Posted on June 8, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio Vows to Cut NYPD Funding While Violent Crime Soars

John Binder, Breitbart, June 7, 2020


During a news conference on Sunday, de Blasio said his administration would “be moving funding from the NYPD to youth initiatives and social services” in its new budget request.

De Blasio’s announcement comes as rioters, looters, and arsonists have destroyed businesses and attacked NYPD officers over the last week. The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement is currently lobbying localities and cities to defund their police departments.

“The details will be worked out in the budget process in the weeks ahead,” de Blasio said. {snip}


While De Blasio vows to cut NYPD funding, violent crime in New York City is continuing to rise even as the city remains partially locked down due to the Chinese coronavirus crisis.

Over the last month, for example, murder has jumped more than 94 percent compared to the same time last year. Burglaries — now that suspects can be freed with0ut paying bail — have increased almost 34 percent in the last month compared to 2019.