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While New York Slowly Burns…

04 November 2014 @ 14:22

…some Officials employed by it’s people treat running the City as a big game and some seek to take revenge for grievances that exist only in their fevered, Communist minds.

From Myron Magnet, we learn [tip of the fedora to Ed Driscoll]:

So, while he has cut the number of stop-and-frisks, as de Blasio promised the NYPD would do under his mayoralty, Bratton has refused to end them—instead, he has weeded out some of the department’s worst bullies and has trained his remaining cops to do stop-and-frisks with better targeting and more tact. Just as he increased the proportion of minority officers during his tour in L.A., he promoted Philip Banks III to First Deputy Commissioner, a post that Banks abruptly resigned, reportedly because he believed, perhaps rightly, that he’d be a token black dignitary with more prestige than real power. And since McCray, the mayor’s wife, reportedly had favored Banks over Bratton to head the NYPD, a tempest in the tabloids has erupted. In response, today’s New York Post front page shows de Blasio and Bratton making nice.

Here’s what I think is de Blasio’s dilemma: if he pushes Bratton to police so ineffectively that crime is likely to rise, Bratton will refuse and either quit, with noisy predictions that crime will rage out of control, or let the mayor fire him, unleashing the same loud predictions, which the tabloids will amplify. And crime will go up, unnerving now-complacent New Yorkers. And that will make Bratton de Blasio’s most likely challenger in the next mayor’s race.

For the Police Commissioner, this is all a big game [he is a thoroughly Political Animal – emphasis on the word 'animal'] and McCray is race-hustling Communist, while her husband is a would-be Tito.

These three and others of their ilks are going to take one of the World’s greatest cities and destroy it.

The Culture Of Corruption is dancing with The Culture Of Death to the Nihilism Waltz.

6 Comments
  1. genomega1 permalink
    04 November 2014 @ 15:40 15:40

    Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    While New York Slowly Burns…

  2. Shermlaw (RS) permalink
    04 November 2014 @ 17:36 17:36

    I was not a big Rudy Giuliani fan when he was flirting with national office, but I must say this: he was a damned fine mayor.

  3. Adobe_Walls permalink
    04 November 2014 @ 18:24 18:24

    As someone who found Raleigh too big, the ”worlds greatest city” is a rather dubious distinction.

  4. Anonymous permalink
    05 November 2014 @ 07:26 07:26

    As a resident of NYC all I can say is bring back stop and frisk. Oh wait, that’s raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist.

    • 05 November 2014 @ 07:28 07:28

      You see what happens when you try and post a comment before having your coffee? You forget to fill out the name and address fields and get posted as anonymous.

      I blame the Republicans and their war on coffee.

  5. 05 November 2014 @ 07:27 07:27

    As a resident of NYC all I can say is “Bring back stop and frisk.” No wait….that’s raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist.

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