For all New Yorkers stuck in the same shithole apartment, studio or single occupancy room, or someone who is homeless (which makes about over 65,000 of you), the wait for a decent place to live and to save a few dollars more simultaneously while under Mayor Willie de Blasio Wilhelm has been an arduous and unnecessary test of patience the last near 7 years he’s been on the job. And it’s gotten more difficult under the pandemic and the purgatory economy benefiting the oligarch class, even if you are an essential worker too as rents are still too godamnn fucking high despite incremental dips in the five boroughs. But now Slick Willie D has found some spare time on his hands following his hat trick of criminal incompetence with the initial COVID-19 outbreak response, the reopening of schools and his horrendous insouciance of the NYPD’s handling of the BLM protestors that he has suddenly decided to retake initiative to provide more affordable housing for the people by looking to upzone and rezone the niche upper class enclaves of Soho and Noho in Manhattan.
“Affordable” and “SoHo” aren’t words New Yorkers are used to hearing in the same sentence, but if Mayor de Blasio gets his way, things could change in the upscale neighborhood.
The city would rezone SoHo and NoHo with the goal of getting 800 units of affordable housing built there, under a plan Hizzoner announced Wednesday.
The proposal targets a square bound by Canal St., Sixth Ave., W. Houston St. and Lafayette St., with a sliver of blocks leading up to Astor Pl. The area was last zoned in the 1970s with the intention of helping turn vacant manufacturing sites into lofts for artists and others, according to de Blasio’s office.
Since then, SoHo has became one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the city, replete with luxury apartments and fancy boutiques for international brands.
De Blasio’s proposal would pave the way for 3,200 new homes and include requirements for developers to construct affordable units.
To make this more clearer after the mayor and his cult-like administration announced this with such ludicrous fanfare, the plan is to construct 4,000 new apartments and give the majority of them to wealthier people and an incremental amount of 800 apartments to much lower income earning people if they are lucky enough to hit the lottery and if they are even if they are qualified to obtain them (which makes this a 75/25 program)The most obvious and offensive thing about this laughable proposal is the massive discrepancy between the people who really need a roof over their heads like the homeless or a better roof over their heads and not have to spend 5.50 a day to commute and upper class people.
Behind the Blaz’s pathetic blathering and umpteenth attempt to promote himself as a progressive, this is just a continuation of the inherently neoliberal concept and policy behind the Housing New York program initiated under former HPD commissioner Alicia Glen to build 300,000 “affordable” apartments by 2025 in a city of 9 million people where about 1/3 of them live paycheck to paycheck and spend 1/2 of their check on rent. Going by this dynamic, by the time of this program’s completion and by the metric by which de Blasio and Glen and their associates justify as the only way Housing New York work is to build more market rate units to fund the affordable ones resulting in more funding and effort to provide housing for those who have the means to get any apartment they want over the higher demand of all those who have no means to get an apartment in this ossified high speculated/fabricated market.
It’s truly uncanny timing that the city decided to revive funding for building new housing after recent budget cuts to the Housing New York program from last year and right when COVID-19 hit the city. According to de Blasio’s HPD, they built and preserved 166,000 affordable apartments so far in the 10 year Housing New York plan. But with what the city touts and labels as “affordable” it’s tough to gauge how many of those apartments went to higher earners and how many unaffordable market rate apartments were built above them. Oh, that’s another thing, the majority of these apartments weren’t built, they were units that already existed. As for preservation, somehow the affordable housing of NYCHA was not included. Ceilings collapsing, lead still present, no heat all winter and no gas to cook; somehow that real affordable housing that has always been here doesn’t count.
.An earlier city count from a few years back, showed that 85,000 “affordable” were constructed, so going by the mandated ratios of what developers build, whether they be 80/20, 75/25 or 70/30, it’s likely that over 300,000 new market rate apartments were built along side them during that time. And when they build these mixed use towers, they consequently drive up the market where they rise, and whatever they preserve winds up getting again lost to the real estate market and exacerbates gentrification.
Plus there’s the pressing questionable issue of the city’s data about the affordable housing they created. And it’s the fact that the word affordable has been redefined in certain enclaves in Queens and Brooklyn…
As for preservation, there’s not much bragging about NYCHA coming from the confederacy of dunces in city hall. Ceilings collapsing, lead still present, no heat all winter and no gas to cook, somehow the real affordable housing that has always been here doesn’t count.
Another funny thing about the NYC Housing program is that they managed to redefine what “affordable” means. Here are just some recent examples from the past year and some of these “affordable” apartment buildings resemble condominiums, like this one in Bushwick with rents that range from 1,900 to 2,400. Another one in Woodside, mostly middle class neighborhood goes up to 2,500 . A lux looking building in Bed-stuy with “affordable” rents starting at 2,500 a month. Another couple lux condo looking buildings in Williamsburg with rents starting at 2,200 and 2,300 and in Greenpoint ranging from 2,300 to 3,300. A new monstrosity in the condensed metropolis of Long Island City has affordable apts. priced from $2,280 to $3,400. A box building in Jamaica has rents for two bedrooms for $2,100 for household incomes around the 70-110 grand range despite the fact that the average household only makes a little over 40,000. And a new lux looking apartment building on the Brooklyn/Queens border in middle class Ridgewood starts from comparably less than the others at $1,700 for “affordable” studios going up to over 3,000 for two bedrooms, sure that doesn’t sound so bad except when this mixed use development initiated, the studios were supposed to go for $1,000 a month.
Another ludicrous thing about Housing New York is that people with higher household income ranges for these apartments have a way bigger window to win the lottery and qualify for than for the 20% lower income apartments in many larger buildings that went up in the last 5 years. Take this chart from a new development of three new buildings at Hunters Point in Long Island City:
These apartments are groomed for higher incomes. Prioritized for wealthier people than those that make up the majority in the city, leaving those who earn (way) less in the lurch. This is rudimentary gentrification by design. A housing caste system for barely affordable and affordable luxury housing, leaving all those who earn (way) less in the lurch, left to remain in their places or no place at all.
That’s what makes this as irritating as a scab. While the Blaz and his crack committee are talking about the affordable units, they never mention how many non-affordable units were constructed and you’ll be damned to know if you try to find it. But there is one thing that is known, it’s that the NYC Housing plan is actually based on segregation. For a good couple years de Blasio tried to obfuscate what the racial demographic data was for affordable apt’s in buildings were when three women were having consistent trouble getting access to them via the lottery and with the aid of a Queens College professor and a federal court order, the three women and a lot of people’s suspicions were confirmed that the lotteries and the access was fixed to keep the communities where these buildings were free from race and class miscegenation. And also to foster a new hip and upscale cache’ to these towns
Because this Housing New York program has been a trojan horse and marketing campaign from the start. Which is what should be expected of de Blasio because his whole time in office has been a meticulous public relations campaign to build his political profile.
But now the the Gentrification Industrial Complex audaciously claim and j’accuse Soho/Noho residents, civic minded skeptics that they are against racial equity with this plan which sounds more like a land and air grab to immensely profit from. Besides the profiting from the gentrification, the developers also make off big with more tax exemptions and tax subsidies for these incremental “affordable” apartments which was gifted to them when the 421a law was “reformed” by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Supposedly the reason behind this affordable housing program is that it’s supposed to help the people who don’t earn a good NYC salary and to bring down inequity. But after 6.10 years of Blaz gaslighting and narrative control, who can actually believe him now?
