21 People Shot In NYC Over The 4th Of July. Eric Adams Says Stop Releasing These Criminals.

NYC July 4th Weekend Shootings

‘We Need Help:’ 21 Shot, 3 Killed in NYC on the 4th of July – Eric Adams

New York City experienced another wave of holiday weekend violence, with 21 people shot and three killed in more than a dozen incidents Monday.

On July 4, 21 people were shot in 14 separate incidents in New York City, two senior police officials said. The shootings follow the Illinois July 4th parade shooting that took six lives, as well as a shooting at a Philadelphia July 4th event that left two cops wounded.

After a terrible start to the year, NYC’s violence problem has improved, and shooting incidents for the first half of 2022 were actually down 12% versus 2021. But abrupt spasms of violence, particularly over weekends, still plague the five boroughs.

Mayor Eric Adams acknowledged crime is a top issue on the minds of New Yorkers.

“It is overshadowing all that we’re doing. New Yorkers will feel like we’re not making progress, which we are. We are decreasing in shootings for the last 11 or 12 weeks since we instituted our plan,” Adams said. “Is it moving fast enough? No, I want it faster. We’re moving in the right direction. We need help; I can’t say this enough, we need help. If we arrest them on Monday and they’re out on Tuesday, it’s endless.”

A nock on the fact that putting criminals right back on the streets just isn’t working. These are perpetual offenders that are causing most of the problems. Eric Adams, a former NYPD officer, is well aware of this from an officer’s point of view.

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