Why is it that Bill de Blasio still has a job? He doesn’t want to keep the police around – he’s managed to slash their budgets something drastically. Meanwhile, he won’t actually help the crime rates because he’s too concerned with appealing to all of the bleeding-heart liberals.
Once upon a time, New York City was a great place to go. Don’t tell the Democrats, but it was actually Republican mayor Rudy Giuliani who was responsible for cleaning up the NYC streets. De Blasio didn’t have to do anything but maintain what was already in place, but he just couldn’t do it.
NYPD Police Commissioner, Dermot Shea, has said that the gun violence in New York City is tracking to be the worst in 14 years.
Why is that? Well, it’s certainly not Shea’s fault. He’s been doing his job – even when resources have been cut. The men and women of the NYPD are doing their job, too.
However, de Blasio isn’t helping matters. In fact, he’s practically handing the guns to the criminals himself.
It’s hard to deter crime when there is no deterrent. Criminals are going to continue to commit crimes when they know that they’re not going to have to serve any real time.
Wait, it’s possible to commit shootings in NYC without being sent to prison? Absolutely. Welcome to Bill de Blasio’s New York. And he wonders why people are identifying that he’s the worst mayor the city has ever seen.
Shea has made it clear that they’ve made “staggering numbers” of arrests for gun violence. He and the officers have done what they can – they’ve taken guns off the streets and away from felons.
The problem, though, lies with the broken system of stubborn liberals. The same individuals that were arrested are back on the streets three and four days later, committing the same violence they were just arrested for.
Shea explains that society needs to come to the realization that there’s no way to “end mass incarceration” when the reality is that the innocent public has to be locked away in their apartments and houses because the violence outside of their doors has become so bad. The philosophical discussions aren’t capable of working in the real world.
The numbers in NYC look bad, too. The first 11 months of 2020 saw an increase in shootings by 96%. November became worse, with a 112% increase over the previous year’s numbers. This also led to the murder rate up by 38 percent.
Why is there so much more violence? Liberal progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would argue that people are hungry because of the pandemic leading to an economic decline. However, innocent people don’t commit violent crimes. There are enough food banks and economic help to prevent people from using guns to get food to feed their families.
The reason for the violence is because of the lack of deterrent. The criminals aren’t being charged with the crimes they commit. Further, de Blasio wants to prove that mass incarceration is wrong. He wants to make friends with the Black Lives Matter protesters by cutting budgets and showing that NYC isn’t going to mass incarcerate.
The experiment that de Blasio is running in NYC is failing. Mass incarceration may not be the answer, but some level of incarceration is to prevent the crimes from happening. Murder is wrong, regardless of motive. The only way to prevent future crimes is by locking up the criminals, not giving them a slap on the wrist, and releasing them a few days later.
Bill de Blasio is incapable of being a leader. He’s listening to the progressives instead of leading the city toward safety. He’s let the police down and he’s sided with the protesters. As a result, it will be the criminals that run free in the city while innocent citizens have to stay locked in their homes for fear of getting shot.