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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly: Someone is Targeting Young Men of Color for Shootings!

 
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, circa February 2012 (Anthony Lanzilote for New York Daily News
 

By Nicholas Stix
Kelly: As shocking as it may be to some, the shooting of a little 8-year-old boy in the Bronx on Tuesday is an unacceptable reality in the poorer neighborhoods in the city, where young men of color are far more likely to be the victims of shootings than their white counterparts….

Who, pray tell, could be behind such evil? Are white devils actually going into poor neighborhoods of color, and hunting the young men there for sport? What other conclusion could Commissioner Kelly possibly be implying?
In Brooklyn last year, murders fell below 200 for the first time since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. There was also a 33% reduction in the number of young black men who were killed in the neighborhoods with churches whose African-American clergy are working in collaboration with the police.”

So, it was JFK’s assassination that caused all the bloodshed! I knew it!

The only “African-American clergy” I know of who “are working in collaboration with the police,” are black supremacists Al Sharpton and Herbert Daughtry, both of whom have worked assiduously for a generation to get young black men to shed more blood.

Oh, didn’t you know that Sharpton and Daughtry work with the NYPD? Sure, they help train police cadets to avoid bias. I kid you not. That’s Ray Kelly for you, the most pc PC in New York City history.

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Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says New York City has come far but needs to do more in the fight against crime
Outraged at shooting of 8-year-old Armando Bigo in the Bronx
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By Raymond Kelly
February 22, 2012, 11:47 p.m.
Daily News

New York City Police Commisioner Raymond Kelly strongly supports Mayor Bloomberg's efforts to keep guns off the streets.

As shocking as it may be to some, the shooting of a little 8-year-old boy in the Bronx on Tuesday is an unacceptable reality in the poorer neighborhoods in the city, where young men of color are far more likely to be the victims of shootings than their white counterparts.

An examination of shootings last year showed that 94% of all shooting victims in the city were black or Hispanic, often targeted by other youths, or accidentally shot as bystanders like the little boy in Soundview.

Disputes that were settled generations ago with fists are settled with guns, which were often manufactured before the shooters were born. In most cases, the guns were purchased outside of New York State — in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and other points south — and then resold on the streets of New York at triple their retail value.

Mayor Bloomberg has led the effort nationally to address the problem of the iron pipeline and loopholes in gun laws generally, and he has supported the NYPD in its efforts to reduce crime to record lows.

A relatively new phenomenon of the “community gun” has arisen, where neighborhood youths agree to keep a gun in one hiding place for mutual use. It’s a phenomenon that has grown out of concern about individuals being caught with a gun in their possession on the street by police.

Through innovative police strategies like Operation Impact, in which we flood areas where shootings have spiked with additional police officers, as well as policies of engagement, like stop, question and frisk, murders have been driven down to record lows.

Over the past 10 years, there have been 5,430 murders in the city, compared with 11,058 in the decade before the current administration took office. That’s a 50% reduction, or 5,628 lives saved. During the same decade, violent crime in schools fell by 50%, because of the great work of school safety agents and police officers .

[School crime didn’t fall; the recording of school crime fell!]

In Brooklyn last year, murders fell below 200 for the first time since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. There was also a 33% reduction in the number of young black men who were killed in the neighborhoods with churches whose African-American clergy are working in collaboration with the police. They have helped.

As safe as New York has become, the shooting of an 8-year-old is a reminder it’s not always safe enough. Three New York City police officers were shot, one fatally, in the past two months confronting criminals armed with illegal handguns.
But we won’t be deterred.

The NYPD is in it for the long haul, and we will continue to do all we can to keep New Yorkers as safe as possible wherever they live.

Raymond Kelly is the NYPD commissioner

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What NY needs is Vermont-style gun laws where citizens can put a gun in their pocket and walk out the door. Nationally, we need to go back to the pre-1934 National Firearms Act laws, but, in lieu of that, we should at least go back to the pre-1960 Gun Control Act where people could order guns and have them delivered to their door.

NYC residents are so incredibly BRAINWASHED (Yes, I've met them) vis-a-vis GUNS that they are like Oak Park, Illinois nitwits that voted to retain a GUN BAN foisted on them by their representatives!

Anonymous said...

Cops are the modern day eunuch.