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UNHINGED: Nine shot overnight as spike in NYC gun violence continues

With this dramatic increase in gun violence facing the city, it is clear that something needs to be done.

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While overall crime rates have dropped slightly since last year, the “concrete jungle” is becoming a jungle-gym of gun violence.

The number of shooting victims is up 103% this year.

And with protests over police reform happening all over the country, the number is only expected to rise.

At least nine people were shot across New York City Wednesday and early Thursday, according to the NYPD via the New York Post.

Most recently, a 32-year-old man was shot in the right leg and left shoulder around 12:50 a.m. in Brownsville, according to police.

Around 12:15 a.m., another man walked into NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem with multiple gunshot wounds to his body, including his chest, leg and arm, police said.

And three hours earlier, a 30-year-old man was shot during a squabble on the grounds of Cypress Hills Houses.

A total of six shootings with eight victims were reported Wednesday. Two homicides are included in that total.

Bertha Arriaga, a 43-year-old mom, was struck in the head by a stray bullet shot through her bedroom window.

And a 25-year-old man was killed, two others injured, in a drive-by shooting on West 16th street and Neptune Avenue in Coney Island.

The other victims are said to be in stable condition.

With this dramatic increase in gun violence facing the city, it is clear that something needs to be done.

But what?

And how long before it’s too late?

In a press conference last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that a plan is coming, according to WPIX News.

“The solution is to work with communities, and that’s what neighborhood policing is all about,” he said. “Over the next weeks, we’re going to be putting forward a number of very specific plans.”

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  1. Tim Cogswell

    October 1, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    Democrats always seem to have plans “in the works”… plans that never seem to materialize.

  2. Jimmy Londo

    October 2, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    I would imagine defunding the police is in his plan. They already what was it, Cut $1billion from NYC police department? Cut $1Billion in police department then Police Department is forced to make cuts on staff and now we have 103% increase in shootings. Yet they still haven’t thought.. Hey I noticed after we cut $1b in budgets that we seen a 103% increase in shootings. Maybe that was a bad move. No they won’t say that. Instead as Democrats always do create a plan that continues to ruin the black community and I’ve had enough of their liberal bullshit!

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Democrats Introduce ‘Transgender Bill Of Rights’

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On Tuesday, House Democrats introduced a “Transgender Bill of Rights” to “protect and codify the rights of transgender and nonbinary people under the law and ensure their access to medical care, shelter, safety, and economic security.”

Led by Democrat Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA), David Cicilline (RI), Marie Newman (IL), Mark Takano (CA), and Ritchie Torres (NY), HR 1209 proposes “amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics in public accommodations and federally funded programs and activities.”

“As we witness Republicans and an extremist Supreme Court attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people across our country, and as state legislatures across the country target our trans community with hateful, bigoted, and transphobic attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough,” said Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and co-chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force.

“Our Trans Bill of Rights says clearly to the trans community across the country that we see you and we will stand with you to ensure you are protected and given the dignity and respect that every person should have,” Jayapal added.

The bill seeks to increase the ability of children to get permanent and life changing surgeries by “eliminating unnecessary governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, gender-affirming medical care and counseling for transgender and nonbinary adults, adolescents, and children.”

The bill will additionally ensure that biological male students are allowed to compete in girls’ sports by amending federal “education laws to ensure that they protect students from discrimination based on sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics, and guarantee students’ right to participate in sports on teams that best align with their gender identity.”

Federal education laws will also be amended to allow students to :use school facilities that best align with their gender identity,” meaning that biological males would be allowed to use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms.

The bill expands beyond “transgender rights” to also ban states from making laws restricting abortion by “codifying the right to abortion.”

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