Video: De Blasio Says Releasing Criminals Made NYC Safer As Violent Crime Grows By 250 Percent

On Thursday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio bragged about releasing criminals onto the city’s streets in an effort to combat coronavirus and claimed the city is safer for it.

In April, he released 1,500 inmates due to the pandemic, the New York Post reported.

According to the Post:

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Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced Friday that more than 1,500 inmates have been released from city jails in three weeks — shrinking the number of incarcerated to its lowest level in 70 years.

“Largely through efforts from judges, district attorneys, defenders, DOC and New York State DOCCS, over 1,500 people have been released from jail since March 16,” the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice touted in a fact sheet posted online. “Today the jail population is at a number last seen in 1949.”

The result?  A post at the Gateway Pundit tells us:

Shootings were up 205% in June in New York City compared to a year earlier.
Burglaries were up 75% in the next month.
In June in New York City murders doubled the numbers from the previous year.

But de Blasio thinks THIS is actually better, and he bragged about it:

NYT best-selling author Tony Shaffer noted:


Former NYC Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik called for de Blasio to be removed from office:

He’s not the only one calling for Comrade de Blasio’s removal.  GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin also thinks he should be removed from office, Fox News reported:

Last week, Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., tweeted out a call for the immediate removal of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio from office amid a surge in violent crime acoss the city.

With the violence showing no sign of abating and claiming a 1-year-old Brooklyn boy among its victims, Zeldin has doubled down on his call to remove the mayor.

“I don’t believe New York City is going to survive the remainder of Mayor de Blasio’s term in office,” he told Fox News. “Certainly there are individuals who live in New York City who will not literally survive without any type of a change in the way New York City approaches policing, law and order, safety and security.”

We agree.  It’s time for de Blasio to be removed from office.  Along with every other Democrat in the nation.


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