New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has a growing crisis on his hands.
And it threatens not just his political standing, but that of the entire party heading into 2020.
That’s because Andrew Cuomo got caught in one giant lie that spells big trouble for Democrats.
In 2019, Andrew Cuomo signed jail break legislation that forced police to immediately release suspects arrested for burglary, second degree manslaughter, negligent homicide, aggravated vehicular homicide, third degree assault, promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child as well as dozens of other offenses.
Cuomo claimed that eliminating the ability of judges to impose cash bail would make a most just New York.
But in the wake of these so-called “reforms” New York is seeing a surge in violent crime during the coronavirus pandemic.
Over the last 28 days, in the middle of the lockdown, murders in New York City have jumped more than 55 percent compared to this same time last year, when there were no lockdown orders in place.
Between April 13 to April 19, murders increased 100 percent compared to the same week last year. From year-to-date, murders are up by 5.7 percent. Likewise, grand larceny auto — a crime that no longer warrants bail in New York — has increased more than 53 percent compared to last year. Specifically, there have been 500 charges for auto theft in the last 28 days. During that same time in 2019, there were 326 charges for auto theft.
Over the last week, grand larceny auto crimes across the city have jumped 50.5 percent and they are up more than 62 percent overall since the year before — the largest spike in crime year-to-date for any major category.
Not only are violent suspects turned loose on the streets, but Cuomo and other governors are emptying prisons of dangerous criminals because jails may develop into coronavirus hotspots.
How both parties proposed managing a pandemic will be a key issue for voters this fall.
Democrats wanting to empty jails of hardened thugs and criminals will not make voters trust them with power.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.