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Can't Ignore the Numbers

Posted 12/31/20

The most-astonishing thing about the 44-percent jump in homicides in the city and a doubling of shootings here compared to 2019 is that those crimes had already reached alarming numbers by the time in mid-July that Mayor de Blasio signed into law a City Council bill that virtually guaranteed that police officers would take a more-tentative approach to making arrests.

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