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Bloomberg Vows To Battle NYC Crime Wave

Mayor Bloomberg finally called the city’s rash of recent violence “unconscionable” as an aide said the NYPD is flooding crime-plagued neighborhoods with cops.

“As safe as our city is today, it is not safe enough. One shooting is one too many,” Bloomberg said at the Greater Allen AME Cathedral in Jamaica, Queens, as eight more people were shot yesterday, two fatally.

Bloomberg — who has suggested that the jump in crime is simply par for the course around July 4 — singled out the shooting of a 3-year-old Brooklyn boy on a Bedford-Stuyvesant playground on July 8.

“No parent can protect a child against a hail of bullets being fired on a playground on a Sunday afternoon. That is not the parent’s job; that is our job. It is our job as a city, as a country and as a society,” he said.

The crime jump is “just unconscionable and something that we should not allow to continue to go on.”

Sources said the NYPD has assigned more cops to the 79th Precinct in Brooklyn to search for the third suspect in the shooting of little Isaiah Rivera on a playground outside the Roosevelt Houses.


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