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'There's nobody in charge': Former NYPD top cop Ray Kelly says life in the Big Apple has 'really deteriorated'
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'There's nobody in charge': Former NYPD top cop Ray Kelly says life in the Big Apple has 'really deteriorated'

Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly recently spoke out about the quality of life in the Big Apple, suggesting that there was a serious problem with subway crime, anti-public-safety policies, reckless scooters, and a significant shortage of police officers, according to the New York Post.

Kelly went on to comment about the migrant crisis in the city, which has skyrocketed since President Joe Biden took office.

During an interview on the "Cats Roundtable" on WABC 770 AM radio on Sunday, Kelly said: “I met a man from London a couple of weeks ago. I asked him what he thought about New York. … He said, ’It looks like there’s nobody in charge.’ That’s exactly my feeling."

Kelly went on to say that the person he spoke to drew attention to the migrants hanging out around the Roosevelt Hotel intake center in Manhattan and "mentally deranged" homeless people living out on the streets.

“We know subway crime is still very much an issue, and it’s keeping people off of the subways,” Kelly continued, mentioning a random killing that happened on the subway system just a few days ago.

“People are afraid to go on the subways. [Transit officials] think that congestion pricing is going to force [commuters] on the subway. We’re going to see,” Kelly said.

“It’s a bad time. The quality of life in New York has really deteriorated. Scooters are everywhere. They’re on the sidewalks. They’re going through red lights. You have to look 360 degrees before you cross the street."

“I’m pessimistic, certainly, about the short-term situation as far as New York is concerned.”

Blaze News recently reported on a woman who had sulfuric acid thrown on her face during her ride on the NYC subway system in 2022. The 22-year-old woman was on her way to work when a deranged woman randomly threw acid in her face, resulting in third-degree burns.

The victim, Juanita Jimenez, started to speak out about the shortcomings in NYC, suggesting that there needs to be more police officers and health resources to ensure that people feel safer in the city.

Jimenez said her attacker could face up to 10 years in prison for the attack, but she insists that "[i]n ten years, I'll still be doing surgery, I'll still be having experiences from PTSD and she'll be free, which doesn't feel right."

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