Perdido 03

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Bloodshed Across City

A bloody night in New York:

Bullets flew across New York City late Saturday and early Sunday, as vicious gunfire left two men dead and 15 people injured in Brooklyn, Queens and Harlem.

Seven separate shootings bloodied Brooklyn alone, including fatal fights in Brownsville and East New York, where a 22-year-old Queens father died.

Anthony McRae, 22, was gunned down about 4:45 a.m. Sunday in front of the Hamzah Deli and Grocery on Rockaway Ave., police said.

He was shot at least four times and cops are reviewing deli surveillance tapes, but do not have any suspects in custody yet.

McRea lived in Far Rockaway and worked two jobs at AT&T and Foot Locker to support his 2-year-old son, Carter, family said.


Around midnight, three young teens were also shot in Marine Park, Brooklyn during a spat over a 16-year-old's bike. Three people were injured, one critically.

Less than half an hour later, a shooting at a Prospect-Lefferts Gardens house party left five people wounded. Two men who were denied entrance to the gathering, unloaded about 12:15 a.m. into the crowd of revelers gathered outside 349 Fenimore Street, an eye witness said.

In Brownsville, a 45-year-old man was shot multiple times and died near his home late Saturday night.

Jerry Armstrong, 45, was found with several gun shot wounds on 95th Street about 11 p.m. Saturday.

Two additional shootings left two men wounded in Brooklyn, as did a pair of shootings in Queens. One person was also wounded in Harlem.

Of course none of this happened in the parts of the city where Bloomberg and his cronies live, so it'll be like it never happened.

And of course the city's crime stats are about as reliable as the NYCDOE test score stats and graduation rate data, so when Bloomberg says this city's safer than ever, he's full of shit.

Make no mistake, the city is growing more dangerous by the month.


  1. Charles Barron was interviewed at one of the shooting sites and said that this kind of thing was going to happen in high poverty areas when the services that people needed were being cut--which also comes back on Bloombuck$.

  2. This bloodshed reminds me of the early 70's. We are regressing! Nobody seems to care! People's lives are destroyed by unemployment and poverty.
    Let's use statistics and lie! Lets start QE3 so that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Forget about the middle class and the working class. Let's wait until the cities start burning again, and then pretend that we are so surprised and shocked.