I lived in the center of Brooklyn, New York from 1974-1986 during the worst years in that city’s history. Everything was falling into ruins, the city was going bankrupt, crime was out of control and my lovely neighbors decided to celebrate a sumer storm causing a black out by looting and then burning down much of my neighborhood. Now, the wife of the new mayor, Ms. McCray, said in public that the best time in NY history was 1977, the worst year ever for the rest of us law abiding, tax paying citizens.
Teenage victim of McDonald’s assault arrested on gun charge –the girl at the center of a You Tube video event where she was mercilessly beaten by another black female fellow student over a ‘dissing’ issue is in the news again due to her desire to get revenge: during a wild caught-on-video fight runs from cops and is impaled on barbed wire in Brooklyn:
She was planning to attack a rival at the Linden Plaza apartments in East New York and was waiting for the 19-year-old woman in the lobby of her building at about 8:30 p.m. when the would-be victim called 911.
When cops showed up at the Lincoln Ave. apartment building, Ballinger dropped her purse and ran off. The pocketbook contained a .40-caliber Baretta, officials said.
Cops found Ballinger nearby but she ran off and jumped over a low wall — and into a thatch of razor wire near a train yard.She was carrying a backpack with an imitation pistol inside, cops said.
A 20-year-old man, a 14-year-old boy and two girls, ages 14 and 13, were in the lobby with Ballinger and are facing trespassing charges, officials said.
Everyone who is of criminal intent is now carrying guns in New York City and the shooting rate and attempted use of these guns is rising rapidly now that the stop and frisk scheme was stopped. The mayor has a major problem: his wife is black and she celebrates social chaos and destruction thinking this is great times for black people because they can go shopping at midnight and not pay for anything and can run wild doing as they all please while the city pays for all this via welfare/housing/school stipends.
De Blasio, McCray talk city crime rate, 1977 life -Chirlane McCray (wife of the mayor) recalls a rosier than real 1977 New York City while de Blasio insists less stop-and-frisks makes city safer…this news story is causing his already dropping popularity to take another nose dive. Of course, the same people who marched in Manhattan yelling, ‘Kill the cops’ are even happier with this duo.
As we have reduced stops, we have reduced crime,” the mayor said during a live radio appearance Friday. “I think the numbers are overwhelmingly clear.
This is typical delusional talk that fools no one. Arrest numbers have dropped like a rock because the cops don’t have any idea what to do anymore. None want to go to prison while dealing with violent repeat criminals. Instead, they handle these with kid gloves or don’t bother at all. As I predicted, this is no shock to me. My biggest fight against crime was to convince the cops to work with me arresting my darling neighbors, the ones who were career criminals.
Convincing the DA to prosecute them and punish them took all my political muscle, too. It was not easy in 1977 to do any of this. Our mayor back then, Beame, was a weaking. This is the time period when I got to know Giuliani really, really good as he was my Fed prosecutor tool for going after corrupt politicians.
“To me, this has actually been a great ratification of the fact that we can protect individual liberties while making ourselves safer.”…
New York is not safer. It is increasingly more dangerous and I fully expect the Brooklyn/Queens border where many blacks now live to explode this summer over any and all excuses. It has been quite a few years since the last mass looting expedition and many stores have ventured to open in these areas again, finally. It takes around 40 years to recover from looting sessions. Some never recover.
McCray offered her rosy recollections of the late ’70s, when she came to New York from Springfield, Mass.
“The city was strong,” she said. “The city was inclusive and dynamic. We want the city to stay that way.”…
Holy cow! The city was not ‘inclusive’. Blacks worked hard to drive out anyone and everyone who ventured into the hood. I was told point blank that I had no right to live in the house I paid for because I was white! Al Sharpton tried to get me killed because I told middle class home owner black adults that they had a right to control crime in their own neighborhood!
George Arzt, a City Hall reporter who later worked for Mayor Ed Koch, echoed Giuliani’s assessment (that the city was a disaster area back then, burning down and going bankrupt due to too much social spending and not enough spending on infrastructure).
“Obviously, 1977 wasn’t a great year,” said Arzt.
“The city was running a deeply austere budget. We had to cut back on cops, uniformed services, parks, other services. There were all kinds of calamities, blackouts, snowstorms.”…
De Blasio, asked if his wife’s pining for 1977 was a gaffe, said she was referring to the amount of affordable housing available at the time.
“I think she has no illusions about how tough things were in this city in 1977,” the mayor said. “But she made a really powerful point: Until recently, good times and bad, you could find (an affordable) place to live.
‘Affordable housing’ back then was RENT CONTROLLED. I am very biased here. I was a super for a landlord before I bought a half burned building to rebuild. The building I rebuilt was typical: it was RENT CONTROLLED and died. Landlords couldn’t afford to do any upkeep or heating due to rampant inflation which the city denied. So rents were set at post-WWII levels while the dollar collapsed in value the the price of energy shot upwards.
Hundreds of thousands of perfectly fine apartment buildings burned down during this period due to rent control laws and inflation. Nearly the entire rental stock of the Bronx went up in flames. Much of my neighborhood did the same. One could spot the rent controlled buildings by the broken windows and burned facades.
Now, the new mayor is trotting off to Albany to demand expanding rent control again. He isn’t going there to lobby to stop white flight when it comes to schooling. Statistics show that white students virtually vanish from schools there by age 12. They are around 14% and of that, a hunk is Asian going to tech schools. The rest move to the suburbs like I did when I had to flee after having two children of school age. I could afford only one going to private school.
The catastrophe of the school system is shrugged off. Instead of facing reality, the liberal solution is to dump more reforms and money into increasingly black/Hispanic schools that can’t teach anyone anything since few seem even slightly interested in learning anything.
▶ The Fire Next Door – The Bronx, Part-1 of 2 – YouTube
The other reason my family is now leaving NYC again is this: MTA wants to spend $32B to repair aging system struggling to meet its record ridership. The suburban trains are fine. You get comfortable forward facing seats and computer service, too. No crammed riders with plastic sideways seats! I remember the WWII subway system: it had forward facing seats that were comfortable! These were replaced with Japanese-designed trains for cramming in way too many commuters. Extremely uncomfortable trains, they are very annoying to ride. They are cattle cars.
Instead of fixing that and encouraging home building, the new mayor wants more welfare cases burning down our cities, turning public transport into a nightmare, and more crimes. This is not a good solution but certain groups think this is paradise…for themselves.
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