A recent poll, conducted by Spectrum News NY1/Siena College, found that 76% of New Yorkers are “very” or “somewhat” concerned about becoming a victim of violence, the New York Post reports.
The New York Post writes:
When asked “How concerned are you that a shooting in which a gunman targets people based on their race, religion or ethnicity will happen in your neighborhood,” almost half (43%) confessed that they are concerned.
In fact, a whopping 70% of New Yorkers said they feel less safe now than before the COVID-19 pandemic started, compared to just 3% who said they feel safer.
The criminals are the real victims
Of course, I am sure this has nothing to do with woke Attorney General’s who believe that the true victims of crime are the ones committing the violence, resulting in lenient sentences, which ultimately leads to more crime.
Fox News explains:
Democrats vowed to reimagine public safety in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the results of their experiment are in: we’re less safe.
It’s easy to see why they failed. They believe that criminals are the true victims, not the individuals who were robbed, assaulted, raped or even murdered.
In lieu of jail time, progressive prosecutors and judges have favored diversion programs framed through a “restorative justice” concept. They provide alternatives to incarceration, usually run by community nonprofits, that focus on treating the underlying cause of the criminal behavior. Instead of a judge or jury determining the fate of a criminal, community voices come together and decide what accountability might look like. The criminal can meet the person they wronged and help heal together.