Overall crime has spiked, gun violence has soared to a 277% increase in New York City and the local jails are virtually empty.
None of this is a coincidence: during an election year when political violence has peaked and political correctness has driven our local elected officials to do some absurd things, all eyes have turned to New York City where a man who was recently accused of violently attacking police officers, including the chief of police, has been freed with no bail.
Of course he was.
Quran Campbell, 25, is accused of socking the highest-ranking uniformed cop several times in the face as Monahan tried to arrest him after Campbell had allegedly punched another NYPD officer and lieutenant near the Manhattan approach to the bridge.
Campbell was arraigned on assault charges in Manhattan criminal court and was granted supervised release.
A second Bronx man, Banks Shaborn, 25, was also arraigned Thursday after allegedly clocking the same lieutenant, Richard Mack, of the department’s Strategic Response Group, multiple times in the face during the scuffle.