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No Violent Crimes Reported on Monday in NYC

The one-day streak of no violent crimes ended on Tuesday morning with a shooting in the Flatlands area of Brooklyn

The NYPD reported no violent crimes on Monday, something that top police officials said hasn’t happened as long as they could remember, according to the New York Daily News.

"Nice way to start the week," Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne, the NYPD’s spokesman, told the paper.

Tom Reppetto, an NYPD historian, said the city is on pace to finish the year with just over 400 murders, the lowest number since 1960.

Reppetto called that “an almost impossible figure,” according to the Daily News.

The streak ended on Tuesday when a 27-year-old man was shot in Brooklyn at Ralph and Flatlands Ave. That was the first shooting since Sunday when a man in Bed-Stuy was shot in the head and badly wounded.

Data says that murders are down 23 percent, with 472 last year and 366 this year so far. There have also been 10 percent fewer people shot – 1,674 last year and 1,514, about five a day, this year.

Though the practice is controversial, police sources say that the NYPD’s stop and frisk initiative provides real penalties for those caught carrying a weapon, something that may have helped keep crime at bay.

According to the paper, a 16-year old was admitted to a Bronx hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg, but it was deemed that the teen accidentally shot himself.

Bookending the violent crime-free day were a fatal Bed-Stuy shooting at 10:25 p.m. Sunday, and a fatal Canarsie shooting at 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday.

Brooklyn Bike Patrol, whose team provides safe escorts at night, had this to say about Monday's new on their Facebook page:

"No shooting no stabbings or deaths in NYC last night. Let keep it up! Folks, you can now call us as early as 6:30 p.m. to schedule a pick up. You can also leave a message on our voice mail and someone will call you within the hour to confirm your escort. Stay safe with BBP. Sunday-Thursday 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Friday-Saturday 8 p.m.-4 a.m if you ever need us outside our normal hours please call ahead of time so we can accommadate you. Have a great day."

wgalison November 29, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Just because no murders were reported by the NYPD, doesn't mean that none happened. The NYPD routinely suppresses reports of murders, either to brighten statistics or because they committed the murder in the first place. The biggest NYPD scandal of the past decade has been suppressed by the NYD and media; the murder of anti corruption whistle-blower Sun Ming Sheu and ongoing coverup by the NYPD and FBI: www.sunnysheu.blogspot.com
Neo November 30, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Stop and frisk is a good tool for ushering in martial law. Police and TSA are now working together in randomly searching, frisking and groping anyone. But few know they don't have to be a victim of this false flag fear mongering non sense which is being pushed by controlled media. It seems learning what friends are doing through CIA's wonder machine Facebook is more important than knowing your Constitutional Rights. For the record Mark Zuckerburg is NOT the creator of Facebook; he is only the poster child. Wake up! Quit buying into mainstream media mind control. Think for yourselves. Stop and frisk is a violation of your body and mind. Don't allow these officers of the court to manipulate you, they are hired to protect the corporations and not your safety. Before a cop engages in any form of questioning they must identify who they are and have their business card. How often do they introduce themselves ? They bypass it on order to remove you. This can go on and on. Believing will get you killed, but knowing will set you free.
AnonymousCGer December 02, 2012 at 03:38 AM
Wgalison and Neo, you guys need some extreme help! That's all I have to say.
Parksloper December 05, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Looks like someone is wearing his tinfoil hat for the Christmas season.

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