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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

De Blasio gets his wish-in spades

It looks as if the New York police unions are giving Mayor de Blasio exactly what he wants. He asked for a more laid back approach to law enforcement and he is getting it in spades. The New York Post reports;
Angry union leaders have ordered drastic measures for their members since the Dec. 20 assassination of two NYPD cops in a patrol car, including that two units respond to every call.It has helped contribute to a nose dive in low-level policing, with overall arrests down 66 percent for the week starting Dec. 22 compared with the same period in 2013, stats show. Citations for traffic violations fell by 94 percent, from 10,069 to 587, during that time frame. Summonses for low-level offenses like public drinking and urination also plunged 94 percent — from 4,831 to 300.Even parking violations are way down, dropping by 92 percent, from 14,699 to 1,241. Drug arrests by cops assigned to the NYPD’s Organized Crime Control Bureau — which are part of the overall number — dropped by 84 percent, from 382 to 63.
Never mind that traffic and parking fines are a large source of the city's income if his honor want less policing the police seem happy to oblige. Someone might want to pass the word to the White House that the next time Obama wants to visit the UN he may want to bring along an extra 5,000-10,000 Secret Service agents to block intersections and direct traffic if he expects to make the ride  from JFK in under 12 hours.
For all of his honor's cant about police respect for the citizens they serve his past political affiliation reflect an affinity for totalitarian dictatorships. Judicial Watch notes that his beloved Nicaragua had 20,000 political prisoners rotting in prisons during their glory days, the days that young de Blasio visited that Latin American Utopia. That's not quite accurate. Yes, the present Mayor of New York did visit Nicaragua in the 1980's but that was two name changes ago. He was originally named Warren Wilhelm, Jr. In 1983, he changed his name to Warren de Blasio-Wilhelm. Then in 1990 he changed it to Bill de Blasio so everyone would know that he was a descendant of poor Italian immigrants whose family could afford to send his mother to Smith College. Bizarre behavior? Not when compared to other New York political luminaries such as Eliot Spitzer aka Client Number Nine or Anthony Weiner aka Carlos Danger.
De Blasio may soon have a referendum on his behavior and idiotic Sandinista rhetoric.  Staten Island's Republican district attorney Daniel Donovan who was accused of not rigging the grand jury in the matter of the death of Eric Garner may run in a special election to replace tax evading Congressman Michael Grimm.
Donovan is one of the most popular elected officials on Staten Island, taking 70 percent of the vote in his 2011 re-election campaign, and 65 percent of the borough vote in his unsuccessful race for attorney general in 2010, according to the Staten Island Advance. What do you bet he is endorsed by all the police unions?

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