NYC Black Community Leaders Call For RETURN of Plainclothes Anti-Crime Unit

New York City is changing, and it’s not for the better.

For the month ending June 7, the number of shooting victims increased 45%, while homicides jumped more than 100%. At the same time, arrests for illegal gun possession for the week ending July 5 fell from 70 in 2019 to just 29 this year.

This is happening as the city is shutting down its plainclothes anti-crime unit, which was a proactive force tasked with taking guns off the street. The disbanding of the unit is part of the city’s effort to defund the NYPD’s $6 billion budget by $1 billion.

Considering those facts together, you might see a pattern… lower police presence, fewer arrests, more shootings and murders. Yep. And you woudn’t be alone in noticing the connection.

Several Black community leaders in New York are now calling to re-evaluate the dissolution of the anti-crime unit.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, one of the African-American voices calling for action on gun violence, said:

“I think that a total elimination is something we need to reevaluate. Right now, bad guys are saying if you don’t see a blue and white you can do whatever you want.”

Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch said:

“Anti-Crime’s mission was to protect New Yorkers by proactively preventing crime, especially gun violence. Shooting and murders are both climbing steadily upward, but our city leaders have decided that proactive policing isn’t a priority anymore. They chose this strategy. They will have to reckon with the consequences.”

Unfortunately, it’s not the city leaders that must reckon with the consequences, it’s the people who live in high crime areas who have to live with increasing violence.

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  1. Glenn Shannon

    See no reason to bring back the cops as even when they had cops the politicians tied their hands and every time any thing goes wrong we get riots. Let them live with what they wanted for a while and see if they really want change. The best way to tell is if they keep voting in the same democrats.

  2. Darrell

    Sounds like TOTAL lack of logic!!!!!

  3. MamaD79

    How’s that “defunding/disbanding” the Police, going for you bunch of MORONS?? Thought so! We that support our LEO’s, KNEW the bunch of whiney, crybaby, not-so-tough, fools would end up begging to get them back!!!! I hope the ones these states and cities DO have, walk straight off the job. See how that goes!

  4. Jack Sauls

    Ya Think Eric? You Protested for it Your insane Mayor gave you what you wanted, and now you are Blaming Them?
    Typical no follow-through thought process of your Typical Liberal Socialist.
    Why stop now. Don’t defund, just abolish the PD. Work on a “Plan In Progress” type of approach, Community Input, make sure every decision is Woke Proof, Culturally Acceptable by Every Ethnic Group in NYC. Let everyone know how that works out for you

  5. George

    The democrats are doing their best to destroy this country.

  6. Jon James

    The sooner the demands of BLM and the likes are completely ignored, the better off we will be. Get policing back to how it was before.

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