De Blasio said his new budget request would “be moving funding from the NYPD to youth initiatives and social services,” and that “details will be worked out in the budget process in the weeks ahead,” de Blasio said. “But I want people to understand that we are committed to shifting resources to ensure that the focus is on our young people.”
One measure would reform the law that protects officer disciplinary records from the public. Another would strip NYPD of its jurisdiction over street vendor enforcement. “The vendor and administrative enforcement will be moved out of the NYPD, so that code violations will not require an officer whose presence could escalate an encounter.”
And yet violent crime in NYC continues to rise. Over the last month, according to Breitbart News, murder has jumped more than 94% over the same time last year.