By: Rusty Brooks
Former Governor George Pataki went on the popular political round table radio show hosted by NY billionaire and former mayoral contender John Catsimatidis to discuss the current crime explosion in NYC
“When I took office, New York was the most dangerous state in America. People got used to safety over the last 20 years,” he said during a radio interview with John Catsimatidis on 770 AM.
“They don’t remember the time back when we were so dangerous. What we are seeing now is a regression to those dark days when criminals ruled the streets,” Pataki went on. “When parents were afraid to send their kids to school. And when tourists knew better than to come to New York. I’m worried about the future of New York”, the former 2 term governor who was known for his professionalism, bipartisanship and calm demeanor, stated.
The shootings have become so plentiful, it is hard to keep track of endless police reports and news briefs. This past weekend, the reports of violence were flying off the presses. AM NY reported on Sunday July 26th: one man is dead, and five others wounded in separate shootings as police struggle to make arrests in three previous homicides the night before. This would bring the death toll on Saturday to 4, after 3 deaths on Friday night.
Here is breakdown of the mayhem Saturday into Sunday morning, as per AM NY
July 25, 8:30 p.m. – A man was reportedly shot in the leg at the corner of Herkimer Street and Hunterfly Place in East New York, Brooklyn after a dispute, police from the 75th Precinct say.
The victim was taken to Brookdale University Medical Center and was in stable condition. There are very few details on this incident.
July 26, 12:42 a.m. – Police from the 120th Precinct found a 32-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the right leg in the rear of 260 Park Hill Avenue in Staten Island. The victim was rushed by EMS to Staten Island University North, where he was pronounced deceased from a severe loss of blood. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing
July 26, 3:10 a.m. – Police from the 49th Precinct found a 37-year-old man shot once in the head in front of 2760 Bronx Park East in the Bronx. EMS pronounced the man dead at the scene.
Police are looking for witnesses in this incident and are studying security video from surrounding buildings. The victim has not yet been identified.
July 26, 5:42 a.m. – A 24-year-old man was shot once in the head and a second man was shot once in the groin at Garden Street and Grott Street in the Bronx.
Both men were rushed by EMS to St. Barnabas Hospital where the man shot in the head is in critical condition and the second man is stable.
Meanwhile of Friday night, 3 more people died Friday night into Saturday. One of the most disturbing reports came Friday, as reported by AM-NY: A 39 year-old-man was fatally gunned down in front of the Miller Evangelical Christian Union Church at 1110 President Street. Police from the 71st Precinct say the victim was shot point-blank in the face and neck. He was rushed by EMS to Kings County Hospital but could not be saved.
Pataki pointed out that by allowing left wing radicals to endlessly protest against the NYPD, the violence has escalated. In other words, de Blasio and the city council have set the tone by allowing the intense hatred against the police to permeate on the streets.
“In a short period of time, the radicals have taken over,” Pataki said.
“Name one politician in the State of New York or the City of New York that’s standing up and defending our police,” he went on.
“I fear now with people working remotely…they’re going to say, ‘I don’t need the commute. I do not need to put up with the homeless on the streets. I don’t need to put up with the crime”, Pataki went on.
“We’re going backwards. It’s tragic,” he added. “We’ve got to change it.”
Most major cities are totally at the mercy of radical left-wing governments who are totally sympathetic to the Marxist anti-police radicals, which have taken over cities such as Portland and Seattle. The tolerance for the protesters who in many cases border on literal terrorists, have created an endless cycle of death. Minneapolis, the heart of the BLM protests, has seen crime climb to record highs, since the protests have started. With a one-party system in almost every major city, there is little hope this mayhem will ever stop.
“A mass exodus of productive, law abiding citizens from every major city in the country, would certainly be the most peaceful way to handle this. With no taxpayers left, and only criminals inhibiting places like Portland, Minneapolis, Seattle, and others, they would sink. Trump should literally mail large checks to law abiding citizens who want out of the city, cut the radical leftist governments out of the tax money, coming from the good citizens, and let the radicals drown in a river of blood, this would protect the innocent, who do not support the madness” Jared Evan, political analyst and writer told TJV.