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NYC Mayor de Blasio Promises Police Budget Cuts While Shootings, Murders Spike

New York City Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio is vowing to cut the police department’s budget, ignoring the spike in violence as protesters flooded the streets over the death of George Floyd.

Floyd, a 46-year-old Minnesota black man, died while being arrested by police last week.

The arrest was caught on video and went viral showing Floyd was pinned down by a white police officer’s knee to his neck.

Although some protesters were peaceful in New York City, violence escalated, including looting and property damage along with a spike in shootings and murders.

The New York Post reports:

From last Monday to Sunday night, there were 13 murders in the city, compared to five killings during the same week last year, sources said.

The city reported 40 shootings last week — the most in a week since 2015. In the same time period in 2019, there were 24 shootings, sources said.

Regardless of the spike in violence, de Blasio wants to cut the budget of the New York City Police Department.

de Blasio is following the defund the police movement that is sweeping the country following the death of Floyd.

The mayor is targeting the $6 billion police budget for cuts with the savings being shifted to social services.

During a press conference earlier this week, de Blasio was asked how much of a cut to the police department’s budget is expected but he refused to give a number.

Even de Blasio’s wife Chirlane McCray doesn’t think highly of the police department when asked her thoughts about a “police-free” New York City.

Time reports:

“That would be like a nirvana, a utopia that we are nowhere close to getting to,” McCray said during a TIME100 Talks discussion.

The government’s basic role is to protect people and property, however, de Blasio is ignoring that fact by vowing to cut New York City’s police budget which would further jeopardize the safety of its citizens.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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