Disturbed by a recent spike in crime, the City Council Black, Latino and Asian Caucus pleaded with the mayor Monday to add 1,000 more cops to the NYPD.
Shootings have gone up 7% in the city through this week as compared with the same period last year, with much of the crime concentrated in neighborhoods with a large number of minorities — including the 47th Precinct in the northern Bronx.
This time last year, there had been one murder in the precinct. This year, there have been eight.
Earlier this month, Mayor de Blasio rejected a request by the City Council to hire more cops.
None of the Council members blamed the increases on the reduction of stop-and-frisk, a crime-fighting method that all opposed.