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June 11, 2015 12:35 pm

De Blasio Condemns ‘Fearmongering’ as New York Adds More Cops to Combat Rising Murder Rate

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New York Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio (center), with wife Chirlane McCray (left) and their two children. Photo: WikiCommons.

New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio (center), with wife Chirlane McCray (left) and their two children. Photo: WikiCommons.

AFP – Hundreds of police officers were ordered off their desks and back onto the New York streets Wednesday in an effort to crack down on a fresh increase in murders and shootings.

Around 330 officers are being reassigned until further notice to patrol 10 high-crime parts of the city, predominantly in Brooklyn and the Bronx, but also in Queens and Staten Island.

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