[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When Communist Bill de Blasio, formerly known as Warren Wilhelm, Jr., was running for mayor of New York City, he made the ending of ‘stop and frisk’ one of the platforms of his campaign. Although the argument was made by supporters of stop-and-frisk that more black lives were actually saved by the policy, opponents claimed it was simply a way for police to racially profile blacks.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]The statistics on the benefits of stop-and-frisk to the black community simply didn’t matter to those opponents, demonstrating that not all black lives matter to them. After a bloody weekend in New York City, however, blacks in New York are begging de Blasio to return to the stop-and-frisk policy.
In five short hours at the beginning of this past weekend, the lives of four innocent people were taken by thugs. A stray bullet killed 23-year old Jahhad Marshall, a young man who was working towards becoming a chef. He was hit in the back early in the morning in Long Island City. His uncle, Stacey Calhoun, has called upon de Blasio to re-implement stop-and-frisk.
As his eyes filled up with tears, Calhoun said, ““We need stop-and-frisk. Somebody has to put their foot down. A lot of people would agree with stop-and-frisk if it’s for the safety among us.”
A rundown of the bloodshed from late Friday night to early Saturday morning was detailed by the New York Daily News.
The bloody five hours began at 11:20 pm Friday night when Joel Rivera, 23, was shot in the neck multiple times outside his house. The bloody rampage continued, according to the New York Daily News.
Less than two hours later in the South Bronx, officers responding to a 911 call at East 143rd Street and Third Avenue found a 22-year-old man mortally wounded with multiple stab wounds.
Marshall was fatally shot at about 2:35 a.m. at the Queensbridge Houses, while an 18-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman received non-fatal gunshot wounds in the same hail of gunfire.
As he spoke about the increased in violence in his neighborhood, he added, “They used to fight with their hands. It seems like all these kids have guns these days.”
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]Calhoun is not alone in his desire to see a return of the stop-and-frisk policy to make his neighborhood more safe.
A 72-year old woman identified as Ann shared with the Daily News that it is frightening how many guns are out there. In speaking about stop-and-frisk, she said, “They shouldn’t just stop and frisk any of our young black men — but they need to do something about these guns.” Another unidentified woman said, “They need to target it. With all these shootings, people getting killed, do it, but stop and frisk the guys you know from experience might have a gun, and not some kid who’s trying to better his life and get out of here.”
De Blasio shook off concerns about those deadly five hours by saying that overall crime is down from where it was last year. He also said that the city is continuing to update its strategies.
Tell that to the families of the four innocent and promising lives that ended too soon because of a thug’s bullet.