One evening in the subway in Manhattan, a fascistic attack against civil rights by the NYPD occurred and the city and state of New York tried to cover it up.
According to an article in the digital publication THE CITY, a homeless man carrying all his possessions in tote bags was heading to Brooklyn on the 6 train going downtown. Suddenly, two cops walked into the car he was in and ordered him to get out because his bags were placed on the empty seats next to him. When the 6 pulls into the 51st Station, the homeless man complies and gets out but decides to run to the next car before the train departs.
The cops keep the train at the station and then order the homeless man to get out again, threatening to physically kick him out. When the cop tries to grab the homeless man, he refuses to budge and then the cop punches him about 4 times then he and his partner grabs him and ejects him from the train and kicks his only possessions on the platform. They keep the homeless man detained on the floor while placed in plasticuffs until the EMT’s arrive and strap the man to the gurney and roll him out. The homeless man wound up getting arraigned for felony assault during the arrest by D.A. Cy Vance, which carries a sentence for up to 7 years.
If it wasn’t for the video, this would have just went through the system and no one would have ever known about it, not even the news media. But the severity of this attack on this homeless man carries great significance and should give the general public pause on what the authorities are trying to normalize in the New Normal we all live in under the still existing pandemic and also what they are willing to do to maintain it.
The catalyst of this incident stems from Governor Cuomo’s decision on May 6 to shut the subway down at 1 a.m. so the trains could be thoroughly cleaned to prevent COVID-19 contagion from spreading after over 130 transit workers perished from the disease and multiple videos of trash strewn train cars occupied by homeless people went viral. Which meant that no one was allowed to commute in the subway until 5 a.m. On the day it was in effect, MTA and NYPD cops were deployed to kick all the homeless people out of the trains and the stations, leaving them all to take whatever shelter was offered or to wander the streets for a place to sleep.
When this altercation and escalation by the cops happened, the transit shutdown was already in effect for 19 days, and it appears on the video that the cops targeted the homeless man based on the MTA curfew and he was already violating the hardly enforced law of placing his bags on the seats which gave them justification for ejecting him.
But this is where those cops case turns to shit. Because when they started hassling the homeless man, it was only 12:30 a.m, a half hour before the subway closes so he must have boarded that train even earlier than that from wherever he came from. And the cops decision to order him off the 6 based on his bags on the seats was purely arbitrary and he appeared to be the only commuter on that car so he wasn’t really causing an obstruction.
As for the homeless man resisting to get off, he actually does have a lot of justification on his side. Because he was only taking the train to Brooklyn because he refused to stay at a shelter he was assigned to because it was too crowded and felt safer finding a desolate place out of the way to sleep for the night than to risk contracting coronavirus. To give an idea what that must have resembled, here is a picture of a homeless shelter by Bellevue Hospital where cops and city workers were sending when they kicked the homeless off the subway on the first day of the lockdown:
But the cops persisted anyway, they have orders to follow even though the homeless man was not breaking any law or even any pandemic guidelines. When he went to the other car he was still socially distanced from the other passengers and was wearing a face mask too, but only took it off to communicate and tried to plead with the determined cop, who actually was a bigger contagion threat because he didn’t have a mask on.
But besides coronavirus, the other existential threat is the dismantling of civil and human rights, which that cop displayed when he dehumanized that homeless man and his possessions like they both were garbage and exploited Cuomo’s and NYC Transit’s pandemic protocols to administer selective and capital enforcement on the most vulnerable people in society.
It’s taboo to make comparisons to historic events, but not only did this vulgar arbitrary brutality happen on May 25th, the day George Floyd was tortured and murdered on the street of Minneapolis during an arrest, this incident is really similar to Rosa Parks correctly refusing to move to the back of the bus because of some racist arbitrary law. It’s not wholly racially motivated because the roles of the races involved here are reversed, but it’s more like a caste system motivated civil rights violation. And trying to criminalize homelessness and poverty.
The homeless man was right to disobey. He did nothing wrong, he just wanted to go somewhere else besides a superspreader shelter where he could easily get infected. (Think about if he did remain at that shelter and then got on the subway after 5 a.m. )In a way, this is what the recently departed John Lewis said about making “good trouble”, which is why the guy took a risk wresting his hand away from being grabbed by the cop and being walloped, peppersprayed and having 200 pounds of NYPD on his back for 15 minutes or longer. Even Rep. Lewis had his skull bashed in for crossing a bridge for civil rights and social justice.
Watching this video and the subsequent effort to lock this guy away for years for just wanting to go home and for an assault charge based on a skinny man swatting away a fat cop’s arm and kicking the cop who beat him on his hand during the arrest (not known if it was accidental or intentional) reeks of utter crony corruption and an attempt to normalize a mild form of capital punishment, even if they were eventually dismissed. But after this incident and video, something about Governor Cuomo’s edict to lock down the subway doesn’t look like a conscientious task to remove every pathogen they can scour from the trains and stations but now looks like they want to ban the homeless from riding the trains outright. Who knows if the demented plan to make the subway accessible through reservations is still being considered in those MTA board meetings. Maybe primping NYC Transit for the upper class is not so farfetched considering that Cuomo is recently begging again for Fed dollars from DC with warnings of a fare raise for his constituents. Could a $5.00 fare be near?
Sure there were all those weeks of selfish and mentally ill derelicts (there is a distinction) that were inhabiting and making the trains ghastly unsafe with shopping carts and piles of litter strewn all over the floor including bodily fluids and feces when the trains were running slow and bereft of commuters during the high body count month in April, but they are not relevant to what happened on May 25th at 51st/Lexington. Those cops brutalized him, kicked him out and violated his rights to commute and fourth amendment right when they searched through his bags later on because he was homeless and they were given orders by the state to do that. That’s it.
As for the cop who beat the shit out of that homeless man, he got off without charges and consequences, aided by the belated wishy washy response by Mayor de Blasio who took a week to see the video and 2 months to be cognizant of the incident, which is no surprise after excuses weeks of excessive force utilized by the NYPD during the Black Lives Matter protests which are still continuing.
But there was and still is not much recognition for the homeless man, Joseph T. who works as a hairdresser by trade. Even though his ordeal should be a new warning about the ominous omniscient threat of becoming homeless during a new depression and a burgeoning police state that’s gradually being implemented that will enforce arbitrary but fundamentally baseless and unconstitutional laws against them.
Following the daily relentless George Floyd protests against systemic police brutality and the exposure of the NYPD equally relentless aggression against the people participating in them even when violent crimes were rising on the streets of the five boroughs particularly shootings in 10 precincts, Commissioner Shea and Mayor de Blasio decided to abolish the plain clothes anti-crime units that were tasked with getting guns off the street.
Since that decision, it has correlated with a 205% rise in shootings which included 112 people getting shot in 9 days at the end of June, concluding a month where shootings went up an astonishing 130% compared to 2019 for this month. 40 people were shot at on the 4th of July alone. Murders are up 23% heading into August.
Commissioner Shea attributes the bloody violence happening daily not to his (and surely de Blasio’s) decision to suspend the anti-crime unit, which was recently deployed to selectively enforce pandemic protocols towards Black and Latinx people in lower median income neighborhoods but on the city and state bail reform laws enacted at the start of 2020. Both of them along with Chief Monahan also cite that the court system has not been fully available because of the coronavirus, even though hearings have been going since the pandemic first hit NYC in March.
Even though all of the Mayor’s, Shea’s and Monahan’s theories are debunked by the fact that the majority of the shooters have not been caught and are still running around on the streets and shacking somewhere else because the NYPD are making remarkably less arrests than they have last summer in 2019. About over 60% less, which correlates with the horrendous rise of gun violence and killings.
