(Republican Insider) – Liberal cities like New York, Chicago, Baltimore and San Francisco have become hotbeds for criminal activity. Violence is skyrocketing and innocent people are paying the price.
Thanks to liberal “criminal justice reform,” those committing crimes have become empowered and law-abiding citizens continue to be victimized at staggering rates.
In New York City, in particular, awful bail reforms have led to criminals being apprehended and then released just hours later with no bail. They’re back on the streets and committing more crime within the same day.
A US Marine was visiting New York City with his family when he was suddenly struck in the back by a bullet. The bullet came from a nearby dispute between “CD peddlers” in Times Square on Sunday evening.
There’s nothing stopping criminals from partaking in their own versions of street justice whenever they see fit and this is one such case.
21-year-old newlywed, Lt. Samuel Poulin, was in New York City with his family when the ricocheting bullet hit him in the back, city authorities have reported.
When he was struck Poulin was walking with his wife, sister and brother-in-law around 5:15 p.m. in Times Square.
Around the same time, a fight apparently broke out between two men selling bootleg CDs. Though it remains a mystery who is even buying CDs in 2021.
Nonetheless, one of the men involved in the altercation pulled out a firearm and discharged several rounds in surveillance footage that has since been released to the public by the NYPD.
Poulin was hit in the back and rushed to Bellevue Hospital where he is in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery. He certainly got lucky.
Sources told the New York Post, “A relative of the victim — who was visiting the Big Apple from upstate Northville for a baptism — pulled the slug out and gave it to police.”
The NYPD released a picture of the alleged shooter but no arrest has been made as of Monday morning.
????WANTED for ASSAULT: Do you know this guy? On 6/27/21 at approx 5:15 PM, in the vicinity of 45th St and 7th Ave in Manhattan, the suspect discharged a firearm, striking a 21-year-old male bystander in the back. Any info? DM @NYPDTips, or anonymously call them at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/VdJtVcwapA
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 28, 2021
Lt. Poulin recently graduated from The Citadel and accepted his commission into the Marines in May.
Statement from the Citadel: “The Citadel family – in Charleston, South Carolina and around the world – is greatly saddened to learn about what happened to our Class of 2021 graduate, 2nd Lieutenant Samuel Poulin in Times Square on Sunday when he was hit by a bullet…” cont. pic.twitter.com/swLyt0pPmF
— Lindsay Tuchman (@LindsayTuchman) June 28, 2021
New York City may just be a place that Americans want to avoid visiting for now, at least until they get new leadership and reverse course.
Violence like this is not uncommon and will only be getting more and more frequent as liberal criminal justice policies allow criminals to literally get away with murder.
Just last month, three innocent bystanders, one of which was a 4-year-old girl, were struck by gunfire when alleged shooter Farrakhan Muhammad unleashed a hail of bullets in Times Square during a dispute with his own brother.
No wonder America’s National Parks are becoming packed and overcrowded. The cities are no longer safe.
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