De Blasio Enlists Federal ATF Agents to Combat NYC’s Rising Crime Problem

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that he was enlisting the help of federal ATF agents to tackle the city’s crime problem, which he blames on 1,000 officers who became ill with COVID and 46 died. instead of the cuts he imposed, which demanded 1,800 officers. out of power.

As part of de Blasio’s plan, ATF agents will be embedded in the NYPD and NYPD intelligence detectives will also work with ATF units. He announced the “partnership” at a news conference Tuesday, but he declined to comment on widespread claims that he is responsible for the drastic increase in crime that is scaring many people from New York City.

There have been 564 shootings so far this year, up from 318 at this time last year, an increase of 77.4 percent. In the last week of May, there were 33 shootings in New York City. The number of shooting victims has also risen 76.9 percent from 360 around this time last year to 637 this year.

He has always attributed the increase in crime to the pandemic, and on Tuesday even suggested it was caused by a lack of manpower caused by NYPD officers getting sick.

“Throughout 2020, we were all dealing with lane one fighting back COVID.

“COVID took many of our officers out of the game because so many of them were sick and we lost members of our service very tragically.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that he is enlisting the help of federal ATF agents to tackle the city's crime problem, which he blames on police getting sick with COVID, rather than the cuts he imposed on the NYPD

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that he is enlisting the help of federal ATF agents to tackle the city’s crime problem, which he blames on police getting sick with COVID, rather than the cuts he imposed on the NYPD

“We’ve had to focus on beating COVID and then on an unprecedented crime dynamic here… we’ve seen it across the country.

“We’ve been working on our legal system for two weeks now. It is difficult to summarize fully, there is still a lot to catch up on,” he said.

Forty-six NYPD officers died of COVID. In the worst case of the virus, some 1,000 officers were sick with the virus – one sixth of the 6,100 uniformed police officers.

Some 1,800 officers were fired as a result of the demotion of the police movement, prompting De Blasio to cut the NYPD’s budget by $1 billion and disband the anti-crime unit, which had 600 officers.

In November, 900 new recruits were added, but they are still nearly 2,000 agents out of the total of 36,900 uniformed service members from 2019.

Police say the spike in crime is due to the dissolution of the anti-crime unit by De Blasio, which had about 600 officers.

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said at the time that the decision, along with other matters such as cutting $1 billion from the NYPD budget and banning chokeholds, showed that De Blasio and others are “bowing to mafia rule.”

There have been 564 shootings so far this year, up from 318 at this time last year, an increase of 77.4 percent. In the last week of May, there were 33 shootings in New York City. The number of shooting victims has also risen 76.9 percent from 360 around this time last year to 637 this year.

Scene of a fatal double shooting near 342 Beach 45th St. on Saturday, June 6, 2021 in Queens, NY

Scene of a fatal double shooting near 342 Beach 45th St. on Saturday, June 6, 2021 in Queens, NY

“Let’s mark the date on the calendar and how long it will be before we have a conversation about New York crying out for more police.

Justin Wallace, 10, became the city's last shooting victim on Saturday night

Justin Wallace, 10, became the city’s last shooting victim on Saturday night

“And I think that day has come,” he said in an interview last August.

Shea was notably absent from Tuesday’s press conference, where de Blasio announced his partnership with the ATF.

Instead, his deputy was there to represent the police. When a reporter asked about it, De Blasio got defensive.

“It’s all one team fighting for a common goal. This is a crucial time to talk about this partnership.

‘I want to give [Deputy Commissioner] John Miller credit.

“I wanted the people of New York City to hear about it,” he said.

Almost every other major crime occurs in New York City, along with gun crime, even when nearly 70 percent of the city is vaccinated.

Police unions say ongoing budget cuts will continue to decimate the city and deter its economic recovery.

Ed Mullins, the president of the 13,000-member New York City Sergeants Benevolent Association, wrote for DailyMail.com last month: “The 2020 ‘reform package’ has done nothing but kneel the police and increase violent crime to levels not seen since.” the early nineties.’

De Blasio posted photos of himself with Justin Wallace's family slamming the NYPD Sergeants' Benevolent Association - their largest union - on Tuesday

De Blasio posted photos of himself with Justin Wallace’s family slamming the NYPD Sergeants’ Benevolent Association – their largest union – on Tuesday

He cited a Times Square shooting that left several innocent people injured, saying it “tells you everything you need to know about life in the Big Apple led by Mayor Bill de Blasio and the legions of gullible elected officials and enablers who are dangerous.” disguised as leaders.’

Police leaders fear the situation will not improve even after De Blasio leaves, if the city and state keep Democrats in the elections.

Maya Wiley, one of the candidates who wants to replace de Blasio, wants to fine the police even more.

Eric Adams, another candidate, is a former cop and says they need support now more than ever.

Andrew Yang, one of the frontrunners, says the solution is not to relieve the police.

Last summer, after a week of riots and protests, De Blasio cut the NYPD budget by $1 billion

Last summer, after a week of riots and protests, De Blasio cut the NYPD budget by $1 billion

Maya Wiley, one of the candidates who wants to replace de Blasio, wants to fine the police even more.

Maya Wiley, one of the candidates who wants to replace de Blasio, wants to fine the police even more.

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