Take for example, gun arrests: During the same 28 day period from June 14 through July 12 of last year the NYPD made 270 gun arrests. This year, they’ve arrested 89 people during the same time period. A 67 percent decrease: pic.twitter.com/aFDAGTMyFW
Another factual reason why is that illegal guns are easier to get now as federal agencies tasked to stop gun trafficking are overwhelmed and understaffed because of the pandemic. A sociological reason might be that the worst elements of society collectively feels that the police can be overcome because of the reform laws enacted knowing that cops will be hesitant to apply submission holds during a difficult arrest with a perp for fear of being arraigned for a chokehold and the general hatred and mockery being dished from the protesters. And a logistical reason could be that lots of cops were redeployed from precincts to monitor all these impromptu protests in the last 50 days since the curfew protests, including the recent ones by Blue Lives Matter, which ironically has led to refunding the NYPD with more overtime pay.
But after a month of infighting and blaming, the Blaz and Shea have come up with a 6-point solution to tamp down on the daily fusillades and homicides racking up and they didn’t need to come up with an anagram to initiate it. Declaring to End Gun Violence Now and although no wants to get shot, the goal in it’s title is still unrealistic considering how relentless the gun violence on the streets are and a majority of them are not caught, it’s ambition is as comparable the Blaz’s Vision Zero street safety initiative for pedestrian and vehicles which has not done much for neither and people are still dying.
But at least de Blasio’s NYPD has a plan for now, even if the goals are what they should be doing in the first place. After they make some progress with this, maybe they’ll also come up with plan to end knife, machete, fist, kick, non-consensual sexual and blunt object violence too.
It’s basic, but it’s worth a shot. No pun intended.
In Harlem, a 7-year-old girl was hit by a stray bullet shot from the gun fired by a 16-year-old boy while she was eating on the stoop as her mother was taking out groceries from her car when someone took out a gun and fired it during street fight among a group of men. A man also got shot in the leg during the melee. The mother is now contemplating ordering her groceries from home. I’m sure Bezos and all the other shop from home tech predators are onto to this unfortunate demographic.
Also in Harlem, during a fight over a drug deal, a man knocked down a homeless man causing him to fall on his head and to lose consciousness and dying from his injury later in a hospital.
Again in Harlem, a wheelchair bound man took out a gun and fired four shots at a group of men following an argument he had with them.
And again in Harlem, cops in NYPD SUV’s responding to the aforementioned shooting above stopped in their tracks on the avenue when a block party was still going on and a pickup up truck was obstructing the road ahead. When the cops turned on their sirens to get the crowd to disperse, a majority of people threw glass booze bottles at their vehicles, leading the cops to retreat and leave the vicinity in what can be described as blowback from the weeks of protests calling for their abolishing and also the systematic brutality the NYPD executed against those demonstrators.
And again in Harlem at the 125th St. Station, a man got gruesomely slaughtered to death when he got hit by an arriving train after falling off the platform when he was trying to break up a fight between two women and then a man intervened and shoved him towards the tracks.
And again in Harlem, a man yelled at another man inside an apartment building that he was going to kill him, then he chased him out on the street and shot him to death.
And again in Harlem, three men and a woman were shot on the street and four men were shot at a party three blocks away.
And again in Harlem, a man was shot in the back steps away from Morningside Park and died without naming his killer to the cops.
And again in Harlem, a man was shot to death after arguing with his killer by Central Park.
And again in Harlem, stray bullets pierced through the walls of a man’s apartment from his 6-year-old girl’s bedroom.
And again in Harlem, a man was shot in the torso on the street in broad daylight.
And again in Harlem, a man was shot in the ankle in broad daylight.
And again in Harlem, a woman abducted her 7-month-old baby boy despite losing custody of her other children for being a neglectful parent.
And again in Harlem, a man was shot on the street and tried to flee but collapsed and then his friend crashed his car trying to drive him to the hospital. Then he died.
In East Harlem, a man and a woman got shot at multiple times by the FDR drive.
Also in East Harlem, a 15-year-old boy got shot in the chest and refused to snitch on his shooter.
Again in East Harlem, a man got shot to death while he was riding a Citibike going home and got caught in the crossfire of a shootout.
And again in East Harlem, a 17-year-old boy got shot to death while hanging out with his friends on the grounds of the Washington Houses.
In NoMad, a man and a woman got shot at on the sidewalk in a drive-by shooting after leaving a rooftop bar where they had a fight with other people. The woman died after she took the bullet to the chest for her boyfriend as she pushed him out of the way as he got hit in the leg. This murder happened down the block from Jeff Bezos’s new three story lair on 26th Street.
In Downtown Manhattan, a militia of cops charged protesters that occupied the park grounds by City Hall for a week hours before Mayor de Blasio showed up for the budget hearings with City Council. Cops removed barricades the protesters took to guard their occupation and then arrested three people after the front of the surrogate courthouse building got tagged with political and vitriolic graffiti overnight.
The occupation grew to over 400 people and was able to match the numbers of the NYPD as they continued to curse them out and resist their presence enough to make the cops back up and stand at ease across the street from the park.
Occupiers decided to name it CHAZ (City Hall autonomous zone) after another protest group’s disastrous attempt to form a permanent protest zone in Seattle. The Naked Cowboy stopped by to have discourse with him but got smacked in the back of his head. In a bizarre development, protesters have also attacked journalists trying to report from the occupation, shockingly taking the same approach the NYPD did with journalists trying to cover the Black Lives Matter earlier in the month during the city wide 8 p.m. curfew.
Although the park already had poor people sleeping in the park, more homeless people arrived to the “abolition zone” which unfortunately led to outbursts and fights inside the occupation.
A couple of men protesting got aggro while following a NYPD inspector on the street and used their freedom of speech to make verbal threats to injure him and they wound up getting arrested. Then the phalanx of cops stood and watch a protester add more graffiti to the surrogate courthouse.
Another protester got irrationally irritated by a NY Post reporter who stopped by there and swung a 2×4 piece of wood at him while trying to knock the phone out of his hand and then ran away. Another protester threw his fist at that reporter without provocation. Police in the area treated the journalist’s charges against them with insouciance and did nothing.
Although the park already had poor people sleeping in the park, more homeless people arrived to the “abolition zone” which unfortunately led to outbursts and fights inside the occupation. Which made the sight of a man unloading loads of baseball bats from his car by the AZ and handing them to various individuals very off-putting.
The police suddenly got active when Occupy City Hall protesters ran onto the Brooklyn Bridge as a unity march against gun violence organized by community faith activists and military veterans was crossing it along with members of the NYPD’s SBA union. When some of the protesters attempted to block the path on the bridge road, the cops deployed there along with Chief Terence Monahan managed to arrest three of them. Other protesters watching from the pedestrian path intervened in the arrest as one of them took a cane and whacked Monahan on the finger and two other high brass officers on their heads and then ran away on the road as her fellow protesters got into a violent clash with bike and motor scooter cops that rolled up on the pedestrian/bike path.
The City Hall Abolition Zone came to an anti-climatic yet still unsettling end when de Blasio’s NYPD arrived in riot gear with brand new shields and marched their way through the occupation and kicked everyone out with one guy getting cuffed for not giving up the fort as he threw a brick at the cops.
Which saved President Trump the trouble of sending federal sanction secret police to NYC to stop more graffiti being written on federal buildings.
Just walk away…
After the park was cleared out and the buildings and sidewalks powerwashed, it was discovered that the occupiers were going to the bathroom through a sidewalk grating above a catch basin in the City Hall/Brooklyn Bridge Station. Gross but fitting considering the way de Blasio turned his workplace into a pay-to-play cesspool for 6.7 years.
Also in Downtown Manhattan at the Wall St. Station, a man got slashed in the neck on the 4 train.
Again in Downtown Manhattan at the Chambers St. Station, a man pried open a plywood wall and found then stole a hand truck with tools and copper wire worth over $20,000. Then got on the J train and split with his plunder.
In Hell’s Kitchen, a man stole a Mazarati from the dealer’s showroom building and stopped and ditched the vehicle at the red light and got caught by cops who were conveniently right there to grab them. The dealership had one of their luxury cars stolen by a woman from the showroom the week before.
