The left is still talking about dismantling the police in major American cities.
In New York City, they have already dismantled a major portion of their plain-clothed police force.
This decision and the unsupportive actions of Mayor Bill de Blasio have already had consequences.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Shootings in New York City up 205% in weeks since disbandment of plainclothes unit compared to last year
After making the decision to disband its plainclothes “anti-crime” unit, New York City has seen a 205% increase in shootings in comparison to the same time period last year.
According to the New York Post, 116 shootings took place in the city since the officers were reassigned on June 15 to July 2, a 205% increase from the same period in 2019 when there were 38 shootings.
New York City saw 205 shootings last month, making it the city’s “bloodiest June in 24 years.”
“I feel like we are giving the streets back to the criminals,” said the mother of one shooting victim, whose son was shot just days after the unit was disbanded. “Whatever the problem they have, address it. But don’t disband the unit. Many lives would have been saved. Not just my son.”
The use of plainclothes officers has come into question in recent weeks. After the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis police custody in late May, the nation has been looking for answers on possible police reform measures.
This is insanity.
There were nearly 100 shootings in the past 10 days in New York City with over 112 people injured or killed
What are Democrats doing in response?
Defunding NYPD by $1 billion and painting “Black Lives Matter” on the streets
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) July 1, 2020
New York City looks like a war zone, there are homeless everywhere, violent crime, shootings and murders are on the rise, and @NYCMayor and @NYCSpeakerCoJo just slashed $1B From the #NYPD budget, and you’re talking about #Covid. #IDIOT https://t.co/qnCTS3Zslx
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) July 3, 2020
New York City shootings doubling for the third straight week, and over the last seven days shootings skyrocket by 142%. Do you care about that? At all? https://t.co/vFliLiDd76
— Melissa Francis (@MelissaAFrancis) July 7, 2020
How bad is it going to have to get before people demand a change?