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    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) blamed access to guns for the surging violence in the city during a Monday video address. Following a weekend in which 35 people were shot, including a slain one-year-old boy, de Blasio lamented the number of guns in his city and in the U.S. as a whole. He mentioned the deceased child’s name, Davell Gardner, Jr., and noted the vast number of possibilities and opportunities life could have delivered to him. De Blasio...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio claimed the rising violent crime rate in the city is due to residents’ lack of finding anything to do and the dearth of jobs. So many people dont have anything to do. They dont have anywhere to go. They dont have a job, they cant go to school, they are dealing with so many challenges,” de Blasio told reporters during a press conference Monday when asked why the New York City Police Department...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday called the fatal weekend shooting of a 1-year-old boy on a Brooklyn street “horrifying” — adding, “This isn’t something we can allow. “To wake up this morning and learn that a 1-year-old child was killed on the streets of our city by gunfire is just so painful,” the mayor told reporters. “It’s not acceptable. It’s not something we can ever look away from. “It’s something we have to address and stop,” he said. “It’s...
    NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio blasted Donald Trump for saying the Black Lives Matter mural on Fifth Avenue would denigrate its luxury. Speaking at his daily press briefing on Friday, the mayor described Trumps tweet as one of the purest statements of racism Ive ever heard. De Blasio slammed Trumps comments about the mural he briefly helped to paint yesterdayCredit: YouTube/NYC Mayors Office Trump previously said the BLM message would denigrate Fifth AvenueCredit: Reuters The President took issue with de...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ripped President Donald Trump for denouncing the city’s Black Lives Matter mural outside of Trump Tower in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Thursday night. Trump first criticized the proposed mural last week, even though the slogan wasn’t officially painted on the street until Thursday morning. On July 1, he said it “will further antagonize New York’s Finest” and called the painted slogan a “symbol of hate.” NYC is cutting Police $’s by ONE...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Reverand Al Sharpton were both spotted outside Trump Tower in Manhattan helping to paint a Black Lives Matter mural. People in the city began painting the anticipated mural on Thursday morning, and a block of Fifth Avenue will be closed until Sunday to complete the project. De Blasio, an outspoken critic of President Trump, was seen working alongside his wife, Chirlane McCray, and Sharpton to help construct the message being written...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James recommended that New York Citys mayor give up sole control over the NYPD commissioners hiring among several sweeping changes aimed at restoring New Yorkers faith in the police.  In a preliminary report released on Wednesday on her probe into the policing of recent protests, James urged for the creation of a new commission that would take over control of the hiring.  It would also have final say on the departments budget and disciplining of...
    New York City mayor Bill de Blasio won’t sign a package of police reform bills as planned on Thursday, amid concerns from both New York City residents and New York Police Department bigwigs that the bills would handicap NYPD officers just as violence is spiking in the city. The New York Daily News reported Wednesday that de Blasio is, instead, “reviewing a package of police reform bills including a chokehold ban, following angry backlash from police department leaders who said...
    Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) has called for the removal of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for “destroying our great city.” “Mayor de Blasio is destroying our great city from the inside out,” Zeldin wrote on social media. “New York City will not make it through the remainder of his term. He needs to be immediately removed from office to save the city and protect the people who live there.” “New York City has seen a recent surge in...
    Congressman Lee Zeldin, a New York Republican, is calling for the removal of Bill de Blasio from office as New York City mayor following a surge in crime. Mayor DeBlasio is destroying our great city from the inside out,” Zeldin tweeted Tuesday, accompanied by a video of a fight on a New York City street. “New York City will not make it through the remainder of his term. He needs to be immediately removed from office to save the...
    Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., took to Twitter on Tuesday to call on New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio to be removed from office as the Big Apple experiences a spike in shootings since June. Mayor DeBlasio is destroying our great city from the inside out,” Zeldin, who represents the state’s First Congressional District, tweeted. “New York City will not make it through the remainder of his term. He needs to be immediately removed from office to save the city...
    Former NYPD boss Ray Kelly has blamed Mayor Bill de Blasio for NYC crime and slammed Democrats for sitting on their hands as statues fall. Kelly, a native New Yorker who spent 47 years in the New York Police Department, condemned the New York City mayor as atrocious in an interview on July 4th weekend. 6 Former NYPD boss Ray Kelly, pictured, slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio in a radio interview on July 4th weekendCredit: Getty Images - Getty 6...
