De Blasio “We now have fewer people in our jails than any time since WW2 and we are safer for it and better for it”

During a recent event, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio touted having fewer people in jail than any time since World War 2.

Bill De Blasio “We now have fewer people in our jails than any time since WW2 and we are safer for it and better for it.”

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Many were not impressed with the boast.

One Twitter user wrote “That’s why dead body’s wrapped in plastic are being found in McDonald’s roof tops. #deBlasioMustGo”

He was referring to a very real story. 

Per Fox News, Crime statistics released by the New York Police Department (NYPD) on in June showed a rise in the city‘s murder rate during the month of May, as protests and riots continued following the death of George Floyd.

The numbers showed that murders in the city had increased by 79 percent, CBS 2 reported. Shootings went up by 64 percent and burglaries reportedly rose by 34 percent.

The NYPD said it will have hundreds of officers patrolling the streets this summer, specifically in neighborhoods that have seen a spike in violent crime.