Category: New York

Jan 17 2020

New York Policies Kill 92-Year-Old Woman

The breakdown of law and order in New York regarding both illegal immigration and crime produces real victims. One of these was named Maria Fuertes. She is dead now, murdered at age 92 by a Guyanese Muslim named Reeaz Khan who is in the country illegally and whom local authorities had let run loose despite federal immigration officials asking them to hold him after he was arrested on assault and weapons charges.

From Fox News:

Khan, an illegal Guyanese immigrant, is accused of attacking Maria Fuertes as she walked home on Jan. 6. Fuertes lay half-dressed in 32-degree weather, conscious but “incoherent” at 2 a.m. She was taken to a hospital, where she died from injuries that included a broken spine, according to The New York Post.

Other injuries included rib fractures. She had been strangled.

Khan was arrested and reportedly told detectives that he found Fuertes lying on the ground and was trying to help when he “fell down, his belt broke, his pants fell down and his penis fell near her vagina.”

Maybe that story would float in Guyana. At the rate moonbattery is rotting the country away, soon it may float here.

A maniac, Khan had been released without bail after assaulting his own father, putting him in the hospital with a slashed chest. Six weeks later, he sexually abused and murdered Maria Fuertes.

Government was instituted to protect decent people from sociopaths. Under liberal rule, it works the other way around. Criminals and illegal aliens are openly favored over law-abiding citizens in progressive bastions like San Francisco and New York. The results are predictable.

Not only de Blasio but every fool who voted for him is complicit in Maria Fuertes’s horrific death.

On tips from R F and Dragon’s Lair. Hat tip: Frontpage Mag.

Jan 13 2020

Maniacs, Bank Robbers Run Loose as New York Disintegrates

Its system of government — namely, anarchotyranny — is making New York State unlivable. Regulations make life hell for anyone trying to open a small business or even supply electricity, whereas sociopaths know that the liberals in charge take their side.

Eugene Webb is a case in point:

Webb, 26, was arrested Friday night for aggressive panhandling near a bank entrance in Greenwich Village, just one day after he was hauled in for allegedly slugging a 23-year-old woman in the face so hard that two of her teeth were knocked out.

Webb, who police say is homeless, also attacked a second woman near Grand Central Terminal just hours after the Wednesday attack, punching the 35-year-old and kicking the back of her head, prosecutors said.

Webb has a long rap sheet, but this was rendered irrelevant by New York State’s demented bail reform.

It isn’t only psycho bums who benefit from the collapse of civilization in the erstwhile Empire State. Via Daily Mail:

A serial bank robber targeted four New York banks, was released under the city’s new law which requires no bail for holding suspects, only to strike a fifth financial institution, police claim.

The suspect, Gerold Woodberry, 42, is alleged to have robbed banks in New York’s Midtown Manhattan, Harlem, West Village and the Upper West Side, since December 30, sources said.

However, under the new ‘no bail’ law, he was released on Thursday.

Progressives might argue that banks have lots of money, so what’s the big deal?

Meanwhile, law-abiding citizens are prevented from defending themselves. They are advised to avoid New York at all costs, as they would any other hellhole that is succumbing to the Democrat Death Spiral.

The face of the new New York.

On tips from Steve T, Ellen O, and Lyle.

Jan 03 2020

Anarchotyranny Files: Farkell Hopkins

No need to travel all the way to Venezuela to observe the fascinating paradox of leftist politics known as anarchotyranny. New York City is much closer. There you can witness a regime so oppressive that using the term “illegal immigrant” has been criminalized; meanwhile, drunk-driving maniacs like Farkell Hopkins are allowed to run loose.

From the New York Post:

A man who allegedly hit and killed a pedestrian while driving drunk in East Harlem is back on the streets for now — thanks to the state’s new criminal justice reforms, authorities said Thursday.

Farkell Hopkins, 23, was arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter and DWI at the scene of the deadly New Year’s Eve collision, but was cut loose before he was even arraigned.

Manhattan DA spokesman Danny Frost explains how the moonbats in charge hamstring prosecutors on behalf of criminals:

“Under the new mandates, prosecutors must obtain and provide charged persons with a variety of materials within 15 days of arraignment,” he continued. “Accordingly, in a number of cases, prosecutors will defer charges until they are confident that discovery obligations can be fulfilled within fifteen days of arraignment on those charges.”

