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NYC Black leaders say blood on hands of Mayor de Blasio for city’s gun crime

The powerful Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, has said it was a mistake to entirely disband the NYPD’s anti-crime unit, as illegal gun crimes soar throughout New York City in June and July.

Adams, who is running for mayor in 2021, is called New York City’s “most influential Black politician.” He’s also a former police officer.

The anti-crime unit was created in the 1990s by Rudy Giuliani as a plainclothes squad that was meant to keep guns out of neighborhoods. It was largely successful as gun crimes went down over the next thirty years, but was widely criticized by community progressives as aggressive.

So now, in their absence, the environment favors the criminals, and gun crime has surged in June and July.

“The gun police are no longer out there,” said John Jay College professor Joe Giacalone. “The criminals are opportunists. You know that.”

The New York Times says that the number of shootings this year threatens to be the highest in three years after the first three months started below average.

Over the weekend, a one-year-old was shot and killed amid this wave of increased gun crime.

“Babies are not supposed to be wearing these in a coffin,” Adams told CBS News in New York, holding up a pair of baby shoes.  

“I think that a total elimination is something we need to reevaluate. Right now, bad guys are saying if you don’t see a blue and white you can do whatever you want,” he added.

Another prominent Black leader agreed.

“The guns keep going off and now we have a 1-year-old and the blood is on the hands of the mayor and the state legislature,” said Tony Herbert, a community activist.

Adams says that there is a way to keep the anti-crime unit doing its job while also safeguarding the rights of citizens.

“Moving forward on police reform does not mean we have to move backward on public safety. The problem with the precinct level anti-crime unit wasn’t the strategy behind it — it was some of the officers in it,” said Adams.

CBS News New York slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio for decrying the crime wave, while acting powerless to stop it.

“[The] mayor did not propose any new solutions to ending the gun violence,” says the TV station. “This, as shootings for the week went up 277%, 49 compared to 13 in 2019. The number of victims is up 253%, 60 compared to 17 in 2019.”

In fact, the leadership in New York seemed to relish the opportunity to usher in a new crime wave.

“Make no mistake, this is a seismic shift in the culture of how the NYPD polices this great city,” said NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea as he championed dismantling the anti-crime units last month.

“It will be felt immediately in the communities that we protect.”

He didn’t know how right he’d be, or how quickly.

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  1. Louisa Swanson July 16, 2020

    By George, I think they’ve got it!!

  2. jjofaz July 16, 2020

    Mayor BdB it doesn’t matter that you are married to a black woman, have half black children or paint the streets with BLM. Your skin is WHITE, so you will NEVER be one of them and they will never trust you. You can give them everything they ask for and they will only ask for more because they still don’t trust your allegiance. You are only making a fool of yourself because they cannot read your heart. They have no heart. They have a passion that is now rotten to the core because it is Marxist. It is not American. They are not working as a democracy which is what our country is built on. If you allow them to keep taking, you are giving away our democracy and our country. At this point it is best you leave the country with them for a country like Venezuela. You will all be much happier there.

  3. Diogenes July 16, 2020

    Virulent socialist/communists like George Soros have poured billions of dollars into the election campaigns of far-left liberal mayors, DAs and police chiefs in many cities across the USA. As a result, we now have lunatics in charge, defunding the police, eliminating the most potent anti-crime units like the plainclothes tactical units (600 let go in NYC alone) and stopping the single most effective anti-murder procedure – Stop, Question and Frisk. The excuse in every case is “but they concentrated on minority districts, which is racism” No, you fools, they were more active in minority areas because that is where the overwhelming number of murders, especially shootings, occurred. The ones who benefited from the program WERE the minorities. When Rudi Giuliani was mayor and Bill Bratton was police chief in the 1990s, they relentlessly pursued the criminals, and VIOLENT CRIME DROPPED BY 80%. Now, of course, it’s breaking new records. This is what happens when you let swine like Soros buy the governments of cities. Here in Philadelphia we are breaking all murder and other violent crime records. With Soros’s money, the mindless voters of the city elected the far-left Kenney as Mayor, a DA who had never been a prosecutor (instead, he spent 20 years defending criminals and when elected said “I’m a defense attorney now with POWER!”), who lets violent offenders off with tiny penalties and won’t prosecute any theft crime under $2,000, and a new police chief (with the appropriate name Outlaw) whose main claim to fame is, as chief in Portland, Or., ordering her cops to stand down during riots.

  4. Bobby Sexton July 16, 2020

    DIOGENES i think you hit the nail on the
    head. One short comment. Why would the
    Blacks just now realize there is blood on blassos hands he is a socialist commonist

  5. watchman July 17, 2020

    No body can be so dumb to think doing away with the police would work. Common sense will tell anyone it wont work.

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