NYPD To Beef Up Patrols With Shootings, Homicides On Rise

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Crime has been spiking in New York City — with shootings and murders up — and the NYPD is preparing for a long summer.

As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, top brass at the NYPD announced a plan Monday to keep crime down, amid concerns that gun violence is spiking even before the hot weather hits.

In Sunday afternoon in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, a man pulled out a Glock with a magazine that holds 30 rounds, and opened fire on Malcolm X Boulevard. He fired 22 times, and wounded an innocent bystander, police said.

The victim, a 50-year-old man, was struck under his armpit and on his right shoulder, police said.

It was just once instance of firearm violence that the NYPD is trying to get under control.

“We’re struggling with homicides and shootings,” said NYPD Chief of Department James O’Neill.

O’Neill said compared with the same time period last year, shootings are up 9 percent and homicides are up more than 20 percent.

Deputy NYPD Commissioner of Operations Dermot Shea said there were 31 homicides in New York City last month, and 81 percent involved guns, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported. There were a total of 134 shootings in the city overall in May.

NYPD To Beef Up Patrols With Shootings, Homicides On Rise

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O’Neill said the violence is largely driven by gang rivalries. Many of the alleged perpetrators of gun violence are either gang members or people out on parole, officials said.

Shea said the perpetrators often did not even have a motive.

He said groups “seem to be shooting each other for absolutely no reason.”

Among the incidents blamed on gangs is the murder of 14-year-old Christopher Duran in the Concourse Village section of the Bronx 10 days ago.

O’Neill said certain neighborhoods present a particular challenge, including Concourse and Mount Eden in the Bronx, and Brownsville in Brooklyn.

In Bedford-Stuyvesant, there are many theories about the spike in violence. Some worry about young people feeling disconnected.

“They’re not a part of the community. They’re just here,” said neighborhood resident Gregory Cantey. “It’s a difference.”

Yak Johnson of the neighborhood said the spike in crime could be attributed to “poverty — no jobs, no money. Guys out here, they’re angry with each other — that’s what happens.”

Anticipating a spike in violence during the hot weather, the NYPD has moved early to beef up patrol presence in the most troublesome precincts.

“Right now as we speak, more than 330 officers normally assigned to non-enforcement roles are at the Police Academy getting trained for our Summer All Out Program,” O’Neill said. “We’re starting All Out a lot earlier this year. Those officers will be on the street by June 8.”

But he said it was not just a matter of bringing in more officers, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.

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“We need everybody in the city to help us – not just our criminal justice partners, but the community also – to knock these numbers down,” O’Neill said.

The gun violence spike comes up as stop-and-frisk interactions have dropped significantly versus the years when Michael Bloomberg was mayor.

But O’Neill said he does not think police officers are sitting back.

“The officers are engaged,” said Chief of Patrol Carlos Gomez. “They’re still focusing on the quality of life offenses.”

The number of stop, question and frisk interactions has dropped dramatically since last year, which was the first year of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration. In the first quarter of this year, there were 7,135 stop-and-frisk encounters, compared with 14,261 in the same period last year.

In the first quarter of 2013 – Mayor Bloomberg’s last year in office – there were 99,788 stops. In the same period in 2012, there were 203,500 stops – an all-time high going back to Bloomberg’s first year in office in 2002.

But police brass insisted that stop-and-frisk actions are simply being deployed in a more targeted and focused way.

Police emphasized that crime overall – including property crime and assault – is down 6 percent so far this year.

Police also said total of 45 guns were confiscated this past weekend.

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    Netori Johnson to Alabama: Crimson Tide Land 4-Star OT Prospect

    Netori Johnson, a 4-star offensive tackle prospect from Cedar Grove High School in Ellenwood, Georgia, announced Monday that he will play college football at Alabama.

    Johnson tweeted the news himself, and AL.com’s Wesley Sinor reported more of what Johnson had to say about his decision following his participation in the Crimson Tide’s football camp:

    I’m just happy and excited…I don’t know what to do. I’m really excited. I love the environment and they’re not far from my house. I love Coach [Nick] Saban and the offensive line coach. They don’t bring me down, they build me up. I really love Bama. It’s always been a school I always liked. I would love to play with them and be around with them, so that’s why I ended up committing.

