New York Post:
Guess he couldn’t find anything else to pin it on.
Mayor Bill de Blasio linked a recent crime surge in the Big Apple to the state’s controversial overhaul of bail laws Friday, after spending a week dancing around the matter.
“We had, for six years, steady
decreases in crime across the board. There’s not a whole lot of other
environmental things that have changed recently,” Hizzoner told WNYC’s
Brian Lehrer on new CompStat data that shows crime has soared since the
new laws took effect at the start of 2020. “It sort of stands out like a
sore thumb that this is the single biggest new thing in the equation
and we saw an extraordinary jump.”
“Of course there’s always a possibility this is plain statistical variation, that happens sometimes,” he added. “But I think it’s pretty clear that there’s only one new major piece in the equation.”