Shootings Up 43% Last Month in NYC, But At Least There’s No More Stop and Frisk

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 at 7:37 am
Bill de Blasio

Thanks, de Blasio!

The number of shooting victims has skyrocketed across the city this year — up 43 percent in just the last month — while fewer guns are coming off the streets, NYPD statistics reveal.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has repeatedly shifted the focus from shootings to a steep decline in homicides, and claims he is not worried about the gun violence.

But sources told The Post it will only get worse in the hotter summer months, and that the alarming trend is the result of a more “reactive” police force handicapped by the inability to use tactics like stop-and-frisk.

“Cops aren’t putting their hands on anyone,” a source said.

In the last month alone, 129 people were shot, according to the latest CompStat figures, or 43.3 percent more than for the same period last year.

Who could have ever seen this coming, except, well, everyone:

“Under [NYPD Commissioner Ray] Kelly, we went after guns on the street,’’ a source said. “We stopped the guys in the precincts who we knew were criminals and took guns off them. [It was] proactive policing.

“We are a reactive police force now. We react to violence before going out and trying to stop it before it happens.”

Another NYPD source said it’s clear that the criminals know city cops’ hands are tied thanks to legal challenges to stop-and-frisk and Bratton’s reluctance to push the crime-fighting tactic.

“Gang-bangers were afraid to bring out guns because they may be randomly stopped and arrested. That’s all in the past now,” the source said.

The blood is on Bill de Blasio’s hands. But let’s look at the upside: At least you’re not Chicago.

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10 Responses to “Shootings Up 43% Last Month in NYC, But At Least There’s No More Stop and Frisk”

  1. John on 10/10/14 at 9:43 am

    As long as the shootings are kept out of both the richer areas of the city and the gentrifying sections of the outer boroughs being invaded by the trust fund hipsters, this will be like the old frog in the slowly-boiling pot of water, in that the bulk of the city’s media will downplay the rise until the numbers are back up to the levels of the mid-1960s through the early-1990s.

    But get a shooting in a major destination area in Manhattan or a few of the trendies suddenly finding their neighborhoods in Williamsburg or Fort Green are reverting to their pre-Giuliani/Bloomberg status, and then the new mayor’s in trouble, because his liberal coalition will lose the people in areas where their lives and/or the value of their pricey condos are on the line.

  2. Jay on 10/10/14 at 12:07 pm

    Maybe violence will fall again once otherwise law-abiding citizens start carrying and using guns.

  3. laser like focus on 10/10/14 at 1:22 pm

    Doesn’t Comrade De Blasio have a quad digit IQ and full immaculateness like Hussein the Dear Leader Messiah? Glory days are coming to the 1000 year hopetopia constructed by Barry the Messiah and his merry Marxist minions!

  4. Ken in NH on 10/10/14 at 1:38 pm

    Yes, because we all know that the answer to the natural consequences of trampling on 2nd amendment rights is to shred the 4th amendment too. So, by all means, let’s dispense with the need for search warrants in NYC because they are no longer allowed to defend themselves.

  5. Just a guy on 11/11/14 at 2:23 am

    Wait… Are you seriously complaining because a police force has stopped violating the rights of Americans?


  6. Veeshir on 11/11/14 at 12:35 pm

    Gee, so the way to solve ignoring the Constitution (Right to Bear Arms) is to further ignore the Constitution (illegal search and seizure).

    How about we allow the law-abiding to own guns so maybe the bad guys will be less secure in their thuggeries?

    An idea so crazy it just might work so in other words, it cannot be implemented.