Also in Hell’s Kitchen, a man got fired from his real estate firm when he got frustrated with bottle refuse coming from residents of a homeless shelter hotel so he rolled a bunch of them back at the hotel. The man also caught a junkie from the shelter shooting up smack at a phone booth.
In the Upper West Side at the 86th St. Station, a man assaulted an off-duty cop and robbed her purse on the 1 train and ran out but got chased down by a Samaritan who caught him at the end of the platform. Following his act of heroism, the Samaritan continued his commute but succumbed to a heart attack and died at the 72nd St. Station.
Also in the Upper West Side, a man got shot to death on a street corner allegedly over an argument during a dice game.
Again in the Upper West Side, a man got killed and three people got injured in a car wreck when the driver lost control on the parkway and flipped the car upside down and landed on the median while speeding.
And again in the Upper West Side, a man was shot in the head by a street corner and died a week later from his wound.
In the Upper East Side, a 79-year-old woman was found dead bound and gagged with plastic bags around her head in her apartment in a lux building.
In Hamilton Heights, a man got killed while sitting in the back seat of a Mercedes as the driver ran a red light and collided into another car. Then the driver ran away.
In Morningside Heights, a man slashed a 2-year-old boy in the face in his stroller being pushed by his nanny while walking on the sidewalk.
Also in Morningside Heights, a man was shot in the back on the street and later died from his wound.
In Inwood, five people were shot at on the street, leaving three men in critical condition.
Also in Inwood, people setting off fireworks on the street caused an apartment to go on fire when some of their mortar rockets hit the building, leaving a mother and her daughter homeless.
In Central Park, a drunk man barged into a soccer game being played at 1 a.m. and stole the ball and kicked it around. When the pissed off crowd told him to get lost, the man took out a gun and shot one of the players in the leg. Who the fuck plays soccer after midnight? That’s as weird as flying a kite at night.
In Kips Bay, a man ambushed a woman on the sidewalk, put her in a chokehold and ran away with her purse.
In Chelsea, a man grabbed a purse containing an asthma pump and hearing aids off a 79-year-old woman and dragged her on the sidewalk as she wouldn’t let go. The bastard pried it off her and ran down the street.
Also in Chelsea, a man lurking by a supermarket attacked the manager with a hammer and hit him on the head as he was about to open the store, then the thug ran away. The perp was there regularly and was caught shoplifting and sexually harassing the workers there. The victim remarked that the conditions he’s seen the area in reminded him of the Bad Old Days.
In Midtown, Mayor de Blasio with his fucking wife and Al Sharpton and his National Action Network gathered together to paint a Black Lives Matter mural on the street in front of Trump Tower to spite the President of the United States, manifesting a de Blasio pandering virtue signalling tweet in real life as onlookers were booing his insincere act of tokenism to the social justice movement.
A few days later it was vandalized with red house paint as a man strolled by and took a can out of bag and spilled it on the slogan and ran off. After it was immediately cleaned up because the Blaz prioritizes civic duties when it comes to his vanity (and also his donors) it was splattered again the next day with blue paint by a transgender woman accompanied by three other LGBT women.
Then a Black woman showed up to the mural and channeling Jackson Pollack stylistically and mentally, spilled and smeared black paint all over the word Black while prosyletizing to passerby and gawkers with cellphones. Two cops meekly tried to restrain her but the power of Jesus compelled her to shove one of the cops away with such force that he hit his head on the asphalt. Hours after that woman got arrested, a White man wearing a MAGA hat ran over to the mural and splattered it with paint again as another man was waving a Blue Lives Matter flag in support. So with the latter vandalism on his message to Trump, the Blaz got the reaction from the demographic he was expecting.
When released on her own recognizance, while on her own recognizance she went into Bed-Stuy and Harlem and defaced those murals too with black paint with a couple of her allies, almost causing a near riot and getting into fights with residents witnessing their self-righteous yet constitutional vandalism.
Also in Midtown, a man drove and crashed an SUV he stole into a high end brand jewelry store.
Again in Midtown, protesters marching on the street surrounded an SUV and refused to let the driver through. Then they threatened to flatten his tires and used bikes as an obstruction and the man decided to drive on through, taking a bunch of bikes down the road that were placed under his vehicle. Following his arrest, the driver got off without charges.
And again in Midtown on the East River, two blockheads tried to beat the sweltering heat by hopping on an inflatable swan and chillaxing on the water only to wind up adrift and rescued by the FDNY. You know normal is fucked when life is imitating Sunny in Philadelphia.
And again in Midtown, a woman with a hammer furiously banged on a lamp post and then got chased by cops for blocks while she was swinging it at bystanders.
And again in Midtown at the 51st/Lexington Ave. Station, a homeless man got beat down by a cop and physically thrown off the 6 train along with his belongings when he refused to get off a near empty car because he had his bags on the seats. After kicking his bags like trash on the platform, other cops arrived and placed him on the floor and hogtied him and then the man was put on a gurney. The cop who arbitrarily targeted and brutalized him got off without charges.
In Washington Heights, a man was shot in the leg on the sidewalk.
Also in Washington Heights, a woman and her stepfather were ganged up on and beaten down inside a deli by a gang of men and women following an dispute instigated by one of the attackers.
In Inwood, two men involved in a drag race with another vehicle jump the gun and peel out and then an unmarked police car follows in pursuit as they speed on avenues and boulevards and under the elevated tracks and blowing red lights and going the wrong way on one way streets which resembles scene for scene in the Oscar-winning movie The French Connection.
Also in Inwood, a cop got hit and knocked to the pavement by a drunk driver in an SUV trying to flee from a supermarket parking lot where a party was going on that he and other cops were trying to break up and get people to disperse.
In Murray Hill, a parking garage building’s facade collapsed injuring a man sitting in a parked car from falling debris.
Also in Murray Hill, the side of an abandoned apartment building collapsed onto a construction site next door.
Again in Murray Hill, a man died and three of his fellow workers got injured when a scaffold collapsed under them as they were doing a job on a building facade.
In Greenwich Village, a naked man occupied the fountain at Washington Square Park for over a month and turned it into a cool single guy studio apartment complete with a patio table, a lounge chair and a rug to tie the whole area together.
Following this profile by the NY Post with photos by William Farrington; NYC Parks Police, the NYPD and even another homeless man tried to moved his stuff off the fountain and were unsuccessful. The naked man, who claimed to be the son of God, refused the authorities suggestions/light demands and offers to go to one of the city’s hazardous homeless shelters so they let him be. Then the naked man laid down and placed his head on a stuffed unicorn and took a nap.
A day after he took a nature shower in his birthday suit as a Black Lives Matter rally was happening in the park, the naked delusional deity got into a handicapped wrestling match with two other men in the middle of the fountain which garnered the attention of 12 cops on patrol and gave them the justification to finally arrest him and send him to the hospital. And he still came back and tried to reoccupy the fountain again while in the buff.
Again in Greenwich Village at Washington Square Park, a gay pride march and live stream rally attended by thousands of revelers got disrupted by the NYPD when they caught a man writing grafitti on a patrol car and people tried to interfere with the arrest, leading to two more people getting arrested and cops fending off the encroaching crowd with pepper spray and billy clubs. A cop got knocked off his motorcycle during the clash of cops and citizens on the street. This riot coincided with the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
Also in Greenwich Village, four men torched an NYPD patrol van just before the crack of dawn.
In Battery Park City, a dead man was found floating in the Hudson.
In the Lower East Side, a homeless man taking shelter under a scaffolding has assembled a makeshift sidewalk condo filled with discarded furniture, piles of trash bags and an art collection as construction workers continue to develop the lux hotel while the derelict smokes K-2 and shits where he pleases.
Also in the Lower East Side, a man aggressively approach a woman in front of a bodega and slashed a man in the hand who tried to defend her.
