New York has become one of the worst places in the United States. I recently went on a trip in the northeast and I purposely avoided New York City because it’s not a safe place to be.
I have been to New York City several times and I wouldn’t dream of going right now given the extreme violence that takes place on the regular. I never felt unsafe when I was last in New York City, but it’s a much different place than it was back then.
Last week, the unelected Governor of New York, Kathy Hochul did a sit down interview with MSNBC hose Stephanie Ruhle to talk about the election, her opponent, and crime.
Hochul looked dumbfounded when she got put in check by Ruhle. Here’s how the exchange went:
Gov. Hochul: The Governor of New York is working in partnership with the mayor of New York City… I said, Mayor, I’m here to help you. Let me help get people who are severely mentally out of the subways. Let’s talk about getting more police officers. A couple of weeks ago, we got cameras in all the subway trains. We’re starting with that process… No governor has spent more money than I have on public safety in history.
Ruhle: I’m going to interrupt you then. Here’s the problem. We don’t feel safe. You might be working closely with Mayor Adams. You may have spent a whole lot of money, but I walk into my pharmacy and everything is on lockdown because of shoplifters. I’m not going in the subway. People don’t feel safe in this town. So you may have done these things, but right now we’re not feeling good. We’re worried. We could be San Francisco.
Hochul went on to say, “We’ll never be San Francisco.”
Hochul: Because we are already making a difference. We already have homicides and shootings down dramatically from what they had been last year. And that’s the most heinous of all crimes there are.
They are not dramatically down from what they were last year.
According to NYC.gov, overall index crime in New York City increased in July 2022, by 30.5% compared with July 2021 (11,619 v. 8,906). Six of the seven major index-crime categories saw increases, driven by a 40.6% increase in grand larceny (4,588 v. 3,262), a 37.2% increase in robbery (1,730 v. 1,261), and a 25.6% rise in burglary (1,325 v. 1,055).
Overall index crime in New York City increased in August 2022 by 26% compared with August 2021 (11,357 v. 9,014). Five of the seven major index-crime categories saw increases, driven by a 38% increase in robbery (1,630 v. 1,181), a 34.7% increase in grand larceny (4,687 v. 3,480), and a 31.1% rise in burglary (1,356 v. 1,034), according to its website.
The woman deserves to lose her election, let’s hope it happens.