New York City Council Member Antonio Reynoso (D) has introduced a bill to abolish the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) gang database as gang crime reaches a new high throughout the city.
By October 2021, more than 100 children aged under 18 were involved in street-gang related shootings. Almost all of the children killed in gang-related violence in New York City are minorities, predominantly black. A police source told the New York Post that, “the gangs are eating these kids alive.”
A gang member has also been arrested in relation to the stabbing-murder of a Columbia University student, injuring a tourist, and going on a knife-wielding rampage on the school’s university campus last week.
Reynoso’s move to disband the NYPD’s gang unit is similar to that of Los Angeles District Attorney (LADA) George Gascon. In December 2020, Gascon entered office and released his plans to significantly downsize and dissolve LA County’s hardcore gangs unit.
Both Gascon and Reynoso have received donations and support from members of the infamous globalist Soros family.
Steve Cooley, the former LADA, referred to Gascon as a “functional outlaw… basically, George Gascon is a George Soros puppet, and that is dangerous.”
When entering office, Gascon immediately prevented his prosecutors from seeking the death penalty or issuing a cash bail for non-violent criminals.
When Gascon’s plans coupled with two California Propositions (47 & 57) and Assembly Bill 109, the limited policing on gangs led to an immediate explosion in gang activity from prematurely-released violent gang-affiliated felons.
In 2019, Los Angeles was statistically one of the safest cities in the United States. Homicides dropped to 5 per 100,000 people, and violent crime was at 560 per 100,000.
Less than a year into his tenure as District Attorney, violent crime, attacks and robberies of citizens, animal cruelty, and heightened rates of human trafficking throughout Southern California have risen. Between 2019 and 2021, homicide rose 116 percent, aggravated assault increased 19.9 percent, vehicular theft rose 24 percent, with a 224 percent increase in individuals being shot.
By February 2021, gang-related homicides were up 266.7 percent and gang related shootings increased 133.3 percent. Attacks on police officers also rose 300 percent in the first 18 days of January 2021 when compared to the same time period in 2020.