Again in the Lower East Side, a shitty bar biting the name of a Cure classic song promoted and threw a COVID block party with their leisure vagrant vectors getting loaded on the street without masks on two nights in a row.
And again in the Lower East Side, a man shot another man 4 times on the street and rode away on a bike.
And again in the Lower East Side, two men stole an ATM machine by a Spanish restaurant by prying it with a chain attached to their van and drove way with it dragging on the road in a 2 minute heist.
And again in the Lower East Side, a man was tasered then stabbed to death by his assistant inside his luxury condo over a debt the killer owed him. The killer left and returned to the building with a power saw and chopped the victims limbs and head off then left the remains and his tool in the condo and booked down the staircase when his victim’s cousin showed up to check on him.
And again in the Lower East Side, a man was shot multiple times in the leg and another man got shot in the ass at the LaGuardia Houses and both of them refused to snitch on the gunman.
And again in the Lower East Side, a man punched a bus driver in the face when he was asked to put a face mask on before boarding.
In the East Village, a sinkhole manifested on the road and half-way swallowed an SUV.
Also in the East Village, a stray bullet pierced through an apartment window at the Jacob Riis houses, hitting the door of a 13-year-old boy’s bedroom while he was sleeping.
Again in the East Village, three men on bicycles rode up to a man hanging out with his friends and shot him multiple times, hitting him once in the chest.
In the West Village, the Upper East Side and Hell’s Kitchen, people are loitering and obstructing sidewalks and the streets in front of bars while drinking from open containers while not wearing masks or social distancing. They steal glassware also.
In Bed-Stuy, as a group of people were having a BBQ cookout party by a playground, three men rolled up and jumped out of an SUV and chased three men running by, hitting and wounding three men and killing a one-year-old boy with a shot to his stomach from a stray bullet as he sat in a miniature chair. The child’s devastated grandmother lambasted the city’s stunning reactive responses to the rise in gun violence in the past month. Commissioner Shea made a personal visit to her and her family to give condolences and assurances and Mayor de Blasio stopped by their home later on right before he scheduled a speaking availability on the street following a march organized by community leaders. Whey couldn’t the Mayor and the Commish show up together?
Also in Bed-Stuy at the Norstrand Ave. Station, a woman got called a cunt by an MTA worker when she told him to put a face mask on.
Again in Bed-Stuy, a man and a woman both got shot at and hit in their legs on the street.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a man stiffed an app-food delivery guy with a counterfeit bill, then beat him up when he demanded to be paid.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a man got shot in the arm during a street fight.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a 66-year-old homeless woman walking to a hotel got hit by a stray bullet that came from an argument between two men that escalated when one of them took out a gun across the street.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a man shot at two men in broad daylight hitting one man in the stomach and another one in the leg as he was holding a child and hopping behind a car for him and his kid to hide.
And again in Bed-Stuy, six boys chased a 12-year-old boy into a bodega and beat him down with kicks and punches and threw soda cans and shopping baskets on him as he laid on the floor.
Also in Crown Heights, a woman sitting on a stoop relaxing in the shade got punched in the face by a man walking by.
Again in Crown Heights, a man who was helping a woman carry her groceries to her car got jumped by two men who hit him with a chain and his own cane after he told them and four other goons they were getting drunk with to stop insulting the woman.
Again in Crown Heights, a man was shot to death when his livery cab dropped him at his destination where his killer was awaiting him.
And again in Crown Heights, a man shot at a crowd of people hanging out on a stoop in a drive-by. One man got hit in the ass.
And again in Crown Heights, a man was shot to death in his car and his passenger also got shot in the leg in a drive-by.
And again in Crown Heights, a man got shot in the arm following an argument with his shooter in front of a bar.
And again in Crown Heights, a man was shot at by two men in the hallway of an apartment building while he was sitting on a bench.
And again in Crown Heights, a 12-year-old boy got shot in the leg on a stoop with a bullet that was meant for someone else.
And again in Crown Heights, a man on a motor scooter shot a man on the street then chased him on the sidewalk, forcing his victim to run into a bike shop to hide and then shot him to death. The victim wouldn’t cooperate with the cops during his final breaths.
And again in Crown Heights, a man was shot on the sidewalk in broad daylight by a man on a motorcycle and later died from his wounds, while a community led peace walk and rally attended by Mayor de Blasio was being held nearby.
And again in Crown Heights, a man got shot to death by his car after he got spotted by three men hanging out across the street.
And again in Crown Heights, the facade of a building broke off and debris landed on a man as he was walking on the sidewalk.
In East New York, a man in disguise wearing a wig and trenchcoat walked up to a man and a woman sitting on a stoop and shot them to death with 20 rounds from an AR15 rifle. A neighbor exasperatingly expressed frustration and grief about the fact that Commissioner Shea shut down the plain clothes anti-crime unit that was tasked for removing illegal guns from the streets. The killer got caught trying to hide in West Virginia.
The @nypd is requesting the public’s assistance locating Charles Hernandez in connection to yesterday’s double homicide in the confines of the 75 Precinct at 551 Van Siclen Avenue. pic.twitter.com/qwCQVs550J
Also in East New York, a man got shot during a fight that broke out at a house party.
Again in East New York, a man was stabbed to death inside an apartment building.
And again in East New York, a man hassling a woman on the street got punched in the face by her son and made him leave. The man then came back with a gun and shot her son to death by blasting him in the chest.
And again in East New York, a woman watching a couple of men blowing up fireworks near children in the courtyard of the Pink Houses approached them and asked them to stop it. Then the woman got into a tussle with him and then ran when he pulled a gun out and shot at her as she fled into her mother’s apartment. The woman brought a man she knew with her and confronted the men again as they were still lighting off fireworks, then one of the goons called the man who shot her and he chased her again this time shooting her in the back and killing her, then standing over her body and shot her 7 more times to make sure he finished her off.
It should be prudent to mention that Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams advised his constituents to what that heroine did by persuading these assholes personally instead of calling the cops. Now a good Samaritan is dead and a lowlife is lurking on the streets. Along with one more illegal gun.
The heroine decided to do this following the advice of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams who suggested that of his constituents instead of calling the NYPD and it cost her life.
And again in East New York, stray bullets from a shootout on the street pierced through the front door and windows of an elderly woman’s home as she was sleeping in her bedroom.
And again in East New York, a man got shot twice following a dispute with the gunman on a street corner.
And again in East New York, a man got beaten to death inside his apartment and was left there for days.
And again in East New York, a man sucker punched a city bus driver in the head and busted his eye when the driver asked him to put on a face mask and he refused. Another maskless vector called a bus driver a racial slur when he was told to do the same. These fucktards should be reminded that 130 MTA workers died from coronavirus shuttling scum like them around during the lockdown
And again in East New York, a man got beat down by two men he caught and tried to stop from stealing property from his backyard.
And again in East New York, a man got shot to death inside the lobby of a public housing building.
And again in East New York, two gunmen jumped out a car ran towards a man and pumped 3 bullets into him as he was about to get into a livery car.
In Cypress Hills, a man was shot to death following an argument with his killer in front of a hot sheets hotel.
In East Flatbush, a candelight vigil in front of an apartment building entrance got violently disrupted by two men who walked up and shot at the crowd, hitting three women and two men.
Also in East Flatbush, two men got shot at on the street following a dispute with other men. One of them didn’t survive. Another man was shot to death in the area.
In Flatbush, an 11-year-old boy got shot in the leg in a drive-by while hanging out on a stoop with three men.
Also in Flatbush, a 69-year-old man and a 12-year-old boy both died in an apartment building fire.
In Bushwick, a man got shot in front of an apartment building entrance.
Also in Bushwick at the Morgan Ave. Station, the latest tropical storm seeped water onto the platform like a bunch of rats collectively taking a piss.
