I’m sure I don’t need to do a full recap for regular readers as to how much of a mess New York City has turned into under the administration of Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio. Both the COVID-19 pandemic and the anti-police riots taking place over the past weeks and months have only served to shine a brighter spotlight on his many shortcomings and failures. The rising crime rates this year have served as another stark reminder after years of decreases in all categories of crime. By this point, it would be shocking if at least some of Gotham’s denizens hadn’t begun to wistfully look back on the days when Rudy Giuliani was in charge. Over at Townhall, our colleague Ellie Bufkin touches on this subject, featuring a recent interview with America’s Mayor and his rather unflattering assessment of de Blasio’s tenure to date.
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani has had just about enough of Bill de Blasio’s failed leadership of New York City. Now, after weeks of de Blasio praising protests and issuing hypocritical threats against Jewish communities for breaking into their own playgrounds, Giuliani is calling out the current mayor’s plan to reform the NYPD as “off the cliff, left wing, ridiculous ideas.”
“[New York City] is being taken over by off the cliff, left wing, ridiculous ideas on law enforcement,” Giuliani said, responding to a report that violent crime and homicides have increased dramatically in the month of June.
Year over year, New York City recorded staggering increases in crime for the month of June. Just at the mid point of the month, there have been 42 homicides, more than double the 18 recorded in 2019 over the same period. Shootings have increased by 45 percent and stabbing incidents are also on the rise.
Let’s go to the Fox News video of the interview.