GOP lawmaker praises NYPD after DOJ says its 'soft on crime'

That's the latest effort from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to punish cities for protecting undocumented immigrants from deportation.

The DOJ later attempted to clarify its statement, saying in another news release that it was criticizing de Blasio's policies, not the NYPD, according to The New York Times. It demands that the cities provide documentation that they're complying with the law and aren't blocking local officials from sharing information about the immigration status of "any individual" they've come across with federal officials. "It is an outrageous statement and absurd on its face, and ignores a quarter century of progress in this city in bringing down crime".

"The Justice Department's release this afternoon stating that New York City is somehow "soft on crime" and continues to see 'gang murder after gang murder, ' demonstrates a willful disregard for the facts", NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill said in a statement.

"I'd like to think of myself as a pretty calm and measured person, but when I read that statement by DOJ this afternoon, my blood began to boil", he said during the press conference.

That's part of a steady 85 percent drop in the city's murder rate since 1990.

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"I don't know why one storied law enforcement institution (DOJ) would ignorantly malign another (NYPD)", he wrote on Twitter. This would make NYC the most expensive place to buy cigarettes in the country-a milestone de Blasio is apparently proud of.

Sessions did have some words of praise for the city earlier in the day.

The statement was part of an ongoing dispute between Republican President Donald Trump and cities including NY over immigration policy. New York City had 335 murders in 2016.

"The Department of Justice claims to care about the well-being of American people, but the very same dollars they have threatened to withhold provide funding for our systems of security", Steve Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, said in a statement. "Majority are still awaiting sentences or are still in jail, maybe we should ask them we're soft on crime", O'Neill told the gathered reporters.

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