NY State Court says de Blasio responsible for crime in NY
The hits just keep coming for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.
After being ridiculed by the prominent Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams over the mayor’s decision to disband the NYPD’s anti-crime unit, the New York State Office of Court Administration has piled on.
A spokesman for the court, responding to accusations made by de Blasio in a press conference that the court isn’t keeping New York safe because it refuses to open, said: “Throughout this pandemic, through the unceasing hard work and dedication of judges, non-judicial staff and court officers, the New York State Court system has continued to function. We have never closed: not for one day, not for one hour, not for one minute.”
“Clearly,” said Lucian Chalfen, spokesman for the Office of Court Administration, “the Mayor continues to refuse to take any responsibility for his actions, instead shifting the blame.”
New York City has seen an unprecedented crime wave in the month following the decision to disband New York’s anti-crime plainclothes division as a concession to Black Lives Matters protesters.
“There were 634 shootings through July 12,” reports the New York Times, “compared with only 396 in the same period last year, according to police data. Police have made arrests in 23 percent of shootings so far this year, Chief Harrison said, well below the usual clearance rate, which is just above 30 percent.”
“Bill de Blasio is a complete moron,” said Pat Cullen, president of the New York State Supreme Court Officers Association. “Shifting blame to a state agency that has remained in operation despite a global health emergency is what we have come to expect from the single most destructive person in this city’s history.”
The New York Post says that because of social distancing rules, grand juries cannot meet to secure indictments and trials can’t be held to secure convictions, but the court is still functioning.
In addition, New York City courts– not state courts– have been releasing suspects involved in violent crime without bail.
Quran Campbell, 25, who assaulted the city’s top uniformed cop this week while being arrested for a brawl on the Brooklyn Bridge, was released without bail yesterday. The NYPD believes he’s part of an anarchist group that’s intent on causing violence in mayhem inside the George Floyd protest movement.
The city council, under de Blasio, just cut the NYPD’s budget by $1 billion and passed a police reform package making it more difficult to arrest suspect, which de Blasio signed yesterday in front of a Black Lives Matter mural that he helped paint on a New York City street.
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