Hochul Still Dismisses NYC Crime Concerns, Claims Zeldin is ‘Hyperventilating, Trying to Scare People’
“He has been hyperventilating, trying to scare people for months, and New Yorkers are on to it. All the legitimate media organizations have called him out for what he’s doing — fearmongering.”
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is in a close race against Republican candidate Lee Zeldin. You’d think the lady would be more in touch with citizens.
I know. I’m dreaming.
I cannot believe what Hochul said. From The New York Post:
Hochul, 64, took shots at her rival, claiming the Republican congressman was “fearmongering” to scare New Yorkers despite a citywide rise in all major crimes except murder — as he surges in recent polls.
“He has been hyperventilating, trying to scare people for months, and New Yorkers are on to it. All the legitimate media organizations have called him out for what he’s doing — fearmongering,” the incumbent governor said on the Upper West Side after greeting commuters outside a West 72nd Street subway station.
Still, Hochul insisted that “Democratic states are safer than the Republican states” and touted recent measures to address safety on the rails.
“The solution is the state for the first time ever is deploying state officers into the subways. We have cameras on the trains. We’re helping people with severe mental health problems to get them off the trains because they can do harm to themselves or others,” she said.
“So all I’m saying is I understand the fear is out there, but fanning the flames of fear to get people terrified is another story.”
Hochul says Zeldin is “hyperventilating” about crime in New York. pic.twitter.com/TzmgDSHzua
— Kerry Picket (@KerryPicket) November 7, 2022
These people blow my mind. It’s like how they think birth control pills are the only way t prevent pregnancy and abortion is a woman’s only option to avoid motherhood.
Murder isn’t the only crime.
The NYPD’s stats show crime has skyrocketed, especially subway crime. Hochul’s comments came after someone stabbed a good Samaritan on a train “for coming to the defense of a woman under attack.”
The New York Post reported in October:
Since 1997, the earliest data The Post was able to access, there had never been more than five subway murders in a single year until the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020 and brought that number up to six for the first time in decades.
The next year, murders shot up to eight. So far in 2022, there have already been seven killings.
Together with 2020’s toll, that’s 21 slayings — which is more murders than the transit system saw between 2008 and 2019 combined.
“It used to be ‘I know if I don’t go to this neighborhood, I will be safe,’ but today you don’t have that,” said Professor Maria Haberfeld from CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal, a former lieutenant in the Israel National Police.
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