De Blasio in denial: NYC mayor says Labor Day weekend was ‘extremely peaceful’ despite shooting more than 25 shots and 37 on Monday alone
- De Blasio claimed on Tuesday morning that the weekend was ‘quite peaceful’
- Gun arrests were 160 last week – 25 years high – and this year there have already been more than 1,000 shootings in New York City.
- This is an 87 percent increase from last year
- On Monday morning, 62-year-old Michael Scully was shot and killed while hitting his dogs in Bay Ridge – his murder remains unsolved
- A six-year-old boy was shot at a Caribbean festival; A 25-year-old man was shot and killed in the car next to his wife in Queens at 1 pm on Sunday
- De Blasio has long been criticized for his reaction to crime
- In June, he took $ 1 billion from the NYPD’s budget amid pressure from BLM protesters
- He has also controversially released thousands of people from prison early.
De Blasio said the Labor Day weekend on Tuesday in New York City was ‘quite peaceful’.
Bill de Blasio praised New York City, for which he claimed to have reached a 25-year high last week despite gun arrests as ‘peacefully peaceful’ Labor Day weekend, though 37 shootings on Labor Day alone Took place, including the murder of 62-year-old dog walkers in Bay Ridge.
Commissioner Dermot Sager said during an interview on Tuesday morning that 160 gun arrests occurred at the weekend.
On Monday, there were 37 alone.
By the end of August, there were 1,004 shootings in New York City – almost double from 537 last year.
At 12.50pm on Sunday, a 25-year-old man was shot in the head as he was sitting next to his wife in a car in Queens.
It is not clear what the motive was, but it is believed that the man was caught in a pile of bullets and not necessarily the target.
The woman informed the police about this.
An hour later, another man was shot outside his home after a dispute – also in Queens.
At 6.50am on Monday morning, 62-year-old Michael Scully was shot and killed by his dogs in Bay Ridge.
It is not clear who attacked him or what the motive was. Scully is described as a peaceful man as friends.
Despite all the bloodshed, de Blasio said on Tuesday: ‘Thank God no one has a fatal injury. Except for that event, we had a peaceful weekend in central Brooklyn and that is really due to everyone’s hard work. ‘
A blood-stained pavement and clothes are visible behind the NYPD police tape where five people, including a 6-year-old boy, were shot dead early Monday, according to local media reports.
The EMT race to recover people from the Caribbean festival in Brooklyn on Saturday night in which many people were shot
A six-year-old boy was shot at a Caribbean celebration in Brooklyn on Saturday. he survived
He was talking about a six-year-old boy, a 62-year-old man shot during a Caribbean celebration in Brooklyn, while a 62-year-old man was killed while slapping his dogs.
Michael Scully, 62, was shot and killed in Bay Ridge on Monday morning carrying his dogs at 6.50 am
The NYPD is disappointed with De Blasio’s refusal to acknowledge the rapidly growing crime problem.
On Twitter, the SBA – the largest police union – said it was ‘calling hard’ that a man was being murdered in broad daylight.
There were 242 shootings in New York City in the month of August, more than double the 91 reported in the same month last year.
De Blasio is among the “radical left” leaders whom President Trump has threatened to vanish if he wins again in November.
Trump has vowed to “bring New York back” after it turned to anarchy over the past six months.
The coronovirus epidemic caused the homeless. De Blasio tried to prevent the infection rate from rising inside the shelters by moving 13,000 homeless people to hotels around the city, some of which are luxury establishments in upmarket neighborhoods.
This led to an increase in crime in other family neighborhoods like the Upper West Side.
He also took $ 1 billion from the NYPD’s budget, which he says has reduced his ability to do his job.
The decision was taken in June amid increased pressure on De Blasio and the city council amid protests by Black Lives Matter.