September 2, 2020

New York crime rising, police say

New York (AFP) – New York City police reported an uptick in crime in August, as President Donald Trump attempts to make law and order a cornerstone of his re-election bid and cast his rival Democrats as weak on violence.Police said Wednesday murders went up 34 percent on-year in the first eight months of 2020 in the Democratic-run metropolis, which is grappling with the coronavirus crisis and resulting budget gaps, reduced services and widespread unemployment. In August New York tallied 242 shootings compared with 91 in the same month the previous year, according to official statistics. The nu…


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