According to the latest statistics, compared with the same period beginning Dec. 8, crime in New York City is up and arrests are down significantly juxtaposed to 2014. A new data set from the NYPD CompStat Unit reveals an across-the-board regression in policing and crime since leftist Mayor Bill de Blasio waged what many believe to be a war on the New York City Police Department.
Felony arrests are down 40 percent, drug arrests are down a whopping 83 percent and minor crimes arrests are down 93 percent.
There has been a shocking 35 percent increase in murders — or, 15 people — since Dec. 8, just a little over a week after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo, a 29-year-old, eight-year veteran of the NYPD. Pantaleo faced charges ranging from murder to a lesser offense of reckless endangerment in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who resisted arrest after being caught selling untaxed cigarettes.
Following the grand jury verdict, NYPD union heads criticized de Blasio for siding with Al Sharpton and his increasingly violent protests, one of which was caught on video chanting the following: “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!”
In a press conference just before the protest, de Blasio claimed that he had told his own 17-year-old, mixed-race son, Dante, to be careful around New York City police officers when walking in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn.
“[The Garner case] was profoundly personal for me,” de Blasio said, because of “the dangers Dante may face, we’ve had to literally train him in how to take special care in any encounter he has with the police officers who are there to protect him.”
Then, shortly after, de Blasio called a horrific assault by protestors on NYPD officers “alleged,” despite the fact it was also caught on camera. Not a week later, NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were tragically aassassinated execution style while sitting in their patrol car in Bedford-Stuyvesant as revenge for Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
The new data from the NYPD CompStat Unit follows the release of the annual report by the nonprofit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which underscored the concerning result of the anti-police sentiment that began brewing in the summer of 2014. The number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms in the U.S. jumped by 56 percent in 2014 to 50 officers, compared to 32 in 2013.
Further, the number of ambush assaults jumped to 15, up from just 5 in 2013. A string of ambush assaults, such as the one committed by 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley that killed Officers Ramos and Liu, law enforcement advocates contend, occurred amid heated rhetoric from self-serving politicians and race hustlers.
“There are some weak-minded individuals influenced by the anti-law enforcement, anti-police rhetoric,” said Craig Floyd, the chairman of the memorial fund. “And they’ve gone out and targeted police officers.”
Floyd said there is a real concern that the data could get much worse if tensions are not reduced.
“Enough is enough,” he said in a statement. “We need to tone down the rhetoric and rally in support of law enforcement and against lawlessness.”