Blame the Weather: Gun Violence Skyrockets in NYC the Past Week

Posted by on Jul 03, 2012 at 7:26 am

I blame global warming. Well, that and meddling from opponents of stop-and-frisk procedures.

It’s heating up out there.

The number of people shot in the city last week jumped nearly 50 percent compared with the same period last year — and a deadly mix of hotter temperatures and fewer stop-and-frisks is to blame, cops said yesterday.

Sixty people were shot in the five boroughs last week — a 46 percent increase over last year’s 41 victims, police said.

And that could just be the beginning, warned one law-enforcement source.

“With less cops, massive retirement looming and violence on the rise in the city, it’s gonna be a long, hot summer,” the source said.

Overall, the total number of shootings this year has hit 802 — a 7.9 percent increase over 743 for the same period last year.

Cops blamed the bloodbath on rising temperatures and increased scrutiny on the controversial stop-and-frisk procedure that proponents say takes dangerous criminals off the street.

“That is a major contributing factor,” one law-enforcement source said of the decrease in stop-and-frisks. “[Street cops] are collectively afraid. It’s because of the political consequences and [Civilian Complaint Review Board] complaints.”

So those in certain communities who whine about stop-and-frisk (we’re looking at you, Al Sharpton) now see an increase in violence in those same communities.
It’s racist, obviously.
You know what they need more of? Gun control. Yeah, that’ll do the trick.

Last week’s heat wave also was blamed for the crime uptick.

“Warm weather means shorter tempers, and the people know that police are doing less stop-and-frisks, so more people carry guns,” said another police source.

In one terrifying day, at least 14 people were shot — including one fatally — in 10 incidents from 11:29 p.m. Thursday until early the next night.

It could be worse. You could be living in the war zone known as Chicago. Still, let’s look at the upside: You may have to run for your life  at a moment’s notice, but at least you’ll be safe from the menace of supersized soft drinks.


4 Responses to “Blame the Weather: Gun Violence Skyrockets in NYC the Past Week”

  1. AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart on 3/03/12 at 9:45 am

    Sorry, JWF, can’t agree that Stop-and-Frisk is to blame, here. The cops should not get to stop me unless they have actual reasonable suspicion to believe that I am committing a crime. Last I checked, walking from my apartment to the store (at least in NYC) should not count.

    Stop-and-Frisk pretty clearly violates the 4th Amendment, whatever positive benefits its supporters believe it brings.

  2. hutch1200 on 3/03/12 at 5:28 pm

    Quit going to NYC after Guiliani left. And I always carried, even when in college. Stop and frisk was the deal breaker. Even a hammerless snub nose is fairly easy for trained eye to spot, unless you have a “man (?) purse”. I got a ticket, that I never paid, for a 4″pocket knife that I had clipped inside my jeans pocket. All you could see was the metal clip-on part on the outside of my pocket. While the cop is giving me a ration of..uhm..stuff, I smiled politely w/a .40 under my left armpit! The cop kept the re-pro German Luffwaffe knife, and no I’m not a skin head. It just had a nice gold inlay of “Blood and Glory” in German on it. Sad to lose it, knowing it never made it to the evidence locker. If it had, there’d be a bench warrant for me.

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