Two real NYC public advocates dissect the Blaz’s newest fauxgressive hustle and break it down perfectly:
So who is really behind this push? Surprise, surprise: Big Real Estate. Especially the Gottesman family real estate dynasty behind Edison Properties, whose firm sits on REBNY’s Board of Governors. Two of Edison’s large parkings lots sit in the proposed upzoning, making it the ultimate beneficiary. Citizens Housing & Planning Council’s (CHPC), which includes an executive from Edison on its board, published a piece supporting the upzoning. Among the many other REBNY notables on CHPC’s board is the legal & lobbying firm of Kramer Levin Naftalis, who is running a print and TV media blitz in support of the upzoning. They’ve advised the land use process needs to be underway to ensure it’s done by the time de Blasio leaves office, presumably because anti-real estate sentiment in the city is only getting louder. We can connect the dots to see why this was suddenly resurrected during a global pandemic: time is running out for Edison Properties to develop their lots under a favorable regime, not because of “anti-police protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd” as Deputy Mayor Vicki Been shamefully said.
Precisely, and as with every time de Blasio suddenly gets proactive with a city plan, filthy lucre is behind it. Because two partners at Edison donated thousands of dollars to the Blaz’s notoriously corrupted Campaign for New York 501c4 Pac that he ran in city hall. Just as shameful as Vicki’s gross malaproppriation by conflating of the George Floyd protests with her office’s neoliberal housing program, is the fallacious reason that the So/Noho zonings have to be done to bring forth racial equity to the areas. But it just shows that the Blaz and his minions will say anything to justify satiating the greed of their owner donor developer overlords.
Because as I posted the other day about a mixed use building that Housing New York included that was already being built in Soho, these apartments are groomed for higher incomes as well as the towns they are placed in. Prioritized for wealthier people than those that make up the majority in the city, leaving those who earn (way) less in the lurch. This is rudimentary gentrification by design. A housing caste system for barely affordable and affordable luxury housing, leaving all those who earn (way) less in the lurch, left to remain in their places or no place at all.
As everyone is aware now, Mayor William de Blasio Wilhelm has resuscitated his Housing New York program to provide way overdue affordable housing for your city’s most lower income earning residents in the niche, upper upper class towns of Soho and Noho (the latter of which is about 4 square blocks tops). Actually, only about 25% of 3200 apartments that are projected to be constructed will be earmarked for them. Which still doesn’t correlate with the hundreds of thousands of people who live check to check with 50 to 60% of that check going to rent and the near 70,000 people who don’t have a home at all..
But that’s going to be for the next post in process here. What this post is about is basically a spoiler alert for it and what de Blasio’s HPD plans will actually accomplish. Because this is unbelievable.
The building on the right from a picture taken in April last year is on 111 Varick St., which is also in Soho. Last year it gained local news attention when a construction worker got killed by a massive 7 ton concrete structure that snapped off a crane and crushed and dismembered his body while working in the early morning hours. For months it laid dormant because of building and worksite violations. Then passing by there back in January there was a peculiar site. A big banner for de Blasio’s HPD’s Housing New York was draped over the scaffolding.
It was really kind of a shock to see that this with Trump’s former luxury Soho Hotel tower down the block and a gargantuem lux building right across the street from it. I cynically thought that city just made that an “affordable” housing building because of the gruesome death tied to it and also considered that it’s just the city advertising their program but apparently not, because there was NYC D.O.B.work notification for mixed use plust that banner is on every affordable housing development. Like this recent one in East New York:
When de Blasio announced that he was going to finally open up Soho for affordable housing development, 111 Varick immediately came to mind and I made a brief jaunt to the city to see how this building was progressing. And it looked done. Plus the Housing New York banner was still affixed to the scaffolding although quite tattered.
Besides being the atypical fugly charcoal look that has become the default aesthetic of the majority of these new towers, the windows looked kind of big for the atypical “affordable” housing apartment or studio. But a few steps north and the incriminating proof was found about the dubious equity advertised on this building:
The new building, which apparently is titled untitled. is apparently leasing luxury abodes right now. For some reason, there is nothing on that bland black slab touting any city lottery distributed affordable housing.
But this is a “real” “affordable housing” building that was implemented by de Blasio’s HPD. The owner is an LLC (naturally), so you’re not going to find out anything else because of the city’s lax regulations regarding the identity of who or what group is behind them
Of the 75 apartments at the luxury building with no name, 25 are set aside as “affordable” (which makes this a 70-30 building). The pressing questions of course is what will be the “affordable” rents if this building is being advertised as “luxury” and what income levels will qualify for the “affordable” And a bigger question is where will the “affordable” apts. actually be in this luxury building? And will it have a poor door?
But the only answers for what this Housing New York building is truly about comes from the avocado toast hole of the buildings architect in an interview only a few months ago:
“Rooftop outdoor amenities and a landscaped terrace with barbecue provide lovely, unobstructed views toward downtown. 111 Varick also has an exercise room, meditation room, conference room, social lounge, club room with pool table, and kids’ playroom. These amenities were designed for young professionals, who we expect to be the major tenant group in this building.”
As this shows and in conclusion, the crux of de Blasio’s neoliberal Housing New York program and the Gentrification Industrial Complex of government and real estate developer’s prime motive behind it is to make housing affordable mostly for the wealthier.
Let October 14th 2020 go down in history as the day when censorship became policy by a monopolistic social media monolith.
It started off rather innocuously. The New York Post published the long awaited but already well known and confirmed story of presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden’s pay to play corruption to obscenely enrich himself, his father and an energy company in Ukraine who hired him and paid him over 80 grand a month through email messages procured from a laptop Hunter (or someone close to him) carelessly left behind at a computer repair shop. This expose’ instantly debunked Joe’s persistent claims that he never had contact with any executive from the foreign company Hunter worked for and exposed how the vice president abused his position and duties to get a prosecutor fired in Ukraine that was investigating corruption inside the company Hunter worked for. Which Biden defiantly bragged about doing when he answered a question during a forum on foreign policy only 2 years ago.
The NY Post followed this up with a flurry of other stories of Hunter Biden using his relation to the second most powerful person in America at the time to acquire more wealth and influence for the companies and acquaintances he associated with. Which were immediately available on the NY Post’s social media accounts…
And then at 2:20 in the afternoon, it stopped.
Like a new age tech version of Paul Revere (and also Benedict Arnold as this post will go on to show), some establishment Democrat Party apparatchik asshole from Facebook blabbed that Zuckerberg’s social network was going to limit the distribution of various stories of the Biden expose’ by manipulating the links to them, then Jack Dorsey’s social network went full bore and eliminated access to the NY Post links entirely and locked the nation’s oldest newspaper access to the platform by claiming that the information was acquired was previously hacked even though Hunter’s email file was only removed physically from the hard drive and not internally through the internet. Other high profile casualties of twitter’s memory hole tactic were President Trump’s Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and President Trump’s second daughter Tiffany, suspending their accounts for tweeting the links. Twitter also brazenly told Kayleigh to remove her tweets about the NY Post stories to regain her account with them, basically using extortion against a high profile government official to get what they want.
What Jack Dorsey’s Twitter’s suppression of the Biden stories did was the equivalent of a mass shooting by making the NY Post and every other corporate run and independent news source and the general public and their rights to read the news and be informed and decide for themselves whats false or true the biggest casualties of all. The lunacy of this initiative to suppress the links is as if it was a normal thing to do and they expected no repercussions from it. It demonstrates, no, verifies that Twitter has a censorship policy and will utilize it when it sees fit. And in this case it’s to protect Joe Biden and his campaign for the presidency.
