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Category: New York

Sep 24 2020

Sex Fiend Menaces Mother and Children in NYC, Is Set Loose

There are still a few good Samaritans left, even in a place as cynical as New York City. When Denis Goncharov saw a violent pervert menace a mother and her two small children in Hudson River Park, he heroically intervened, while others passively recorded with their phones.

From the New York Post:

As a dad of two grade-school-age girls himself, Goncharov, 33, says he didn’t think twice about leaping between a terrified family and a deranged man who had walked up to their park bench last week and starting masturbating.

Goncharov chased the creep for more than half a mile through Greenwich Village to help cops catch him — even after the still-exposed man picked up a brick from the ground and ran at his head with it.

The maniac also called Goncharov “white trash” and spit on him. He was identified as 34-year-old Justin Merritt.

Merritt has a long misdemeanor rap sheet — mostly for criminal possession of stolen property, trespassing and turnstile jumping, but with at least one aggravated harassment arrest thrown in, law enforcement sources said.

To this lengthy résumé, police added lewdness, harassment, menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon. Thank goodness the public will be safe from Merritt for a while.

Hold on — I forgot this happened in moonbat-ruled New York:

At Merritt’s arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court the next day, he was assigned a lawyer from the New York County Defender Services and a judge had no choice but to release him on his own recognizance.

Fumes Goncharov:

“The law is completely letting down innocent, law-abiding citizens. Shootings, burglaries and violent crime are off the charts — and is it any wonder?”

Elections have consequences. The consequences of electing Democrats are becoming catastrophic.

On a tip from Bluto.

Sep 22 2020

Pushback Takes to the Streets

Regular Americans have had enough of the often obscene leftist graffiti that covers monuments, walls, and windows thanks to sociopathic Black Lives Matter/Antifa hooligans. In some cities, the graffiti is even painted on the streets at public expense. Thankfully, there has been some pushback.

From New York City, where the crime-facilitating, police-defunding hard left mayor personally took part in painting a giant “BLACK LIVES MATTER” mural on Fifth Avenue:

New Yorkers painted a massive stretch of Brooklyn blacktop with the yellow message “F–k Cuomo and de Blasio” over the weekend in the vein of Hizzoner’s “Black Lives Matter” art

Bucking widely held notions about municipal inefficiency, workers from the city Department of Transportation descended on the display less than 24 hours later — around 10 p.m. Saturday — to cover up the message with black…

The incident is under investigation. Police will not be highly motivated to find the culprits. Reportedly, they stood around laughing while the mural was created.

Meanwhile, up the coast in Massachusetts:

As in NYC, all-cap yellow letters were used to mimic the Black Lives Matter murals that municipal moonbats like de Blasio and DC’s Muriel Bowser have painted on streets to highlight their support for rioters versus the police and property owners.

It’s nice to see that there is resistance to “the Resistance.”

On tips from Rapinhoe and Jack Bauer.

Sep 10 2020

Al Sharpton Contra Black Lives Matter Ideology

You know the Left has gone off the rails when premier race hustler Al Sharpton emerges as a relative voice of reason. While Bill de Blasio et al defund the police, driving the crime rate into the stratosphere, Sharpton demurs:

“To take all policing off is something that I think a latte liberal may go for as they sit around the Hamptons discussing this as some academic problem,” Sharpton said.

“But people living on the ground need proper policing,” he said.

Specifically regarding New York City,

Sharpton noted how certain neighborhoods are indeed suffering from gun violence when asked about the safety of the city.

That would mainly be black neighborhoods. Blacks are the first victims of the antipolice Black Lives Matter ideology that has been embraced by the liberal establishment.

On a tip from Rapinhoe.

Sep 06 2020

Antifa: Death to America

At least Antifa is straightforward, unlike its defenders in the media and Democratic Party. Note that the main banner at this recent NYC rally reads “Death to America”:

NYPDK = New York Police Department Killers. Since they hate American civilization, it’s only natural that they hate the people who defend it.

On tips from Rapinhoe and Anonymous. Hat tip: Pacific Pundit.

Sep 03 2020

Andrew Cuomo’s Threatening Diatribe Against Trump

Enraged by pressure from Trump on local politicians to restore law and order in “anarchist jurisdictions” like New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo jumped the shark:

“He better have an army if he thinks he’s gonna walk down the street in New York. New Yorkers don’t want to have anything to do with him,” the Democrat said…

Cuomo has already declared that people who are pro-life, who support the constitutional right of self-defense, or who don’t embrace the LGBT agenda are not welcome in his state. Now we see that not even the President is welcome — despite being a New Yorker.

“He can’t have enough bodyguards to walk through New York City, people don’t want to have anything to do with him.”

Three ways to interpret Cuomo’s remarks are: (1) he is threatening the President with violence, which is a violation of federal law; (2) he is encouraging maniacs to attempt an assassination; or (3) he admits that local authorities are so incapable of maintaining order in New York, they can’t even guarantee the President’s safety, though foreign countries around the world manage to do it.

None of these interpretations are flattering to Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo demonstrated how Democrats will bring the country together by denouncing the President as “a clown” and “a tabloid cartoon” whose sister is disgraced by him. Yet we are expected to hate Trump for being nasty and divisive.

