Sessions praises NYPD after 'soft on crime' controversy

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In a message on immigration compliance, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said New York City isn't doing enough to stop crime.

"It ignores a quarter century of progress in this city bringing down crime", de Blasio told reporters Friday night at Police Plaza.

"New York City continues to see gang murder after gang murder, the predictable effect of the city's "soft on crime" stance", the DOJ statement said before demanding that New York City and eight other sanctuary cities comply with federal policy or risk losing federal funding. It is an outrageous statement and it's absurd on its face.

A statement from the Justice Department said, "New York City continues to see gang murder after gang murder, the predictable effect of the city's "soft on crime" stance". "See how that feels". This would make NYC the most expensive place to buy cigarettes in the country-a milestone de Blasio is apparently proud of.

Commissioner O'Neill spoke next, and said that "my blood began to boil" when he read the DOJ statement. Last year, there were only 335 murders, part of a record-low crime rate for the city and an 85% decrease in the murder rate since the city's bloody peak of 2,245 murders in 1990. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito released a statement through the City Council, and also took to her own Twitter account to call Sessions "a JOKE".

Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara also added his opinion on the Justice Department's claim. "I'm not I'm not going to enforce that".

The statement was part of an ongoing dispute between Republican President Donald Trump and cities including NY over immigration policy, with the Trump administration threatening to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities. "But the fearless men and women of the NYPD - many of whom live in my district - have made NY the safest big city in America".

New York City was one of the areas which received the letter, which targeted the sanctuary cities as "crumbling under the weight of illegal immigration and violent crime". Birmingham, in Sessions' home state of Alabama, had 104 murders a year ago amidst an ongoing spike in violence in the city, even though New York City is 40 times its size. Maybe we should ask them if we're soft on crime. New York City had 335 murders in 2016.

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