In Williamsburg, a man was shot to death after he was confronted by three men on dirtbikes who were trying to rob his chain in a courtyard at the Willamsburg Houses.
Also in Williamsburg, an apartment building’s door and sidewalk got vandalized with anti-cop graffiti because Speaker Cojo’s boyfriend lived there after the city budget bill passed to cut funding from the NYPD. But not in the way some citizens liked it.
In Coney Island, a man got walloped with a pipe while getting mugged by a gang of men on the D train.
Also in Coney Island, four men jumped and slugged an app-food delivery guy then smacked him with a bottle and stole the food and the e-motored cycle.
Again in Coney Island, a man got tazed by cops when he tried to attack them by Nathan’s
In Brighton Beach, two men broke into a store and robbed a couple of cellphones.
In Canarsie, a man speeding in his SUV lost control of it and hit and killed a man riding a scooter and then plowed into a fire hydrant and a tree.
Also in Canarsie, two men got shot at and hit during a drive-by in front of a house.
Again in Canarsie, a man got shot on the leg on the sidewalk.
And again Canarsie, a man was shot on the street and bled to death at the hospital.
And again in Canarsie, a man walking on the street suddenly turned around and fired a gun on three people, hitting all of them and then ran away with his buddy.
And again in Canarsie, a drive-by mass shooting left five people with injuries on three different blocks as a woman got blasted in the chest four times in front of the Bayview Houses then three men got sprayed on the street and a man riding a scooter with a woman got hit in the back as they were riding causing them both to fall onto the street. Then the gangstas dumped the vehicle by the conduit in East New York.
And again in Canarsie, a man was shot to death in the hallway of an apartment building
In Brownsville, a man was killed and a woman he was with got wounded from being shot in front of a public housing building.
Also in Brownsville, a man was shot to death at point blank range to the face on a tennis court in broad daylight.
Again in Brownsville, a man was shot to death by the Hughes Houses.
And again in Brownsville, a man was shot to death near a street corner.
And again in Brownsville, a man shot another man in the leg because he stared at him.
And again in Brownsville, a man got shot at multiple times as he was walking to the bodega.
In East Williamsburg, a woman got shot in the head and a man got shot and hit 3 times when they were leaving a BBQ party at the Cooper Houses.
In Sunset Park, an off-duty cop hit a bike rider with his car. When he went to check on the man he hit, another man came by and yelled at him and then the cop pushed him away and left. The cop subsequently got charged for assault for the shove.
Also in Sunset Park, a man got cuffed by cops when they caught him trying to cut the brake lines under a police car, but actually cut the wrong cable. The idiot was arrested and then released for punching a cop in the face during the clash between Abolition Zone protesters and NYPD on the Brooklyn Bridge a few days earlier.
In Bensonhurst, a man smacked another man in the head with a bottle in front of a bodega.
Also in Bensonhurst, two men ran up to a man on the sidewalk and knock him down and robbed his wallet.
Again in Bensonhurst, three men injured themselves while speeding down the street in a luxury sports car and crashing into a pickup truck in the intersection, causing the truck to mount the sidewalk and hit a pedestrian as the lux car wrecked three parked cars. None of the three were charged with causing the wrecks because none of them admitted to driving the car. Really, NYPD?
In Downtown Brooklyn, a man held up a Dunkin’ at gunpoint and ran away with $400.
Also in Downtown Brooklyn, a man broke into a dumpling house and robbed an Ipad and $250.
Again in Downtown Brooklyn, a man broke into a bar and robbed over 20 grand of booze and tech devices.
And again in Downtown Brooklyn, two men used a rock to bust into a diner and robbed it of $600.
And again in Downtown Brooklyn, a man stabbed another man and kicked him while he was on the floor inside a deli after he felt he was being stared at.
And again in Downtown Brooklyn, an event at a sneaker store was abruptly cancelled when hundreds of people showed up and tried to force their way into the store like a pack of buffalo to purchase sneakers designed by some DJ as some fiends lit up and tossed firecrackers into the crowd as if there wasn’t a pandemic still around. This is why you don’t say shit like “we crushed the virus” Guvner Cuomo.
And again in Downtown Brooklyn at the Barclays/Atlantic Ave. Station, a man kicked and busted down two windows at the end of the cars on the Q Train.
Again in Downtown Brooklyn at the Union St. Station, a man obliterated virtual ad monitors on the station’s walls on the platform.
In DUMBO, a man caught another man stealing his bike and let him have it when the thief stuck a knife up at him.
Also in DUMBO, a man pushed a man riding a Citibike and rode away with it.
And again in DUMBO, a woman got grifted by a man who robbed her of $4,000 by setting up an apartment listing. How does she feel? Dumbo.
In Clinton Hill, a pizza delivery guy got pistol whipped by two men who robbed his pizza pies.
Also in Clinton Hill, an 18-year-old man chased a 15-year-old girl on the street and assaulted her with a metal cane.
Again in Clinton Hill at the Atlantic Ave. Station, two men ambushed a man as he got off the Q train and beat him down and robbed his wallet and watch.
And again in Clinton Hill, a man on an e-bike assisted a man feigning to be lost and got shoved off by two other scoundrels who rode away with it.
In Fort Greene at the Fulton St. Station, a man attempted to rip off a woman’s purse on the 2 train and tried to drag the woman off the train at the next stop.
Also in Fort Greene, a man got slashed when he got mugged by three men on the street.
Again in Fort Greene, a man threw a rock at another man’s head and ran away.
And again in Fort Greene, a gang of teenage boys surrounded a man on the sidewalk as one of them rolled up on a scooter and stuck him up at gunpoint and pistol whipped him, enabling his posse to rob his phone and cash.
And again in Fort Greene, a man mugged another man at gunpoint and robbed his phone and wallet.
And again in Fort Greene, a man attempting to board a city bus threatened to stab the driver and other commuters when he was asked to put on a face mask.
In Carroll Gardens, a man opportunistically snatched a handbag from a woman that wasn’t paying attention at a park and robbed $600 that was inside of it.
Also in Carroll Gardens, a woman had her bike stolen while she was at her boyfriends house.
Again in Carroll Gardens, a man snatched a designer purse off a woman but got caught by a Samaritan who returned it to the owner.
And again in Carroll Gardens, a three story gym collapsed to the ground following a stop-work order from the D.O.B..
In Boerum Hill, a man held up a tobacco shop at knife point and robbed some smoking products.
Also in Boerum Hill, two men got shot during an argument on the street.
In Cobble Hill, a man broke into a car and robbed the airbag.
Also in Cobble Hill, a bigot spray painted the words white power in front of a building displaying a Black lives matter sign.
In Gravesend, a one-year-old was beaten to death at his apartment. The mother was not charged so the killer is still somewhere out on the streets.
In South Slope and Windsor Terrace, a man flashed his choda at a mother and her two daughters when they were by their window at their house and he whipped his nub out again at two girls who were walking their dog.
In Dyker Heights, a march in support of the NYPD got confronted by protesters from a Black Lives Matter group that was organized by a White man and a White woman. As Black LM stood on the sidewalk and shouted slogans and conveyed dissent about the march, it caught the attention of a group of Blue LM supporters who chased after them and started brawling with them on the sidewalk, leading the NYPD to ironically shield the Black LM group, whose grand marshal got kicked in the balls during the melee. The Blue LM goons settled to yell obscenities and spit on them when they got filmed on a street corner by a journalist who then pursued those men later as they walked on another street and wound up getting assaulted by one of them, who took her camera and smashed it to the ground. Cops rolled up on bikes and then grabbed her but let the violent and intolerant goon walk away.