The governor also claimed Trump’s “negligence” is the reason New York state suffered the highest COVID-19 death toll. The governor’s critics blame his Health Department’s mandate that forbade nursing homes from turning away COVID-19-positive patients, potentially leading to at least 6,500 deaths.

What Cuomo lacks in competence, he makes up for through projection.

On tips from Varla, Mr. Freemarket, and TCS III.

Aug 21 2020

Ghost Town Manhattan

COVID-19 peaked in New York 4 months ago. The city could be well on the way to recovery. Instead it looks like this:

The mayor eggs on rioters by personally painting their slogan on Fifth Avenue. He cuts $1 billion from the NYPD to clarify whose side he’s on. This is the predictable result.

At least the traffic doesn’t look so bad, now that de Blasio has made New York into a place where no one wants to be.

On tips from KirklesWorth and Occam’s Stubble.

Aug 21 2020

The Big Apple Goes Rotten

New York City’s tax base is running for its life. The draconian and overextended COVID-19 lockdown accounts for only part of the city’s precipitous demise. Anarchy stemming from leftist ideology has turned the city into a deadly hellscape.

Emptying the jails onto the streets does not make people safer after all, despite Bill de Blasio’s progressive rhetoric. Neither does egging on rioters or hamstringing the police.

Paul Joseph Watson shoulders the sad responsibility of shoveling the first spadeful of dirt onto a formerly great city’s coffin:

If moonbattery can do this to New York, it can do it to your town too. It can do it to the whole country.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Aug 20 2020

NYC Layoffs and Chirlane McCray’s Massive Staff

Piled on top of COVID-19, Bill de Blasio’s leftist lunacy has been driving businesses and taxpayers out of New York City en masse. This will take a toll. De Blasio warns that 22,000 city workers could lose their jobs by the fall.

This may even cut into his wife Chirlane McCray’s 14-member staff. It includes city employees deputized from other public agencies, like the $70,000 videographer recruited from the Department of Health, who filmed her making ginger snaps during the lockdown.

From Fox News:

Other members of the shadow staff … are a $143,000-a-year public relations director, also from the Department of Health, and a special assistant from the mayor’s office who makes $115,000.

Then there’s the $130,000 “executive program specialist” from the Dept. of Social Services and $65,000 “associate director of advance” to the first lady. …

Despite its ranks and generous salaries, the team hasn’t posted an update to McCray’s public schedule since last year.

Too bad some of them can’t be reassigned to dig parks out from under the garbage that has been piling up or fill the anarchic gaps left by a $1 billion punitive cut to the NYPD.

Frivolous and wasteful as it might seem, Chirlane McCray’s staff is actually crucial in the fight against COVID-19:

Mayor Bill de Blasio said his wife, Chirlane McCray, needs a 14-member staff that costs city taxpayers nearly $2 million a year because they’re helping New Yorkers recover from the coronavirus pandemic. …

“This work is about the needs of the people of this city especially in this crisis,” he said after being asked about the apparent waste of taxpayer funds during a budget crisis. …

“The task force on racial inclusion and equity … has been moving big policy changes literally with the purpose of redistributing resources to the communities that are most affected” by COVID-19, de Blasio said.

It is very important that coronavirus resources be redistributed according to the cultural Marxist pecking order. Chirlane McCray is just the leftist for the job, and she can’t be expected to do it alone. Maybe they could lay off a few extra EMTs and paramedics instead so as to keep her fully staffed.

On tips from R F, Chuck A, ABC of the ANC, and Mr. Freemarket.

Aug 12 2020

New York City Houses the Homeless in Luxury Hotels

There is no end to the moonbattery that has been facilitated by Wuhan coronavirus, including the expansion of housing the homeless in luxury hotels in New York City:

[A]t least 139 hotels are deemed home to people experiencing homelessness – a sharp rise from the estimated 40 hotels that were used in place of shelters prior to the outbreak of the global pandemic this year. Around 13,000 individuals are believed to be living in such hotels across some of the five boroughs, with most of them transferred from various shelters.

About 20% of NYC hotels are now used as homeless shelters.

Congratulate yourself on your generosity:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agreed to foot at least 75% of the costs of the rooms…

That means you, federal taxpayers. The rest is on New York taxpayers, helping to explain why they have been fleeing the city and the state.

How much money are we talking about?

In 2018, the city spent $364 million on contracts for emergency homeless housing – according to publicly available data – with the invoices ranging anywhere between $150 to $400 per night depending on hotel and location, excluding the cost of meals, social services and other medical and substance abuse-related assistance.

For the money, a high time is had by everybody. Well, maybe not everybody.

A 2018 review by the Department of Investigation also found that “prostitution, drug use, and violence occurred at dozens of hotels that New York City used as shelters for homeless families last year.”

Then there are the pedophiles.

According to a recent New York Post report, the city moved at least six convicted pedophiles – still on parole – into an opulent hotel on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a mere block from an elementary school playground and thus an apparent violation of state law.

The police are limited in how much they can help. The NYPD’s homeless outreach unit was defunded this year, probably as part of de Blasio’s $1 billion war on police.

On a tip from Chuck A.

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