10% increase in NYC murders more proof SAFE Act not working as advertised

ALBANY, NY (08/04/2015)(readMedia)-- NYPD statistics showing a 10% increase in murders is more evidence that the SAFE Act has not made New York City any safer for residents.

"Two months ago the NYPD acknowledged a nearly 20% increase in shootings for the year," NYSRPA President Tom King said. "Now they are reporting murders are up 10% over the same period last year. How much more proof do we need to show that Governor Cuomo's so-called SAFE Act is having the exact opposite effect on crime supporters said it would? It is high time for the Governor and members of the legislature to admit they made a mistake and take corrective legal action."