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2nd NYPD officer dies, days after Harlem shooting

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By MICHAEL R. SISAK and BOBBY CAINA CALVAN

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RIP Officer Mora.

Police said McNeil used a handgun with a high-capacity magazine that had been stolen years ago in Baltimore and that they also found a loaded semi-automatic rifle under his mattress.

You don't stand a chance being ambushed against that kind of firepower.

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Police said McNeil used a handgun with a high-capacity magazine that had been stolen years ago in Baltimore and that they also found a loaded semi-automatic rifle under his mattress.

As long as you refuse to back the police, defund them and not allow them to fully and aggressively tackle the problem and allow them to fully do their jobs, it’s only going to get worse.

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Condolences” offered to the families, friends & fellow officers of these two brave men, who died in the line of duty, unselfishly serving their communities.

Officer Wilbert Mora, 27, died at a Manhattan hospital four days after a gunman shot him and Officer Jason Rivera as they responded to a domestic disturbance call. Rivera died Friday.” -

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The homicide rate in NY is less than the national average and less than Texas and Florida. Always sad when a police officer is killed on duty. The new mayor Eric Adams is making a crackdown on guns and violence.

NY is the issue, NYC is the State that is out of control, the richest urban city in the US where people are fleeing, the largest financial hub in the world. You keep doing this, keep it in perspective. The assaults on the police, rapes and robberies, killing of people is nowhere near prevalent as in NYC. Adam’s just started, you want to give the man a chance, but so far he’s not doing a good job of curtailing crime and he’s definitely not aggressive enough. So at this point I don’t have a lot of confidence this guy can get the job done, if he gets as aggressive as Giuliani was and somewhat Bloomberg was then the city stands a chance, if not, it’ll be what it was when I was a kid, a dangerous and violent Hellhole.

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Agreed @bass4funk 9:58am (on ‘this’) “NY is the issue” here Today. The “NY community” is hurting and reflection on the communities woes should be the sole focus, here, today. Any diversion does a great injustice to the families and memories of these two valiant servants of the people.

“In an essay at the police academy, Rivera wrote that he became an officer to “better the relationship between the community and the police,” acknowledging unpleasant experiences with police while growing up in the Inwood section of Manhattan.”

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https://thecrimereport.org/2021/03/03/is-new-york-citys-spike-in-violence-a-return-to-the-bad-old-days/

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has reported that murders in the city rose to 462 in 2020—a 45 percent increase from 2019. The city recorded 1,531 shootings in 2020—a 97 percent increase from 2019.

https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ny/new-york/crime

Bass calling for a police state

No, not even close. I’m calling for more policing and the approach from the left is just not working, but look. It doesn’t matter what the left say, do or want, I pay a lot of money on taxes and if the city or state won’t use its resources to keep me and my family safe, I’ll move, that’s what I did and that’s what a lot of people will do here, it’s not hard, I don’t have to live in a crime ridden city.

and Zichi undercutting Bass’

By not focusing on what the problem is, yeah, ok…

This is why the city a once very beautiful city is out of control.

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Once enough innocent people have been violently assaulted or murdered, the general public will demand the police to do just what they've been telling them not to do . . . be a lot tougher on the bad guys.

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And yet here is the reality and this is why people are just choosing to leave the State rather than fight it. We’re still in January!

https://nypost.com/2022/01/23/nyc-crime-wave-could-doom-progressives-pundits/

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Adam’s just started, you want to give the man a chance, but so far he’s not doing a good job of curtailing crime and he’s definitely not aggressive enough

25 days on the job. He put his plan forward yesterday. The "Blueprint to End Gun Violence" will within three weeks put more police officers on patrol in 30 of the city's 77 precincts where 80% of the city's violence occurs. Travelers into New York City will be screened for illegal guns with facial recognition technology at new "spot checks" at various entry points . Adams encouraged prosecutors to "triage gun cases" to ensure they are the first cases brought to court, and urged lawmakers to reduce the number of guns that a person must traffic before they can be charged with a felony. These actions require cooperation from agencies outside the control of NYC.

Btw, NYC had 488 murders in 2021, up 5.6% over 2020 following a 47% jump a year earlier, the biggest year-to-year percentage increase ever recorded in the country's most populous city. That spike ended a fairly steady decline in murders since 1990, when the number peaked at 2,245. 488 murders in 2021 vs 2,245 in 1990, just for the sake of perspective. New York's strict gun laws have been effective in reducing gun violence but those laws face a Supreme Court that seems poised to vacate all of them cutting cities like NYC off at the knees. NYCs 2020 population is 8,804,190, up 629,057 from 2010 and an all time high. 488 murders in a population of 8.8 million gives a murder rate of 5.54 per 100,000 population, less than half the murder rate of Texas.

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And yet here is the reality and this is why people are just choosing to leave the State rather than fight it. We’re still in January!

If so many people are leaving as you claim then explain please why the population of NYC increased by 629,000 since 2010?

