Skip to comments.NYC knows how to stop this crime surge — it just needs politicians willing to do it
Posted on 10/27/2020 11:27:45 AM PDT by SJackson
New Yorks sanguinary summer lingers, even though November is fast approaching, with at least seven more city residents gunned down over the weekend, including a fatally wounded tourist.
Dont blame the cops. Theyre doing what theyve been told to do, which amounts to running in circles, now that Gothams political class has abandoned one of the most effective urban-policing strategies ever devised largely because it was too harsh on criminals. Now New York is reaping the whirlwind.
Or, as The New York Times reported over the weekend: More than 1,515 people have been shot so far this year, twice as many as all of 2019, and there have been 362 homicides, a 32 percent increase over last year.
And that doesnt include the weekend casualty count, which included a 20-year-old in town from Indiana to make skateboarding videos.
Its hard to keep the numbers straight, of course, because they move so fast. And while the continuing crisis is mostly about illegal guns, it isnt only about guns. Crime statistics are up sharply pretty much across the board, at least in those categories that dont lend themselves to manipulation; burglary (up 42 percent) and auto theft (up 63 percent) usually generate insurance claims and thus are harder to hide.
And then there is the matter of Joshua Diaz, who police strongly believe is the fellow who shoved a 28-year-old woman to the tracks in the Times Square subway station Friday. There doesnt seem to be much doubt that he did it, though thats for the increasingly dysfunctional courts to determine.
But this much is clear: Diaz has been arrested 30 times since 2012, for burglary, assault, resisting arrest and criminal trespass although his principal problem appears to be that he is crazy. And in that he is hardly alone.
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New York has quite a ways to fall yet.
When Giuliani came along, NY had experienced at least 15 years of near bankruptcy, high crime, no-go neighborhoods, and decline in quality of life. Moreover, NY City was still the financial trading capital of the world and markets were undergoing a boom
Now, not only NYs government, but also its population is in thrall to SJW socialism. They are also at the tail end of an 11 year stock market boom and the citys finances have only just begun to collapse.
Hearts and minds arent even close to changing. Lets check back in 10 years.
New Yorkers hated Giuliani more than they hated crime and poverty. Like Churchill. Give me free stuffs do that. The NYC voters are give me free stuffs. They ruin it. They hate Trump. They hate thinking about responsibility and work.
That’s the problem. Very few normals are willing to step into the breach and run for office. So we’re left with mediocre choices to fight against the Deep State.
Easy - bring Rudy back.
Absolutely sickening how NYC went from the post 9/11 era into this toilet era.
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Were left with mediocre choices...
No choices at all. In my district, the only Republicans on the ballot were President Trump and some nonentity running for US Congress who no one had ever heard of and never mounted a campaign.
All the judges, the NY State Assemblyman, and the NY State Senator were running unopposed, as Democrats. It was a joke.
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