Democrats’ soft on crime policies have been an unmitigated disaster in New York.
Just last week, Congressman Lee Zeldin was assaulted at a campaign event and his attacker was allowed to go free, before federal charges were filed and he was once again arrested.
Now, your jaw will drop when you hear how an NYC teen was able to assault a police officer.
A 16-year-old boy previously popped with a gun under his belt was caught on video violently attacking a Manhattan cop after allegedly jumping a turnstile on Saturday.
On Sunday he was allowed to go free.
This all happened after the teenager was also released after being busted on Wednesday on allegations he and three others jumped a 49-year-old man on a Midtown street, punching the victim and running off with his cellphone.
What’s more, The New York Post reports police say he also has a sealed case from April in which he was allegedly found with a loaded gun and a crossbow.
Authorities say that the boy “became verbally aggressive for over 3 minutes with officers” before they attempted to arrest him.
His arrest sparked the caught-on-video mayhem in which the boy began to punch the cop, who returned the blows.
The boy was arrested and charged with assault on a police officer, obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest, but was then released on his own recognizance during a Sunday court appearance according to police.
Patrick Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association union said, “If New Yorkers want to know why the chaos in the transit system is not improving more quickly — this is why. The criminals underground know they can get in a brawl, choke a cop and be back out in hours. Cops are putting ourselves on the line to make the subways safer, but we are feeling abandoned by a justice system that won’t back us up.”
Because the alleged attacker was 16 years old, the teen falls within the so-called Raise the Age law meant to keep young people accused of crimes out of the adult system.
The legislation championed and enacted by Democrats increased the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18 throughout the state, effective on Oct. 1, 2019.
Under the law, 16- and 17-year-old suspects are sent to Family Court as long as their cases don’t involve a violent felony with a deadly weapon, a sex crime or “significant physical injury” to their victim.
Mayor Eric Adams said this case demonstrates everything that’s wrong with the criminal justice system.
Adams said, “We need to look at violent offenders and this is a clear case of that. Robbery is a violent crime. But as soon as we catch them, the system releases them and they repeat the action. When I say we’re the laughingstock of the country, this is what I’m talking about.”
On this, he certainly isn’t wrong – but it is his fellow Democrats who are responsible for putting New Yorkers in this position.
What happened in New York is what will happen nationwide if the radicals get their way, and this is just one more reason they need to be shown a lesson on Election Day.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.