    Scout.com’s John Garcia Jr. described Monday’s swift sequence of events leading to Johnson’s commitment:

    It’s still early in the process of recruiting for the class of 2017, but Alabama head coach Nick Saban has to be thrilled to bring aboard such a big young man to insert into the trenches someday.

    Listed at 6’5″ and 330 pounds on 247Sports, whose composite rankings list him as the fifth-best guard prospect in the country, Johnson has size that can’t be taught.

    The Crimson Tide have thrived on a physical brand of football to dominate the SEC since Saban’s arrival. Having a massive offensive line has been a critical part of that identity, and Johnson certainly fits the bill, showing a knack for getting after it as a run-blocker.

    Exploding off the ball with surprising quickness for his size, he has a penchant for pancake blocks and can reach the second level in a hurry. Check out Johnson’s highlights on Hudl.com for prime examples of his prowess in those areas.

    Any offensive lineman prospect at this point in his career has work to do in terms of pass protection footwork, which Johnson can hone in on once he arrives in Tuscaloosa.

    The implication of Johnson’s standing in 247Sports’ rankings is that he’s athletic enough to make the transition to guard despite such a massive frame. This positional versatility makes him an even more attractive prospect.

    Even though he doesn’t have the coveted 5-star rating at the moment, there’s still a chance Johnson can ascend to such status with a strong senior year at Cedar Grove. Having Saban’s ringing endorsement alone at this early juncture in recruiting may be enough to elevate Johnson in talent evaluators’ eyes. 

    Netori Johnson to Alabama: Crimson Tide Land 4-Star OT Prospect

    Netori Johnson, a 4-star offensive tackle prospect from Cedar Grove High School in Ellenwood, Georgia, announced Monday that he will play college football at Alabama.

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    Johnson tweeted the news himself, and AL.com’s Wesley Sinor reported more of what Johnson had to say about his decision following his participation in the Crimson Tide’s football camp:

    I’m just happy and excited…I don’t know what to do. I’m really excited. I love the environment and they’re not far from my house. I love Coach [Nick] Saban and the offensive line coach. They don’t bring me down, they build me up. I really love Bama. It’s always been a school I always liked. I would love to play with them and be around with them, so that’s why I ended up committing.

    Scout.com’s John Garcia Jr. described Monday’s swift sequence of events leading to Johnson’s commitment:

    It’s still early in the process of recruiting for the class of 2017, but Alabama head coach Nick Saban has to be thrilled to bring aboard such a big young man to insert into the trenches someday.

    Listed at 6’5″ and 330 pounds on 247Sports, whose composite rankings list him as the fifth-best guard prospect in the country, Johnson has size that can’t be taught.

    The Crimson Tide have thrived on a physical brand of football to dominate the SEC since Saban’s arrival. Having a massive offensive line has been a critical part of that identity, and Johnson certainly fits the bill, showing a knack for getting after it as a run-blocker.

    Exploding off the ball with surprising quickness for his size, he has a penchant for pancake blocks and can reach the second level in a hurry. Check out Johnson’s highlights on Hudl.com for prime examples of his prowess in those areas.

    Any offensive lineman prospect at this point in his career has work to do in terms of pass protection footwork, which Johnson can hone in on once he arrives in Tuscaloosa.

    The implication of Johnson’s standing in 247Sports’ rankings is that he’s athletic enough to make the transition to guard despite such a massive frame. This positional versatility makes him an even more attractive prospect.

    Even though he doesn’t have the coveted 5-star rating at the moment, there’s still a chance Johnson can ascend to such status with a strong senior year at Cedar Grove. Having Saban’s ringing endorsement alone at this early juncture in recruiting may be enough to elevate Johnson in talent evaluators’ eyes. 

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    “Twenty percent was gender and 80 percent was the way I was treated.”

    Whoa!

    Caitlyn said she began to feel their relationship was mostly about money, explaining:

    “The first 15 years I felt she needed me more because I was the breadwinner…. Then really around the show, when that hit and she was running this whole show and getting credit for it and she had her own money, she didn’t need me as much from that standpoint. The relationship was different.”

    She revealed that once the reality star became a bit more financially independent, the Kardashian momma’s behavior towards her spouse changed dramatically:

    “I think in a lot of ways she became less tolerant of me. Then I’d get upset and the whole relationship kind of fizzled.”

    So sad!

    The couple cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split.

    While it’s upsetting to hear that Kris wasn’t always the nicest to Caitlyn, the Vanity Fair cover girl sure seems happy now!

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