But what makes this suppression of the fourth estate from this private corporation glaringly horrific and basically stupid is that Twitter is technically violating their own policies. From it’s claims that the emails were hacked even though Hunter’s email files was only removed physically from the hard drive and not through the internet. Twitter made their revisionist vetting and crass decision of voiding the links of the NY Post stories by placing a story provided by Washington Post that purports to debunk the meeting Hunter arranged with the Burisma partner and his dad at the top of their trending column in spite of the NY Post’s published message confirming that arrangement.
Basically, all this showed was that Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos confirmed Biden didn’t have a prosecutor fired to save Hunter from getting indicted, showing tech overlord solidarity for Trump’s immensely flawed and corrupted opponent. And because Twitter cannot shut everyone up because that would make them extinct, blue check and non-blue check twitter account holders consisting of elected officials, conservative and liberal pundits/laypersons and the Trump re-election campaign drones of course naturally pounced on the banishment of the NY Post links, posting screenshots of the articles as the paper of record were dishing out updates to the Biden scandals.
As expected when the Bezos Post article trend didn’t have the result he desired to legitimize Twitter’s censorship , @jack resurfaced via a tweet and meekly described what his company did as unacceptable after a Senator excoriated him and his company for the “unacceptable” action they took to ban the links.
Jack’s digital mea culpa was obviously not sincere, which should be flagged itself for being misleading content going by Twitter regulations. And to confirm how full of shit he was, what happened hours later after his tweet would magnify then justify even more suspicions about his social networking platform’s agenda driven tactics. Hours before Biden and Trump were about to take questions from “undecided” voters in town halls that were on precisely the same time at 8 p.m., Twitter suddenly had a breakdown. Then as the debates town halls began, it remained down for a considerable amount of time making tweeting comments about Trump and Biden impossible.
Twitter’s announcement/spin that there was a problem with their internal systems was fishy, considering that only some regions were affected by the blackout, mostly in the blue state Northeast coast and California. Which explains that although you couldn’t tweet about Trump or Biden, the platform was still available and trends were still updating, including the damning #TwitterCensorship. Other noticeable things after the twitter blackout ended were what was trending during the town halls because for some reason, nah, for obvious reason #BidenTownHall was trending and available more readily than #TrumpTownHall.
Considering what Jack and Twitter decided to do the day before, it strains credulity that this blackout was a technical breakdown. Considering how they were capable of manufacturing consent by purposely blocking links, how inconceivable would it be that Twitter wouldn’t manufacture a shutdown?
Coincidentally, ninety minutes after Trump’s town hall ended and 90 minutes after Biden’s town hall ended. Twitter’s spokeslady tweeted a damage control thread about their new guidelines regarding stories stemming from hacked materials (which they themselves got wrong) and redoing their labeling of tweets Twitter deems harmful or false or harmfully false.
Despite this feeble attempt of self-regulating reform of their news distribution policies, twitter is still blocking the NY Post’s account from posting tweets of their latest stories that aren’t Biden related! And won’t take the paper out of twitter jail until they refrain from posting the Bidens’ scandal stories. But for all intents and purposes, it seems like Twitter is extorting the NY Post to prevent them from doing any more stories about the Bidens to get their social media distribution abilities back. But like first strike at suppressing news stories, it’s still not going to stop people from posting the most incriminating information about a presidential candidate since, well, Hillary Clinton 4 years ago. But @jack and his twitter arbiters would not know of this concept because they were barely out of diapers or even in their daddy’s sperm when Tipper Gore wanted to label Metal and Rap records for their content and their hands were still being held when Barbara Striesand tried to accomplish something similar by stopping the press from distributing pics of her mansion, leading to a mass influx of gawkers.
Twitter’s ghoulish and fascistic ban on the NY Post is not only trying to normalize censorship but is also further normalizing manufacturing consent by being able to do it faster than what the old former big 4 networks did before the internet because of the technology and talent they have. The wretched thing is that the signs of this new normalization of tech censorship were already brazenly being implemented for years but it was a passive aggressive form of censorship when they when @jack and twitter were shadowbanning conservative people an their views from being disseminated. And it got legitimized by Zuckerbergs Facebook only a few months ago when they decided to ban QAnon advocates and their views and theories from their platform.
But what makes Twitter’s censorship an established part of our society now is that it has quite a large base of supporters. Who are quick to defend @jack’s policies because they like who and what views and ideas are being suppressed. And now with Biden, with the President they collectively despise. And these people also work in the same medium with the NY Post, being journalism. Their fervor for Twitter’s unacceptable actions and ad hominem attacks against the NY Post and the Biden expose’ is just as rancorous as those who unquestionably support the police despite the systemic rot that is plaguing them regarding brutality, bias and oppression against protesters.
Never forget that it was JOURNALISTS who badgered and berated the tech companies to seize greater censorship powers. In the past, journalists loathed censorship as antithetical to their entire profession. Today, they demand it
Most disturbingly worrisome of all, the New Twitter’s biggest supporter right now is Joe Biden, who already feels he’s absolved of his unethical and immoral abuse of his position while he was VP because of the de-platforming of his son’s transgressions of exploiting his dad as leverage to acquire millions of dollars while he was jetsetting to foreign nations on our tax dollars. When a reporter asked Uncle Joe about his son’s emails, he viciously blew it off as a smear. Biden has been belligerent with reporters before and also with people who questioned his policies and ethics in his 47 year career as an elected official and vice president, but Twitter’s banishment of the NY Post and their stories of his fucked up son’s sordid quid pro quo deals with corporations and nations that Joe enabled and played a proactive partner with him with his threat to withhold aid money to the Ukrainian government has clearly emboldened him to chastise journalists in the same manner that President Trump does with his fake news tropes against them.
What @jack and Twitter (and Facebook) did laid the prospect and also basically assured that they would not only be hardcore arbiters of any news story that gets placed on their platform but will also be a dutiful news media apparatus for the Biden/Harris administration, whether about policies foreign and domestic, standard insider gossip, constructive criticism, standard and vitriolic opinions and even satires and memes and most essentially any alleged corruption in the White House. Or corruption involving Hunter.
Despite the pathetic way Twitter has modified their guidelines, by extorting the NY Post from getting their account back, their guidelines and regulations they made are still violations of the unalienable right to know and a violation of the right to information itself. Sure journalists and publications will still be able to report the news, but the people who use these platforms will be stopped from deciding to see them and make their own conclusions about them. And they are expected to accept that.
And they will continue violating your right to know. Because twitter knows better than you and should have the unalienable right to determine what you should know.
Now that’s what really is unsafe and truly unacceptable, @jack.
What a way to end a term. All throughout his presidency, Donald Trump frequently employed teasers when he spoke to the press and address the nation through his rare addresses to the people and his millions of tweets, mostly the refrain “we’ll see what happens” Much to the President’s chagrin, he didn’t employ that phrase when he blew off the severity of the COVID and now it’s certainly looking like the novel virus will actually thwart his re-election bid with a fucking vengeance.
Look what’s happened since Donald got infected (and when he knew he was already). While he was recuperating on supplemental oxygen and a Long Island Ice Tea styled cocktail of experimental coronavirus resistant drugs, over 30 people that came in contact or was in the presence of the President also got infected with the COVID. And all signs pointed to and were confirmed by a shitstorm of news reports of the announcement of Trump’s pick to replace the departed Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s supreme court seat to GOP and Big Corporation darling Amy Cohen Barrett in the Rose Garden.
Now it looks as if this mad rush to fill RBG’s position was a huge mistake and Trump and the GOP party should have took their own advice and waited until the election year was over to announce their pick instead of gathering together without masks and appropriate measure of distancing. And continuing the celebration of Trump’s nomination in a soiree inside the White House. Because over 30 people in Trump’s circle caught the contagion.