NYC has gone out of its way to welcome into its bosom at least 535,000 illegal aliens. When they break laws and are temporarily cut loose for bureaucratic reasons, what are the odds of ever finding them again? They will be lucky to find Hopkins, if they ever go through with his prosecution.

Being a prosecutor in a city run by moonbats could be the world’s most thankless job. The deck is always stacked against you — unless you work in the DA’s office in San Francisco, which is explicitly and aggressively on the side of the criminals under terrorist offspring Chesa Boudin.

Even if Hopkins is arraigned, he will likely be released again anyway under the new rules that took effect on New Year’s Day. Aggravated vehicular homicide is on the long list of crimes, many of them serious, for which NYC will now release culprits without bail.

On a tip from Sean C.

Jan 01 2020

Avoid the Hot Food Bar in Cities Run by Moonbats

In cities run by moonbats, supermarkets are not only convenient places to crap on the floor; they provide excellent opportunities to chow down on free food.

The New York Post reports from NYC:

A drooling and pungent homeless man made double-dipping look like child’s play at a Midtown Whole Foods, grabbing from the hot food bar with his bare hands to stuff his bearded face — as employees just chuckled and said they were powerless to stop him.

A Post photo editor had just plunked down $17 for a jerk chicken dinner at the store across from Bryant Park on Sunday night when he spotted the grungy gourmand ignoring numerous “No Sampling” signs to treat the bar like his personal feed bag.

Homeless people qualify as “oppressed.” That means the whole city is their personal feed bag.

Sometimes he used the serving spoons to shovel food into his own cup…

But at other points, he simply dug in with his visibly dirty mitts, grabbing food from the trays and shoving it directly into his mouth, wet with drool and framed by a scraggly beard.

In the closest thing to a display of personal hygiene from the man, he stopped every now and then to lick his fingers clean.

No one moved to stop him. That would have been oppression. One employee reported that he comes in there and behaves like that “all the time.” It’s DeBlasioLand, what are you gonna do?

Diseases spread by the homeless include tuberculosis, hepatitis, typhus, shigellosis, trench fever, skin infections, and potentially even bubonic plague.

When supermarkets stop having food bars, and then when all the food is displayed in locked Plexiglas cases, we will know why.

In the meantime, the tainted food supposedly gets tossed (although apparently not right away). Law-abiding normal people pick up the tab through higher prices.

Another word for liberal rule is anarchotyranny. If you try to make an honest dollar, Big Government will break your kneecaps and empty your wallet. But if you are a hooligan or drug-addled bum, you are welcome to behave however you please.

A few postcards from New York under the rule of social justice warriors like Bill de Blasio:

Don’t let this happen to your town. Vote for whichever candidate is the least liberal.

On tips from Sean C, Frances J, and Stormfax.

Nov 29 2019

How New York City Exports Its Welfare State

Put a left-wing punk in charge of a city and you don’t get government. You get a looting spree. New York City presents welfare state liberalism approaching the last extremes of extravagance:

From the tropical shores of Honolulu and Puerto Rico, to the badlands of Utah and backwaters of Louisiana, the Big Apple has sent local homeless families to 373 cities across the country with a full year of rent in their pockets as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Special One-Time Assistance [SOTA] Program.” Usually, the receiving city knows nothing about it.

Neither do taxpayers, or they would rebel. Oh wait, it’s right here in the newspaper, in a story dated last month, yet this is the first I’ve heard about it because no one is making a significant stink. New York taxpayers will never rebel, so long as they are being robbed blind in the name of moonbattery.

City taxpayers have spent $89 million on rent alone since the program’s August 2017 inception to export 5,074 homeless families — 12,482 individuals — to places as close as Newark and as far as the South Pacific, according to Department of Homeless Services [DHS] data obtained by The Post. Families who once lived in city shelters decamped to 32 states and Puerto Rico.

Meanwhile, the city ostentatiously opens its doors to needy Third Worlders who are in the country illegally, freeing thousands of criminal illegal aliens, literally making the term “illegal alien” illegal lest it offend them, creating an ID card that helps them collect taxpayer-financed benefits, promising them free healthcare, moving toward granting them voting rights, et cetera.

