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De Blasio's New York: 10 Shootings Leave One Dead, 14 Injured in 9-Hour Period

So far this year, there has been 540 shooting incidents in New york

 on 5th July 2020 @ 8.00pm
shootings come  following the  1 billion in cuts to the nypd with support from mayor bill de blasio © press
Shootings come following the $1 billion in cuts to the NYPD with support from Mayor Bill de Blasio

Violent gun crime in New York City has shown no signs of slowing after fourteen people were shot and one person killed between Thursday and Friday last week.

The shootings took place over just nine hours, ABC 7 New York reported.

So far this year, there have been 540 shooting incidents in New york.

In 2019, the shootings in the city were at 365.

The reports follow news that over 100 people were wounded, and at least six died as a result of 83 shootings in June.

Earlier this month, an $88.1 billion budget was passed by the New York City Council, following $1 billion in cuts to the NYPD with support from Mayor Bill de Blasio.

mayor bill de blasio had announced the cuts from the  6 billion budget and  instead  diverting the money to social services © press
Mayor Bill de Blasio had announced the cuts from the $6 billion budget and, instead, diverting the money to social services

The cuts came as the shootings included the death of an 11-year-old child.

Mayor Bill de Blasio had announced the cuts from the budget and, instead, diverting the money to social services.

The effects of the cuts include:

Reducing overtime by $352 million

Cutting the size of the police force by 1,163 cops

Despite the carnage, De Blasio insists this would not decrease public safety.

The majority of cuts to the NYPD was realized by transferring the department’s school safety and crossing guard functions to other city agencies.

the reports follow news that over 100 people were wounded  and at least six died as a result of 83 shootings in june © press
The reports follow news that over 100 people were wounded, and at least six died as a result of 83 shootings in June

NYPD Chief of Department Terry Monahan said there are various reasons for the increase in shootings, which included the controversial new bail reform law in the state, following George Floyd’s death.

Cuomo’s bail reform law virtually eliminates bail for a number of nonviolent and violent crimes.

"If you listen to the city council, they want less policing," Monahan said.

"They want to defund the police, but as I look out there right now with the violence going on, it's not a good sign," he added.

"We need some clarity from the city council and from the communities we serve, exactly how they want to be policed," Monahan said.

Last month, de Blasio's wife, Chirlane McCray, said that NYC would become a "utopia" if it abolished its police department, law courts, and presumably prisons.

“That would be like nirvana, a utopia that we are nowhere close to getting to,” McCray declared, referring to the possibility of a police-free metropolis.

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