Brooklyn now competing with Chicago and Baltimore for the crown. Progressive leadership on display.
Via NY Post:
Brooklyn residents said Sunday that they fear the return of the bad old days of “Crooklyn” — and placed the blame squarely on Mayor Bill de Blasio — after a bloody weekend in which at least 19 people were shot in the borough.
The carnage included nine revelers struck by bullets at a house party, a teenager shot during a drive-by, and a man fatally gunned down in a housing-project courtyard — all in an hour-and-a-half period early Sunday.
That followed eight people being shot in six hours Friday into Saturday.
“I locked the door and ran into the back when I heard shots,” said Mahdi Alabdi, 52, who works overnight in a deli across the street from the bullet-riddled East New York house party. “I never did this before. I do it a few times now.”
Nursing aide Anne Gordon, 25, who also lives near the scene, seconded the sentiment.
“This was never the best area, but it has gotten worse out here since this new mayor,” she said. “He seems out of touch.’’
Lifelong borough resident Richard LaTorre, 55, fumed that former Park Sloper de Blasio “left Crooklyn for Manhattan with his entourage of bodyguards and SUVs.”
“He has his protection from all this. What about the rest of us?” LaTorre said.