Crime in New York City is Alive and Well

Crime is a problem that has been plaguing New York City on a consistent basis. This has turned so dangerous that many folks in the community are scared to even use the subway.

Unfortunately, there seems to be no telling as to when this lawlessness will end. NYC Mayor Eric Adams (D) ran on a platform of ending crime. However, after months of Adams being on the job, crime is still a problem and it’s still weighing down the city.

This impacts not just civilians, but also police officers.

Back in January, a rapper with the legal name of Camrin Williams reportedly shot a New York City police officer after refusing to remove his hands from his pockets amid a disruptive gathering.

Now, typically, shooting a police officer in any American city comes with some serious changes. Yet, the city of New York has tossed the charges that previously stood against Williams.

No Consequences For Opening Fire on Police?
Many people across the country are justifiably unhappy about hearing that a police officer was shot, with charges dropped against the perpetrator.

Naturally, the city’s law department has been called upon to answer for this. Unfortunately, the recent statement released by the organization does not specifically address why the charges against Williams were dropped.

Per the statement, the city “cannot prosecute” the rapper. There’s not a reason stated as to why Williams can’t be prosecuted by New York City. However, the law department does admonish him for being in possession of “an illegal weapon.”

Later in the statement, it’s noted that “Family Court Law” seals the case and blocks the department from making any additional comments.

Williams’ shooting of a police officer wasn’t his first encounter with the law. The rapper had multiple run-ins with juvenile court, along with being arrested for gun possession.

Open Season on Police Officers?
New York City’s decision to release charges on the perpetrator in a police shooting case has been widely condemned. Supporters of law enforcement have sounded the alarm about the type of message this sends to both police and criminals alike.

On top of this, the NYPD Police Benevolent Association had some strong words about the city’s decision as well. The organization warned that by dropping all charges, NYC is working against its own professed goal of stopping illegal weapons possession.

Finally, the NYPD Police Benevolent Association questioned the point of even sending officers to confiscate illegal firearms if the folks in possession of them will get off with no charges.