Our idiot mayor says the spike in murder, up 15% from last year, is a result of gang activity. Oh really? Well, maybe the increase in gang activity has a lot to do with gang bangers unafraid to carry their gats knowing Cops won’t stop and frisk them? Unfortunately, Bill de Blasio thinks 2+2 = 22 instead of 4. Moron!
NY Post reports Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday brushed off a spike in murders and shootings across the city — saying its hardly the return of New York’s bad old days.“The fact is in some boroughs we have seen some increases,” he said. “In others we’ve seen decreases.“For thoseof us who were here in the bad old days when we had 2,000 murders or more ayear, a lot of everyday citizens were getting caught by those crossfires.”Murders are up 15 percent this year, from 107 to 123, as of Sunday night — but the mayor downplayed the statistics, blaming the city’s “sore spots” on a small group of career criminals.Two more people were murdered between Monday and Tuesday, bringing the total up to 125 so far this year.“There’s been obviously tremendous police presence in some of the precincts where we’ve had the particular challenges,” he said.“I think it’s clear that what we have primarily here is a gang and crew problem.”
De Blasio said the murder increase is “small” — while in the same breath, promising, “We’ve got to do better. We’re going to turn that around.”He urged people to pay more attention to overall crime, which is down compared to last year.“If you put this year in the context of the years over the last 10 to 20 years, we still have one of the lowest – overall – again, overall index crime, the lowest crime we’ve seen in years,” he said.Shootings are up 7.5 percent and shooting victims have increased 9 percent for the year, with the bloody summer months about to begin.Despite the sobering stats, hizzoner insisted, “When you look at murders and shootings — two areas where we want to do better, and we believe we will do better in the short-term — compared to recent years, [we’re] still, thank God, very strong.”