And these were all of Trump’s closest and most recognizable aides, notably the revolting adviser Stephen Miller and press speaker Kayleign McEnany and former steady state spin meister Kellyanne Conway, who wound up giving the bug to her rebelliously incorrigible and social media savvy daughter (whose online rants made her mom quit her job). COVIDIOT Senator Mike Lee got infected and he hugged two people and two other GOP party senators got the Rona too, which should sideline them from their official duties questioning the justice nominee under oath in the Senate.
On Trump’s re-election team, his campaign manager Bill Seppian tested positive along with a few other aides. Former NJ Governor Chris Christie wound up hospitalized after getting infected and he was working on Trump’s campaign and the RNC Chairperson Rona McDonnell caught the Rona also. Oh my mistake her name is Ronna, fuck it, it still works.
Bad enough Trump decided to play down the virus and his insouciance led to the deaths of 210,000 Americans, but his cocksure defiance of just taking the simplest precaution of wearing a mask allow the virus to spread and take over his administration and his Republican party allies/sycophants is purely a COVID d’etat. Sure it would not be remiss to cite some kind of divine intervention as obvious as Justice RBG’s apparition hovering over the Rose Garden and hexing it, but Trump and the Senate Republicans were already making a list to fill her seat a week before she died (a list that included Trump’s nemesis Lying Ted Cruz) so they surely don’t give a shit about supernatural shit like that as much as they have fear in the God they act like they believe in. No, the Rona is the real shit, it doesn’t adhere to religion and politics, it doesn’t discriminate and gets everyone. And Trump and his maskless avengers were easy prey for it.
In just a few weeks after Trump got the COVID, “Nothing Will Fundamentally Change” Joe Biden shot up in the polls without doing a damn thing except doing the obvious, wearing the face mask. Trump polling with senior citizens has cratered, a demographic that put him over the top in 2016 (in correlation with millions of people not showing up to vote). Trump also sabotaged himself by announcing on the twitter that he won’t sign a new emergency stimulus bill unless he wins re-election. And the batshit nutty video he produced of him standing tall on the White House balcony, pulling off his mask and gasping for air didn’t work like he thought it would. Although Trump survived, COVID-19 still stomped his ass and his manufactured projection of strength was a sad parody of despotic might.
But apparently, Trump is still trying to put a brave front despite his waning popularity and it looks the president is still loaded on all those steroids and the experimental drugs the taxpayers paid for that are not be available to them or will be even affordable to them when they will be.
He’s not only loaded, he’s straight up tripping balls. Trump is treating his still in process recovery as confirmation of his immunity to the novel virus after his obviously intimidated physician announced he wasn’t a transmission risk anymore. The president even went on Medal of Honor recipient Rush Limbaugh’s show and got into some saber rattling against Iran by using the obscenity “fuck” to emphasize his threat against the nation that was left uncensored by the cancerous blabbermouth’s producers.
FUCK is now appropriate for national broadcast radio and network television.
Trump unofficially ends his presidency on a high note.
Now the crazy bastard is going back on the campaign trail, greeting his enthusiastic followers again in spite of what professional physicians, the press, and Trump’s million of detractors say (and even Trump’s own advisors). Surely he will be maskless too, as his audience will imitate in kind. The glaring aspect about this projection of bravery against COVID-19 is that it mostly stems not from the President’s (and his allies and followers) aversion to wearing the face masks but it’s to project legitimacy to being able to existentially adjust to the novel virus and to work while in the presence of it.
To help their corporate donors boost profits and stock prices, Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers have pushed hard to force workers back into unsafe workplaces. During the pandemic, the GOP has brushed off science and reopened economies, demanded liability shields for employers, ended special pandemic unemployment relief, helped Amazon block a worker safety initiative and encouraged states to punish workers who don’t return to their jobs.
For those forced back to COVID-infected workplaces, the Trump administration has weakened the agency that is supposed to be policing workplace safety. And now a new study shows the results: death rates spiked almost immediately after workers pleaded with that agency to help, but were likely ignored.
The analysis of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) data comes from researchers at Harvard, Boston Children’s Hospital and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. It shows that “there is a correlation between OSHA complaints and COVID-19 mortality” — in specific, COVID-related complaints to the agency “are correlated with (COVID-related) deaths 17 days later.”
During the pandemic, researchers note that OSHA “has not issued any emergency or permanent standard specific to COVID-19 exposure at the workplace” and “had issued only four citations related to COVID-19.”
So it’s easy to see why Trump is tweeking on that steroid cocktail he’s on. The president, using his real estate savvy, is trying to legitimize his own diagnosis and inspire the masses to go back to work because he thinks phony courage is the remedy against COVID-19. And the rush to confirm Amy Cohen Barrett, who contracted COVID-19 only a few months ago, makes the prospect to shoot down any OSHA cases brought to SCOTUS highly inevitable.
That is clearly the GOP’s top objective regardless of how many people are killed in the process — and you can even see it in the Supreme Court situation. Trump and Senate Republicans are right now trying to force lawmakers and congressional staff into the COVID hot zone exploding in the U.S. Capitol in order to try to install another corporate rubber-stamp on the Supreme Court, which would ultimately boost corporate profits and crush workers.
Horrifying as that sociopathic plan is, it is merely a microcosm of the GOP’s larger project: Their entire agenda is designed to force workers into unsafe workplaces in order to help their corporate donors.
Those donors want a right-wing Supreme Court, and they don’t care how many federal workers are killed to make that happen.
Evidently with the hot zone Rose Garden nomination party and now with Judge Garrett testifying for the job now, that’s exactly what Trump (and maybe an asymptomatic Judge Cohen Grarret) did, and his top GOP were willing to sacrifice themselves as well. Even if it was a more of a display of herd arrogance and ignorance than herd immunity.
But the existential dread still remains. COVID-19 is still among us, and infecting thousands more a day, even if it’s not killing like it did back in April and May. 50 million people are unemployed and small businesses are dead or in purgatory and schools are still not fully open. Despite Trump’s bombastic tweets of fallacious inspiration, the majority of the American people still have no confidence to fully return to normal. And although Trump’s base is still holding steady, a lot of them are wearing masks at rallies, so there’s not much confidence there either.
The COVID d’etat may not have taken over the entire Trump administration, but they did take over the president himself. Easily too, because the fucker was asking for it. Although he’s still tweeting like a cellphone junkie, he definitely has lost his mojo. It’s only inevitable that he’ll get the Rona again and he’s kind of acting like how a dying man does in the last phase of death, and this round of campaign rallies is basically his bucket list. He probably won’t die, but in all likelihood his presidency will or even if he does get re-elected, he’ll get infected again because he’ll get filled with all those phenomenal virus resistant drugs that he’s loaded on now and probably taking everyday to keep him moving. No wonder he thinks COVID-19 is a blessing from God.
So might as well go out on a high note. And dance, dance, dance.
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On Labor Day weekend, the NYPD made a grand announcement to, well, fight crime. Commissioner Shea and his fellow high brass fellow Blue Bloods assembled and deployed cops to the streets to ramp up arrests and tamp down on gun violence, primarily in Brooklyn where shooting have led to triple digit percentage increases from last year and other myriad crimes that have seen high percentage upticks in hotspot areas. Whether this sudden focus on serving and protecting the public was motivated by accusations from the citizenry and elected officials of an intentional slowdown or by a dead pool put together by a bunch of sick fucks in a Long Island bar is purely coincidental. And if it was motivated whether if NYPD cops actually placed bets on that pool to keep the body count low is taking cynicism to a higher level, although not highly illogical. More likely it’s because Dermot’s blood probably boiled just enough to match the temperature of bowl of lukewarm tomato soup.