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No, not even close. I’m calling for more policing and the approach from the left is just not working,

The call from the left has not even been tried! The call is for replacing or supplementing police with mental health professionals for certain kinds of police calls. Cops in the US are not trained to handle mental health emergencies and too often it is the police who are called to deal with these kinds of situations. Often as not it ends up badly with someone being shot and killed, or badly injured in a scrum. Police are not trained to recognize psychiatric problems and when someone doesn't respond as they expect they shoot. When you see 6 andn 7yo autistic kids dragged out of a school in handcuffs and put in the back of a squad car because the kid had a melt down, that is a real problem. That is close to me because my kid is autistic and has melt downs. We know his triggers and how to dial him down. Others do not. I worry what will happen when he gets older and the schools here offer very poor support programs for autistic kids. They treat behavioral problems as discipline problems. They are emphatically not. They compound it by pushing all his triggers and instead of using the right interventions seem clueless until he is spun up like the Tasmanian Devil. A mental health professional will recognize the problem and use appropriate responses. The police are not trained for these situations and the results are needless death. It has to stop.

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The two young officers — Mora was 27, Rivera was 22 — were emblematic of a changing police force that has struggled to repair its relationships with the city’s Black and Hispanic communities. Both Latino in a department that was once overwhelmingly white, the officers were cognizant of problems with policing and eager to play a role in confronting them.

What a tragedy, two police officers from minority groups, something that would have been impossible a few years ago, dead as a result of uncontrolled spread of weapons across America.

My sympathies to their families.

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bass4funkToday  11:28 am JST

And yet here is the reality and this is why people are just choosing to leave the State rather than fight it. We’re still in January!

https://nypost.com/2022/01/23/nyc-crime-wave-could-doom-progressives-pundits/

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The bigots see crime waves only when a crime is committed in a blue state and by someone from a minority.

They are oblivious to the meth fueled, ignorance fed and hate driven deaths sweeping across the red states

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The bigots see crime waves only when a crime is committed in a blue state and by someone from a minority.

Don’t tell me, tell the thousands of middle class people that are fleeing, maybe you can convince them.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisdorsey/2021/03/17/americas-mass-migration-intensifies-as-leftugees-flee-blue-states-and-counties-for-red/?sh=458eeac73146

They are oblivious to the meth fueled, ignorance fed

Had no idea that All the people that want clean schools, safe streets, more policing, not releasing criminals so easily, rule of law, lack of business, robbing and looting, had no idea these were all meth heads…..anyway, the exodus to a safer State continues.

75% of those leaving Manhatten, are moving to nearby locations seeking greater spaces. Like to Brooklyn.

Some, but not the majority, they want to get away from that State as fast and as far as they can and o don’t blame them.

https://nypost.com/2022/01/03/democrat-run-states-saw-residents-flee-in-2021/

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Don’t tell me, tell the thousands of middle class people that are fleeing, maybe you can convince them.

I told them and they said they don’t want to go to the meth addicted, hate spewing red states.

Had no idea that All the people that want clean schools, safe streets, more policing, not releasing criminals so easily, rule of law, lack of business, robbing and looting, had no idea these were all meth heads…..anyway, the exodus to a safer State continues.

Totally agree, even the meth heads in red states are feeling unsafe there. In addition to the crime rates, the Covid infections are destroying the states.

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Totally agree,

The survey also showed that the exodus largely involved the wealthy, with those making $150,000 or more comprising 45.3 percent of the total.

It’s unclear when those moves took place, but in April the state adopted a record $212 billion budget that targeted big earners with new taxes that rise as high as 10.9 percent.

Meanwhile, six of the top 10 metro areas suffering from the worst exodus were in the New York-New Jersey region.

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The survey also showed that the exodus largely involved the wealthy, with those making $150,000 or more comprising 45.3 percent of the total.

So the wealthy are middle class now!!!!!

It’s unclear when those moves took place, but in April the state adopted a record $212 billion budget that targeted big earners with new taxes that rise as high as 10.9 percent.

Wow rich people having to pay taxes, that should be a crime against humanity!

Meanwhile, six of the top 10 metro areas suffering from the worst exodus were in the New York-New Jersey region.

Something to do with the pandemic resulting in people moving out of cities.

Though the red states say there is no pandemic and the hundreds of thousands are not really dead!!!

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So the wealthy are middle class now!!!!!

A step down, but enough money to relocate.

Something to do with the pandemic resulting in people moving out of cities.

Less opportunities, high crime, less police, yes

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A step down, but enough money to relocate.

So the wealthy have become middle class because of taxes????

A hint, lot of people claim to be wealthy but actually aren't.

Less opportunities, high crime, less police, yes

Most of these people have jobs, dont commit crimes and move to areas with less police!

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So the wealthy have become middle class because of taxes????

Yes

A hint, lot of people claim to be wealthy but actually aren't.

Not in blue states they’re not.

Less opportunities, high crime, less police,

yes

Most of these people have jobs, dont commit crimes and move to areas with less police!

This is why they’re leaving blue states.

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Yes

ROFL, any evidence of just random thoughts!

Not in blue states they’re not.

That's common among the right wing, doesn't matter which states or countries they live in!

This is why they’re leaving blue states.

They are not!

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So the wealthy have become middle class because of taxes????

Yes

lol, did someone have to sell his private jet?

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$150,000 in New York City is like an entry level wage.

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ROFL, any evidence

Stats: https://nypost.com/2022/01/03/democrat-run-states-saw-residents-flee-in-2021/

Droves of residents fled Democrat-run states with surging crime and COVID-19 restrictions last year — with New York, New Jersey and Connecticut among the five that suffered the steepest losses, a sobering new survey shows.

They are not!

Not according to the stats

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