Between 29 June (Monday) and 5 July (Sunday), there were more than 74 shooting incidents in NYC. The 101 victims from those shootings, reports the New York Post, were more than triple the number from the same period in 2019.
Where the Shootings Aren’t
Where are the shootings? Not in the leafy streets of any neighborhood in so-called “brownstone Brooklyn,” Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights. What you will see, however, are placards for “Defund the Police” in windows of many a $3-million-dollar brownstone home.
So if the shootings did not take place in leafy multi-million dollar enclaves, where did they happen? The shootings are largely occurring in majority-black neighborhoods around Brownsville, Brooklyn (hit particularly hard), the Bronx, Upper Manhattan, and Harlem, writes Karol Markowicz in Spectator.US.
Dozens shot, many dead.
No shootings have taken place in Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights. The position “Defund the Police” can easily be shorthand for “I’m rich.”
And the left has to mostly ignore the crime rate lest their “Defund the Police” pledge starts to look like cruelty.
If these shootings were happening in the neighborhoods with the “Defund the Police” signs in their windows, they would quickly be replaced with ‘Triple the Police,” and everybody knows it.
But as long as the violence is confined to mostly black areas, rich white liberals are happy to go along with leftist policy goals that don’t affect them. “Black Lives Matter,” their signs say. But not always.