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World New York City violence: 27 people shot as city grapples with subway crime, anti-Semitism: officials

00:05  25 may  2021
00:05  25 may  2021 Source:   foxnews.com

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Twenty - seven people were shot in New York City over the weekend during 22 shootings throughout the Big Apple, as officials bolster law enforcement presence in the subway system to combat a perceived uptick in violence , according to authorities and reports. But we also know and the public safety experts say the recovery itself is going to have a huge impact on safety." New York City subway officials have also announced plans to hire private security officers for the subway system. HATE CRIMES . Meanwhile, the Big Apple is also grappling with instances of anti - Semitism in recent days.

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Twenty-seven people were shot in New York City over the weekend during 22 shootings throughout the Big Apple, as officials bolster law enforcement presence in the subway system to combat a perceived uptick in violence, according to authorities and reports.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) said there were three shootings on Friday, when four people were struck, including one person who was killed. Shortly before 9:40 p.m. Friday, police responding to a 911 call of a man shot in Queens.

Officers arrived to find 18-year-old Joel Lambert lying unconscious in the street, the NYPD said. He was rushed to a local hospital, but could not be saved. No arrests have been made so far.

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Close this content. Axios. Anti - Semitic attacks spark new NYPD patrols. The New York Police Department's Hate Crime Task Force launched an investigation into a pair of anti - Semitic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio met on Sunday with the NYPD and Jewish community leaders in Borough Health officials in India are scrambling to contain a potentially fatal fungal infection affecting people

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On Saturday, 13 people were wounded in 10 shootings, while 10 people were injured in nine shootings on Sunday, police said.

In other New York City violence, police are looking for the suspect who they say shoved a 36-year-old Asian man onto the train tracks on Monday morning in Queens, according to the New York Post. The victim was on the platform at the 21st Street-Queensbridge station at approximately 7:45 a.m. when the man pushed him – as an F train was approaching, according to the report.

The conductor was able to stop the train before striking the victim, who was reportedly taken to an area hospital for a cut on his head. Police are still looking for the suspect.

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The New York Congresswoman's remarks condemning violence follow a disturbing increase in street violence targeting US-based Jews in recent days. On Thursday, a Jewish man was beaten by a pro-Palestinian mob in Times Square as he tried to make his way to a pro-Israel rally. The Los Angeles Times reported that a witness, who asked to remain anonymous for safety reasons, said some people from the convoy of cars threw bottles and chanted 'death to Jews' and 'free Palestine.' The Los Angeles Police Department said on Wednesday that the incident is being investigated as a hate crime .

New York City Police Department311 Search all NYC .gov websites. As shootings continued their upward trajectory in November, citywide shooting incidents through the first eleven That spike in street violence contrasts with the levels of overall crime remaining flat through the first 11 Even as the pandemic prompted a spike in coronavirus-related hate crimes against those of Asian descent, it

And around 1 a.m. in Manhattan, two men were arguing on the subway platform at Seventh Avenue and West 53rd Street when they stabbed each other, local affiliate FOX 5 NY reported. Both were taken to an area hospital in police custody and are expected to survive, according to the report.

On Monday, the NYPD told Fox News that there had been four more stabbings or slashings in the subway system so far this year compared to the same time in 2020 as of May 16, with 64 reported year-to-date in 2021. The number of stabbings and slashings reported citywide was down by 2.1%, or by 29 incidents, the department said.

Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city would be deploying 250 more officers to the subway system, marking the "largest NYPD Transit force in over 25 years," he said at the time. The additional 250 officers will be deployed on top of the 3,000 officers previously assigned to the subways, the mayor said.

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In New York City , where Asian-Americans make up an estimated 16 percent of the population, the violence has terrified many. “The attacks are random, and they are fast and furious,” said Jo-Ann Yoo, executive director of the Asian American Federation, a nonprofit network of community groups. “It has stoked a lot of fear and paranoia. People are not leaving their homes.” The xenophobia and violence is compounded by the economic fallout of the pandemic and fears of the virus, which dealt a severe blow to New York ’s Asian-American communities.

A small child and two other people reportedly have been shot in broad daylight in New York 's Times Square, continuing a wave of gun violence across America's largest city and marring one of the world's largest tourist attractions. But New York 's tourism and hospitality industries were ravaged by strict Covid-19 lockdowns and are projected to possibly remain below pre-pandemic levels until 2025. Saturday's Times Square shooting comes after the area became the latest scene in another New York crime wave, anti -Asian hate attacks, last Sunday.

On Monday, de Blasio said the bolstered subway personnel "unquestionably is going to have a huge impact."

"But we're going to keep doing whatever it takes, including the mental health services in the subways, the homeless outreach in the subways," he said. "All of this adds up and we'll keep adding up. But we also know and the public safety experts say the recovery itself is going to have a huge impact on safety."

New York City subway officials have also announced plans to hire private security officers for the subway system.

Meanwhile, the Big Apple is also grappling with instances of anti-Semitism in recent days.

Just Saturday, four Jewish men were harassed around 7 p.m. outside Brooklyn synagogue Agudath Israel.

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According to New York State Assembly Member Simcha Eichenstein, the suspects yelled, "Free Palestine - kill all the Jews." The NYPD has shared images and at least one video of the attack.

Just minutes earlier, two Jewish teenagers were attacked on Ocean Parkway and 18th Avenue, where they were punched by a group of men who allegedly forced them to say, "Free Palestine," FOX 5 NY reported.

Police are reportedly investigation whether the incidents are related.

On Monday, de Blasio said there was "no place for anti-Semitism" in New York City.

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"We're going to protect the Jewish community and make sure people feel that that protection is there for them. And we have to move forward. And I've been really clear about the fact that anti-Semitism has been growing in recent years around the world. We have to stop it. And one place it needs to be stopped once and for all. It's right here in New York City and we will do that. We will stomp it out."

Fox News' Marta Dhanis contributed to this report.

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