Where is progressive outrage as NYC street crime kills kids?


“The gangs are eating these kids alive, and the juvenile-justice system is just feeding them more bodies,” a police source tells The Post

Shocking new data bear that out — but where is the outrage? 

Why is it that a 15-year-old can be killed on our streets, and the mayor, politicians and activists don’t even mention it? 

So far this year, the number of shootings involving kids under age 18 has soared to 105, from just 48 over the first nine months of 2019. More than three times as many kids (21) were killed by street violence the first nine months of this year than in the same period of 2020 (six). It’s an unmitigated disaster. 

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea is right to warn that the city is facing a “real crisis” in teens being shot and killed in the streets. He’s also right to wonder about the deafening silence about it. 

Just look at these heartbreaking horror stories over the past few days: 

  • A 16-year-old was shot dead in broad daylight outside a NYCHA complex in East New York, Brooklyn, on Tuesday. 
  • A 17-year-old boy was struck in the chest by a stray bullet Tuesday night
  • A 16-year-old boy was shot in the chest and killed on a street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. 
  • A 14-year-old was wounded in the ankle by another stray bullet while walking in the Wakefield section of The Bronx on Monday. 
  • A 16-year-old boy took a bullet in the leg in Harlem after a verbal argument with the unknown gunman 
  • An 18-year-old was killed in a drive-by shooting in Canarsie, Brooklyn, Wednesday night. 

Over the course of three days alone, six teens were murdered. 

On Wednesday, two — a boy and girl — were stabbed outside Truman HS in The Bronx. A week earlier, six people were injured when violence erupted outside the same high school. 

There’s more: A broad-daylight shooting on East 187th Street in The Bronx’s Belmont section left a man fighting for his life. He and another male were struck by the gunfire. 

So where is the outrage mob? Where are the progressives and their elected official allies? Where are the BLM activists? 

The black lives of adolescents shot and killed by other black teens don’t seem to matter. 

Shea and other police brass have said the rash of shootings, gun fatalities and other violence are driven by gang disputes, drugs, robbery and other motives. 

Xavier Wilson, Armanis Valdez, Jaryan Eliot, Tony Lovic, Tony Davel Boyd, Ramon GIl, Kleimer Piron Mendez, Kahlik Grier, Jaryan Eliot, Jaquan Gause; Jaden Turnage, Gerardo Rivas, Devonte Lewis, Cahill Pennington, Bryan Sanon, Ethan Borges
Xavier Wilson, Armanis Valdez, Jaryan Eliot, Tony Lovic, Tony Davel Boyd, Ramon GIl, Kleimer Piron Mendez, Kahlik Grier, Jaryan Eliot, Jaquan Gause; Jaden Turnage, Gerardo Rivas, Devonte Lewis, Cahill Pennington, Bryan Sanon, Ethan Borges all succumbed to NYC street violence this year.
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Yet Councilman Antonio Reynoso (Brooklyn’s likely next borough president), Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and other progressive pols are advancing legislation seeking to terminate the NYPD’s gang database. These so-called social-justice warriors seem intent on throwing open the city to gangbangers and assorted sociopaths. 

Instead of circulating memos pushing policies that escalate low-level criminal activity, the five DAs need to restore the certainty of punishment. Instead of hiring “greeters” for police precinct houses, Mayor de Blasio needs to work with Shea to bring back the anti-gang units. 

Dermot Shea has discussed the crisis in NYC crime.
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea warned the city is facing a “real crisis” in teens being shot and killed in the streets. 
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New Yorkers shouldn’t have to wait until a new mayor takes over at City Hall. Something needs to be done now. 

The city and its children can’t wait until Jan. 1 for help to arrive. It is needed now.



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