Two NYPD commanders from Manhattan issue cry: “The community is suffering!!” “Where are the elected officials?”
Media outlets and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) continue to report that shootings in New York City (NYC) have been rising significantly. The New York Post reports that shootings have soared 205 percent after the NYPD disbanded its anti-crime unit. There were 205 shootings in June, the highest June shooting rate since 1996.
NYPD’s Dermot Shea gave an interview to NY1.com, in which he discussed the uptick in violence and what is affecting NYC. Shea said the declining incarceration rates at Rikers Island and the newly passed diaphragm bill are crippling officers’ ability to keep the streets of NYC safe.
The NYPD also posted multiple photos and surveillance videos of suspects wanted not just in shootings, but also in other attacks on individuals, one included a slashing of a two-year-old child.
Another included a stabbing of a 70-year-old man onboard a southbound “6” train at Union Square East & the East 14th Street subway station in Manhattan.
NBCnewyork.com reported that “NYC Shootings Doubled for Third Straight Week; Hundred Injured in Gun Violence Spike – New York.
The New York Daily News reported that Sunday was a “bloody” night with “five men killed, two people wounded, including a 15-year-old boy, in just three hours.”
Two NYPD commanders of Manhattan issues a rare public complaint against District Attorney Cy Vance for what they said was “dropping any pretense of prosecuting shootings.” “Disgraceful the amount of people shot in Manhattan North in the past 24 hours! Where are the elected officials and violence interrupter!! The community is suffering!!”