In 2020, New York City’s Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio, caught up in BLM’s fad of the day to defund police, led the charge cutting NYPD’s budget by $1 billion. READ: New York City passes budget with police cuts, but some say it’s not enough
I am not sure what Mayor de Blasio expected would happen, but a shooting in New York’s Times Square on Saturday (May 8, 2021), resulted in two women and a 4-year-old child being injured.
It took place in broad daylight in the very heart of the city. Shocking, but certainly not surprising, as shootings in New York City are up 83% over last year, and 94% over 2019.
Three people were wounded in Times Square on Saturday night as shootings in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s (D) New York City surge 83 percent.
The New Daily reports three individuals were shot around 5 p.m. Saturday “at the intersection of 7th Avenue and 44th Street.”
Two women and a four-year-old girl were injured.
The Daily Mail noted the four-year-old “was struck in the leg, a 24-year-old woman was hit in her thigh and a 44-year-old woman was shot in the foot.”
Many believe that the calls to defund police have not only demoralized police officers, but emboldened criminals.