Following the holiday weekend that saw over 20 shootings and a protest whose participants caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages vandalizing stores they passed by, Commish Shea declared the weekend was a great success while his feckless boss and toady Mayor de Blasio remarked how peaceful the streets were and the city was safe as ever.
The only good news, probably the only good news all year concerning de Blasio’s and Shea’s NYPD, is that they made a historic shitload of gun possession arrests during the peaceful weekend. Proving that such enforcement is possible without a shady unit of Punisher wannabes but soberly also proving that the handgun stockpiles keep rising.
But still no one is asking where these guns are coming from. Which is hard to extract such information when the victims refuse to divulge the gunmen and it’s also hard to procure data for guns when only 20% of the over 1,000 shootings this year has lead to actual arrests which correlates with a 40% rise in murder and a bigger presence of gang activity.
In Times Square, a group of protesters holding a demonstration for a man who was killed by police in Rochester while in custody was crossing the street with the green light and walk signal and then was approached by a car with tinted windows and a bull bar on the front that was slowly proceeding. Then the driver hit the gas pedal and proceeded to go through them and speed down 7th Avenue without any pursuit by the NYPD despite the presence of cops outnumbering protesters that were monitoring them before the incident. Even though the car came close to hitting people and managed to clip a bunch of bikes.
The people in the car, which was recently purchased at an NYPD auction, were a group of people that were counter-protesting. One of them was the woman who vandalized the Black Lives Matter street mural in front of Trump Tower with paint a total of 3 times.
Minutes before the attempt at vehicular manslaughter of dozens of people on 7th Avenue, six counter-protesters were escorted by the NYPD around the corner. During a discussion with the MAGA group, over 30 cops were standing and milling around, including many of higher rank. Then they all got in the car that would be weaponized shortly as a group of cops formed a wall protecting them from the people witnessing this strange occurance of the NYPD co-operating with and chaperoning this certain activist group.
just so there’s no more confusion.. the unmarked police car driver through protesters tonight in Times Square? driver by NYPD escorting trump supporters pic.twitter.com/uCtmPdDdxy
The NYPD did not levy any charges on the driver or his passengers, even though the last person who tried to run over people in Times Square got arrested immediately. Also, the terrorist caliphate ISIS recommends the weaponization of vehicles to kill masses of people, which happened on the West St. bike path 3 years ago when a man ran down and murdered 8 people. But since the NYPD recently used two of their SUV’s to barrel through protesters on the street, running over people is now legal and a form of self-defense.
The woman recognized for her vandalism by Trump Tower claimed that she and her co-horts were scared and the driver panicked because someone allegedly hit the car with an object or punched it. Good thing they kept that bull bar on.
In Herald Square a man got slashed in the neck during a fight with another man on the 6th avenue subway platform.
In the Upper West Side, a man was shot to death on the street after he stabbed someone during a fight.
Also in the Upper West Side, a man threw rocks with profane messages attached to them at windows of a broadcast network building following an attack and destroying a camera belonging to a rival local new correspondent and a photographer by Hudson Yards.
Again in the Upper West Side, a man who chucked a rock at a cop’s head is still on the loose three months after the incident.
And again in the Upper West Side, Rick Moranis was walking on the sidewalk and a man walking towards him directly punches him in the head, knocking him down to the ground in broad daylight.
In Harlem at the 148th St. Station, a man was found dead on the 3 train.
Also in Harlem, a man fondled a woman on her crotch while she was walking on the sidewalk, then he robbed her wallet and went to a deli to use her debit card.
Again in Harlem, a man beat a homeless man to death on the street.
And again in Harlem, an off-duty C.O. crashed into a parked car while driving drunk, then the owner of the damaged vehicle slashed him in the face.
And again in Harlem, a man got hit by an SUV when he ran a red light on his ATV vehicle while trying to hop the sidewalk. He died from his injuries a week later.
And again in Harlem, a man was shot in the leg after getting into a street fight.
And again in Harlem, a man was shot in the torso on the boulevard.
And again in Harlem, two women were both shot in the arm on Riverside Dr.
And again in Harlem, a man about to cross the street got killed instantly by a hit and run driver.
And again in Harlem, a man followed a woman into an apartment building and attempted to mug her in the elevator but was unsuccessful, but two days later he followed another woman into an apartment building and helped her carry a cart up the stairs, then he attacked her inside the elevator and robbed $300 off her.
And again in Harlem, a man robbed a hat off a vendor’s table and got into a fight with the 72-year-old salesman who tried to stop him and shoved him to the ground with such force that he wound up killing him. A memorial was set up on a linkNYC kiosk for people to hang hats on in tribute to the courageous man.
In East Harlem, a man got shot in the ass following an argument on a street corner.
Also in East Harlem, a man walked into an apartment during a party and shot a man in the stomach.
In Midtown a 18-year-old man got caught dealing drugs on the street weeks following shooting a man on the grounds of the St. Nicholas Houses months after being released by a juvenile detention center.
Also in Midtown, two men broke into a designer watch store at midnight and robbed over six figures worth of watches in a few minutes.
Again in Midtown, a man that arranged a drug deal with two men on the street went awry when the men saw his upscale duds and decided to rob him instead. The mark got stabbed in the back when he tried to get his designer bag back and the two thieves got away with that plus his cellphones and wallet.
And again in Midtown, a man with a baseball bat swung it at a group of people on the sidewalk a month after he threw rocks at various consulate buildings around town.
And again in Midtown, a man randomly suckerpunched a 77-year-old man who was about to walk by him, causing him to fall on the sidewalk and crack his skull. The lunatic let his victim know that’s what he does.
And again in Midtown, a gang of four men rushed up behind a man walking on the sidewalk and walloped him with a cane then stabbed him multiple times.
And again in Midtown, the giant face masks on the lions at the New York Public Library keep getting stolen. Those look like they can make good canopies for homeless encampments that aren’t under scaffolding.
And again in Midtown, a woman committed suicide by jumping into the East River.
And again in Midtown, a caravan of pickup truck drivers boosting for President Trump blocked all the lanes on 5th avenue in front of his building, which would have obstructed NYPD and FDNY vehicles in case of an emergency.
In Hell’s Kitchen, a man kidnapped his and his ex-girlfriend’s son after having a dispute at a park.
Also in Hell’s Kitchen, a man broken into an auto dealership warehouse and stole a SUV and then crashed it into a median trying to get away and then abandoned it.
Again in Hell’s Kitchen, a man set a couple’s apartment on fire while they were still inside. One of the residents died weeks later.
And again in Hell’s Kitchen, a man that got stabbed during a street fight died from his wounds a month later.
And again in Hell’s Kitchen, a man trying to steal a scooter belonging to a man who was buying items in a deli got stabbed in the back with a knife the worker gave to the attacker.
In Penn Station, a homeless man randomly attacked two women in 120 seconds when he shoved a woman on the sidewalk and sucker punched another woman causing her to fall onto the street.
Also in Washington Heights, a man was shot three times on the street and then died from his wounds.
Again in Washington Heights, a man walking on the sidewalk was suddenly run over by a speeding driver in an SUV. A Samaritan who owns the deli on that corner pulled him from under the car and then the driver backed up and tried to hit the man he plowed again and sped away down the street. Cops did catch the psycho driver later but wouldn’t disclose any information about him to the Samaritan. But why should they after what happened at the protest at Times Square the day before, because running people over with your car is legal provided you have good cause.
