New York Post recalls ‘Dinkins-era crack wars’
Shootings, sad to say, are up this year — from 1,451 to 1,484, through Oct. 16.
During a brutal eight-day stretch ending on Labor Day, a stunning 112 people were shot (67 over the three-day holiday weekend alone) — leaving 25 dead.
Since then, there have been 285 shootings, resulting in 48 deaths.
Brownsville in particular is a murder hot-spot; residents there live in daily fear of gang warfare: “I pray every day that bullets don’t fly through my window,” one resident told The Post.
That recalls the Dinkins-era crack wars…