NYPD union slams Big Apple as ‘city of violence’ amid surge in shootings
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The NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association slammed the Big Apple as “the city of violence” amid a 250 percent surge in shootings last week, and a slew of other disturbing crimes citywide.
“Mayor de Blasio has allocated 30 million dollars to bring tourism to NYC,” the union tweeted Monday morning. “Welcome to the city of violence.”
The SBA included a screengrab showing nearly two dozen shootings across the five boroughs between Friday and Sunday.
“Shootings and Homicides plaque [sic] NYC and the numbers aren’t final,” the union tweeted.
NYPD data indicates that 50 people were shot in 46 separate incidents over a seven-day period ending Sunday evening.
The department said it logged 12 shootings with 14 victims during the same time last year — more than a month into the city’s COVID-19 lockdown, according to the weekly Compstat data.
The same week in 2019 saw nearly identical figures.
This past weekend alone, nearly two dozen shootings were reported, according to police.
The violence continued as the new week began — a 20-year-old man was shot dead in broad daylight Monday while sitting in a car on the Upper East Side.
A gunman walked up to the car just before 2:30 p.m. on East 95th Street between Lexington and Park avenues, and shot the man in the stomach, police said.
The victim, whose name was not released, was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died.
The gunman fled in a white sedan, cops said.
“Even the Upper East Side is not safe,” a police source said of the incident.
The union also cited the Friday East Harlem stomping attack that left a 61-year-old Asian man in a medically induced coma.
Jarrod Powell, a 49-year-old ex-con, was arrested in connection to that incident, and charged with two counts of felony assault.
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