And again in Washington Heights, protesters having a Black Lives Matter demonstration retreated from the George Washington Bridge when cops blocked them off and then marched to 34th Pct. and were met by a miltia of cops decked in riot gear, champing at the bit for a confrontation. A clash between both groups ensued after a high brass officer broke a woman’s arm by throwing her on the ground and a protester hit a cop with a sign, leading to 6 people getting arrested.
And again in Washington Heights, a man committed suicide by jumping off a public housing building.
And again in Washington Heights, a homeless man stabbed another homeless man to death on a street corner during a fight when they were both inebriated.
In the Upper East Side at the 63rd St./Lexington Avenue Station, a man attacked another man as he waiting for the F train by randomly slashing him twice on the hand and chest.
Also in the Upper East Side, a woman walked into a cellphone store and was mooching off the power supplies to charge her celly while not wearing a face mask. When a worker confronted her about violating the store’s pandemic rules, the woman lashed out and call her a racial slur and threw a small plastic bin at her face and she punched another worker who was escorting her out the store.
Again in the Upper East Side, a man held up a bank at gunpoint and robbed it of $5,000 and then got grabbed by the cops 7 blocks down who recognized him.
In Inwood, a man brutally beat and stabbed his girlfriend to death inside her apartment after she let him stay over days after he mugged a man for $10 by stabbing him three times with his victim’s own knife. The killer then called the police on himself and threatened to engage in a shootout with them in the hopes of going down in a hail of bullets.
Also in Inwood at the 207th St. Station, a window on one of the doors of the A train was smashed up.
In Hamilton Heights, a gangbanger was shooting at people on the street as cops were passing by while on patrol, then they chased the shooter and caught him.
In Central Park, a dead body was found in a lake nearby Columbus Circle.
Also in Central Park, a homeless man was found dead leaning on a rock on the grass nearby 109th st.. It was found that he was beaten to death by a man who left his body there with help from an accomplice.
Again in Central Park, helicopters have been flying perilously lower over citizens trying to relax on the green spaces. Remember back in June and in Hell’s Kitchen last month when the NYPD was flying choppers over protests in Brooklyn and over an activists apartment building that it looked like you could almost touch them? Looks like they opened it up for these hot dogger chopper pilots to do the same with impunity.
And again in Central Park, a man fishing at a lake reeled in a dead body.
And again in Central Park, a man was stabbed in the chest during an argument with his attacker by the Wollman Rink.
In Columbus Circle, a man randomly shoved another man onto the train tracks and is currently on the loose.
Also in Columbus Circle, an 82-year-old woman got hit by a man on a ride share moped while she was crossing the street with red.
In Washington Square Park, a rave went on until the evening morning hours as revelers drank booze and disregarded wearing face masks and social distancing. NYPD cops deployed to the area only watched the partying and hardly made an effort to monitor and disperse the clustered crowd. And then there was a bigger more clustered pandemic violating rave at the park the next week and the NYPD still made no effort to stop it and tell revelers loaded on booze to go back to their dorms and apartments.
In Washington Square, a man tagged an NYU building with swastikas and anti-Semetic and anti-Black graffiti messages.
In Greenwich Village, a man sat down on a bench where a woman and her two children were sitting on and zipped open his shorts and masturbated in front of them. A Samaritan nearby protected them from the skeev who took offense at his concern and threatened to hit with a brick. With witnesses filming the altercation with their cellphones instead of dialing 911, the Samaritan then chased him for blocks and lost him by the West 4th St. Station.
Also in Greenwich Village, dozens of cops charged after a group of people right after an automated warning was played on a LARD speaker when one of them stepped one foot on the road. The cops managed to knock over tables that were set up for outdoor dining outside a restaurant where people were dining and not associated with those they arrested that the NYPD charged with engaging in an unlawful assembly and obstructing traffic; which the NYPD themselves wound up doing when they were securing the area in the middle of the street and on the crosswalks
12 people were arrested and the apparent rationale for this swarm was that they came from a demonstration and art exchange in Washington Square Park that the NYPD aggressively broke up.
Something tells me that de Blasio’s and Shea’s NYPD are trying to make anarchist jurisdictions on purpose.
In the Flatiron District, a man accessed an apartment building and hot wired the elevator panel which gave him access to a residence. He banged on the door and then grabbed a 78-year-old woman by the throat when she opened the door and stole her purse. Then her 79-year-old husband caught the thief coming from the stairs and got into a tussle with the thief, who punched him twice and knocked him down and then took cash and cards from the purse and split.
In Chelsea, a man foolishly dressed like a ninja jumped a woman from behind as she was walking with her 3-year-old daughter and grabbed her handbag, the woman then battled the man and kicked him in the stomach and everywhere else multiple times to stop him and then a doorman and construction workers came to her aid and detained the beaten thief. But he was released without bail following his arraignment.
In the West Village at the 14th St. Station, a homeless man with maniacal violent tendencies picked up some metal clmaps that were left around on the platform for some reason and threw them onto the tracks. After a Samaritan picked them up and put them back on the platform, the homeless man took them and threw them back on the tracks when the A train arrived, causing it to derail and hit the pillars, easily causing the exterior of the train to shred off. The unreasonable act caused 56 trains to go out of service. The man laughed his ass off while being detained by other Samaritans until the police arrived.
Also in the West Village, a man shoved a woman who was jogging on the sidewalk and then slashed her face and then he randomly slashed a man in the face two blocks away.
In the East Village, a teenage boy yanked a purse off a woman walking on the sidewalk and then punched her down to the ground when she tried to get it back, then the boy and his friends went through the bag, stole nothing and ran away.
Also in the East Village, a man was shot in the leg in the middle of the block.
On the Manhattan Bridge, a door on the Q train suddenly came open as it was moving hundreds of feet above the water.
In the Lower East Side, two men wanted for ripping off portable ATM machines from stores, restaurants and bars in the area by tying them to their van with a chain got caught by the cops after they pried off another one using a van they stole and stupidly hit a police car trying to get away on the FDR Drive.
Also in the Lower East Side, a man was shot in the leg during a street fight with another man.
Again in the Lower East Side, a rat horde converged and devoured on a pile of bird seed that was meant for rats of feather.
And again in the Lower East Side, a man fortunate to be back in society after mugging someone a month earlier after being released without bail attacked a 93-year-old man and robbed $30 and his metrocard off him after knocking him down to the pavement.
In Soho, 4 young men in their teens and twenties broke into a dry cleaner and robbed $6,000 worth of designer jackets and sweaters and also burglarized various restaurants and dry cleaners in the area and the West Village, making off with $4,000.
Also in Soho, 24 protesters got arrested for vandalism, breaking windows and setting garbage cans on fire during a protest for a man who got shot to death by cops in Texas while he was trying to break up a fight between a couple at a gas station.
In Alphabet City, a man was shot in the leg while walking with his girlfriend on the grounds of the Riis Houses.
In Murray Hill, a man stole an NYPD SUV and drove it to Bed-Stuy and crashed it there.
In Tribeca, a homeless man set a post office truck on fire
Also in Tribeca, a row of parked cars on a block had their windshields bashed in.
Again in Tribeca, two men held up thee men at gunpoint who were standing in front of a high end clothing store and robbed them of $14,200 of cash and personal belongings and then dashed away in a car. This brazen mugging happened in broad daylight in an area where Robert deNiro and Alec Baldwin call home. And where Harvey Weinstein used to live and work about two blocks away from the crime scene.
