A Democrat in City Hall has managed to turn back the clock on 20 years of crime reductions by championing criminals and waging war on the police. Elect a Dinkins errand boy and you get the second term of David Dinkins.
His fellow Democrats should benefit from the crime wave has brought back to New York.
The head of the NYPD’s sergeants union on Tuesday urged Democrats to choose anywhere but New York City as the site of their 2016 convention, citing surging crime and a lack of support for cops by Mayor de Blasio.
Full-page newspaper ads in The Post and elsewhere said the Sergeants Benevolent Association “cannot now in good conscience” join de Blasio in lobbying the Democratic National Committee to hold its political powwow at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The open letter signed by SBA President Ed Mullins said that “while the Barclays Center is still new and glistening, the great city in which it stands is lurching back to the bad old days of high crime.”
Citing official statistics and news reported exclusively by The Post, Mullins noted that shootings are up, “squeegee people are reappearing on the streets, and aggressive panhandlers and con men are populating the subways and Times Square.
“The DNC should chose another venue,” Mullins said.
In clear shot at the Rev. Al Sharpton — who led an anti-cop rally on Staten Island this past Saturday — Mullins also accused de Blasio of throwing city cops “under the bus” to pander to “the loudest of the city’s anti-safety agitators.”
“Morale among police officers is low, and there are few signs that it will get better any time soon,” Mullins wrote.
Meanwhile after de Blasio shot down Stop and Frisk, 21 were wounded in gun violence this weekend. Hmm maybe the DNC should come down here.
Two people were killed and more than 20 others were injured in New York City over the weekend in a spate of gun violence that included eight shootings in less than eight hours, police say.
A total of 23 people were shot between early Saturday and the end of the day Sunday in 13 separate shootings, police say. Five of those shootings were Saturday and led to nine injuries. The other eight on Sunday left 14 with injuries — some critical or serious — and two dead.
Here’s what I predicted last year in De Blasio Time.
Do you miss the old New York City? Remember when subway trains were covered in graffiti, a news hour began with six shootings and everyone who lived in the city had been mugged at least once?…
The muggers are coming back. The squeegee men are coming back. The crazy people randomly stabbing you on the subway, the gangs shooting each other over turf, the race rioters marching through neighborhoods and shouting, “Whose streets, our streets”– they’re all coming back.
The subways are still clean… for now… until de Blasio decides graffiti is a civil right. The rest of it is underway already.