NY Post Editorial Board: One in Ten NYers Shot in 2022 Was Under 18 — A Horrifying Stat Progressives Own

Last year, New York saw an alarming number of children being shot. However, this year it has grown. higher still. And you can thank progressives’ heartless criminal-justice policies for this insane nightmare.

By the end of 2022, at most 149 children aged under 18 had been shot, 16 of which were fatally. That’s up from 2021’s unforgivable number, 138.

One figure is represented by the 2022 number of every 10 shooting victims in the city. Post readers may already be familiar with some of these names.

  • Angellyh Yambo was 16, and was run over by a stranger near her Bronx highschool.
  • Keyaira Rattray–Brothers, 17-year-old, was allegedly killed by Sundance Oliver (paragraphed) in a shooting spree.
  • Prince Shabazz (14 years old) was accosted while walking with his brother.
  • Kyhara Tay (11 years old) was shot to death outside a nail salon.
Citywide, there have been a decline in shootings — but an increase in child victims.

This year’s totals stand out even more amid the modest fall in the number of shootings from their pandemic-era peak, thanks largely to Mayor Eric Adams’ intense focus on public safety

Drill Rap and the spread of violence via social media are two major causes of this problem.

But they also serve as a stark reminder that, as long as progressives block fixes to the state’s disastrous no-bail and Raise the Age laws, these tragedies will continue. 2017. the pro-crime left won its signature 75 children were murdered after the bail reform and other victories. Since then, the number of children shot has nearly doubled. 

This is the hallmark of progressive policies. The most vulnerable are made to give up their lives for a misplaced goal. “equity.” In 2022, the number of murders of girls and women rose to a multi-year peak, while other crimes declined. The total of all crimes as of mid-December stood at a horrifying 74, which is a significant increase from 2021.

And, notably, the killings are concentrated among black and Hispanic New Yorkers, who last year made up some 90.7% of murder and non-negligent-manslaughter victims, as well as significant majorities across other major crime categories.

If Gov. Kathy Hochul makes full use of her gubernatorial rights to push Major They passed fixes through the Legislature, beating resistance from the leaders and criminal-coddling leftists that they serve. She failed to do so twice this year: in spring’s legislative session, and then again in March. she failed To tie the legislative raises to criminal justice fixes

New Yorkers across all races, economic levels and ages are conscious of the importance of crime. This was evident in the November election. Hochul came closer to losing than any Democratic candidate for governor in years.  

So fixing New York’s criminal-justice laws is not only the Right It is a good thing to do. It is also politically sensible. It would win voters’ hearts and minds and stave off future challenges from a hungry and newly energized GOP. 

It is unknown if Hochul will find the courage and will to fight crime-loving leftists in a public battle. Until she does, though, New York’s kids will continue to find themselves in the crosshairs — in sickening numbers. How do Albany legislators fall asleep at night?

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