New York Mayoral Candidate Bill de Blasio has no solution for increased crime rates
Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio offered no real solution Thursday when confronted with statistics revealing an alarming rise in gun violence that followed a federal judge’s ruling against the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program.
The Democratic nominee opposes the practice, but when asked point blank how he intends to keep the city safe, he would speak only in generalities.
“We must restore the relationship between the police and community,” he said without explaining how that could be accomplished.
As first reported by The Post Thursday, shootings were up 13 percent and gun seizures were down more than 17 percent in the 28-day period ending Sept. 8 as compared with the same period in 2012.
But de Blasio insisted “nothing has changed in the approach to policing” since Manhattan federal Judge Shira Scheindin’s Aug. 12 decision. . . .