NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Major Bill de Blasio gives lots of promises and wishes on a Monday but takes little action after one The 12-year-old boy became the latest victim later gun violence soaring bothering the city.
This is a leading security expert who told CBS2 that the mayor’s promises will fix everything is heavenly cake unless the police get more assistance.
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As CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer reported, Evette Lilley was fed up with the city’s inability to stop gun violence.
“It keeps happening and nothing is done,” she said.
Lilley chased after her 12-year-old nephew was shot in the chest Saturday night when someone opened fire near Malcolm X Avenue and Madison Street Bed stuy.
“The guns need to be fired on the streets,” Lilley said.
But when Kramer asked the Mayor about it – the surge in gun violence caused shootings to spike 257% in the week ending April 4 – all she got was a vague promise. .
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“Marcia, we will be up against this challenge,” de Blasio said.
The mayor was back to what became his stock answer to shootings, murders and gun crimes – it’s the courts, the economy, pandemic.
“What is really important is getting the judiciary to work, the economy going back up, bringing the kids back to school in bulk in September. All of this will turn the tide, ”said de Blasio.
“When I heard the mayor say that, I immediately threw down the BS flag and said that it has nothing to do with COVID, the economy. None of the above. This has to do with everything the bad guys know that good people don’t actually do their jobs because they’re afraid of doing their jobs. “security expert Manny Gomez said.
Gomez is a former FBI agent and NYPD sergeant who has fought violent crimes like the shooting of a 12-year-old boy.
“It’s the unit that deals with violent crime and street shootings,” Gomez said. “So the mayor said it would be better if and when the economy got better, if COVID disappeared – he didn’t know when that would happen.”
“I was paralyzed. I was completely paralyzed when they called and told me the news about my nephew, ”said Lilley.
Gomez points out that gun violence harms the economy – that tourists won’t return to the city where the 12-year-olds were shot and they don’t feel safe.