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It’s Too Cold to Kill in New York City

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While the frigid temperatures make just about everyone miserable, at least no one’s getting murdered. The NYPD recorded zero killings for seven days, from Wednesday to Wednesday, with the streak seemingly holding through Thursday as well. “To the extent that weather plays a role, great,” said Ray Kelly today. “We are rooting for more cold weather.” The last time we had such a streak was after Hurricane Sandy, Newsday notes, and when asked if weather had anything to do with it, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne shrugged, “Most homicides are outside, so maybe.” In that sense, the seven-day forecast does not look good.

NYC Goes Seven Days Without a Murder