• Top NYC Officials Condemn Justice Department's Claim City 'Soft On Crime'

    8 days ago - By The Huffington Post

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Police Department Commissioner James O'Neill are not impressed with the Justice Department's claim that their city is “soft on crime.”
    “New York City continues to see gang murder after gang murder, the predictable consequence of the city's ‘soft on crime' stance,” the Justice Department said in a statement Friday, an assertion that doesn't appear to be in line with the facts .
    The DOJ warned nine jurisdictions around the country that they could potentially lose federal law enforcement grant money if they continued to operate as “ sanctuary...
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  • New York's mayor blasts Sessions' ‘soft on crime' statement

    New York's mayor blasts Sessions' ‘soft on crime' statement

    8 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    NEW YORK - New York City's mayor and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions are battling over a Department of Justice statement accusing the city of being “soft on crime.” The department said Friday in a statement New York “continues to see gang murder after gang murder, the predictable consequence of the city's ‘soft on [...]
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  • 'Willful disregard for the facts': New York torches the Justice Department's crime-rate claims

    'Willful disregard for the facts': New York torches the Justice Department's crime-rate claims

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O'Neill blasted the Department of Justice at a press conference on Friday for its statement accusing the city of being "soft on crime."
    "It is an unacceptable statement that denigrates the people of New York City and the NYPD. It is an outrageous statement and absurd on its face, and ignores a quarter century of progress in this city in bringing down crime," de Blasio said, adding that the city just marked its safest three months in history.
    "We did not become the safest big city in America by being 'soft on crime.' I've...
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