Violent crime in NYC is up 40% over last year, and 2021 wasn’t exactly a banner year either. Shootings have doubled compared to 2019. As a result, half of New Yorkers now say violent crime is the city’s number one issue. The crime problem has almost certainly inhibited the city’s post-pandemic recovery, and residents have apparently had enough. Rest assured, it is for this reason that Adams is now diverging from the DeBlasio/Cuomo approach to crime prevention.
Blue City Crime
The message from Wheeler, Brown, and others has been clear: Come to our city, come to our state, and do as you please. In the name of equity and social justice, we will look the other way. Commit your crimes, murder our citizens, and destroy our communities. We’re progressive, we’re enlightened, we’re woke, and have no interest in the rule of law.