NYC Experiences 112 Gunshot Victims, 83 Shootings in 9 Days, Then the City Massively Cuts NYPD's Budget (5 Cartoons)

A dramatic increase in gun violence in New York City occurred in the nine days ahead of the city council’s move to remove over one billion dollars per year from the NYPD’s annual budget.
There have been 112 victims in 83 shootings over a nine-day period ending Saturday, according to police. Most of those shot were expected to survive, but at least six people have died in the past week and others suffered serious or critical injuries.
The NYPD on Sunday released this info detailing the nine-day stretch of shootings.
Friday, 6/19 – 8 shooting incidents with 9 victims.
Saturday, 6/20 -18 shooting incidents with 24 victims.
Sunday, 6/21 – 2 shooting incidents with 5 victims.
Monday, 6/22 – 11 shooting incidents with 17 victims.
Tuesday, 6/23 – 10 shooting incidents with 10 victims.
Wednesday, 6/24 – 3 shooting incidents with 5 victims.
Thursday, 6/25 – 5 shooting incidents with 8 victims.
Friday, 06/26 – 9 incidents with 10 victims.
Saturday, 06/27 – 17 incidents with 24 victims.
The NYPD said there have been 503 shooting incidents with 605 victims this year as of Saturday.

Amid calls to defund the police ahead of the June 30 deadline for the city budget, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said last week that the city’s homicide rate had hit a 5-year high and that the criminal justice system was “imploding.” The number of people shot has risen 42 percent compared to last year.
Of course since crime is rising the progressive NYC city council did what any civic minded group would do, they cut the NYPD’s budget, by a LOT.
Via Fox News:
The City Council said in a statement that the city’s 2021 budget will include $837 million in cuts and transfers to the New York Police Department (NYPD) expense budget, which removes $1 billion from the NYPD’s spending when combined with associated costs.
The amount is far less than what some protesters demanded. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said earlier that $1.5 billion in cuts would not be enough.
“Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math,” she said. One Twitter user wrote, “This is like putting the NYPD budget in Groucho Marx glasses and calling it a day.”
Corey Johnson, the city council speaker, said, “The Council fought hard to get where we are, but I know this is just a starting point, not an ending point. We need to go farther.”
He added the budget agreement “was negotiated with a focus on police reform, youth services, and achieving equity, particularly for low-income communities of color.”
New York City Council Minority Whip Joseph Borelli voted no against the budget cuts and said, “know what we’re doing will create a more violent city.”
Borelli added that there were “72 shootings last week alone, and not one shot by [a] NYPD officer.”
“We must always have safety and we will in this city, but we are also going to amplify both safety and fairness by reaching our young people more deeply than ever before,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said speaking from a press conference Tuesday. “And that’s what this budget is all about.”
Many demonstrators feel the budget changes weren’t enough, and some plan on staying camped outside City Hall indefinitely.
Moving to defund law enforcement as crime soars has to be one of the dumbest moves of all time.
NYC resident are about to get a hard lesson on what progressive policies really mean in the real world.
That said, couldn’t happen to a nicer group of people. After all they voted these jokers into office and now they’re going to pay the price.
NYC Experiences 112 Gunshot Victims, 83 Shootings in 9 Days, Then the City Massively Cuts NYPD's Budget (5 Cartoons) NYC Experiences 112 Gunshot Victims, 83 Shootings in 9 Days, Then the City Massively Cuts NYPD's Budget (5 Cartoons) Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 06:28 Rating: 5

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