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Mayor Bill de Blasio Celebrates Record Low Prison Population as Shootings Soar 277%

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Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated New York’s record low prison population even as shootings soared by a whopping 277 per cent compared to the same week last year.

During a news conference, de Blasio claimed that allowing more criminals out on the street actually makes New Yorkers “safer.”

“We now have fewer people in our jails than any time since [World War II], and we are safer and better for it,” he said.

The numbers suggest otherwise.

Compared to last year’s figures, shootings in New York this week are up by a jaw-dropping 277 per cent.

Even before the recent riots, major crime in New York City had soared by 22 per cent thanks to bail reforms that allowed suspects to avoid jail and re-offend.

Last month, it was reported that there had been 38 murders over the last 28 days up until June 14, twice as many as the previous year.

On Monday alone, 18 people were shot in 14 separate incidents. Six NYPD officers were also injured during clashes with protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge on Wednesday.

“Recent victims of the crime wave include a 1-year-old shot and killed in Brooklyn on Sunday. Since black lives only matter when they die in confrontations with white police officers, de Blasio must have seen fit to indulge in gallows humor,” writes Dave Blount.

While de Blasio presides over empty prisons and soaring crime having vowed to slash next year’s police budget by $1 billion dollars, he has also assigned no less than 27 cops working in shifts to protect a Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower.

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Video: New York Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul Really Did Say It’s A “Conspiracy” That Violent Crime Is Rising

She doesn’t understand why Americans care about it

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Any inconvenient fact for Democrats is now dismissed as a “conspiracy”. This was once again in evidence last week as New York Governor Kathy Hochul used the pejorative against people pointing out that there has been a rise in violent crime.

Calling Republicans ‘election deniers and data deniers,’ Hochul claimed that shootings and murders are “down fifteen percent in our state in New York City.”

Hochul charged that Republicans are “master manipulators” attempting to convince the nation that they are less safe in Democratic controlled States.

As The New York Post highlights, while murders are down by 14% in New York City over the summer compared with last year, all other major crimes surged — including a 33% rise in robberies, police statistics show.

In an earlier debate with her Republican opponent Lee Zeldin, Hochul stated that she doesn’t understand why being touch on crime is important to him, even though Americans list it as a priority:

Even MSNBC anchors are not buying it from Hochul:

Nationwide, murder rates are up, according to both FBI and CDC data.

Lets ignore that though:

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    Crime Hits Record High in England and Wales

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    Crime in England and Wales has hit a record high, right as more police resources are devoted to investigating ‘offensive’ online speech.

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    These Are America’s Violent Crime Hotspots

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    The District of Columbia had the highest rates of violent crime in the United States in 2020, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s data.

    “Residents are scared,” said Michael D. Shankle, chair of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission in the Chinatown area, after three people were shot one night last month, one fatally, in two separate incidents. 

    He added, “They are angry. … We feel like we don’t have enough support.”

    Nearly 1,000 cases of violent crime per 100,000 people were recorded in the state.

    Alaska also has a high rate of violent crime, at 838 cases per 100,000 population.

    As Statista’s Anna Fleck shows in the map below, the south-eastern states of New Mexico, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana also show higher figures than much of the rest of the country.

    Infographic: Violent Crime Hotspots in the U.S. | Statista

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    At the other end of the spectrum placed Maine (109 per 100,000), New Hampshire (146), and Vermont (173).

    Finally, we note that even with some of the country’s toughest gun laws, the District is awash in firearms.

    Police so far this year have seized 2,249 guns, 815 more than this time last year…

    …they seem to be fighting a losing battle as the bad guys just won’t follow their rules!

    This post was originally published at Zero Hedge

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