Mayor Invoice de Blasio’s plan to curb the surging gun violence in NYC is to check out the failed policing technique from final yr — however this time, with 100 fewer cops.
The NYPD will reassign 200 cops to areas the place the Large Apple has seen the very best charges of gun violence as a part of their annual Summer time All Out program, the mayor stated Tuesday.
NYPD Chief of Division Rodney Harrison stated the “bulk” of these cops can be moved to East New York and Brownsville, which have seen gun violence upticks of 67% and 88%, respectively.
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He additionally famous Bronx neighborhoods, Mott Haven, Highbridge and Crotona, would get some further patrols.
However all of these areas have been additionally a policing focus final yr throughout the summer season when town noticed a months-long surge in gun violence and assigned 300 cops to the “Summer time All Out” initiative.
“We’re going to make it possible for the officers are the place we’d like them to be and we’ll make changes consistently,” de Blasio stated when requested in regards to the similarities to final yr’s plan, which didn’t fight the surge in gunplay.
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De Blasio chalked up 2020’s skyrocketing capturing totals to the impact the pandemic had on town.
“Final yr once more. Good Storm. Literal Good Storm. International pandemic. Society shut down, one million jobs misplaced… all the pieces went improper concurrently,” the mayor stated, dismissing any comparability to this yr.
But, gunplay in New York Metropolis nonetheless continues the 2020 development — outpacing the yr prior every week.
This story first appeared within the New York Submit.