In the profiling-free, pro-SAFE Act utopia of New York City, shootings in some areas have risen over 45%, while the number of victims in other locations have practically doubled.
Several factors were cited by a law enforcement official, though one reason was the drop off in “stop-and-frisk” proactive policing.
Back in August, an NYPD supervisor in Brooklyn said there is a definite and direct link between the increase in shootings and the dramatic drop off in stopping criminals. “Guys know they’re not going to get stopped, so they’re packing [guns]more now,” he said.
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