Police say 48 people were victimized in those 30 shootings, including a terrifying caught-on-camera murder in which a man walking with his 6-year-old daughter was gunned down on the street in broad daylight.
Calling the amount of violence in the city this weekend unacceptable, NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan said they are working to get guns off the street but added that rhetoric from a small majority of people is hurting police. He says that when officers go to make arrests, people are ready to fight them.
He also said a new law banning chokeholds is worded so poorly that officers are afraid of making arrests.
"They are afraid if they're making an arrest, that if their knee goes on the back of someone that they're fighting their life, for that they can be prosecuted," he said. "That's a problem."
The city's main jail complex emptied due to coronavirus, and Shea said that population was "transplanted" to the streets.
Когда полицию презирают, унижают и обещают лишить финансирования, она самоустраняется. Но свято место не бывает в пустоте, пустоту замещают криминальные элементы и им абсолютно все равно на черные жизни. Большинство из них как раз такого цвета как и их жертвы. За прошедшие выходные у нас 30 перестрелок и больше десятка трупов от огнестрела. Полиция опасается арестовывать преступников, потому что "Джордж Флойд и все такое", а городские тюрьмы выпустили преступников из за опасения вспышек эпидемии в них и в связи с противоречивой залоговой реформой. Если нет денег на залог потому что голожопик - тебя выпустят и так.
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The NYPD reported a significant spike in gun violence in murder in June compared to the same month a year earlier. There was a 130% increase in shootings (205 vs. 89) and nine more murders (39 vs. 30) than in June of last year, and the number of shootings rose in every borough.
While the NYPD has made approximately 40,000 fewer overall arrests so far this year compared with last year, gun arrests year-to-date as of July 5 are 1,679 vs. 1,683 last year.
"The sharp increase in shootings and violence in New York puts innocent people at risk and tears at the fabric of life in our city," Shea said. "The challenges are great for an NYPD facing the strain of deep budget cuts, changes to the criminal justice system that are impacting the courts and the continuing international health pandemic. But through it all, I have seen our hardworking men and women display an unwavering commitment to the kind of fair and effective policing that defines our agency and that New Yorkers expect and deserve."
The number of burglaries increased 118% (1,783 vs. 817), and the number of auto thefts increased 51% (696 vs. 462).