As if New York City didn’t have enough problems with the number of victims of Covid-19 rising, Mayor Bill de Blasio is releasing “non-violent” prisoners early. He seems to be pleased that jail populations are lower than in 1949.
The problem is, he is releasing criminals into the city at a time when the city is suffering from the worst of the coronavirus outbreak.
According to the New York Times:
By late Wednesday, 200 inmates had been freed, bringing New York City’s jail population to 4,906, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference on Thursday. The last time it was below 5,000, he said, was 1949. Another 175 inmates were expected to be released by Thursday night.
New York is not the only place that prisoners are being released “early” to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Los Angeles’ mayor, Eric Garcetti is doing the same thing in his city. New Jersey has released prisoners, too. Common sense suggests that this will not turn out well for law-abiding citizens.
New York City hit hardest by Covid-19
New York City is the “epicenter” of the Covid-19 crisis in the US. Half the cases of coronavirus are in New York City. There are over 23,000 cases and 365 people are dead including a nurse, Kious Kelly.
Watch the video to see what New York City is dealing with:
The city is suffering and Tucker Carlson gives one explanation about why the city has been so hard hit by the virus. He ran a story on the leaders of New York City and their ill-advised policies designed to prevent them from appearing racist while at the same time putting their constituents at risk.
Many of New York City’s leaders, like Mayor Bill DeBlasio, spent time encouraging New Yorkers to go out to theaters and parades and just “live their lives.” Sadly, the desire to not appear racist put the citizens of the largest city in the US at risk and people are dying.
At this stage of the pandemic, more people are dying in New York City than anywhere else in the US. The New York National Guard is setting up temporary hospitals and refrigerated trucks are being used to store the bodies as the morgues fill up.
Pray for the people in New York City.