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NYC Mayor de Blasio Reaches $1 Billion Police Budget Cut as Crime Soars

Crime is significantly on the rise in New York City but Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio reached an agreement with the New York City Council to cut $1 billion from the city’s police department budget.

The vote is expected today.

de Blasio is following the defund the police movement that is sweeping the country following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Minnesota black man who died while being arrested by police.

While there are demands by radical activists to defund the New York City police department, de Blasio is ignoring the rising crime right before his eyes.

For example, shootings in New York City have doubled from around the same time as last year.

The New York Post reports:

Gunfire echoed through the city last week at twice the rate it did over the same period last year, according to new NYPD stats.

The department tallied 63 shootings June 22 through Sunday — up from 26 over the same one-week period a year ago, according to NYPD crime statistics.

The New York City Police Benevolent Association provided crime statistics on social media.

The New York City Police Benevolent Association blasted de Blasio and the New York City Council.

Others commented about the crime statistics on social media.

Former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly discussed the rising crime rate and criticized de Blasio during a Fox News interview saying, “I put this all out at the feet of Mayor de Blasio,” and said, “the city is surrendering” to acts of violent crime.

Fox News reports:

“About two weeks ago the mayor took away one of the most valuable tools in fighting street crime and that is [the] elimination of police officers and [sent] a signal to the criminal community that the NYPD or the city is surrendering as far as violent crime is concerned.”

Along with low morale, New York City police officers are retiring in record numbers.

The New York Post reports:

The flurry of Finest farewells began after the police-involved killing of George Floyd on May 25, with 272 uniformed cops putting in retirement papers from then through June 24, the NYPD says.

Criminals are emboldened by the fact there are and will be fewer police officers to respond to calls and to patrol the streets.

With de Blasio on course to defund the police, New York City citizens and tourists will be subjected to violence due to less of a police presence to respond to those in need.

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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