And again in Tribeca and at that high end clothing store, gunfire went off in front of the place sending three men running for cover. Taylor Swift owns the townhouse and three floors above the fancy store where the shooting and the previous mugging happened. Welcome to New York, the New Bad Days Ms Swift, try and shake it off.
In the Financial District, a man lured a 16-year-old girl into a luxury hotel by offering her pot and Netflix binging and then he drugged her and tried to rape her.
Also in the Financial District, a man punched another man in the face after he called him a homophobic slur while filming it on social media.
Also in Downtown Manhattan at the Fulton St. Station, cops caught a man catching Z’s on the A train and possessing an unlicensed handgun sticking out of his pocket.
Again in Downtown Manhattan, a man got hit by car coming off the Brooklyn Bridge while riding a scooter.
And again in Downtown Manhattan, a group of people protesting about a doctor performing hysterectomies on immigrant women while held in detention under ICE supervision forced their way into a federal office building occupied by the FBI and ICE agencies and broke the glass off a revolving door, compelling a security guard to draw her gun at them. Then some protesters tagged graffiti on the sidewalk entrance and security booths.
And again in Downtown Manhattan, cops swarmed on protesters marching towards the World Trade Center and arrested 9 people during a demonstration against ICE’s policies and their treatment of immigrant expectant mothers.
And again in Downtown Manhattan, cops took over a sidewalk when protesters showed up to support over 80 people who got arrested in Times Square then surrounded them in order to make them leave. Which totally defeated their purpose, but the tactic is to confuse and agitate people into a provocation.
At jail support, the cops decided the public sidewalk was now a “frozen zone” and we had to move. As we were backing up you can hear one say “encircle them” before they surrounded us. Video gets crazy because they grabbed me and picked the person next to me up by their hair. pic.twitter.com/ATLWEZOBDh
And again in Downtown Manhattan, a man riding a scooter with a little girl on the sidewalk crashed into Mayor de Blasio and they instantly fell down from the impact from hitting the city’s most hated person.
And again in Downtown Manhattan at the Tombs, C.O.’s threw a gangbanger in a cell and they left the lock open and a bunch of rival gangbangers swarmed him and beat him down. Then two C.O.’s let another rival suckerpunch him as they were escorting the convict into another room.
And again in Downtown Manhattan at the Chambers St. Station by City Hall and Police Headquarters, a man stabbed another man in the neck and on his legs following an argument on the platform. The victim died from his wounds.
In Crown Heights, two hardheads fired their guns at each other while people were celebrating J’Ouvert on the street. One of the gunmen was a 15-year-old boy gang member. Instead of injuring or killing each other, stray bullets hit three people and a woman and her 6-year-old son as they were stepping out of a cab, hitting the child in his femur. The teenage gangbanger was denied bail by a very sensible judge.
Also in Crown Heights, a stray bullet struck the drivers seat window of a city bus with 7 passengers on board in the late afternoon.
And again in Crown Heights, a boy slashed another boy on his rear end with a piece of broken glass during a fight in the playground.
And again in Crown Heights, hundreds of people clustered and danced on the street for a high holiday and defiantly refused orders to disperse by the NYPD who ordered them to stop causing a road obstruction. The cops meekly recommended the revelers to dance on the sidewalk and was met with more rejection and mockery as they continued to dance as the cops were trying to push them back. Where are the armored bike cops and the commands to MOVE BACK MOVE BACK MOVE BACK?
In Bed-Stuy, a man got shot in the stomach in the middle of the block and a man got shot in the head while sitting in his car.
Also in Bed-Stuy, a man bolted out of a car then stalked a man walking on the sidewalk and shot him in the back.
Again in Bed-Stuy, a woman got knocked into the street by a hit-and-run driver in an SUV as she was about to ride a ride-share moped.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a man sucker punched a woman and then rode away on his bike on the sidewalk. He was then pursued by 4 firemen and then panicked and couldn’t steer and get away, as they took his ass down and took him back to the firehouse.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a man and a woman got hit by stray bullets on the grounds of the Marcy Houses while they were walking their dog when a man was trying to shoot another man down while chasing him on the sidewalk.
And again in Bed-Stuy, an ambulance carrying a man to the hospital after having a heart attack and a fire engine racing to respond to an emergency crashed into each other in the intersection. The man died from the wreckage and his sister accompanying him wound up in a coma.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a man walked up to a parked car and shot two men inside, killing one of them. From the video footage of the street and the intersection, it looks like the building’s scaffolding might have obstructed the views of both drivers.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a rideshare moped was left on the curb in flames.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a man got shot in the arm during a street fight.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a man walked up to two men sitting in a parked jeep and shot them, killing one and hospitalizing the other.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a man was shot in the ankle on the grounds of the Stuyvesant Houses.
And again in Bed-Stuy, two men were shot to death in front of an apartment building over a gang dispute.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a man walked up to a group of people having a vigil by a sidewalk memorial and shot at a man multiple times, hitting him in the arm and chest.
In Brownsville, a man was shot down and left for dead on the sidewalk with a hole in his chest, then died later from his wounds.
Also in Brownsville, a man was shot in the leg and his ass on the avenue.
Again in Brownsville, a man got hit by a truck while he was riding on the wrong side of a a two way street against traffic. The truck driver fled the scene of the accident.
And again in Brownsville, a woman was found dead on a roof by an apartment building.
And again in Brownsville, a man was shot in the torso on the street.
And again in Brownsville, two men and a woman were shot during a fusillade of bullets aimed at them, killing one of the men by shooting his face. The suspects all jetted in two different cars after the incident.
And again in Brownsville, a man who robbed the same bank in Rockaway Beach escaped from the custody of FBI agents by walking out of a halfway house unnoticed.
And again in Brownsville, a car collided into another car when the driver was turning in the intersection, causing it to veer off the road and hit five people who were waiting to cross the street by the curb.
And again in Brownsville, a man was shot in the torso on the street in broad daylight.
And again in Brownsville, a man was shot down in a courtyard and died later on from his wounds.
And again in Brownsville, a man got shot twice during a street fight with another man and he didn’t give up the gunman when the cops asked. Then another man showed up shot in three places and didn’t say shit to the cops too.
And again in Brownsville, a man shot four people, killing one, during a dispute over a dice game inside a gambling den.
In Cypress Hills, a man held up a woman at gunpoint on the sidewalk and then she gave him $12. He then attempted to rape her but changed his mind when the victim said she was menstruating.
Also in Cypress Hills, a man stabbed a deli worker in the neck three times as a woman robbed money from the register following weeks of the couple being a regular nuisance at the store.
Again in Cypress Hills, a man was shot in the foot during a holdup robbery by two other men.
And again in Cypress Hills, a man got shot to death by two men at a park.
And again in Cypress Hills, a man got shot while fighting with his shooter in a courtyard.
In Flatbush, a man was killed after getting shot point blank in the face in front of his friends as they were celebrating someone’s birthday.
Also in Flatbush, a man was found dead lying in a pool of his own blood by an SUV and an ax was left behind on the street.
In East Flatbush, two men burglarized and electrical contractor shop three times and a car dealership, making off with over 60,000 worth of tools and computers. Then they got caught by a man who saw them trying to break into a house.
Also in East Flatbush, an off-duty fireman beat up and strangled his girlfriend at their home during a domestic dispute.
Also in East New York, a man got shot to death behind a house where a massive birthday party was going on.
Again in East New York, a teenage boy got shot in the leg on a street corner.
And again in East New York, a man and a woman were both shot in the legs on a street corner from a shootout in the vicinity.
And again in East New York, a man hit his ex-girlfriend and her 9-year-old son, injuring the kids foot.
