Skip to comments.NYC Shootings Up 28% as Police Divert Resources to Occupy Wall Street Protests
Posted on 10/24/2011 7:27:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Scarce resources, isn’t that always the problem? Since the protests began, shootings in other areas of the city have spiked:
The number of people shot surged 154 percent two weeks ago — to 56 from 22 over the same week last year — and spiked 28 percent in the last month…
Four high-ranking cops point the finger at Occupy Wall Street protesters, saying their rallies pull special crime-fighting units away from the hot zones where theyre needed.
Since Occupy Wall Street took over Zuccotti Park on Sept. 17, the NYPD has relied heavily on its borough task forces, the departments go-to teams for rowdy crowds.
But such protest duty takes the special units away from their regular jobs — patrolling public housing and problem spots and staking out nightclubs plagued by violence, supervisors said.
Normally, the task force is used in high-crime neighborhoods where you have a lot of shootings and robberies, said one source.
They are always used when there are spikes in crime as a quick fix. But instead of being sent to Jamaica, Brownsville and the South Bronx, they are in Wall Street.
Of course the protesters have a right to protest, but there is a cost associated with it. Police have spent more than $3 million so far dealing with OWS. Pulling those cops from their high crime areas has also resulted in a spike in violent crime. At some point the city needs to say enough, limit the time and place these protests take place, and get back to work dealing with the real troublemakers.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
Where is Joe Biden?
But NY has very strict gun control. This can't be happening. Oh wait, according to Bloomturd's liberal "logic" it's the result of less strict gun control in other jurisdictions (those other jurisdictions where there are fewer shootings)
A friend tells me there is a rapist loose in Brooklyn that the cops can’t seem to catch, terrifying people. Perhaps it’s because they are concentrating on OWS.
New York City has such strict gun control laws, this could NEVER happen there! Why, it’s a veritable Utopian Paradise because only the government agents (cops) have guns, and the people are all so, so, so WELL-PROTECTED and SERVED.
Couldn’t possibly be. It’s Liberal Paradise...
Oh...wait...a little thing called “reality”, you say?
And have some -4F weather to go with it or, failing that a week or so of rain at 35F
Snow is no big deal. Freezing rain with wind is another story.
How about a nice traditional Nor’Easter!!! :-)
Don’t worry: Bloomberg will protect us from the transfat - so much more dangerous!
The majority of New Yorkers would agree with that statement. After all they voted for the jerk. They must share his values.
His polling is terrible. He could have been defeated had his opponent had more money. Not that Thompson would have been much better than Bloomberg, but if he had been a disaster, a more conservative Republican or Democrat might have won the next time around. At this point, I don’t think ANYBODY likes Bloomberg except maybe gay couples and NARAL and Planned Parenthood. Bloomberg barely won considering the amount of money he spent.
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