Skip to comments.Bloomberg’s Public Housing Fingerprinting Idea Stuns, Infuriates Residents
Posted on 08/16/2013 6:58:14 PM PDT by SkyPilot
Mayor Michael Bloombergs latest crime-fighting idea had a lot of people riled up on Friday.
The mayor wants to fingerprint more than 600,000 people who live in public housing. He said it would be done to make the projects safer.
Bloomberg was responding to questions about Federal Judge Shira Schendlins ruling on the stop-and-frisk program when the topic shifted to security and the New York City Housing Authority. Bloomberg said there has to be a way to make the projects safer.
Five percent of our population lives in NYCHA housing, 20 percent of the crime is in NYCHA housing numbers like that. And weve just got to find some way to keep bringing crime down there. And we have a whole group of police officers assigned to NYCHA housing, Bloomberg said. The people that live there, most of them, want more police protection. They want more people. If you have strangers walking in the halls of your apartment building, dont you want somebody to stop and say, Who are you, why are you here?
But residents who live within the confines of NYCHA buildings said the mayors fingerprinting idea goes too far.
Thats like invading someones privacy or something. Why you want to fingerprint somebody? It is bad enough you get arrested, you get finger printed, so why you want to fingerprint us? Now Bloomberg needs to get a job. Get out of here already. Hes done. Bloomberg is done, Chelsea Houses resident Nino Alayon said.
Why? For what? We live here all these years, I mean, what seems to be the problem? This is not jail, added Deborah Gatling of the Chelsea Houses.
I dont feel that thats right. Fingerprinted for what? resident Alberta Hale added.
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600,000 out of 8,000,000 is NOT 5%. It is more like 7.5% and in reality it is probably closer to 10% as the census department couldn’t count to eleven without taking off their shoes.
Bloomberg leading the charge to shove rhe maases into Agenda 21 U.N. style citizenship...
If you live in public housing, then the government is paying your rent. And since you are relying on the government for your survival, then you have given them the right to run your life and tell you what to do. Deal with it, losers.
If you can’t or won’t protect yourself you do as you are told or die.
un frickin believable
If you receive SS and Medicare, then the government is paying for your retirement.
And since you are relying on the government for your survival, then you have given them the right to run your life and tell you what to do.
Are you willing to say the same about SS and Medicare?
THIS, they complain about. Has Bloomie finally gone too far? I bet they will still vote for RATS all the way! /sarcasm
I would have no problem with Social Security and Medicare requiring fingerprints. I had to be fingerprinted to work in the public safety field and didn’t mind a bit, because I knew it was required in order to work in that field, as it should be for any public employee or official. And because I’m not a criminal, I have nothing to worry about.
As far as I’m concerned, Bloomberg should also be requiring DNA, and anyone immigrating to this country legally or otherwise should be likewise required to comply. We have too much freedom for freeloaders, and not enough for people who take care of themselves and their families.
That is - if there are any jobs to get. Have you forgotten - we are living in the Obama economy? I have much to say on your tyrannical point of view, but will refrain at this point in time.
Some recipients do buy food for their kids, so in essence, it will be the kids who go hungry. People need to stop and think before they pop off at the mouth about every issue.
Why not go after other issues where your tax money goes - such as foreign aid to countries who hate us? There are a list of them, yet people want to bi*** about food stamps - as if they want to control what others can and can’t do. Last time I checked that was the mantra of the left.
Yes, there is fraud with the food stamp program, but there is with every program - yet so many on here rant and rave over this. Could it be that you resent helping others who are less fortunate? If so, then you really aren’t compassionate people. We’ve never had a say where our tax dollars go and yet they go to Planned Parenthood as well.
In a utopic world, there would be plenty for everyone - jobs, food, houses, cars, etc, but we don’t live in a perfect world, do we? How many on here actually are willing to sustain a family of four with food for 3 or more years? Some of you may help out at Christmas time, but other than that - nada! People need to eat all year round. So go ahead and throw your rotten tomatoes at me - I’ve been in the trenches and have seen it all -and many families need the help they receive from the food stamps - and those I’ve met aren’t milking the system - they have lost their jobs - gone through a divorce and have kids to feed and clothe and keep a roof over their heads.
Over and out~
Notice Bloomberg’s words - who are you and why are you here? Isn’t that what George Zimmerman was trying to find out when he was so brutally attacked?
The difference is that people have paid into SS and Medicare - the government isn’t giving them anything they haven’t contributed to. The government gives a very poor return on the money put into these programs - where has the rest gone?
And people who have lost their jobs and now receiving food stamps have also paid into that program when they didn’t need it.
Such judgmental people on here - there might come a time when some of you who sit in your ivory towers and throw stones will find yourself in the same boat. No wonder people who are having a hard time don’t vote for conservatives. They are scared and from the posts I’ve read on this forum - they should be.
I worked for many years and paid into programs for others to receive food stamps and yet I didn’t mind. My taxes also support public housing, abortions and grants to study the mating habits of praying mantis’s. Yet, more people harp on food stamps than anything else. Just because you may see someone driving an expensive car when they leave the grocery doesn’t mean they didn’t have that car before they lost their job.
People in the projects always blame the cops there is too much crime. But whenever a crime happens and the cops show up, the story they hear is “I dint see nuffins.”
Earned, vs. unearned? I don't think so. Apples and oranges.
SS and Medicare are simply federal programs like myriad others created by Congress. It controls those purse strings just like NYC controls the purse strings of public housing.
If NYC has such authority, then Congress also has authority to impose conditions on beneficiaries of its programs.
For which you paid all your working life, and the government pissed away the funds in wasteful spending.