Emerging Dangers

Andrew Cuomo says gun violence in NYC getting worse


New York Post- The Big Apple’s wave of gun violence is getting worse, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday as he railed at the city for not yet adopting a police reform plan like he previously ordered.

“New York City — shootings with victims up 103 percent,” Cuomo pointed out during a Manhattan press briefing.

“It’s negative and it’s bad and people are dying, and the overwhelming majority of those victims are black and brown,” he said. “And everybody has the sense that crime is worse and the city is not as safe at the same time we are trying to get people back” who fled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The governor added, “It’s getting worse.”

Gun violence in Gotham started dramatically spiking during the end of spring and start of summer as COVID-19-related restrictions loosened in the city.

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