Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday took a swipe at Democratic New York City Mayor Expense de Blasio, saying crime in the city is “an issue,” and “everyone has a sense that criminal activity is worse.”
Daytime shootings doubled through Might and July compared to the very same period in 2015, according to the New York City Police Department, and basic shootings in July rose 177% compared to last July– a pattern de Blasio linked to the financial effect of the coronavirus pandemic and the lack of a federal stimulus package.
” We have an issue in New york city City when it pertains to criminal activity. That is fact,” Cuomo stated during a Thursday press conference, mentioning a figure that said New York City “shootings with victims” were up 103%. “It’s not going to get better on its own.”
New York City Gov. Andrew Cuomo wears a mask during a news conference at Laguardia Airport’s Terminal B, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File).
He included that everybody understands criminal offense is “unfavorable, and it’s bad, and individuals are passing away, and the overwhelming majority of those victims are black and brown, and everyone has a sense that criminal offense is even worse, and the city is less safe at the same time” the state government is ” trying to bring the city back from COVID-19″
What the government does in the age of COVID-19 “refers life and death,” Cuomo stated, adding that the Chinese “federal government did a better job” than the U.S. government in managing the pandemic.
New york city City citizens and services have had a challenging year in between COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and protests that rocked the city after the officer-involved shootings of George Floyd, Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor, which stimulated civil discontent in city areas across the country.
Cuomo pointed out that while New york city City’s COVID-19 case numbers have dropped, cases in states across the country have actually risen.
An NYPD patrol car is set on fire as protesters clash with police throughout a march versus the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in the Brooklyn district of New york city City, U.S., May 30,2020 (REUTERS/Jeenah Moon).
” Why? Since New Yorkers did a better task,” he said. “That’s why. The crime problem doesn’t get much better on it’s own. We do much better due to the fact that we’re New york city hard, and we’re clever, and we’re unified, and we’re disciplined.”
COVID-19 cases in the city peaked in March and April and have actually progressively declined given that, but the city’s death toll was far greater than lots of other states that saw more recent case spikes. New York City has actually recorded more than 450,000 favorable cases and more than 32,600 deaths.
By contrast, California has actually recorded nearly 800,000 positive cases and 15,313 deaths. Florida has tape-recorded nearly 700,000 cases and 13,794 deaths. Arizona has actually tape-recorded 215,000 cases and 5,526 deaths. The U.S. in overall has actually lost more than 200,000 people to the virus and recorded almost 7 million cases.