Over the last 72 hours, 49 people were shot in New York City. Six of those victims died.
According to the Washington Examiner, that is 5 times more people shot in NYC than the same weekend last year.
Now, President Trump is warning New York City Mayor and failed presidential candidate Bill de Blasio that is he will step in if nothing is done about the uptick in violent crime.
In a tweet, Trump said “Law and Order. If [Mayor de Blasio] can’t do it, we will!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2020
As of Monday morning, de Blasio hasn’t publicly acknowledged the uprising in violent crime in his city.
There have been no statements on his social media accounts.
According to the New York City Police department, there was a 30% increase in murders in June of 2020 than in June of 2019.
This surge in violence in New York City takes as the city faces record vacancies as residents fleed the city due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a July report, there is a 122% increase in vacant apartments in Manhatten in July 2020 when compared to July of 2019.