NYC Homicides Hit Five-Year High And Bronx Police Commander Made This Decision In Protest

(Right Country) – As if the rioting and looting hasn’t been enough, it looks like the left’s crime reforms in New York City are yielding the exact kinds of results anyone with common sense could have predicted they would. The city’s homicide rate has peaked at its highest in five years with the number of shootings increasing by 42 percent from just a year ago, according to city police Commissioner Dermot Shea.

The police departments in New York City, and other Democrat-run major cities, have their hands essentially tied behind their backs. Liberal criminal justice reform laws have taken away a good measure of their power to keep bad guys off the streets and it’s becoming more and more obvious that these reforms don’t work for anyone except the criminals.

It’s no wonder police and commanders alike have had enough.

Newsmax has more on NYC:

[Commissioner Dermot] Shea blamed a combination of a justice system which has been suppressed in producing criminal indictments; a deteriorated social safety net, which he claims is sending released prisoners into homelessness; bail reform laws that eliminate bail for most misdemeanor and “nonviolent” felonies; and case deferments, WNBC in New York reported.

“We cannot keep people safe without keeping bad, dangerous, people off the streets,” he said. “You have a criminal justice system that’s imploding. That’s the kindest way to put it.”

The revelation and statement by Shea comes as a police commander in the city’s borough of the Bronx has announced his retirement after nearly 30 years. Deputy Inspector Richard Brea is quitting because he’s not getting any guidance on how to get guns and drugs off the streets amid the department’s bid to reform following the riots and protests over the death of a black man in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day, the New York Post reported.

Brea will leave the department on Friday in protest over matters such as the disbanding of the NYPD’s anti-crime unit.

The paper quoted Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa as saying Brea told him, “I’m doing this and others may be following in my footsteps.”
As of this week there have been 166 homicides in New York, compared to 134 at the same point last year, a 24 percent increase year-over-year, and a 2.5 percent increase from five years ago.

Bronx Borough President Eric Adams called the increases alarming but didn’t want to see “heavy handed policing.”

“Let local communities decide who is going to police them,” he was quoted by WNBC. “Police commanders are the most powerful agency heads in our city and we don’t have enough say so on who is coming to particular communities – I think that is an important piece.”

It is completely absurd to think that in the face of the fact that liberal criminal justice reforms simply aren’t working, the left is still dead-set on keeping police department’s hands tied. The only thing criminals respond to is heavy-handed policing. In other words, holding criminals accountable for the crimes they have committed.

Liberals are so focused on the “rights” of criminals that they are ushering in an era of utter lawlessness that is ruining once great cities across the US.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Hey good people of the Bronx, just have a sheriff and deputy. When a crime happens they will knockk on doors to form a posse to capture The criminal. The posse will be paid to bring in the criminal dead or alive! I bet you would even get gang members to join the posse especially if a rival gang did the crime. The posse would be a legal way to kill a rival!

  2. I hope that a large percentage of the police in New York retire and leave. That way, the Democrats up there won’t have to worry about defunding the police. They won’t have any to defund. Maybe they can send out social workers to handle the crime. Good luck with that.

  3. These knucklehead protestors and looters think that if Biden gets elected, they will be in charge; you fools are just being used and will be stepped on like bugs with the Democrat elitists running things

    Almost forgot…. if Biden wins there is already a plot in place to have him considered too incompetent to serve, so pay special attention who the VP pick is

  4. Only by re-electing President Trump will this nation avoid a tragic period of decline and strife that will be a curse for our children and grandchildren. We are paying the price for many years of neglecting to teach our young basic citizenship and respect for our national values and heritage.

  5. This is what I call JUSTICE. The good citizens of NY elected this mayor along with the moron governor. If this hasn’t woken them up, nothing will and they deserve what they get. Same applies to all the other demonrat cities and states. The really good citizens need to leave these cesspools. Please don’t say you can’t afford to leave. What’s more important, having to start over, or loosing your life?

  6. Maybe we should have 2 presidents. One for Democrat states and cities and one for Republican states and cities. Democrats have to move to Democrat states and cities and visa versa. No democrats or Republicans allowed in a state or city that is not their political stance except for visiting family. If a Democrat wants to move to a Republican state or city, then he/she must become a Republian and visa versa.
    Why should people who want police protection be denied that service based on others who don’t want it? Lawlessness breeds more lawlessness. And good people suffer because of it.
    But I guess until some devastating event occurs that shakes people up to their very core, lawlessness will run amuck.
    How sad to see our country become just another s***hole country.

  7. We need to start controlling who is moving from which state to another. We cannot let the pollution of the west coast move east.

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