    A pair of small choices in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new budget tells a lot about his true priorities — or, at least, his refusal to let facts stand in his way. The mayor managed to cut $65 million in funding for the Fair Fares program, which lets low-income New Yorkers get 50 percent discounts on MetroCards. That helped him protect his beloved East River ferry system — which serves mainly higher-income folks. A survey of over 5,000 ferry riders,...
    About a month after Mayor Bill de Blasio personally led a police raid on a Hasidic rabbi’s funeral in Brooklyn, which he portrayed as an intolerable threat in the era of COVID-19, New York’s mayor visited the same borough to address a tightly packed crowd of protesters who had gathered in response to George Floyd’s death. Far from ordering them to disperse in the name of public health, the unmasked mayor enthusiastically expressed solidarity with the demonstrators. The contrast between...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) recently defended his decision to support mass protests while limiting religious gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic — a move that a federal judge recently shot down — arguing the two are like apples and oranges. What are the details?The protests were an entirely different reality, a national phenomenon that was not something that the government could just say, go away, the mayor argued during an interview on CNN. As for religious gatherings,...
    New York City schools will reopen in a limited way in September, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in his daily news conference on Thursday. But just a few hours later, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office sent out a statement calling the reopening announcement “premature.” Of the 450,000 families who responded to a citywide survey, 75% wanted to send their children back to school in September, said the mayor as part of an announcement that classes will resume with requirements for masks,...
    Students will be returning to class in New York City in September, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio. De Blasio said he intends to have as many students as possible attend in-person classes in September despite the lingering coronavirus pandemic. He said that a survey conducted by the citys Department of Education yielded more than 400,000 responses from parents who overwhelmingly said they want their children to go back to school. Weve asked for the voices of parents to...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s top spokesperson Freddi Goldstein will be leaving her post at City Hall next week after four years of service.  Goldstein, 30, chose to announce her departure via Twitter but did not specify what her next steps will be.  It’s filled w/ emotion that I say I’ll be leaving CH next week. The ppl I’ve worked w/ –...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared on CNN’s New Day Wednesday morning to discuss his decision on Tuesday to cut the budget of the NYPD by $1 billion. Speaking to host John Berman, de Blasio spoke up the funding that will be provided for youth and social services, community summer programs, and education, per Axios. “We have been for years the safest big city in America and we continue to be. I take that issue very seriously about...
    NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio confirmed a giant Black Lives Matter mural will be painted outside Trump Tower in a matter of days. Speaking on MSNBCs Morning Joe on Wednesday, de Blasio said the giant message would be directed at Donald Trump. New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioCredit: Alamy Live News It will be done in a matter of days, the mayor declared that morning after over a month of peaceful protests, riots, and looting in the Big Apple....
    Reader Jay Roberts raises the burning question of the day, one that has sparked a lively debate with one of his friends. He writes, “You say Mayor de Blasio is a ‘putz’ but my friend says he’s a ‘schmuck.’ I suggest we send the mayor a letter asking for his opinion. A putz wouldn’t answer it, but a schmuck would.” To which I say: Stop! You’re both right! For those who don’t speak New York, think of a putz as a...
    NEW York Citys mayor Bill de Blasio has said he would cut $1 billion in funding from the New York Police Department for 2021. The cuts were described as not going far enough by some activists, and come in the face of calls to defund the police, as well as a $9 billion revenue shortfall for the city, due to the coronavirus pandemic. 5 New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioCredit: Alamy Live News de Blasio had initially planned to...
    Fox Business host Lisa Kennedy unloaded on Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, calling him a “commie.” Kennedy, during a Tuesday appearance on Fox News’ “The Five,” addressed de Blasio’s support for the protest movement demanding the defunding of police departments — including the NYPD. (RELATED: ‘These Were Peaceful Shootings’: Jesse Watters Mocks Seattle Mayor For Underplaying Danger Of CHAZ) WATCH: Dana Perino put the question to Kennedy, saying that protesters were calling for the NYPD to...
    Top state lawmakers blasted Mayor de Blasio on Monday for badly misplaying his hand in Albany as they nixed City Hall’s bid to borrow as much as $5 billion over the next two years to help paper-over coronavirus budget deficits. “For the past few weeks, we asked Mayor de Blasio to address legitimate concerns held by our Senators. He did not even attempt to do so until the last few days and many of those concerns still remain,” said...
    Operation Defund The Police is picking up steam in New York after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to slash $1 billion from the NYPD’s budget.  On Monday, the Democratic mayor said at a news briefing that the cuts are still being negotiated with the City Council. But of the $6 billion allocated to the New York Police Department, at least $500 million will be channeled to public housing and youth programs, New York Post reports. The department’s role in policing...