Crime In Democrat-Run City Reaches Unprecedented New Heights

In 2020, New York was a hotbed over the anti-police protests rocking the country. Mayor Bill de Blasio, ignoring the COVID measures he put into place, signaled his virtue by painting “Black Lives Matter” across a city street. He pushed radical measures to cut back NYPD’s funding and policies that reduced their effectiveness.

The result was a crime surge we hadn’t seen in years. After numerous leaders that embraced New York’s law enforcement, a Democrat mayor comes in and upends everything. Even during a health crisis, the city and state neglected the one group that could have held the region together, the police. The left pushed idiotic policies that put more lives at risk (including black lives, but they don’t like to admit that).

Now, just a few weeks into the new year, things aren’t getting any better.

The shocking spike in crime that plagued New York City in 2020 is continuing into 2021, according to the New York Post, with both shootings and murders up dramatically over the same period in 2020.

“Murders in the Big Apple spiked 125% in the first 10 days of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, increasing from four to nine,” the Post reported Sunday. “And shootings continued to surge — up 24% — increasing from 25 to 31 over the same period in 2020, data show. The number of gunshot victims nearly tripled, with 36 so far this year compared to 28 during the same snapshot in 2020, a 29% increase.” [Source: Daily Wire]

New York, as you probably know, suffered some of the strictest COVID-related lockdowns in the country. The governor is only now talking about reopening businesses. Yet despite the fact that most residents were forced into their homes, the region saw an explosion of violent crime. Where is all this crime happening, if everyone’s forced inside?

New York, as you probably know, suffered some of the strictest COVID-related lockdowns in the country. The governor is only now talking about reopening businesses. Yet despite the fact that most residents were forced into their homes, the region saw an explosion of violent crime. Where is all this crime happening, if everyone’s forced inside?

You don’t have to be an expert to see the direct connection of lockdowns and crime. As businesses folded, schools closed, and churches shuttered, desperation set in. Can you blame people for crime, when the government itself is denying them a chance to work to put food on the table?

It’s not just the state’s horrible COVID response that is to blame. Both the governor of the state and New York City’s mayor share the blame in their horrible lack of support for law enforcement. Long before the “defund police” movement started, local cops accused de Blasio of refusing to support them.

When it became fashionable on the left to attack cops over the Summer, de Blasio jumped in feet first. He slashed a billion dollars from their budget, a move that was sure to deplete the department’s resources.

The governor approved a law that eliminated bail, which meant that violent criminals were released immediately after breaking the law. Gee, I wonder if that has anything to do with this spike in crime?

We can speculate all day long about these horrible statistics, but I think one thing is clear. If you want a safe and prosperous community, you don’t elect fools who hate the cops.