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Another NYC ‘War Zone’ Weekend: Over 30 Shot, Many Of Them Bystanders, In Violence Reminiscent Of 1980s

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

Last weekend we detailed how over a mere three day period from Aug.13 through Aug.15, a whopping 49 people were shot, which was five times more than the eight who were shot during the same 72 hours last year, according to data in the Washington Examiner.

And tragically the trend appears not some aberration but signals the city is fast becoming a war zone now with another deadly subsequent weekend. NYPD sources and local media already count more than 30 people shot so far this weekend.

This brings NYC to more than 1,000 total shooting incidents across the city year to date, already double all of last year, and the summer is not even over — a summer which ironically has witnessed a supposed heightened consciousness and awareness of police shootings of black Americans given the ongoing George Floyd and Black Lives Matters protests.

But in the case of New York City’s explosion of gun violence, people are being killed with the police far away from the scene, though in one instance over a week ago, it was a black police officer shot in Queens while looking for a parking spot merely a mile from his home.

And this weekend, according to local PIX11 News:

Citywide, there were at least 25 shootings that injured 31 people on Friday and Saturday, police said. Officers responded to 16 shootings on Saturday and nine on Sunday.

At least three of those shootings happened within just blocks of each other in Coney Island, according to police.

Among these, there were seven deaths between Friday and Sunday morning, according the NYPD, including a 25-year-old mother of three children.

Priscilla Vasquez was described in local reports as shot in the back of the head by an unknown gunman in the early morning hours of Saturday while standing on a sidewalk in front of a public school, just around the corner from her Bronx home.

Underscoring the senseless and often random nature of much of the violence, her friends and family don’t think she was the intended targeted, also given the gunman appeared to fire wildly and haphazardly.

In another incident, a man in Queens was shot and killed while simply playing in a basketball tournament that was also part of a barbecue at a local park. Interestingly, news reports accompanying the tragic death actually blame lack of police presence for the violence there. Local residents are reportedly angry that police routinely “stay away” — something, it should be noted, that national BLM protests have demanded all along.

“We’ve been complaining about that park forever. It’s always dark,” said nearby resident Elaine Bailey. “That park is notorious. It’s been like that for years. It’s a known drug location,” she said of the site near 207 St. and Hillside Ave. in Hollis. “We complain about the drug dealing. Nobody does anything. This was bound to happen. If you’re going to commit a crime, it’s the best place to commit a crime.”

And one of the largest single shootings involved four victims shot in Coney Island Sunday morning, with the youngest victim, a 27-year old man, dying of his injuries.

Meanwhile, as even The Washington Post has observed, the latest nixing of frontline crime fighting units doesn’t seem to be going so well:

In June, the New York Police Department disbanded its controversial anti-crime unit — the plainclothes officers whose mission, to rid the streets of guns, once relied on a practice known as ‘stop and frisk’ later exposed to have disproportionately targeted innocent Blacks and Latinos.”

Instead this was substituted with more “community engagement” initiatives, though the criminals with guns don’t appear to have gotten the memo  or more cynically perhaps they’ve simply interpreted the lessened law enforcement presence as a license to kill.

On that note, FT published the below chart in mid-July, which covers the period which saw the fiercest protests in major American cities against the police killing of George Floyd.

Another NYC 'War Zone' Weekend: Over 30 Shot, Many Of Them Bystanders, In Violence Reminiscent Of 1980s

Pressure has remained on city councils across the country to either shut down whole police departments or at least specific anti-crime units.

The result is that (at minimum it shouldn’t be hard to see correlation if not causation), as WaPo wrote, “The gun violence plaguing New York is reminiscent of the 1980s and ’90s. Authorities have recorded about 900 shootings so far this year, up from around 500 through the beginning of August 2019.”

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failed state failed state, no more no less – lost the hold on dignity and law due to the failed policies of the white house moron, who is a racist as well.


When and if all the Woke areas in the USA erupt in serious violence we will see Karma on a much deserved scale for all the misery that the US has bought to countries with valuable resources.


Every item on the long list of countries who have been subverted, destroyed, folded, spindled, or mutilated by the freedumb pimps in Washington will be lining up to ship in both small arms and heavy weapons to all the warring parties once the plug comes out of the monkey’s ass and USA descends into Civil War 2.0


A Crowd Funding campaign to fund a US civil war is an idea. :)

Peter Moy

You just to laugh at these idiots. Many were/are anti-police but when they are being used as target practice and victims of other types of crimes on a daily basis, they scream for law enforcement.


Gun laws is the only rescue.


Jew York Shitty and Jew York State have some of the toughest gun [f]laws in the coun try.

It’s the people- not the guns- that make the violence. The poople who are shooting one another in USA are by nature brutish, stupid, short-sighted, and ham-fisted. They dont care about any stinking laws.


New York neither has a border check with other states or applies its gun laws to already purchased weapons. Only restrictions could apply on open carry, loaded gun and etc. When a gun is easy to get in the country on a federal level, the cops are more scared for their life, when they are afraid of for their and their partners life to that level self preservation takes priority over the safety of the community and its members (maslows pyramid). These all are interrelated.


Democrat-run shitholes passing a bunch of restrictive gun [f]laws are attempts at mitigating the symptoms, instead of finding a cure, like “treating” advanced cancer with morphine, it’s not gonna attack the root of the problem.

2a is enshrined in the US constitution for a good reason, because it’s framers viewed self-defence and defence against government tyranny as an inalienable human right. Brutes and criminals- a small minority of the population, who abuse this right- must not cause this right to be revoked for everyone else.

Most of the poople who are being killed by gun violence in democrat-run shitholes are no big loss to society, as it’s mostly criminal gangs shooting one another.


If the “tyrannical” government decides to go against the farmer, it will not send an armed soldier but a drone. Best of luck to the farmer with a rifle against a HALE Drone. Three hundred year old amendment is outdated and useless nowdays, so they better change it. Up to them though. Same issues happened in Australia, same farmers also were armed to teeth. Now? all are chilling.


Yeah, sure kid.

The world’s largest military can’t drone the 50,000 man strong Taliban out of existence but somehow they’re gonna drone out 100,000,000 right-wing gun owners. LOL


You mister just revolutionized the military of the whole world. Why invest billions in drones, f35, su-57, satellites? Just spend 50 million, produce 50000 top notch assault rifles, and u r good. Your defense is secure. I agree, indeed LOL, truly LOL.


Why not? Because the objective isn’t global power projection.

You seem to be pretty new to this, which is why I’m being patient.

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