New York City has seen a spike in crime while the mayor is encouraging drug use on national TV and his policies. Is there a connection between the two areas?
A new video took to the streets of Manhattan to talk with New Yorkers about the disturbing trend.
The report claims robberies are up in the city 33%. But the mayor has instead focused on teaching people how to use drugs safely. He has instituted the policies, but it is a good idea?
Those who were interviewed held a variety of views about the legalization of drugs, but all were concerned about the growth of crime in the city. Many are unaware that several shooting incidents have involved drug users, particularly marijuana, a detail often left out of reports on shootings.
The connection is important, however, in identifying the motivating factors that may be behind both rising crime and shooting incidents.
Many New Yorkers appear to be missing the connection between drugs and crime, but the statistics look compelling. If crime is up and drug usage is up, is it too much to ask law enforcement and city officials to address the connection?
Check out the video for the report from the streets of New York for more on the concerning trend.