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Commentary By Hannah E. Meyers

NYC’s Black Victims Rise Dramatically after Criminal-Justice Reforms

Public Safety Policing, Crime Control

On Monday afternoon, a 17-year-old girl was shot near her Brooklyn public school. She is just one of the many black kids victimized since 2017’s Raise the Age legislation prevented violent youth in New York from being held responsible for hurting people, leading to a 204% increase in teen shooting victims.

Last year, 78 more teens were shot than had been five years prior. Even worse, by 2021 the number of murdered black kids in NYC nearly quadrupled, with 42 victims that year, or 80%, being black (including black Hispanic). That’s 25 more black youths killed than in 2017.

Continue reading the entire piece here at the New York Post 


 Hannah Meyers is director of the policing and public safety initiative at the Manhattan Institute. Adapted from City Journal.

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