NYC to bring back anti-crime units disbanded during BLM protests — Analysis
Eric Adams, the Mayor of New York City announced a plan to combat gun violence as murders and shootings rise.
Eric Adams, New York City’s Mayor, announced Monday a plan for combating gun violence. This includes the return to plainclothes anticrime units that were suspended in 2020 following Black Lives Matter protests.
“We will not surrender our city to the violent few,”Adams was a former New York City Police Officer and made the remarks in a speech Monday, just days after a NYPD officer was shot to death in Manhattan.
“I want to be clear. This is not just a plan for the future, it is a plan for right now,”He declared that gun violence was unacceptable “a public health crisis”With “no time to wait.”
Adams stated that Adams had claimed that the city has become an a “dumping ground”for weapons, and promised to place “boots on the ground on every block.”
This blueprint to end gun violence will not end this crisis overnight… but it will represent the biggest action in years to protect New York City
Plainclothes anti-gun crime units will be stationed in 30 city precincts where most incidents are reported – a sharp U-turn from his predecessor, Bill de Blasio, who scrapped the units in 2020 following Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality.
New York saw an increase in violence after the city implemented several anti-police actions in 2020.
In 2022, four New York City officers were already injured. This is less than one month into the year.
In 2021, 485 murders were recorded in the city – a 4% increase over the year prior – while at least 1,562 shootings also took place.
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