March 6, 2020

USA: Disturbing Surveillance Video Shows 15-Year-Old Girl Savagely Beaten And Robbed By Teen Mob On NYC Brooklyn Sidewalk. Police Asking For Help Identifying Suspects.

KRON Fox6 News
written by Staff
Friday March 6, 2020

NEW YORK CITY (KRON) – Police are searching for a group of teens caught on camera brutally beating and robbing a 15-year-old girl on a Brooklyn sidewalk.

The NYPD Brooklyn North posted the surveillance video on Twitter, showing the moment the group of at least half-a-dozen teens catch up to the girl.

One suspect shoves her to the ground while others run to her as she holds herself in the fetal position.

More are seen closing in on the girl and stomping on her, kicking her and punching her while she’s still on the ground.

According to the NYPD, the girl’s debit card, shoes and phone were stolen.

“One young man takes the sneakers right off the unconscious victim’s feet,” a commanding officer with NYPD Brooklyn North tweeted.

Authorities said the girl is in the hospital recovering.

“We CAN NOT allow this behavior in our community,” the commanding officer added.
The Post Millenial
written by Roberto Walkerell-Cruz
Friday March 6, 2020

New York police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a group seen severely beating a 15-year-old girl on a sidewalk in Brooklyn.

The assault was caught on camera at around 4 pm on Thursday in Crown Heights on Utica and Sterline Place.

The victim was beaten, jumped on, and kicked several times while she was down.

Police say the victim had her sneakers, cell phone, and debit card stolen.

The victim is in hospital being treated for serious bruising and swelling to her face and body.

“One young man takes the sneakers right off the unconscious victim’s feet,” a commanding officer with NYPD Brooklyn North said in a tweet.

“We CAN NOT allow this behaviour in our community,” the commanding officer added.

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting 274637.

CBS New York published Feb 4, 2020: Crime in New York City is spiking, and the NYPD and Mayor Bill de Blasio are saying lawmakers in Albany may be to blame; CBS2's Ali Bauman reports.

Blue Lives Matter
written by Sandy Malone
February 10, 2020

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has admitted a connection between bail reform laws and the city's crime rates.

New York, NY – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday acknowledged the connection between the city’s skyrocketing crime rate and the state’s new bail reform laws that put all but the most violent offenders immediately back out on the streets.

De Blasio was a big supporter of passing the new law that did away with cash bail as of Jan. 1 but now he’s found himself in the crosshairs after the result was exactly what law enforcement predicted, the New York Post reported.

He spent the first few weeks of 2020 dodging questions about the immediate effects of eliminating cash bail before he could no longer avoid the topic and admitted there was a problem.

But it's impossible to ignore the fact that shootings are up almost 29 percent, robberies are up almost 37 percent, and auto thefts are up by almost 72 percent, WCBS reported.

“We saw things emanating from this law starting [to] take effect months ago and obviously now it’s in full effect. But the bottom line is, one, we’ve been 100 percent clear and we are unified on what we feel. Two, we want to act on this productively,” de Blasio claimed a few days earlier. “We’re in dialogue with leaders in Albany about those concerns, and we want to move forward. In the meantime, this police force can handle anything thrown at them.”

But by Feb. 7, the optics were such that even the mayor had to admit defeat.

“We had, for six years, steady decreases in crime across the board. There’s not a whole lot of other environmental things that have changed recently,” the mayor said. “It sort of stands out like a sore thumb that this is the single biggest new thing in the equation and we saw an extraordinary jump.”

“Of course there’s always a possibility this is plain statistical variation, that happens sometimes,” he added. “But I think it’s pretty clear that there’s only one new major piece in the equation.”

De Blasio has said he supported giving judges more authority to hold offenders in jail if they are deemed a threat to the public, the New York Post reported.

“I think judicial discretion should be clarified so that there are very clear checks and balances, so that we avoid any inkling of bias entering into the process, but I think a system predicated only on the question of flight risk misses the fact that there are some individuals who are just consistently, by their own actions, and by the proof of due process, consistently creat[ing] a threat to their neighbors,” the mayor said.

Critics of the new bail reform laws have pointed to multiple incidents of further crimes that were committed after someone who previously would have been held in jail on bail was dropped right back onto the streets the next day.

One man with three prior drunk driving convictions, who killed a 27-year-old man on Jan. 12 while driving “more than 135 miles per hour,” bragged when he was arrested that he would be released without bail the next day under New York’s new bail reform laws because the crash was “just a DWI.”

He was right.

A woman was arrested three times in five days only to re-offend on each occasion and physically assault additional people.

Republican state lawmakers have tried to get the Democratically-held state house to commit to revising the new bail reform laws but they refused.

One Long Island judge tried to hold a defendant he called “a menace to society” only to have a higher court overturn his decision and set the repeat offender free.

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