The city also paid travel expenses, through a separate taxpayer-funded program called Project Reconnect, but would not divulge how much it spent. A Friday flight to Honolulu for four people would cost about $1,400. …

Add to the tab the cost of furnishings, which the city also did not disclose. One SOTA recipient said she received $1,000 for them.

Bureaucrats say this is actually cheaper than keeping them in city shelters. When the year is up, the lucky recipients will demand that taxpayers provide them with free housing again, but it will be someone else’s problem. Unless of course insanely generous welfare handouts draw them straight back to New York.

[H]undreds of the homeless families are returning to the five boroughs — and some are even suing NYC over being abandoned in barely livable conditions.

That is a characteristic means of expressing gratitude for handouts: sue for abandonment if the torrent of free money slows down.

DHS said 224 SOTA families have ended up back in New York City shelters.

But at least some of them are in other cities’ shelters.

On a tip from Varla.

Nov 27 2019

Women Beaten for Being White in New York

There isn’t much punishment for pimps who dismember their “girlfriends” in New York, but the penalty for the more serious crime of being white keeps getting stiffer.

Via the New York Post:

Actress Jennifer Agostini, 43, and swimsuit model Prendinellys Garcia, 47, ran up a nearly $1,000 tab at Midtown lounge Sky Room for their friend’s birthday Saturday night before leaving around 3 a.m. Sunday, their Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit says.

But on their way out of the West 40th Street club, they got jumped and beaten to the ground by a group of 10 to 15 people who were yelling “white motherf—ers,” “dirty white b—-es” and “f—k those white b—-es and their money,” the court papers say.

Their suit is to force the bar to “keep surveillance video and other records of the incident” on the off chance that they can get some justice even in the moonbat dystopia New York. Good luck to them.

On a tip from Sean C.

Nov 19 2019

New York Descends Into Anarchotyranny

Government grows ever larger in New York State, as Democrats begin to consolidate total control as they have in California and Chicago. Despite government’s increasingly intrusive and ubiquitous presence, this is good news for criminals.

The Second Amendment is arrogantly infringed upon. The Governor’s office has conducted a punitive war against energy producers. At both the state and local level, taxpayers are forced to fund illegal immigration.

In New York City, the base of Democrat power, banks are driven out by confiscatory taxation. The term “illegal alien” is criminalized. You may soon need a license to ride a bicycle. Neighborhoods are coercively reduced to slums with rent control.

Meanwhile, on the street, law and order has been collapsing. This is likely to get worse, thanks to a criminal justice reform plan according to which suspects will be released without bail for a variety of serious offenses, starting next January. Per WTEN/WETM, these crimes include:

• Assault in the third degree
• Aggravated vehicular assault
• Aggravated assault upon a person less than eleven years old
• Criminally negligent homicide
• Aggravated vehicular homicide
• Manslaughter in the second degree
• Unlawful imprisonment in the first degree
• Coercion in the first degree
• Arson in the third and fourth degree
• Grand larceny in the first degree
• Specified felony drug offenses involving the use of children, including the use of a child to commit a controlled substance offense and criminal sale of a controlled substance to a child
• Money laundering in support of terrorism in the third and fourth degree
• Promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child
• Possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child
• Bribery in the first degree
• Aggravated harassment in the first degree
• Directing a laser at an aircraft in the first degree
• Enterprise corruption and money laundering in the first degree…

…and plenty more.

This is the kind of lunacy New Yorkers are in for:

In one recent case, a suspect in Warren County, New York, was charged with second-degree manslaughter after he allegedly killed a bystander while leading police on a high-speed chase. Though the suspect is currently behind bars awaiting trial, he will be released in January when the new bail laws go into effect.

Another case last week saw an accused drug dealer — who allegedly caused the death of a man who overdosed on drugs sold to him by the dealer’s crew — publicly thanking Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for signing the jailbreak legislation, the New York Daily News reported.

“Cuomo for president!” the accused drug dealer shouted in Spanish.

Leftism is a criminal ideology, based on thievery and moral degeneracy. Put leftists in charge and the criminals run free; it is the productive citizens who are treated like criminals.

On a tip from Kate P.

Nov 13 2019

Bill de Blasio Booed at Veterans Day Parade

A commie ratfink like Bill de Blasio could only be doing one thing in a Veterans Day parade: getting booed.

