NYC mother of child shot in head calls for bail reform forward of Biden go to: ‘Who cares if Rikers fills up’

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The New York Metropolis mom of an 11-month-old lady who was struck by a stray bullet within the Bronx final month when she was caught within the crossfire of a gunfight is looking for reforms, telling Day by day Put up Digital, “Safety and right to life, liberty and justice matter.”

Miraida Gomez, 32, was inside a automobile parked on the intersection of East 198th Road and Valentine Avenue Jan. 19 when her child daughter, lower than a 12 months previous, suffered a gunshot wound to the face. Two weeks later, forward of President Biden’s Thursday journey to New York Metropolis, Gomez known as for modifications to bail legal guidelines, the prosecution of recognized gun offenders and license-to-carry legal guidelines.

“These judges shouldn’t feel pressed to release individuals that carry a weapon, they should be pressed to charge them,” Gomez stated in a message to Day by day Put up Digital. 

“Who cares if Rikers fills up? Isn’t that what jail is for? To house the criminals.”

— Miraida Gomez, Mom of child shot in NYC gun battle 

The New York Police Division (NYPD) remains to be trying to find the one who shot Gomez’s daughter. NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Unit is providing a reward of as much as $10,000 for info resulting in the person’s arrest.

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To date, police have stated the gunman was preventing with one other individual on the streets of the Bronx round 6:45 p.m. native time when photographs rang out. The suspect could possibly be seen on video together with his gun pointed as he ran previous bystanders and thru the busy intersection.

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Gomez didn’t reply to questions concerning her daughter’s restoration. As a substitute, she centered on the reforms that she stated have been wanted to cease what she known as a “vicious cycle.”

“If there is anything that needs reform, it’s the bail law, the license-to-carry laws and the fine print on how someone licensed to carry can sell a firearm to someone who is not licensed to carry,” she wrote. “Bail reform to make it harder for individuals that are arrested with a firearm to be released they shouldn’t even have bail.”

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“There are enough taxpayer dollars,” Gomez stated, to pay for larger prisons if wanted. She added that it was “unfortunate” that crimes just like the one involving her household usually happen in communities of colour. 

“I think we should normalize that bullets don’t discriminate, and it can happen to Caucasian families as well,” she added. 

 “Color and race don’t matter. Our safety and right to life, liberty and justice matter. Let’s work on the justice and safety for ALL people.”

— Miraida Gomez, Mom of child shot in NYC gun battle 

After the capturing, Mayor Eric Adams instructed reporters the infant’s father pulled the automotive over to run into a close-by retailer however left when he heard “his wife screaming.” 

“Coming outside and seeing his wife holding his baby and a coat colored pink but stained with red blood from his child,” Adams stated. “It’s unimaginable. It is unimaginable that this is happening in our city.”

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Adams stated the bullet handed via the younger lady’s head. She was critically injured however was anticipated to outlive. Family members are actually elevating cash via a GoFundMe web page to learn the household.

The NYPD has released new video of the suspected gunman who shot an 11-month-old girl in the Bronx on Jan. 19, 2022 

The NYPD has launched new video of the suspected gunman who shot an 11-month-old lady within the Bronx on Jan. 19, 2022 
(NYPD)

The mayor spoke with the household on the hospital after the capturing and described them as “the bedrock of our city.” 

“These are good parents with three children,” the mayor stated. “And the first thing the mother did when she walked into the room is she grabbed our hands and she prayed. She prayed. She prayed for her city, and she prayed for the children of this city, and she prayed to end this senseless violence.”

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That very same week, two law enforcement officials have been shot in separate incidents within the Bronx and a 3rd was shot on Staten Island. All three survived. In the meantime, two extra, detectives Jason “Tata” Rivera, 22, and Wilbert Mora, 27, have been shot by a home violence suspect in Harlem. Each males died. 

As of Jan. 30, there have been 94 shootings reported year-to-date citywide, with 104 victims wounded, the NYPD said. There have been 71 shootings and 79 folks struck by bullets this time final 12 months. 

Biden on Thursday will journey to New York Metropolis with U.S. Legal professional Basic Merrick Garland to fulfill with Mayor Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul, amongst different metropolis officers. 

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The group will first go to NYPD headquarters “to discuss the work that federal, state and local law enforcement officials are doing to quickly take guns and repeat shooters off of our streets,” White Home press secretary Jen Psaki stated Tuesday. They may then head to Queens, the place they may meet with group violence interruption teams and intervention leaders, Psaki stated.

Kristie Nieves, 36, the mom of a teen who was shot and killed whereas working at a Bronx Burger King restaurant, stated she had a message for the president. 

“This is what happened to my daughter and this should not happen to any other child,” Nieves instructed Day by day Put up Digital this week via a Spanish interpreter. “We need to get the guns off the streets so no one goes through this.” 

A homeless man named Winston Glynn, 30, allegedly shot and killed Nieves’ daughter, 19-year-old Kristal Bayron-Nieves, Jan. 9, whereas the lady was working a late shift at an East Harlem Burger King.

Glynn allegedly shot {the teenager} within the torso as she was struggling to open the money register. He made off with $100. 

“We need to change a lot of laws, we need more police and there is so much crime,” Kristie Nieves stated. “We need to do whatever it takes get the guns off the streets.”

Day by day Put up’ Rebecca Rosenberg and Audrey Conklin contributed to this report. 

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