(FreedomJournal.org)- New York City has seen a crime explosion in recent years, and it’s only gotten worse since the COVID-19 outbreak and the far-left Black Lives Matter riots. On Friday, New York City saw 12 shootings and 20 victims – a shocking number for just one day in a city that was, under Republican leadership, safe and peaceful.
The New York Post reported on the tragedies and said that one of the victims of the Friday shootings has died. That specific incident occurred at 4:00 p.m. – broad daylight. It involved a 28-year-old man called Deshawn Reid who was shot while standing outside of his apartment in Flatbush, on Ocean Avenue. When medics arrived, he was unresponsive and declared dead.
The Post also reported that, while the number of shootings occurring on just one day, there have been 32 other shootings in the week up to Saturday. It’s a damning figure for the Democrats who run the city, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, who have advocated the defunding of the police to the tune of $1 billion. Last month, Bill de Blasio supported efforts to slash the NYPD police budget and even completely remove a team of plain-clothes officers who were tasked with tackling gun crime in the city.
Gee, I wonder who could have predicted that gun crime would go up if you slash the resources of a team who were specifically focused on stopping gun crime?
ABC 7 reported how two people were killed in shootings overnight, the first being a 30-year-old victim who was shot in Harlem. The second was a 28-year-old who was shot 11 times while walking home from a party in Queens. The victim was named as John Jeff, a corrections officer from Rikers Island. A passerby attempted to perform CPR on Jeff, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Benny Boscio Jr., the president of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association, released a statement explaining how Jeff “sustained multiple gunshot wounds.”
“He was 28 years old and was on the job for just over two years with his whole life and career ahead of him. He was well-liked and highly regarded by his fellow officers. While the police continue to investigate this horrific incident, which is being investigated as a homicide, our hearts and prayers are with Correction Officer Jeff’s family and his fellow officers at AMKC during this painful time,” he said.
The association is offering a $10,000 reward to anybody who has information that will lead to the arrest of the person who committed the crime.
How can the Democrats run on a ticket in November of defunding the police, when everywhere that has tried it so far has descended into violent chaos and tragedy?