The following day in Bay Ridge, another Blue Lives Matter march got disrupted by Black Lives Matter protesters who showed up to jeer their support for the NYPD and outnumbered them, leading into inevitable violent clashes on the sidewalk and on the streets as eggs were thrown at the cops. A woman got sucker punched by a man while she was against a fence in a crowd, leading to two men wailing on her attacker. One man who wound up getting shoved by a cop and tackled and tased by another cop threw a construction worker helmet into a crowd that hit a woman on the head earlier during the chaos. Other pro-cop attendees blatantly slugged Black LM protesters with impunity as cops shielded them as protesters continued to taunt them. Division and disorder continued under the Belt Parkway between the two groups. Later in the evening, protesters lit up fires on the street and some Black LM got into arguments with men hanging out in front of bars who shouted out vulgarities and homophobic slurs. Then everybody went home after spending a glorious 48 hours of pointless shouting and political stands.
Also in Bay Ridge, a homeless man was found dead on the grass at the Belt Parkway. Then the cop that found the body talked a man out of committing suicide on the Verrazano Bridge.
In Sheepshead Bay, a man riding his bike rolled into a garage and stole a bike and rode away with it.
Also in Sheepshead Bay, a man heading into a public housing building decided to pull out his gun and engage in a shootout with someone as a mother and her child were going inside the door.
Again in Sheepshead Bay, a man trespassed into a medical office and robbed $26,000 of supplies.
And again in Sheepshead Bay, a man got shot in the face while sitting in his car when a man came out another car that pulled over and aimed for his head.
In Brighton Beach, a woman attacked another woman on the street and stole the sneakers off her feet and continued to pummel her. When a man knocked her off to stop the assault, the woman took off all her clothes and stood naked in the middle of the street with her arms spread like Christ.
In Midwood, a man speeding down the street in his car ran a red light and collided into another car that wound up killing a woman crossing the street from the impact.
Also in Midwood, a rap video shoot with a fancy luxury car parked on the curb was disrupted by a drive by shooting as a white car zoomed by a group of people, with a woman getting shot in the hand.
Again in Midwood, three men yelled a bigoted slur as they drove by a man walking across the street, then they chased him and beat him down when the man gave them the finger.
In Marine Park, an 11-year-old boy and 18-year-old woman got killed in a car wreck when their 16-year-old friend fucked up and crashed into parked car while doing donuts in Floyd Bennett Field.
In Flatlands, a man got into a street fight with another man and decided to equalize it by flashing his piece, causing his foe to run. The gunmen left but went back to the area because he forgot to pick up his dog and arrived to find the cops waiting for him.
Also in Flatlands, a 16-year-old boy got shot in the back immediately after he walked out of house where a party was going on.
Again in Flatlands, a total shit-for-brains putting on a fireworks show in an alleyway shot a roman candle fireball into his house while he was distracted and ignited a fire inside. Despite the burgeoning flames growing, he goes back into the house to bring out more fireworks to blow up. As the idiot was blowing up a mortar rocket as his friends gawked ,the flames appeared from out the window and the revelry of the group of people stop as the man pathetically tries to douse the massive flames with a hose. The house then gets engulfed by the inferno, leaving about 10 people residing there homeless.
In Far Rockaway, a man and his stepson killed each other as they fought over a gun at a street corner.
Also in Far Rockaway, a man was shot in the ass from a drive-by shooting.
Again in Far Rockaway, a man got shot in the head in the middle of the block.
And again in Far Rockaway, a man was shot multiple times in a hallway of an apartment building.
And again in Far Rockaway, a man walked up to a parked car and shot the driver in the abdomen.
And again in Far Rockaway, a man was shot while sitting in his car during a drive-by.
And again in Far Rockaway, a man got shot in the back and a woman got shot in the elbow inside a courtyard.
And again in Far Rockaway at the Mott Ave. Station, a gang of men threw a firecracker at another man on the platform and then beat him down at the Euclid Ave. Station in East New York.
In Jamaica, two men held up a man at gunpoint as he was sitting in his car at a parking lot and robbed a bag of cash and his cellphone.
Also in Jamaica, a man shot at another man who was standing in front of house while riding a bicycle. Guess we got to call these ride-by’s now.
Again in Jamaica, a 14-year-old boy was shot at in the middle of the block after he was approached by 3 men.
And again in Jamaica, a pimp and a woman held two teenage girls hostage for months at a hotel forcing them to sell their bodies for cash that he kept after he raped one of them.
And again in Jamaica, a man got killed by a hit-and-run driver while he was riding his bike.
And again in Jamaica, shots were fired at an empty parked vehicle
And again in Jamaica at the Jamaica Ave Station, a man jumped down off the platform onto the tracks and waved an empty gun around, but was talked down by two cops who came to his aid.
And again in Jamaica, a woman got hit by a stray bullet on the street.
And again in Jamaica, a man was beaten down by another man inside a store and died from his injuries days later. The man’s daughter had to do the NYPD’s job for them and get a murder charge against the killer because she wasn’t convinced by their accidental death report.
And again in Jamaica, four cops got into an argument then a brawl with a man as his 3-year-old child was standing nearby as they beat him down, tazed him and pulled his hair after responding to a noise complaint that was sourced to his house. The man is suing the city for 10 million dollars.
In Howard Beach, a brawl between two men in a tiki bar escalated when one of the men crashed a chair over his foe and then the other man decided to channel Wyatt Earp and took his gun out and shoot it but missed his target and hit another patron instead. After over 10 cops showed up at the crime scene, it turned out the gunman was a retired cop so he naturally skated away without charges as his attacker got charged with assault.
In Ozone Park, a homeless man got killed while walking on the sidewalk by an SUV driver who lost control of her vehicle and jumped the curb and hit him after she was cut off by another driver.
Also in Ozone Park, a man broke into a house through the front door and stole a cellphone.
In South Ozone Park, a woman was beaten to death inside a room of a hotel that was converted into homeless shelter.
Also in South Ozone Park, a gang of five men stole 4 cars in the span of of 8 days and used them for mugging food delivery men also, robbing over $1,500 of cash and their phones from them along with their food. Two auto thefts happened when the victims left their keys in the ignition.
In South Richmond Hill, three men carjacked a man at gunpoint while he was sitting in his car and drove it to Astoria and went on a spending binge with his credit cards.
In Flushing, a man broke into a family’s house and tried to kidnap two children while they were sleeping in their beds. He grabbed the 7-year-old girl and took her outside and threw her down the brick steps and left her there. Then he went back inside and tried to grab the 5-year-old boy but did not succeed but threatened the kids parents not to call the cops and he ran out the house and fled.
Also in Flushing, a woman about to commit suicide was stopped by a housing cop who saw her in her car with a gun.
Again in Flushing, two men broke into a liquor store and cleaned it out, robbing over 73 large in cash, booze and scratch off lottery tickets.
In Jackson Heights, a man having a domestic dispute with his girlfriend repeatedly stabbed her in their apartment, the woman’s daughter got her leg sliced trying to stop him and then the man attempted suicide by stabbing himself multiple times.
Also in Jackson Heights, a NYPD officer stalked his ex-girlfriend and broke down her door at her house with planters after months of sending threatening messages to her phone.
Again in Jackson Heights, a man randomly attacked another man passing by him and threw him on the sidewalk causing him to break his neck.
Again in Jackson Heights at the 74 St/Roosevelt Ave. Station, a man grabbed a woman’s ass on the down escalator.
In Briarwood, a man and a woman broke into a man’s house to get high and drunk.
In Ridgewood a 12-year-old boy stalked a woman to her apartment building then tried to rape her but got his ass kicked and ran away.
In North Corona, a woman got hit by a drunk driver while he was chugging a beer as she was about to drop off food to a charity to help people who got infected and their families devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. The vagrant collided into her and pinned her to her SUV as she was taking bags out and then tried to flee but got caught by Samaritans who chased him down.
In Rosedale, a man got killed as he got hit by a car while trying to cross the boulevard.
In Long Island City, a man shot up another man inside a playground.
Also in Long Island City, two men fighting in a courtyard escalated when one of the men pulled out a gun and wound up getting shot at by cops who arrived at the scene in progress at the Queensbridge Houses.
