutors asked that he be held on a $3,000 cash bail. Instead, Judge Gerianne Abriano released Cooper without bail.
Now, Cooper and Jaden Baskerville are in custody for the shooting. Police have not said which of the two they believe pulled the trigger.
As reported by the New York Post:
“A Brooklyn grand jury indicted both men earlier this month, charging them with eight counts, including attempted murder, second-degree assault, second-degree possession of a weapon, and first-degree criminal use of a firearm.
Cooper was arraigned on the indictment Monday and ordered held on $25,000 cash bail or a $100,000 bond and remained behind bars at Rikers Island.”
Baskerville is being held on $500,000 bond.
The New York Post spoke with the grandmother of the wounded girl.
“‘She is doing …,’ she trailed off when asked about the girl’s mother. ‘They are just still traumatized. I just thank God that she is OK, that’s the important part. This is not a good time.’”
The deli worker spoke about the young girl being struck in the gunfire.
“It’s sad, really sad,” he said. “She didn’t deserve that; you know what I’m saying. She was just standing there waiting for the light to change and then this happened.”
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