Mayor Bill de Blasio was booed and jeered by spectators as he marched in the city’s 100th annual Veterans Day Parade on Monday.

Some onlookers ridiculed him as “Comrade de Blasio.”

Among the thousands of spectators at the parade was Cathy Lesser, 53, who said she booed de Blasio “as loudly as I could.”

“He is a moron and doesn’t represent the heart of New York. He is a poor excuse of a leader and a man. He should step down and allow someone with integrity and honor to lead the city,” said Lesser, a Huntington resident.

It would be nice to think she is right about de Blasio not representing the current heart of New York.

On a tip from Kate P.

Nov 01 2019

JPMorgan Chase Begins Escape From New York

New York City is like California: so extravagantly wealthy that the progressives who have taken it over believe they will never run out of other people’s money. But they will, because socialists always do. Some companies will be looted or hyperregulated into ruin. Others, realizing that you cannot do business indefinitely in a place run by leftists, will escape — like JPMorgan Chase is beginning to do:

Despite more than two centuries of history in a city synonymous with the global financial industry, JPMorgan is quietly shrinking its workforce there. The bank’s been building up its presence in other locations and is now considering relocating several thousand New York-based employees out of the area…

JPMorgan has already made plans to move hundreds of New York-based credit-risk jobs to Texas and to station some senior-level employees of the consumer bank there, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

This bank once bailed NYC out of a fiscal crisis. It might not be around to do it again.

Others have also soured on the Big Apple.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has built up operations in Salt Lake City, Deutsche Bank AG has expanded in Jacksonville, Florida, and AllianceBernstein Holding LP last year announced plans to move its corporate headquarters to Nashville, Tennessee.

JPMorgan Chase’s withdrawal is largely due to outlandish taxes and the cost of living in New York. It is also in part fallout from AOC’s triumphant scuttling of a new Amazon headquarters.

Executives had hoped Amazon’s arrival would lure more tech-savvy workers to the area, with JPMorgan planning to draw from the same pool to add to its 50,000 tech staffers…

Eventually everyone who generates wealth will be bled dry, strangled with red tape, or driven out. De Blasio will have to start taxing moonbattery, because that’s all that will be left.

On a tip from Sean C.

Oct 31 2019

Criminal Is Awarded $11 Million After Assaulting Cop

In the moonbat dystopia of New York City, criminal lowlifes have the wind at their back. Society operates on their behalf. Say you’re an unemployed heroin addict with a long rap sheet who drags a police officer with your car. A court might pay you $11 million for it.

Via the New York Post:

A heroin addict with nearly 20 arrests to his name allegedly dragged a cop along a busy Bronx street while fleeing a traffic stop, forcing another lawman to shoot him — and a jury just handed him an $11 million payday…

During “a two-week-long bender” in 2006, Raoul Lopez was pulled over for rolling through a stop sign. After he refused to comply with an order to shut off the engine, officer Zinos Konstantinides reached in for the key. Lopez hit the gas, dragging Konstantinides along busy Grand Concourse.

Another officer shot the maniac in the neck, fearing that his partner would be killed. As a result, Lopez suffers partial paralysis on the right side.

He was lucky to survive his potentially lethal assault on a police officer (for which he was unsurprisingly acquitted). He is even luckier to have committed his crime in the Bronx, where a jury would be likely to reward it generously.

Civilization is not something police can impose. When a society decays so that criminals are no longer the outliers, cops either become criminals themselves or are ineffectual due to lack of support.

On a tip from Ron L.

Oct 24 2019

“Emotionally Disturbed Persons” Struck From Newspeak Dictionary

One reason updates to the Newspeak Dictionary never stop is that soon after a euphemism is imposed, a euphemism is required for the euphemism, which has taken on the meaning of the word it replaced. For example, New York police officers would never be allowed to call lunatics “lunatics”; that would be offensive to lunatics. So they call them EDPs, which stands for “emotionally disturbed persons.” Now they can’t say that either, because EDP has come to mean “lunatic.”