Again in Long Island City at the 23rd St./Ely Avenue station, the latest tropical storm that hit the five boroughs caused it to vomit water on the platform and onto to tracks.
And again in Long Island City, a man looted 20 grand’s worth of furniture and tools from a building at a construction site.
In St. Albans, a 14-year-old boy was shot at twice on a street corner as he was riding his bike.
In Astoria, hundreds of people gathered on one block and had a coronavirus baccanalia party going on while clustering on the street, serving booze from hatchbacks, blowing up fireworks and dancing on ice cream trucks till the middle of the night virtually blowing off the fact that we are all still in global pandemic.
The NYPD showed up and some threw shit at them and left with no one getting arrested. This apparently was the tipping point for our elected head muckety mucks de Blasio and Cuomo even though COVID leisure and pleasure vagrant vectors have been clustering on this block for a fucking month.
In addition to countless sightings of sidewalk and street blocking by them in other heavy bar populated areas in the East Village, West Village, Lower East Side, Upper East Side, Greenwich Village, Hell’s Kitchen, Williamsburg and even nearby Long Island City where a luxury hotel has a literal petri dish on their rooftop pool full of party people pathogen spreaders. Which will not deter people from getting loaded and mingling on Steinway St. again.
Also in Astoria, a man broke into a deli by shattering the glass door even though he barely touched it and robbed it of $2,100 and a bunch of cigarettes.
Again in Astoria, a man got shot as he was driving into the Grand Central Parkway when a car rolled up by him in a drive-by.
And again in Astoria, a man riding a bike he stole stopped by a bike shop and stole an e-bike from there. When the shop worker caught up to him, the thief punched him and rolled away.
And again in Astoria, a man riding shotgun in an SUV shot at a group of people on the sidewalk and two men from that crew shot back at them.
And again in Astoria, two men held up and robbed a gas station at gunpoint, grabbing $450 from the register and the cashier’s cellphone. One of the thieves was wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt and BLM cap. This not only shows how he denigrated the social justice movement with his criminal act, but also sadly showed how the movement’s slogan has been reduced and devolved into a commercial brand.
Also in Woodside, a neo-Nazi wrote a German white power slogan on a park bench.
Again in Woodside, a woman got shot in front of a house and didn’t snitch on her shooter.
In Corona, a man deliberately bumped into a woman on the sidewalk, yanked her hair and grabbed her cellphone and ran, but decided to drop it when a Samaritan chased him.
Also in Corona, three people were shot in the parking lot of the World’s Fair marina.
Again in Corona, a man punched another man down to the pavement where he hit his head and wound up in a coma
In Elmhurst, a man was shot to death in front of a restaurant.
Also in Elmhurst, a man punched another man in the face in front of a deli and ran after he left him unconscious on the sidewalk.
Also in Dutch Kills, a man stepped out a taxi cab then jumped a woman on the sidewalk and robbed her backpack containing $2,200.
In Middle Village, a man got killed in his SUV after he exited the mall parking lot into the street when man recklessly driving a box truck he stole in Richmond Hill slammed into him after wrecking 20 vehicles parked and in motion while running red lights and going the wrong way on streets prior to the collision. The killer then tried to flee by entering the Metropolitan Ave. Station but got caught by cops on the M train.
Also in Middle Village, Blues Lives Matter supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters confronted each other in a park and got into a heated dispute that was thwarted when the overcast skies brought a storm in to disperse the crowd. A hard rain’s a gonna fall…
In Maspeth, a man expecting to meet his girlfriend got ambushed by two men who held him up at gunpoint, pistol whipped him and robbed his cellphone.
In Glendale, a man got attacked by a homeless man who whacked him with a pipe and stole his phone as he was sitting in front of his house.
In Forest Hills, a handicapped man in a wheelchair accused of stabbing a woman at the 71st Ave station was mistaken for another wheelchair bound homeless man who committed the actual attack on the platform.
Also in Forest Hills, a man returned to his car and found a swastika scratched on the exterior.
In Kew Gardens Hills, two men and a woman broke into a house through the back door and stole a bunch of jewelry.
In Rego Park at the 63rd Drive Station, a man got hit by the R train when he was walking on the tracks.
In Oakland Gardens, a city sanitation worker got arrested after he clocked a guy in the mouth for not wearing a face mask and after the vector spat on him inside a bagel shop.
In Linden Hill, a woman fought off a man trying to rip her clothes off on the street in a rape attempt.
In Bayside, a Black Lives Matter protest march clashed with a Back the Blue rally on the street as BTB supporters took cheap shots at BLM activists with one slapping a woman and a man getting arrested as his group was getting pepper-sprayed by cops to the delight of the BTB crowd.
Windows on the 7 train have been getting smashed during a vandalism spree.
Crime in public parks in Queens went up 106% before the city locked down because of the pandemic. And grand larceny and auto theft has gone up in the 102nd Pct. by 130 %.
In Mount Eden, a man was shot to death in a drive-by shooting as when a car rolled up beside him while he was crossing the street with his 6-year-old daughter. Three men were charged with the brazen gang motivated murder.
Also in Morris Heights, two men got shot at on the street.
In Highbridge, a 3-year-old boy got severely burned when a firework got loose and shot into his mother’s apartments window that came from a group of men shooting fireworks in the alley outside their building.
Also in Highbridge, a man got confronted by a gang of six men on the street, then one of them took out a gun and shot both of his legs.
Again in Highbridge, two men were shot to death inside a car parked by the expressway. One of the victims was packing heat.
And again in Highbridge, a man got shot in the ass on the street.
And again in Highbridge, a woman got shot in the leg from a stray bullet while she was walking her dog.
And again in Highbridge, a shootout between two gangs went off in front of a public school as one crew was still blasting as they were peeling out in a luxury car like an grindhouse movie.
In Foxhurst, a man was confronted by a gang riding bicycles and got into an argument with them. Then one of the gangbangers took out a gun and shot at him, leading the man to take out his own gun and fired off a bunch of rounds at his foe and his crew. The man was an off-duty cop and the gang of men are still roaming the streets.
In Claremont, a man was shot to death on the street from getting blasted in the chest
Also in Claremont, three men were confronted by two armed men running up the stairs in an apartment building and two of them got shot down and killed. Police investigation is determining if this was in retaliation for the drive by murder of the man who got killed in front of his daughter on the street.
Again in Claremont, a man attacked two gay men and slashed one of them in the face while trying to steal their bag. A few weeks earlier, the skell became a viral video story on social media when a cop put him in a chokehold during an arrest in Rockaway Beach, which led to the cop getting suspended and arrested.
In Crotona Park, a 14-year-old boy got chased down by cops who thought he was with a group of other people who threw rocks and debris at their car and then tazed him, causing him to fall and bust his lip and break his tooth. The kid and his family are suing the city for $3,000,000.
In Crotona, a 15-year-old boy got shot in the back on the street.
Also in Crotona, a man got killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the street.
In Fordham Manor, a family is left homeless after their apartment went up in flames from fireworks that were left on the roof of their building got ignited from the fireworks coming from the street.
Again in Fordham Manor, a man got shot in the leg while he was riding his bike.
And again in Fordham Manor, a man was shot in the ass in front of an apartment building.
In University Heights, a man got pinched by cops who caught him walking on the street carrying a grenade launcher and wearing a kevlar vest. Not known if he was all out of bubblegum.
Again in University Heights, a man and a woman viciously attacked two women at a buffet restaurant and stole a cellphone off of them.
In Morrisania, a man was shot to death in a drive by as he was sitting in a livery car.
In the South Bronx, an app-hail livery driver got stabbed eleven times in his car.
Also in the South Bronx, a man charged another man on the sidewalk and stabbed him.
In Concourse Village, a man loitering in front of a Home Depot with a bike and a baseball bat who menaced other people passing him suddenly confronted a man and a woman and accused them of staring at him, so he took the bat and swung at the man’s head and knocked him down.
