Violent Crime Spikes in NY
These kind of crime spikes can go nationwide if we are not careful. We have to have law and order in our streets and neighborhoods.
From Fox News. Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., who has repeatedly called for defunding the police, has seen skyrocketing crime in the Northern Bronx part of his district….
“A system this cruel and inhumane can’t be reformed. Defund the police, and defund the system that’s terrorizing our communities,” Bowman tweeted the month after his election on Dec. 29, 2020….
Since taking office, Bowman has seen violent crime on the rise in the Northern Bronx region of his 16th congressional district, which includes the Spuyten Duyvil, Woodlawn, Eastchester Heights, and Co-op City neighborhoods of the New York City borough.
According to the New York City Police Department’s crime map, Bowman’s district encompasses all or part of precincts 45, 47, and 50 in the Bronx. Every week, the NYPD publishes statistics regarding the seven major crime categories in each precinct, which includes murder, rape, robbery, felonious assault, burglary, grand larceny, and grand larceny auto.
Fox News Digital took the total number of violent crimes reported in those three precincts so far this year (3,396) and compared it to the total number last year (2,609), according to the NYPD’s Aug. 1-Aug. 8 report.
The analysis found that violent crime is up roughly 30% overall in the Northern Bronx compared to last year, with the biggest uptick occurring in Precinct 50 with a 74% increase. That precinct, which includes the neighborhoods of Spuyten Duyvil, Fieldston and Riverdale, also recorded a 123.5% increase in robberies and a 153% increase in grand larceny auto since last year….
“I stand with the movement demanding a real $1 billion cut to the NYPD and reallocating resources to public health and the social safety net. We don’t need to hire more police,” Bowman tweeted in July 2020. “Let’s keep building power and organizing to transform our communities.”
Despite repeatedly calling for the defunding of police and calling the system “cruel and inhumane,” Bowman requested police protection at his Yonkers home days after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack….
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(Excerpt from Fox News. Photo Credit: AJ Colores on Unsplash)
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