A shocking video of a man being gunned down in the street while holding his daughter’s hand has emerged amidst a crime wave that is bringing New York City to its knees. As The Daily Mail reports:
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea launched a fresh attack on Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday, calling New York City‘s recent spike in violence ‘predictable’ given police budget cuts and the release of 2,500 inmates from Rikers Island.
Shea’s comments came after the Big Apple saw 63 people shot, at least 11 fatally, in 44 shootings separate shootings over the holiday weekend.
One of the shootings was captured in shocking video which showed a 29-year-old man getting shot dead in front of his four-year-old daughter as they crossed a street in the Bronx on Sunday.
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On Sunday, July 5th, police officers from the 44th Precinct responded to a 911 call for a male shot at Sheridan Avenue and East 170th Street. pic.twitter.com/kiEmmJfuEW
— Chief Rodney Harrison (@NYPDDetectives) July 6, 2020
On Monday afternoon NYPD officials revealed that gun violence increased 130 percent in June, with more than 205 shootings – a trend that’s shown little sign of stopping into July.
New York City was previously one of the safest cities in the United States, but under De Blasio’s tenure has morphed into an absolute nightmare. How much more can many New Yorkers take?