A 16-year-old “aspiring rapper” and Crips gang-banger used record deal money to secure his release after shooting an NYPD cop. Camrin Williams, aka C Blu, reportedly shot himself in the groin while struggling with cops. The same round then struck a 27-year-old cop in the leg.
The good news is the cop has since been released from the hospital. The bad news? News reports don’t indicate that Mr. Williams castrated himself.
The increase in crime began to build after
Warren Wilhelm, Jr. Bill de Blasio was elected mayor and really took off during the pandemic and following the George Floyd riots. That’s when de Blasio cut $1 billion from he police department’s budget and shut down the NYPD’s street crime unit.
The NY Post has the story:
The reputed teen gang member and budding rap star who allegedly accidentally shot an NYPD officer is using cash from a recent record deal to try to get himself out of jail, law-enforcement sources told The Post on Friday.
Camrin Williams, 16, recently inked a deal with Interscope Records, and his advance, worth several hundred thousand dollars, was used to secure a $200,000 bond from celebrity bondsman Ira Judelson, sources said.
Williams’ family was able to scrape together the $15,000 bail set by the court and then used the teens’ record deal to secure the bond with Judelson, sources said.
Imagine that: as the NYPD and residents of the nation’s largest city held a funeral for an officer killed in the line of duty, a young gang member illegally toting a gun who (allegedly) shot a cop is back on the streets.
Is it any wonder NYC is on a fast track back to “the bad old days?”