New York Governor Kathy Hochul has come under fire for rising crime in New York on what would traditionally be media-friendly: MSNBC.
But ‘The 11th Hour’ insider Stephanie Ruhle interrupted Hochul’s interview to cut to the chase, telling him bluntly, “We don’t feel safe.”
‘Here’s the problem. We don’t feel safe,” Ruhle said. “You may be working very closely with Mayor Adams, you may have spent a lot of money, but I walk into my pharmacy and everything is locked because of shoplifters.
“I don’t go on the subway. People don’t feel safe in this city. So you might have done those things. But right now we are not feeling well. We’re afraid to be San Francisco?
Governor Kathy Hochul has come under fire for perceived rising crime in New York on what would traditionally be friendly territory: MSNBC
‘Here’s the problem. We don’t feel safe, you may be working very closely with Mayor Adams, you may have spent a lot of money but I walk into my pharmacy and everything is locked because of shoplifters ‘, said presenter Stephanie Ruhle
“We will never be San Francisco,” Hochul retorted. She said “most heinous” crimes, meaning homicides, and shootings were actually down from the same time last year.
Hochul added that she was taking steps to address rising crime in other categories, but Ruhle was unhappy.
“It doesn’t matter what happens in other cities or other states. The reason people don’t feel safe in New York is the reason they start saying, Kathy Hochul can be the right governor, right? No matter what happens in Pennsylvania or San Francisco, you need to get the votes of New Yorkers. And safety is a priority for us.
The suspect was taken out of a Manhattan neighborhood on Thursday night after the alleged attack
Pictured: 29-year-old homeless Carl Phanor was taken into custody for the rape of a 43-year-old jogger in the West Village on Thursday
In the latest shocking incident, a woman was jogging near Pier 45 near West and Christopher Streets in the West Village at around 5:30 a.m. earlier this week when 29-year-old Carl Phanor grabbed her from behind and choked her until she passed. out.
Phanor, who has 25 backgrounds and is wanted for at least two other sex crimes, then stripped off her clothes, raped her and fled on a CitiBike with her headphones, cellphone and wallet.
The shaken victim was spotted by another jogger and first responders took her to a nearby hospital.
Phanor is also wanted for an attempted rape in October and the sexual assault of another Pier 40 long jogger in March.
He was arrested at the Port Authority Bus Terminal after police found him using the latest victim’s credit cards at a Midtown Target, buying Red Bull for $39.
Crime continues to plague the Big Apple, with violent offenses up nearly 30%
It also comes as crimes in the city’s subways are now up 41% from a year ago, with murders in particular hitting their highest rate in 25 years, with nine reported this year alone.
Crime in the Big Apple has increased since Hochul became state governor in 2021.
Critics say the surge is driven by repeat offenders being released under the state’s lax bail reform laws in 2019.
The issue of crime may well be the difference between whether Hochul wins Tuesday’s election. She is now neck and neck with Long Island GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin.
“In Kathy Hochul’s New York, law-abiding New Yorkers are forced to live in fear. In January, in Lee Zeldin’s New York, the criminals will be the ones forced to live in fear,’ Zeldin tweeted. ‘Election day is in 5 days. It’s time to take back our streets.
US Representative and New York Governor hopeful Lee Zeldin has slammed Governor Kathy Hochul for the latest rape incident and rising crime in the Big Apple
Violent crime is up nearly 30% from last year.
Since the start of the year, police have reported 1,384 rape cases in the city, up nearly 11% from the same period last year.
Criminal assaults are also up nearly 14%, with 21,767 cases reported so far this year, and robberies are up more than 32% from a year ago.
There have been 102,914 serious offenses reported year-to-date, compared to 78,892 in the same period of 2021, the latest NYPD data shows.
Although the number of shooting victims and murders is apparently on the decline, the overall increase in violent crime has prompted the city to send its elite officers to “high volume” crime areas.
20 precincts will get extra cops to deal with rising crime, which is up 30% citywide this year
The NYPD’s Strategic Response Group is an elite unit deployed against violent crime and protests
Deployment plans for the strategic response group, which has come under fire for its handling of BLM protests, are detailed in a police memo which also lists 20 precincts that will receive additional officers to deal with skyrocketing crime .
They include eight neighborhoods in the Bronx, six in Manhattan, three in Brooklyn, and three in Queens, Job reported.
The NYPD’s Strategic Response Group is an elite unit that is deployed to areas facing increasing crime.
The unit, which is made up of “highly trained personnel and specialist equipment”, is also proficient in crowd control and can be deployed for major events, including parades and demonstrations.
It also deals with “shootings, bank robberies, missing persons, protests or other significant incidents,” the NYPD says.
The city’s transit system appears to be bearing the brunt of rising crime, with around 1,865 reports so far in 2022, a 41.7% spike from last year.
Mayor Eric Adams has repeatedly claimed that there is only a ‘perception’ that crime is out of control on the subway – even though he and Governor Hochul has spent millions of taxpayer dollars improving policing and monitoring the system.
Under pressure from a crackdown on subway crime, Adams said he would beef up the transit system with more police and additional security measures.
The new initiative, Adams said, will add an additional 1,200 shifts, or 10,000 more hours per day, to improve system security.
The plan came on top of the original subway safety plan by Adam, a $97 billion venture that has since grown to a $100 billion project after being implemented by the new mayor of the city. time in February.
The plan saw an additional 1,000 officers deployed in the subway to stop the already rampant violence, as well as teams of health workers in the city’s complex underground network to quell crime.
Two people have been killed by being pushed onto rails this year, with 25 cases in total so far