A hopefully ‘Safe Summer NYC’ as de Blasio rolls out public safety plans


Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city’s comprehensive plan to end gun violence and keep streets ‘safe this summer’ as the spike in shootings goes up again from already high rates last year.

“These threes, community, cops, and courts, will make all the difference and it’s the exact right time to do it,” said de Blasio.

The plan, aptly named Safe Summer NYC, aims to deter gun violence and the selling of illegal firearms by focusing on increased investment in communities and youth programs, strategic police presence in targeted neighborhoods and precincts, and greater coordination in the courts and across the criminal justice system.