Absolutely none of that has to do with police violence against blacks people. The races of the people involved weren’t even given. The budget cuts have only recently been announced and haven’t been approved or taken place yet so can’t blame the increase on that either. Probably can blame it on stay home orders and people having no money.According to figures released by the New York Police Department, for the first six months of this year, there were 176 murders, an increase of 23 per cent on the 143 killed during the same period last year.
Nightmare in New York: Murders up as shops are looted and shutteredAccording to figures released by the NYPD, for the first six months of this year, there were 176 murders, an increase of 23 per cent on the 143 killed during the same period last year.www.dailymail.co.uk
The number of shooting victims has gone up 51 per cent to 616 this year. In June alone, there were 250 shootings compared to 97 in the same month last year. Month-on-month, burglaries are up 119 per cent and car thefts up 48 per cent.
Many blame New York’s liberal mayor, Bill de Blasio, who has slashed police funding by $1 billion (£800 million), ended the NYPD’s controversial ‘stop-and-frisk’ policy (which allowed police to stop and search anyone solely on the basis of ‘reasonable suspicion’) and who last week vowed to paint a huge Black Lives Matter sign outside President Trump’s flagship Trump Tower.
Are black lives at risk? Not by the police or any other race.