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Governor Andrew Cuomo will have the new state Office of Gun Violence Prevention will report to the state Department of Health

9 Jul , 2021  

You might think that if you want to cut down on crime, you would turn to the police to help with that. But in a world of defunding the police, you turn to social workers and public health officials. At least that is the approach in New York.

The gov makes a big deal of treating the bloodshed as a “public health crisis” — signaling that his “help” will be all about supposed “root causes,” not actually getting guns off the street. His $138.7 million for “intervention and prevention” means more “violence interrupters” and social workers, not more or even better policing.

Heck, his new state Office of Gun Violence Prevention will report to the state Department of Health — the very agency that so bungled the pandemic’s onset, to deadly effect for thousands of elderly nursing-home residents.

Post Editorial Board, “Andrew Cuomo’s new ‘anti-gun-crime’ push is utterly pathetic,” New York Post, July 6, 2021

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