Between Democrat politicians allowing violent protesters to run rampant and calling for the police to be defunded, we’ve seen a huge surge in violent crime across the country.
The prime example?
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York City.
The city has descended into chaos ever since the Black Lives Matter protests began.
De Blasio’s answer is to cut the NYPD budget by $1 billion and paint murals outside of Trump’s buildings!
Well, former NYC mayor Rudy Guliani has a harsh wake-up call for de Blasio.
Here’s the details from Fox News:
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani offered advice to current Mayor Bill de Blasio about what he should do to curb the alarming surge in gun violence.
Giuliani told “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday that de Blasio has “got to stop demeaning” the police.
“He has to stop saying things, that they’re racist and that his son is afraid of them,” Giuliani said.
Last year, during a Democratic presidential debate, de Blasio, a former Democratic presidential candidate, recalled the moment he spoke with his Black son, Dante, about what to do when being stopped by a police officer, The Huffington Post reported.
De Blasio’s son penned an op-ed in USA Today last year on his fear of police.
“The mayor has got to go into the communities and say, ‘The police are not your enemy, they’re your friends,’” Giuliani said.
“I went into those communities, not to harass Black people, but to save their lives and I saved more Black lives than any mayor in the history of the city,” he added. “So I think I know what I’m talking about.”
“I could turn this around in a month, one month if you let me bring back the cops that I want and the programs that I want, all of which have been held constitutional by the Clinton Justice Department,” Giuliani continued.
Watch Guliani’s appearance on Fox Business last month where he laid out de Blasio’s incompetency:
Just how bad have things gotten in New York City?
Bad enough even for the New York Times to report on the surge in crime:
For decades, New York City had embraced the title of the “safest big city in the country.” But now, as it cautiously emerges from months of a coronavirus lockdown, it is battling a surge in gun violence.
The latest numbers are stark: 53 people were shot — four fatally — from Friday through Monday, the police said. Over the Fourth of July weekend, the police reported 64 shootings.
For the year, as of Sunday, there had been 634 shootings in 2020, compared with 394 in same period in 2019.
Here’s what we know about the violence.
The 53 people shot in New York City between Friday and Monday included a 1-year-old boy who was killed on Sunday when two gunmen opened fire at a cookout in Bedford-Stuyvesant, and a 17-year-old boy who was shot in the head on Monday night outside a housing project in East Harlem.
Also on Monday, in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, five people were shot in three drive-by shootings. The victims were expected to survive, a police official said.
On Tuesday afternoon, there were two more fatalities: a 15-year-old boy and a 34-year-old man. They had gotten into an argument and shot each other, the police said.
City and police officials have suggested various reasons for the increase in gun violence, and it’s difficult to pinpoint one root cause.
The start of summer is traditionally a high-crime period, as people spend more time outdoors. The crisis this season may be compounded by virus restrictions that limit indoor gatherings.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has discussed economic hardship, coupled with the stress of enduring the outbreak, as possible drivers for gun violence.
The police commissioner, Dermot F. Shea, has pointed to the release of inmates from city jails during the pandemic and new regulations on the police — including a ban on chokeholds — as possible factors.
That's what you get when Democrats "run" a city.
No police and criminals prancing through the streets creating anarchy.
Check out the latest tweets on the situation in NYC: