Thanks to Occupy Wall Street Shootings Are Way Up in NYC

It’s ironic that while Vice President Joe Biden has gone around claiming rapes and murders will increase if Obama’s jobs bill isn’t passed, when the movement they support is causing violent crimes to skyrocket in New York City. The police are so busy dealing with Occupy Wall Street, they haven’t been where they’re needed in other areas of the city.

Bullets are flying over Broadway — and everywhere else in the city.

The number of people shot surged 154 percent two weeks ago — to 56 from 22 over the same week last year — and spiked 28 percent in the last month.

Last week tallied another increase in victims — 22 people had been hit through Friday, including the three victims gunned down outside a Brooklyn school Friday.

Last year, only 17 shooting victims were logged for the entire week.

The recent gunplay has now pushed the number of shooting victims this year slightly above last year’s tragic tally — to 1,484 from 1,451 — through Oct. 16.

Four high-ranking cops point the finger at Occupy Wall Street protesters, saying their rallies pull special crime-fighting units away from the hot zones where they’re needed. (Read More)