New York's homeless population up by almost 40%

New York's homeless population up by almost 40%

New York's homeless population up by almost 40%

Facing widespread criticism over his decision to fly to Hamburg just after the shooting death of a Bronx police officer, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Americans' views don't align with President Trump's and need to be represented overseas.

Mayor Bill de Blasio showed solidarity with protesters Saturday at the G20 Summit.

Even though 2016 Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both said "thanks but no thanks" to Mayor de Blasio's political support, he is still willing to leave a reeling and shell-shocked NY to become a universal spokesperson for progressivism.

"NYC mayor goes to G20 to protest against capitalism while the City's education, infrastructure etc rots under his "progressive" stewardship!"

De Blasio gave little notice of his plans, according to the New York Times.

Many other groups are calling for peaceful protests and are pushing the G-20 leaders for action to fight climate change and address economic disparities in the world.

He added that six NYPD officers have been killed under de Blasio's watch, compared to just one in the previous Bloomberg term.

Mayor de Blasio has drawn sharp criticism from his opponents who feel that he is putting his own political and global concerns before the city's, and that he seems bored by the actual job of being a mayor.

Kathleen Mueller, a 56-year-old protester from Potsdam near Berlin, criticized police for what she said were "brutal responses" to overwhelmingly peaceful demonstrations.

Mullins said de Blasio's job is in New York City, not overseas.

"There is a growth of the homeless population on the streets".

And back home, the mayor missed an evening vigil honoring slain NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia at the 46th Precinct station house where she worked in The Bronx.

"My message to you is do unto others as they do unto you".

"It's just unheard of for a NY mayor instead to go off to talk to a German socialist group - it's unbelievable", Penn told radio host John Catsimatidis.

De Blasio is up for re-election in 2018.

Police later tweeted that all the world leaders attending the summit made it safely to the city's convention center, where the event is taking place.

"We've asked for a few hundreds more police officers - they're on the way", Andy Grote, the city's interior senator, told reporters. But he acknowledged that Familia's death meant that more work needed to be done.

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