by Rusty Weiss
Shootings have risen in New York by 12% during the same time frame as the federal court ruling against “stop and frisk” police tactics has taken hold, with one Brooklyn district seeing a spike of nearly 50%.
It was a bloody Saturday night with 14 New Yorkers shot in five separate incidents over the weekend, resulting in two fatalities. As many a crime reporter has noted this year, while homicides are down in 2014, shooting incidents are up by twelve percent – meaning that if criminals had better aim, we’d have a higher death toll on our hands.
The Daily News reports:
Cops in two of the city’s toughest precincts recorded 99% fewer stop-and-frisks during the first half of the year — part of a staggering decline in the polarizing police tactic from the same period just three years ago.
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