Anthony Robinson had his little daughter on the Hand when he was attacked. The 29-Year-old went at the beginning of July in the New York city borough of the Bronx with the girl on a street, as to the left of him, a car pulled up. The police released Video that shows how an Arm with a gun aimed at Robinson. A short time later he is dead. It are scenes like this appearing in New York and in many other cities in the United States is currently significantly more frequently than in previous years - and we are so Worried.
On the causes of the wave of violence in the US East coast metropolis is a mystery. It was the third outbreak, the New York and other cities in the United States is engaged in this year: First, the Coronavirus came from, then the country's shared anger over racism and police violence - and now the number of shootings and murders increased significantly. All the developments could be related.Figures from the past
The Numbers have shocked many New Yorkers in the last few weeks, and reminiscent of the old times, are clear: In June 2020, the number of incidents increased with fallen shots in the Eight-million metropolis in comparison to the previous year, from 89 to 205, an increase of 130 percent. The number of murders climbed, with 39 deaths by 30 percent.
And the violence is not from the crack. Alone on the weekend for the independence day to the 4. July were identical voting according to media reports, 64 people from the shots - ten of them died. Nevertheless, the New York Police Department (NYPD) is still a long way from its darkest hours: in 1990, when crime was out of control and there were 2262 murders. 2019 there were only 319. Gregor Fischer/dpa-Central image/d, A policeman stands behind a yellow Barrier with the words "Crime Scene Do Not Cross" on a walk (icon image)
The development in New York is in the United States is not an isolated case. In a number of other cities there are similar trends, especially in Chicago, could reach in 2020, the highest murder rate for more than 20 years. Only a week ago 15 people had been in a shootout, in part seriously injured. US President, Donald Trump announced last week, because of the "shocking Explosion of killings," security forces of the Federal government to send in the metropolis and other parts of the country."Trumps secret police"
There is, however, a rising crime rate. Since the violent death of the African-American George Floyd during a police operation at the end of may, protests against racism and police violence to take from there. Many are demonstrating peacefully, to the part it came from, but also to clashes with the local police. The city had explicitly stated their opposition to the deployment of forces, but heating them with tear gas, the protests at night to bumps more. Against the brutal actions of the militarized security forces of a number of complaints were received. Reuters/Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP/dpa "Black Lives Matter"Protest in front of the Federal courthouse in Portland.Corona is the cause?
New York threatened in the event of a deployment of the security forces of the Federal government with a lawsuit and says that it could cope with the wave of violence in the city alone. Mayor Bill de Blasio made the side-effects of Corona-pandemic for the increase in serious crimes. It is a matter of the fact, "that the court system is not working, that people are tense for months," he said.
What the mayor did not mention, but the police, is the crisis a strong increase in the number of vulnerable prisoners who have been released due to the prison rampant Virus in advance. "Currently, the number of Parolees who were involved in shooting incidents, or murders, on a 15-year High," it said of the NYPD."failure at every possible measure"
The policemen make for the development of reforms of the city's responsibility to reduce, among other things, the number of inmates from the infamous prison Rikers Island – and, therefore, of the view that the police are more Criminals on the road.
This public's demands came after a restructuring of the police. The New York city Council has responded to you thus, a billion dollars of the 6-billion budget of the NYPD, along with several Thousand officers of another authority. At the latest since then, it simmers under the 36,000 police officers and your boss Dermot Shea. In a pierced internal police of the video, he described the local politicians as "cowards": "you fail in every possible measure, to be a leader, and you fall to the men and women of this police Department in the back." Super cells storms: 18 PM 4 threaten-inch hail and Gale-force winds FOCUS Online super cells storms: 18 PM 4 threaten-inch hail and Gale-force windsflr/dpa Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 03:26