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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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Shaq Denounces ‘Celebrity-Ness’ Says They are ‘Out of Their Freaking Mind’

Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal had some harsh words for celebrities and declared he is not one

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In an interview with the New York Post, basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal had some harsh words for celebrities and declared he is not one. “I denounce my celebrity-ness today. I’m done with it” O’Neal told the Post while discussing his new Kellogg’s deal.

“Celebrities are crazy. I don’t want to be in that category. They are. They’re going freaking insane. Don’t call me that anymore” said O’Neal. “These people are out of their freaking mind with how they treat people, what they do, what they say. That’s never been me. I never want to be looked at like that.”

O’Neal’s Kellogg’s deal consists of his own new Frosted Flakes cereal, Crispy Cinnamon Basketballs, and partnership with Mission Tiger, which will help over 60,000 middle-schoolers.

“The Mission Tiger program pledged to purchase new sports equipment, including uniforms, for students across the U.S. The Schools involved in the mission will take place in the six cities where O’Neal played over 19 seasons – Boston, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando and Phoenix” reports The Post.

O’Neal wants to be remembered for his kindness, says the 49-year-old who grew up poor in New Jersey and says he tries to do random acts of kindness at least twice per week.

Everyone gets stereotyped but celebrities get stereotyped because most of them are “our of their damn mind.” He said. “I’m a regular person that listened, that followed their dreams, made it. But just because I made it don’t mean I’m bigger than you. Just because I made it don’t mean I’m smarter than you. Just cause I have more money than you don’t mean that I’m better than you.”

 I’ve never been that way and I never will be that way. So I don’t want to be in that category of people. When they talk about Shaq, what do you say? ‘He’s a nice guy.’ Because what else can you be? You’re either nice or you’re the A-word, and I definitely won’t be looked at as the A-word,” he said.

“I want people to say, ‘Bro, he’s nice. He didn’t have an entourage. His people didn’t take my phone because I took a picture and threw it.’”

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Employees Completely Helpless as Shoplifters Walk Out With Thousands Worth of Goods at Oregon Lowes

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Social media Twitter account @libsoftiktok which states in the bio it posts “all things insane & hypocritical” posted a one-minute video showing “2 people walk out of an Oregon Lowe’s with carts of stolen merchandise. Employees look on and are unable to do anything.”

As the video plays, words highlighted red appear that read, “INCREDIBLE STATE OF OREGON, USA” and “IF YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE, PLEASE ALERT THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY.” The video takes place at a Lowes store and epitomizes the sad times we are in.

Within the first eight seconds of the video, the two robbers, with filled carts, simply stroll out of the store as if they were paying customers. The Lowes employee asks the men “can you show me the receipts?” The young man appears to flash something while saying “right here.”

The female employee then says “no, I don’t think so” knowing the men did not pay for the items. The two thieves continue to walk the carts out of the store and a second, elderly Lowes employee attempts to stop the men, shouting “hey” as he follows them.

The female employee stops the elderly male employee from pursuing the robbers saying, “it’s not worth it.” As the robbers have successfully exited the store, into the parking lot, the male recording the video then asks the employees, “doesn’t it suck you guys can’t do anything? I mean I think it’s just amazing.”

The video then shows the men in the parking lot throwing the stolen items into a red Subaru where it appears others were waiting to help. A voice can be heard explaining that the guys are packing the car with stolen goods, and another man explains it happens “every day.”

“Dude that’s thousands of dollars – I’m an electrician, bro” the videographer explains of the sheer amount of goods being stolen. The thieves close the back door and the videographer zooms in to the back of the car to show the “license tag” before the car speeds away. The red highlighted words “IF YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE, PLEASE ALERT THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY” remained on the video the whole time.

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