Hey, VP Biden! Here's a crime wave for you to worry about
Instead of claiming rape is increasing (it isn't) and shilling for the Administration's "jobs" (stimulus) spending, which is not specifically directed at funding police, VP Biden ought to worry about the effect of the OWS demonstrations on crime. In New York City, there is evidence that the diversion of police resources onto managing the many problems with the OWS'ers has led to a rise in shootings.
The New York Post reports:
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...
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.
Since Occupy Wall Street took over Zuccotti Park on Sept. 17, the NYPD has relied heavily on its borough task forces, the department's go-to teams for rowdy crowds.
But such protest duty takes the special units away from their regular jobs - patrolling public housing and problem spots and staking out nightclubs plagued by violence, supervisors said.
"Normally, the task force is used in high-crime neighborhoods where you have a lot of shootings and robberies," said one source.
Hat tip: Verum Serum, Hot Air