A McDonald’s employee in Brooklyn, N.Y. was reportedly left in serious condition after an argument led to the man being shot in the neck.
Initially, a female customer got into an altercation with the 23-year-old male employee at the McDonald’s on Fulton St. in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section, according to Fox 5 New York.
The spat eventually moved outside of the restaurant where the woman’s 20-year-old son pulled out a gun and shot the employee in the neck.
The man was rushed to Interfaith Hospital for his injuries and the male suspect was apprehended by the New York Police Department (NYPD). No charges were immediately announced.
This incident comes as crime in New York City has surged in recent years with the “Defund the Police” movement making cops wary of combatting crime — ultimately giving the criminal mob and various nefarious elements an upper hand.
In July 2020, the New York City Council passed the “diaphragm bill” which establishes, “a misdemeanor for restraining an individual in a manner that restricts the flow of air or blood by compressing the windpipe or the carotid arteries on each side of the neck, or sitting, kneeling, or standing on the chest or back in a manner that compresses the diaphragm, in the course of effecting or attempting to effect an arrest.”
In response to this, Paul DiGiacomo — a 40-year veteran of the NYPD — stated, “Many of our politicians and many of our district attorneys… have emboldened the criminal element.”
“They feel empowered and they know there are no consequences when you violate the law when you assault a police officer or a detective,” he added.
With violence increasingly threatening the lives of New York residents everywhere, it may be time for Mayor Eric Adams (D), who ran on a platform of empowering the police and combatting crime, to finally keep his word and deliver on his promises — or be thrown out of office in favor of someone who can.
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