NYPD commissioner blames surge in gun violence on Brooklyn saying perpetrators from the borough are responsible for half of the shootings across the city

New York's police commissioner has blamed the surge in gun violence on the city's Brooklyn borough, claiming perpetrators are also committing similar acts in other part of the Big Apple. 
Over the weekend, authorities confirmed that New York City saw at least 39 shootings, six fatalities and more than 50 injuries. 
On Tuesday, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea told NY 1 that a large amount of the violence is coming out of Brooklyn. 
'Right now about half of the shootings in New York City, close to, are coming out of Brooklyn and that’s a big problem,' Shea said.
'When you dig a little deeper and peel the onion back you’re seeing Brooklyn individuals and perpetrators with active gun cases sometimes from Brooklyn committing violence in other parts of the city,' Shea said.  
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said on Tuesday that 'about half of the shootings in New York City, close to, are coming out of Brooklyn and that’s a big problem'
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said on Tuesday that 'about half of the shootings in New York City, close to, are coming out of Brooklyn and that’s a big problem' 
Shootings across New York City have increased by 82 per cent year to date, and murders are up by 30 per cent in another startling indication of how crime is taking over the city. A crime scene near Prospect Park in Brooklyn was cordoned off after a fatal shooting
Shootings across New York City have increased by 82 per cent year to date, and murders are up by 30 per cent in another startling indication of how crime is taking over the city. A crime scene near Prospect Park in Brooklyn was cordoned off after a fatal shooting 
Year to date, shootings are up 82.1 per cent, murders are up 30.2 per cent, burglaries are up 43.3 per cent and car theft is up 58.7 per cent. Police at the scene of a fatal shooting near Prospect Park in Brooklyn
Year to date, shootings are up 82.1 per cent, murders are up 30.2 per cent, burglaries are up 43.3 per cent and car theft is up 58.7 per cent. Police at the scene of a fatal shooting near Prospect Park in Brooklyn 
A DailyMail.com request for comment to the commissioner's office was not immediately returned. 
Shootings across New York City have increased by 82 per cent year to date, and murders are up by 30 per cent in another startling indication of how crime is taking over the city. 
The NYPD released figures on Monday for the week of 8/10/2020 through 8/16/2020 that showed 
Year to date, shootings are up 82.1 per cent, murders are up 30.2 per cent, burglaries are up 43.3 per cent and car theft is up 58.7 per cent. 

This week compared to this week last year is even worse; shootings are up 142 percent, murders are up 40 per cent, rape is up 11.1 per cent and car theft is up 71.9 per cent.  
Year to date, crime is down by 2.7 per cent but compared to this week last year, it is up by 2.0 per cent. But as the crimes go up, the number of arrests being made are declining. 
Year to date, they are down by 30 per cent. When comparing this week to the same week last year, they are down by 50 per cent.
Gov Andrew Cuomo blasted the recent surge in gun violence in New York City and the state as an 'urgent crisis' that he blamed squarely on police departments because they have done 'very little' to come up with reform plans.

This week compared to this week last year is even worse; shootings are up 142 percent, murders are up 40 per cent, rape is up 11.1 per cent and car theft is up 71.9 per cent. Police seen at a crime scene in New York City
This week compared to this week last year is even worse; shootings are up 142 percent, murders are up 40 per cent, rape is up 11.1 per cent and car theft is up 71.9 per cent. Police seen at a crime scene in New York City 
A person was shot at the Grand Central Terminal around 10am on Saturday. An MTA employee is seen cleaning the blood with bleach following the shooting
A person was shot at the Grand Central Terminal around 10am on Saturday. An MTA employee is seen cleaning the blood with bleach following the shooting 
The NYPD released photos and video Monday of three men being sought for questioning in the shooting death of one-year-old Davell Gardner
The NYPD released photos and video Monday of three men being sought for questioning in the shooting death of one-year-old Davell Gardner
Shootings in New York City have nearly doubled in the past year, and there has been a nearly 30 per cent increase in murders
Shootings in New York City have nearly doubled in the past year, and there has been a nearly 30 per cent increase in murders
In the last five years the number of shootings fell to a low of 754 in 2018, but that number is now rising
In the last five years the number of shootings fell to a low of 754 in 2018, but that number is now rising
These statistics are for the week 08/03/2020 - 08/09/2020
These statistics are for the week 08/03/2020 - 08/09/2020
He also threatened to pull funding from up to 500 departments across the state if they do not have plans in place by April 2021.
Cuomo raised the growing lawlessness during his Monday press conference where he revealed in New York City murders are up 29 per cent, while shootings are up 79 per cent year to date.
He then broke down the percentage increases of shootings within each borough as compared to previous year data, noting that shootings are up 60 per cent in the Bronx, 102 per cent in Brooklyn, 54 per cent in Manhattan, 75 per cent in Queens and 108 per cent in Staten Island.
As part of the effort to get the number of shootings down, Cuomo said that he was sending a letter to 500 police department jurisdictions, 'explaining that it is imperative that we address this urgent crisis' involving the tension between police and local communities.
Cuomo said that although he had made an executive order on June 12, insisting that the individual police jurisdictions adopt a reform plan by April 1, 2021, 'very little had been done' so far - hence the letter.
'We have an issue and we have to address the issue,' Cuomo said, also noting that 'denial is not a successful life strategy, not in government, not in your personal life.'
He said that New York state 'does not run from a crisis, it's not what we do. It's not who we are. We're not going to deny that this is a crisis.
'What do we do in a crisis? Leaders lead and leaders act. This is a time for leadership and action. Acknowledge the tensions. They're real,' he said, noting that there are real issues on both sides of the table, between police and community members.
Gov Andrew Cuomo blasted the recent surge in gun violence in New York City and the state as an 'urgent crisis' that he blamed squarely on police departments because they have done 'very little' to come up with reform plans
Gov Andrew Cuomo blasted the recent surge in gun violence in New York City and the state as an 'urgent crisis' that he blamed squarely on police departments because they have done 'very little' to come up with reform plans
He also threatened to pull funding from up to 500 departments across the state if they do not have plans in place by April 2021
He also threatened to pull funding from up to 500 departments across the state if they do not have plans in place by April 2021
On the city level, the Sergeants Benevolent Association has repeatedly lashed out at Mayor Bill de Blasio for cutting the NYPD's budget which they say is stopping them from being able to do their jobs. 
On Monday, de Blasio brushed off responsibility for the escalating crime. 
Instead he said: 'It's just painful. It's horrible when you see a situation like the one you talked about, someone's there at a memorial and see an act of violence like that is very, very painful and it should not happen in this city. 
'We are dealing with a perfect storm. I keep telling everyone, I think every-day New Yorkers understand it. 
'We have been put through hell on the city. Everything fell apart simultaneously because of the coronavirus. 
'We're now building it back up and the NYPD is moving officers where they're needed, engaging with the community more deeply to fight crime, increasing gun arrests, but it will take time, and we need the whole picture to come back into focus. 
De Blasio then fumed at President Donald Trump - who has threatened to send in the National Guard to regain control of the city - saying: 'The President blusters and the President tries to draw attention to himself and rarely has much to back it up. 
'The bottom line is, the NYPD is, obviously, as they have done for decades upon decades, they are the people who can help us address this issue and end this violence and that's who I'm relying on.' 
NYPD commissioner blames surge in gun violence on Brooklyn saying perpetrators from the borough are responsible for half of the shootings across the city NYPD commissioner blames surge in gun violence on Brooklyn saying perpetrators from the borough are responsible for half of the shootings across the city Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 03:46 Rating: 5

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