New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, along with his wife Chirlane McCray, race-baiter Al Sharpton, and BLM protestors spent Thursday painting the name of the Marxist organization, Black Lives Matter, on 5th Avenue in front of Trump Tower.
A gorgeous @Blklivesmatter mural is been painted in 5th Avenue right in front of @realDonaldTrump tower by @NYCMayor and protesters, maybe now @POTUS will understand that #BlackLivesMattters https://t.co/neqQHzAIrI pic.twitter.com/pjiIwjIsZK
— Nestor “the boss” Gomez (@soloyochapin) July 9, 2020
But as de Blasio prioritizes virtue-signaling to the radical left, his city is rapidly declining. Crime is rising and his police force is demoralized.
BLM, with the support of de Blasio, continues to call for defunding of the NYPD even as crime increases at a record pace. NYC voted in a $1 billion dollar budget cut for them, eliminating over 1,100 new recruits. Over 500 NYPD officers have applied for retirement since May 25, the day George Floyd died.
The NYPD made fewer arrests in the last month while shootings, murder, and burglary increased. 600 plainclothes policemen were reassigned. Because of bail reform, criminals are released back into the community as fast as they are arrested. Crime is escalating in NYC — But de Blasio’s priorities clearly lie elsewhere. Shootings increased 130% over June 2019 and people are being shot down in broad daylight like this man in The Bronx.
Man in New York shot dead while walking with his 6-year-old daughter in Bronx. No arrests has been made so far.
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) July 6, 2020
President Trump did not ignore the actions of the mayor or the message of BLM. He criticized the painting of 5th Avenue and pointed out that the mayor should be dealing with the real problems in New York City:
NYC is cutting Police $’s by ONE BILLION DOLLARS, and yet the @NYCMayor is going to paint a big, expensive, yellow Black Lives Matter sign on Fifth Avenue, denigrating this luxury Avenue.”
Violence has followed the BLM protests throughout the city, but de Blasio thinks it is more important for BLM to gather to protest than for New Yorkers to be able to leave their houses. Major news outlets report that the protests have not led to higher coronavirus infection rates, but de Blasio believes that all other gatherings will.
.@NYCMayor Bill de Blasio tells Wolf Blitzer that he is banning all large gatherings in New York City except for Black Lives Matter protests.
Wolf Blitzer follows up by asking about the U.S. Open. pic.twitter.com/KGsnAdXDhK
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 9, 2020
The NYPD is sponsoring a change.org petition to impeach Bill de Blasio. So far about 150,000 have signed the petition.
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