Bill de Blasio

EPA Threatens to Pull Office from NYC After Riots

Andrew Wheeler cites de Blasio, Cuomo's failure to quell violence

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler threatened to move the agency’s New York City office in a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo (D.) and Mayor Bill de Blasio (D.) on Tuesday, citing the Democratic leaders' failure to tame violent demonstrations that he says jeopardize workers' safety.

N.Y. Cops Were on Top of a Crime Wave—Then the Protests Came

Data show NYPD arrests down following Floyd protests, even as violence rose

New York City mayor Bill de BlasioNYPD arrest rates cratered amid the protests following the death of George Floyd, official city data show, suggesting that the timing and tone of mass anti-police demonstrations may have contributed to New York City's violent crime spike.

Shootings Spike in NYC Over Violent Fourth of July Weekend

Mayor de Blasio announced $1 billion cut to NYPD budget last week, despite surge in shootings this year

Shootings spiked in New York City over the holiday weekend, with 37 people shot and 9 killed over a 9-hour period on Sunday night. The outbreak of violence contributed to the dramatic rise in shootings the city has seen in 2020.