In what can only be described as a sad and inevitable truth, summertime means more shootings citywide and Brooklyn has weathered the brunt of the increased violence. Just last night, a man in Bed-Stuy was shot multiple times while sitting on his stoop, adding to the 262 shootings our borough has seen this year. The NYPD is taking action, and more cops have been sent to Brooklyn to deal with the seasonal rise in crime.
According to a memo obtained by the Daily News, the move is part of a program called “Summer All Out.” In all, 313 cops will be reassigned to Brooklyn and the Bronx to deal with the summer surge. Of those, 162 police officers will be sent to Brooklyn, and many will patrol the housing projects.
As of June 29, there have been 521 shootings in the city, up from 482 at the same time last year. Seventy-five percent of the reported incidents have occurred in Brooklyn or the Bronx.
The new initiative officially launches today.
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