It goes without saying, but New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is awful at his job. He has botched the response to coronavirus in his city, the epicenter of the virus outbreak in the country. Now, he’s decided to bend the knee to the BLM mob by cutting $1 billion from the New York Police Department’s budget.
He is so soft, and he is too dumb to realize that this won’t be enough for the mob simply because nothing is ever enough for them. I guarantee they will shout down the Mayor for not abolishing the NYPD permanently. Until America is completely destroyed and replaced with a socialist utopia in which they are in control, they will not be satisfied.
NBC New York reported, “On the eve of a budget showdown, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the City is prepared to meet the demands of protesters by cutting $1 billion from the New York City Police Department…
‘My office presented to the City Council a plan that would achieve a billion dollars in savings for the NYPD and shift resources to young people, to communities in a way that would help address a lot of the underlying issues that we know are the cause of so many problems in our society,’” de Blasio said.
The budget proposal achieves ‘real reform, real redistribution’ while keeping the city safe, the mayor said. A percentage of the funding redistributed from the police department will go toward youth recreation centers and NYCHA.”
Is he a serious person? Honestly? He is going to gut the NYPD and use the money to fund rec centers? Oh, yeah, that will make the city safer…
Instead of taking the blame for a massive budget shortfall, “De Blasio says the help is missing to make up for the budget deficit created by the pandemic. The federal government, he says, ‘has been MIA.’”
Personal responsibility is dead in America. In May, Mayor De Blasio lashed out at President Trump of all people for NYC’s budget issues. Apparently, de Blasio doesn’t realize that Trump is responsible for signing the federal budget into effect, not NYCs.
During a May press conference, he ranted against the president for not supporting a bailout of New York City. He even went as far as to accuse President Trump of being a traitor to his hometown.
He told reporters that “The President of the United States — a former New Yorker who seems to enjoy stabbing his home town in the back — [is] talking about no bailout for New York. What kind of human being sees the suffering here and decides that people in New York City don’t deserve help? What kind of person does that?
“He’s not inclined to do bailouts now? That means he’s not inclined to help firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, police officers, doctors, nurses, health care workers,” de Blasio said. “He’s a pure hypocrite, given how much money he’s put in the hands of the corporations and the wealthy already.”
Trump is the “pure hypocrite?” De Blasio just proposed cutting $1 billion from police officers. But Trump is the one who doesn’t care about the police? What a pathetic excuse of a mayor.
Already there has been an escalation in shootings and murders following the recent riots and looting in NYC. Last week, there were 55 shootings compared to just 12 during the same period last year to 55 in 2020, NYPD data says.
A total of 74 people were wounded in the 55 shootings, at least 19 of them injured in more than a dozen shootings across the five boroughs on Saturday alone.
New York City shootings over the last seven days skyrocketed by more than 127% compared with the same time period in 2019, from just 26 last year to 59 in 2020
Compare de Blasio’s mob appeasing policing policies with that of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who saved his city from a wave of violence that extended back decades. He came into office and enforced tough-on-crime measures, and it worked almost immediately.
The National Bureau of Economic Research found that “the police measure that most consistently reduces crime is the arrest rate of those involved in crime, the study finds. Felony arrest rates (except for motor vehicle thefts) rose 50 to 70 percent in the 1990s.
When arrests of burglars increased 10 percent, the number of burglaries fell 2.7 to 3.2 percent. When the arrest rate of robbers rose 10 percent, the number of robberies fell 5.7 to 5.9 percent. In the case of murder, the decline was 3.9 to 4 percent; in the case of assault, 2 to 2.4 percent; and for motor vehicle theft, 5 to 5.1 percent.
During the 1990s, crime rates in New York City dropped dramatically, even more than in the United States as a whole. Violent crime declined by more than 56 percent in the City, compared to about 28 percent in the nation as a whole. Property crimes tumbled by about 65 percent, but fell only 26 percent nationally.
The police force in New York City grew by 35 percent in the 1990s, the numbers of prison inmates rose 24 percent, and there were demographic changes, including a decline in the number of youths.”
If de Blasio cared about the safety of his city more than his street cred with the BLM mob, he would follow the Giuliani model. However, he is hellbent on punishing the police department to the tune of $1 billion. Expect a crime wave in New York City the likes of which we haven’t seen in decades…all brought to you courtesy of Mayor Bill de Blasio.