China News Service, June 30, according to the Chinese website of the United States, New York City Mayor Bai Sihao said on the 29th that he has drawn up a plan to cut $1 billion from the New York City Police Department's $6 billion budget. The shootings in New York City have recently surged, but Bai Sihao said there is no guarantee that the New York City Police Department will not have fewer staff.
Data picture: New York police officers patrol bicycles near Times Square.
Bai Sihao said at a press conference: "I am very excited to announce that we have a plan to achieve real reforms and real (fund) redistribution, while ensuring the safety of our city and ensuring that the police are around the city. , We need to patrol their places."
Bai Sihao said that the reduction of the budget is partly related to the city's budget deficit, but he added that the large-scale protests that lasted for weeks after the African-American man Freud was killed by violent police enforcement also prompted him to make The decision to cut the budget.
Bai Sihao also said that his plan will allocate at least $500 million from the New York City Police Department’s construction and major project budgets to improve the construction of youth centers and public housing.
However, Bai Sihao can not guarantee the police strength of the New York City Police Department, will still maintain the current level of about 36,000 people. When plans to reduce the budget of the New York City Police Department were introduced, gun violence in New York City was increasing dramatically.
Last weekend, violence occurred in many areas of New York. From the evening of the 27th to the evening of the 28th, 11 people were shot in less than 12 hours.
In this regard, Bai Sihao said: "You know, I am very worried about the increase in shootings, we must ensure that we can handle this problem."