Also in Concourse Village, a man was stabbed in the arm in the middle of the street at 3 a.m. where Mayor de Blasio took his desk from City Hall and placed it there so he could sign police reform bills while another Black Lives Matter mural got painted on the street behind him at 4 p.m.
In Kingsbridge Heights, a man stabbed his ex-girlfriend in the back multiple times while she was pushing their child in a baby stroller, causing her to fall to the pavement with the toddler.
Also in Parkchester, a man riding a motor scooter took 4 shots at a man on the sidewalk and caught him on the arm.
Again in Parkchester, a man shot at another man in the middle of the street following an argument with him.
In Norwood, a man dragged a woman out of an apartment building and onto the street, beat the shit out of her and tried to rape her.
Also in Norwood, a man was shot to death on the street.
Again in Norwood, a man was shot to death on the street following a dispute with 3 other men.
In Hunts Point, a man crashed his luxury car into a minivan and killed it’s driver, then he and another van ditched the vehicle and ran into another car that came by and got away.
In Mott Haven, four men got pissed at a man who blowing up fireworks too close and directly at them inside a city park, which bloodily escalated when the man stabbed all of them with a knife. One of the man he stabbed managed to procure the knife and stabbed him back, leading to all of them winding up in the hospital.
Also in Mott Haven, an NYPD SUV got shot at from a stray bullet while two cops were sitting inside. Or maybe an intentional bullet.
Again in Mott Haven at the 149th St./Grand Concourse Station, a man beat down a woman with a cane as she was standing on the platform.
And again in Mott Haven, four men hassled a man coming out of a bodega demanding to use his cellphone and beat the crap out him and stole it when he refused.
And again in Mott Haven, a man got punched in the face and fell on his head on the sidewalk after an argument with his attacker.
And again in Mott Haven, two men got in a 72-year-old woman’s face on the sidewalk and robbed her purse.
In Melrose, three men beat the shit out of one man and stabbed him four times to settle an argument they had with each other.
Also in Melrose, a man shot at five men sitting on a stoop an hour after dawn while he covered his face with his t-shirt and still managed to hit two of them.
Again in Melrose, a woman and two men beat down and poisoned a 65-year-old man to death in his apartment during a robbery, then threw him out of a window wrapped in plastic where he landed on the roof of a Mickey D’s.
In Belmont, a man was shot at 5 times and hit in both of his legs while walking on the sidewalk and stalked by two men.
In Classon Point, a group of people managed to dodge a drive-by shooting directed at them.
In Woodlawn and Wakefield, two men ripped off portable ATM machines frpm the walls of a motel and a laundromat with their bare hands, then cracked open the bottom of an ATM at a pizzeria and made off with the loot.
In Unionport, two teenage boys got shot on the street at a quarter after three in the morning and they are not saying a word about who targeted them.
In Fordham, an online charity fund to raise money for small businesses that were robbed and vandalized by the looting and destruction caused by saboteurs of the George Floyd Protests totaling $50,000 has not made it to them yet.
In New Lots, an EMT rolled a stop sign in her ambulance and ran over a 65-year-old man and killed him
In Mount Hope, a cop got attacked by a man while writing up a ticket for parking his car in front of a fire hydrant. As the cop and his partner cuffed him, the perp resisted being put in the car and continued to wrestle with the two cops. As the tussling continued, one of the cops bodycams fell off and a man standing by them kicked it away, which provoked the cop to attack and try to arrest him. The cop had difficulty as that perp successfully wrestled him and kept him in a headlock and then ran away. All the while some obnoxious jagoff was filming it and coaching the pricks to fight the cops.
The man who assaulted the cop turned himself in and was immediately let go by a judge for the case to be fully investigated, so the skell can go back and loiter on the streets and fuck with somebody else. This development made de Blasio very unhappy.
In Stapleton, a man was shot to death by the Stapleton Houses.
Also in Stapleton, a man was shot to death on the street from a bullet to the head.
Again in Stapleton, a man tried to shoot a man to death while inside his car.
In St. George, a man got shot up multiple times on the street.
In Bloomfield, ten people got busted by the cops for smuggling fireworks and three cars, one of which was hauling 3 alligator carcasses. Sounds like they had a plan to manufacture luggage and other accessories.
In West Brighton, a man shot another man in his legs to end an argument.
It was about a year ago that I wrote a post called Affixing A Hole, observing and photographing grotesque cracks and craters on the streets and storm drains and the innovation that gets implemented by the city’s Department’s of Transportation and Environmental Preservation to deter people away from the hazards. Now it’s 2020 and it looks like shit hasn’t changed a bit.
Strolling through Ozone Park I saw a familiar sight, another hole smack dab in the middle of the intersection on 107th ave. and 106th st. with a traffic cone being used as a butt plug so drivers can cruise over with ease, just like the pics I took in Manhattan and around here last year, except this time city workers aren’t even trying to thoroughly cover it up.
Since this has been the default method for remedying damage to the blacktop, our city workers are not even trying to see if it can fit. They couldn’t even shove this bitch down far enough.
Fortunately that’s not a busy traffic area, imagine if there was a hole even more massive and heinous with a big ass objectile vainly trying to obscure it’s hazard…
Imagine no more, because here is the intersection of 96th St. and Liberty Ave
It’s stupefying. It really makes no sense why a dangerous blight like this isn’t immediately prioritized and promptly fixed.
It couldn’t be at a worst spot too, the street there is a one way going north which makes right turns problematic and with the green light on the avenue you have to compete with vehicles usually blazing from the west from Rockaway Blvd. which intersects with Liberty. It’s also a veritable commuting minefield for pedestrians being that the stairwell for the Rockaway Blvd. A Train is right there.
It’s also incomprehensible that this temporary “fix” was done by professionals, because it looks like it was assembled by a bunch of concerned good Samaritan hobos who just passed by and was so disgusted that they had to do something about it. But no, the proper markings are there in spray paint of where they have to cut and dig again.
This crater has obviously been here for a while too. Because it’s a certainty that giant orange thimble (bollard, whatever) was standing upright and was easily knocked down by one of our city’s many careless drivers. If you close it’s actually two thimbles (bollards). Maybe Polly’s D.O.T. thought the extra weight from the one inside would hold it steady. No dice kid.
Actually, that knocked down thimble is confirmation that hole has been like that for a while because Polly’s D.O.T. has used metal city corner garbage cans to act as a deterrence to protect drivers from wrecking their vehicles, and the one that was placed back on the corner obviously didn’t do the job they expected it to do.
Sure we’re still in an existential crisis of a global pandemic and economic uncertainty but this slacker ineptitude was going on for decades before there was a novel virus and frankly it’s still pretty expensive to live in the city despite an eviction moratorium.
And there’s the big ass factor that infrastructure repair and modernization was still going on because of it being an essential service. How else would all those ambulances be able to take all those COVID sick people to the hospitals and the cops able to get to the protests and engage in civil war with the demonstrators? So there really is no excuse for this shit. Especially even more since Mayor de Blasio decided to exploit the Black Lives Matter movement and painted a bunch of streets with the BLM slogan materializing his virtual signal tweets and yet the holes in Ozone Park still happen and get neglected on the regular. And get bigger and deeper too.
Strolling back to the base, I came upon the first sight and it looks like little Coney couldn’t hold the fort:
When it comes to road infrastructure and safety in South Queens, it still doesn’t matter and never even did.
Thanks to Queens Patch, who retweeted my story to Polly’s D.O.T., the Liberty Ave. crater at 96th street actually got repaired.
Looks like someone left, actually lodged a Capri Sun juice bag here for some reason.
Let’s see what’s underneath…
Shame! Shame on you NYC D.O.T.
Commuters are even afraid to drive over it.
Apparently, this pathetic Ozone Park Patch job is an established norm. Because this is what I found a block east on 97th.