Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggested the recent crime surge plaguing New York City is due to “record unemployment” that is causing people to be put in a position to “shoplift some bread or go hungry that night.”
Cuomo Unveils Plan To Reopen New York Schools
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) on Monday released New York’s plan to reopen schools on Monday, based on if a region is in phase four of reopening and has less than 5 percent coronavirus infection rate over a two week period.
NYPD Disbands Plainclothes Anti-Crime Units
The New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Dermot Shea announced on Monday that the NYPD will disband its anti-crime units and will be reassign those officers into a “variety of assignments including detective bureaus, neighborhood policing, and other assignments” effective immediately.
De Blasio Joins Calls to ‘Defund The Police’ Vows to Cut NYPD Funds For Youth and Social Services
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) has joined the nationwide calls to defund the police in response to the death of George Floyd, pledging for the first time after a week and a half of mass protests and violent riots to cut the New York Police Department (NYPD) funding to reallocate the funds to unspecified number of youth and social services programs.
Trump Threatens to ‘Solve It Fast’ New York City Unrest, Criticizes ’Liberal Mayor’ For Resisting National Guard Help
President Trump threatened to intervene and “solve it fast” the violent protest in New York City, criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio for resisting calling in the National Guard, saying the “liberal mayor” is having a “lot of trouble” to quell the widespread rioting that have occurred over the last few nights.
Trump Pressures Cuomo To ‘Call Up’ National Guard Following Widespread Looting
President Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on New York to quell the violent protest, urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to “call up” the national guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers” following another night of widespread looting and rioting chaos.