NYC Named ‘Anarchist Jurisdiction’ by Justice Dept

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President Donald Trump listens as Attorney General William Barr speaks in Oval office. (AP/Evan Vucci)

Also labeled as “anarchist jurisdictions” are Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, which have seen violent clashes between protesters, police and federal agents.

By: David Isaac

The Justice Department has tagged New York City as an “anarchist jurisdiction” on Sunday and will move to pull federal funding from the city for its failure to curb violence while at the same time defunding police, The New York Post reports on Monday.

Also labeled as “anarchist jurisdictions” are Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, which have seen violent clashes between protesters, police and federal agents.

“When state and local leaders impede their own law-enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest,” U.S. Attorney General William Barr said in a statement set to be released Monday, according to the Post.

“We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance,’’ Barr said.

“It is my hope that the cities identified by the Department of Justice today will reverse course and become serious about performing the basic function of government and start protecting their own citizens.”

The paper says it’s not known how much money will be withheld from the Big Apple, but the city receives a whopping $7 billion annually in federal assistance.

New York City has seen a spate of shootings and a year-over-year rise in violent crime that is the worst in two decades. The city has recorded twice as many shootings in August than in the same month in 2019. “Year-to-date, through August 31, there is a +87% spike in citywide shooting incidents (1,014 compared to 541),” reports NBC 4 New York.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio blames a “perfect storm” including a backlogged court system to which New York’s Office of Court Administration said he “clearly has absolutely no understanding of how the criminal justice process works.”

Others blame the $1 billion in funding removed from the New York Police Department after a wave of Black Lives Matter protests following the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of police. Also blamed are changes to New York State bail laws making creating a revolving door system for criminals to return to the streets.

(World Israel News)

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