Patrick Lynch of the NYC Police Benevolent Association has been fed to the teeth with the EDP decrees excreted by Bill de Blasio:

Sounds like the situation in NYC will continue deteriorating under moonbat rule.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Oct 12 2019

NYC Department of Correction Bans Word “Perp”

Inner Party members are encouraged to update their copies of the Newspeak Dictionary at once. The word “perp” to describe those incarcerated for perpetrating crimes has been found to be insensitive to criminals and is therefore banned in New York:

As the City Council weighs new legislation to guarantee more “humane” living accommodations for inmates — including calling them by their preferred pronouns — the Department of Correction has quietly revamped its rules for identifying inmates to make it more prisoner-friendly…

In order to display the politically correct degree of obsequiousness, inmates must be referred to as “individuals” or “persons.”

“It’s BS that you can’t call them ‘perps’,” griped a DOC source after reviewing the order. “All part of [Mayor Bill] de Blasio’s plan to coddle criminals. Inmates get treated better than us [correction officers]. We used to call them bodies or packages.

“Now if you say on the radio you have five persons, does that mean inmates, visitors, construction workers, counselors, etc. It is confusing.”

Mission accomplished. The intent of Newspeak Dictionary revisions is to further restrict our ability to express incorrect thoughts.

To distinguish between criminals and the law-abiding is to make a distinction that will not exist in utopia. It could serve to confer stigma. We are all the same, except thought criminals, who are bad. Vocabulary that allows us to distinguish between people who are the same is unnecessary wrongthink.

On a tip from seaoh.

Sep 28 2019

Illegal to Call an Illegal Alien an “Illegal Alien” in NYC

New York City has an update for the Newspeak Dictionary that is more than a suggestion. It is literally illegal now to call an illegal alien an “illegal alien” in this surreal moonbat dystopia.

Via the New York Post:

It’s now against the law in New York City to threaten someone with a call to immigration authorities or refer to them as an “illegal alien” when motivated by hate.

Whether something is “motivated by hate” will remain subjective until Big Government has the technology to read our minds. In practice, this provision means authorities will prosecute you for it if they don’t like your attitude. This is the purest essence of a thought crime — the sort of crime that would be inconceivable in a free society.

The restrictions — violations of which are punishable by fines of up to $250,000 per offense — are outlined in a 29-page directive released by City Hall’s Commission on Human Rights.

As Canadians can tell you, tyrannical repression as an end in itself finds its purest expression in human rights commissions.

“‘Alien’ — used in many laws to refer to a ‘noncitizen’ person — is a term that may carry negative connotations and dehumanize immigrants, marking them as ‘other,’” reads one passage of the memo. “The use of certain language, including ‘illegal alien’ and ‘illegals,’ with the intent to demean, humiliate, or offend a person or persons constitutes discrimination.”

Of course illegal aliens are the “other,” to use the terminology of Ivory Tower moonbats. That’s why the Cultural Marxist authorities side with them against us, forcing us to turn our country over to them, to pay for their healthcare, to provide them will all manner of services and benefits, to throw our laws and our national integrity out the window on their behalf, and even to sacrifice the core principle of free speech lest they be offended.

Meanwhile, actual crimes like drug use, prostitution, public defecation, turnstile jumping, et cetera are deliberately ignored, and the streets are unsafe for law-abiding citizens. NYC features what they call “anarchotyranny” — the worst of both worlds situation where you have the disadvantages of both too much government and no government at all.

On tips from Sean C, Varla, Dragon’s Lair, and Stormfax.

Sep 22 2019

Purging Whites From Cultural Institutions in NYC

Having abandoned his farcical presidential aspirations, Bill de Blasio can now turn his full attention to waging Cultural Marxism against New York City.

Whites are apparently disproportionately likely to pursue employment in museums and the like. This could impede the goal of marginalizing Caucasians. The de Blasio solution: choke off the money supply to cultural institutions that do not sufficiently discriminate against the pigmentally incorrect:

From the New York Post:

On Tuesday, Tom Finkelpearl, head of the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs, admitted that the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and other city treasures aren’t meeting the mayor’s de-facto quotas for their workforces.

In all, 33 cultural nonprofits get $117.2 million a year in taxpayer money. Any institution that falls short is supposed to see a 10% cut.

To keep the money, institutions might have to start firing people because of their race. Don’t even bother submitting a résumé if you are white. You will only be hired if it has been proven to be impossible to get someone who is not white to do the job.

Yet again we see that antiracism is racism at its most outrageously unjust.

Maybe New York should impose an antiwhite quota on the Office of the Mayor. At least then the city would be rid of Bill de Blasio.

On a tip from Sean C.

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