Well, in a word, NotGood.
As reported by CBS New York, just over a 72-hour period — Thursday to Sunday — NYC saw a total of 49 people shot.
Twenty-three of the injuries came courtesy of Saturday alone.
Two of the calamities concerned a 28-year-old off-duty corrections officer and a 47-year-old father of two.
Both incidents were fatal.
As indicated by The Daily Caller, “shootings are nearly double what they were in 2019.”
So far this year, the city’s logged 888 gun-related events compared to 2019’s 488.
Given that the Big Apple’s crime deterrence seems rotten to the core, on Sunday, the President of the United States alluded to federal intervention to do for the city what it can’t seem to do itself.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2020
There’s certainly a problem in Frank Sinatra’s favorite town, and it may not be merely cultural. As I noted last month, murders were up 23%.
Meanwhile, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s been crooning over success:
“We now have fewer people in our jails than any time since WWII, and we are safer for it and better for it.”
How’d he configure that as a triumph? Must’ve been “That Old Black Magic.” Or maybe “Witchcraft.”
Here’s a question, though: If violent criminals aren’t in the prisons, where are they?
Aha — I think I just had a revelation. One that Bill may or may not soon have.
Statewide, Andrew Cuomo’s diggin’ it, Daddy-O — the governor claimed in July they “now have people coming to New York, fleeing the other states. Because it’s the ‘safe’ state.”
Well, I guess it’s like they say: Fake it ’til you make it.
Tragically, thanks to a number of factors not all unrelated to the government, for some New Yorkers as the crime spree continues…they won’t make it.
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