Former New York Gov. George Pataki slammed the surge in shootings breaking out in the Big Apple, saying the violence is a ‘regression to those dark days when criminals ruled the streets.’ The Republican said he’s shocked by the staggering rise in shootings, even amid the coronavirus pandemic. ‘We’re going backwards. It’s tragic. We’ve got to change it,’ he said. In New York there were 634 shootings through July 12, compared with only 396 in the same period last year, according to police data. Police have made arrests in 23 percent of shootings thus far in 2020, which is below the typical rate of 30 percent. ‘When I took office, New York was the most dangerous state in America. People got used to safety over the last 20 years,’ Pataki said during a radio interview with John Catsimatidis on 770 AM on Sunday. Former New York Gov. George Pataki slammed the surge in shootings breaking out in the Big Apple, saying the violence is a ‘regression to those dark days when criminals ruled the streets’ ‘They don’t remember the time back when we were so dangerous. What we are seeing now is a regression to those dark days when criminals… Read full this story
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