Questions About Safety in NYC After Barnard College Murder

Mayor Bill de Blasio says we’re not headed back to the bad old days.

He’s facing questions about safety in the city after the brutal murder of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors.

There's no way on earth we're going back. We're not going to let the city go back. Plus, in many, many ways this city has just changed profoundly and isn't going back,” Mayor de Blasio said.

Murders are up nearly 9 percent this year in the city, while robberies and felony assaults have also increased in 2019.

Majors was repeatedly stabbed in Morningside Park on Wednesday night during a robbery. A teenager has been arrested for the murder.

“It’s terrifying to think that that could happen anywhere. It’s unbelievable to me that that could happen here, next to one of our great college campuses. It’s an unacceptable reality,” de Blasio said.

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