In Sunset Park, a man got shot at four times on the sidewalk at the crack of dawn.
Also in Sunset Park, a man broke free while in the custody of FBI agents by jumping from their car as they were transferring him to the Metropolitan Detention Center and then hid inside a man’s apartment on his couch while under a quilt with the resident still there. Maybe he was afraid bumping into Ghislaine Maxwell. That lady is scary.
Again in Sunset Park, a man got surrounded by a gang of men as one of them stabbed him in the chest and then another man chased him while aiming his gun at him. The stabbing victim turned around and tackled him and stabbed him in the neck in self-defense, causing his eventual death.
And again in Sunset Park, a man got shot in the legs and wouldn’t give up the gunman.
And again in Sunset Park, a woman got killed in a collision with a motorcycle rider while riding her bike. (How does a bike actually do that?)
In Park Slope at the Union St. Station, a man got attacked by another man by the turnstiles after he decided to film him with his phone because he was not wearing a face mask on the train. Then the vector took his phone and smashed it on the ground.
In Bensonhurst, a man got shot to death while sitting in the driver’s seat of a Mazarati by a man who rolled up beside his ride in a Benzo.
Also in Bensonhurst, a man stabbed a woman with a broken bottle during a domestic dispute.
Again in Bensonhurst, a man beat up and choked his girlfriend and robbed $100 from her purse after she refused to give him cash.
And again in Bensonhurst, a boy beat up two workers inside a grocery store with a metal pipe and a skateboard to settle an argument.
In Williamsburg, a rat attempted to devour a pigeon in broad daylight by the trash cans in front of an apartment building and got stopped by a man with a broom.
Also in Williamsburg, a man smashed through the glass door in of a burger joint and stole two register tills containing $600.
Again in Williamsburg, a woman got killed while riding her bike when a charter bus ran her over.
And again in Williamsburg at the Hewes St. Station, a man held up a woman at knifepoint on the platform and robbed her neck chain.
And again in Williamsburg, a man shot a cab driver in the neck and tried to steal his cellphone after he argued about the amount of money charged on the fare and demanding to keep ten dollars of it.
And again in Williamsburg, a large gathering of people clustered in front of a synogogue while not donning face masks and a NYPD patrol van just drives by and doesn’t warn them over a LARD speaker about engaging in an illegal assembly and with no cops deployed there telling them to disburse.
And again in Williamsburg, 24 police cars were found with their tires slashed.
And again in Williamsburg, a bunch of people at a block party painted a mural on the street aptly describing the solidarity feelings of the people’s opinion about the Governor of New York and the Mayor of New York City. de Blasio’s D.O.T. immediately erased the mural the next evening with black paint, but the memory remains.
The People of New York have painted a “Fuck Cuomo And DeBlasio” Mural on a Brooklyn Street.
Cops were actually there witnessing the cheeky vandalism and having a laugh about it with other people. Any doubt there is a police slowdown?
In Greenpoint, bike riders peacefully assembling in McCarren Park to hold a vigil for a woman who got killed by a charter bus driver was suddenly confronted and outnumbered by dozens and dozens of cops in the park and also blocking the exit paths.
When the commander of the unit deployed to monitor the vigil decided to charge at the bikers, the bikers assembled into a line and formed a silent protest.
I was there, it's true. On top of that, after blocking people from exiting, they came IN to the park, towards the vigil where candles were still being cleaned up, and escalated into this scuffle:
Even though the bikers showed no aggression or provocation, the commander went after a man who was speaking to the crowd not to engage and then the cops followed behind him and nearly caused a riot as they were tripping over each other while trying to induce them to defend themselves so they have cause for arresting them.
Also in Greenpoint, a man was shot in the ass on the sidewalk.
Again in Greenpoint, a 17-year-old girl fell into Newton Creek.
In Bushwick, a man was shot three times inside of a bodega, getting hit on the arm and torso. He would not divulge the description of the gunman to the cops.
Also in Bushwick, a shuttle bus driver ran a red light and crashed into a fancy sports car.
In Clinton Hill, three men were shot on the street in broad daylight.
In Borough Park, two homeless man got into a street fight and one of them ended up getting killed after being thrown into a wall.
Also in Borough Park, hundreds of men congregated on the street without masks to celebrate a religious holiday and hold a protest against Governor Cuomo’s and Mayor de Blasio’s pandemic lockdown restrictions because of a rise in COVID-19 positive cases in the area and in towns very close by. The man who led the demonstration incited his over-enthusiastic followers to burn face masks and boxes in the middle of the street.
Some of these videos circulating from last night in Borough Park are pretty incredible.
At least when the lockdowns were done by zip code, people understood that, even if imperfect. Now, Orthodox Jews feel their neighborhoods are being singled out. pic.twitter.com/AzkeL3nyw8
The presence of sheriffs and NYPD officers did not intimidate the mass crowd of people, of which only consisted of men. The presence of law enforcement also didn’t intimidate the crowd as they converged on a man trying to reason with the crowd to wear masks and beat him down to the ground and also chased a photographer down the street then surrounded him on the sidewalk and pinned him against the door of a building and knocked him down as he was trying to walk away from them. The presence of their district city councilman and the organizer of the demonstration and the mob on the street only enabled their recklessness as the latter yelled out to them that they were his soldiers. Nobody was arrested or even admonished by the NYPD, even when he went to report his attackers for beating him up and breaking his camera.
The next day, the mob leader went on social media and announced another demonstration against the lockdown order and repeatedly denounced a reporter while holding his picture up for his followers while calling them his soldiers to target him. Then during the demonstration, the massive assembly the organizer/general pinned the targeted journalist against the wall and they verbally and physically assaulted him. The mob attacked another reporter who was standing on a trailer trying to film the ruckus as the mob hit him with a pole then pounced and beat him up when he came down to the sidewalk.
Here’s Heschy egging then on. “He’s lucky time be alive,” one of the protesters told me after.
A few yards away, cops agree to close more streets, joking around with same men who just beat up a reporter pic.twitter.com/UekTnKQqrA
The NYPD was nowhere to be found during this lynch mob attack and did not arrest anyone involved. Most conspicuously absent was the presence of the mass deployment of cops that was normally seen during the George Floyd protests and every other protest or public assembly or gathering in the past month (especially the ones where people are riding bikes)
Also missing was the arbitrary and ultraviolent aggression the cops utilize against them plus the kettling tactic, of which all these riotous revelers have already committed to do themselves. What de Blasio’s and Shea’s NYPD did do instead was turn tail and run away when the mob got more riotous.
Cops are pulling out. “We stayed way too fucking long,” one of them says. “No way we were breaking that up.” pic.twitter.com/QrvVBayIHn
And it shouldn’t come as no surprise. In fact it was expected because the organizer Heschy Tischler proclaimed right in front of your city’s police force that he was good friends of the department, giving him and his “soldiers” to feel like that they have their own set of laws and have the hubris to brag about it. It’s these cops pictured below with Heezy have permitted an actual anarchist jurisdiction in Borough Park while treating them like a sovereign state.
Heezy, second from the left and three higher brass officers of the NYPD’s 66th Pct, also known as Fort Surrender.
In Fort Greene, a man was shot to death on the grounds of the Ingersoll Houses from a fusillade of 10 bullets.
Also in Fort Greene, a man carjacked a livery cab driver’s vehicle with a shotgun.
Again in Fort Greene, a man shot another man in the groin on the street.
And again in Fort Greene, a boy was beaten and robbed of his cellphone by a gang in broad daylight.
And again in Fort Greene, a man got hoodwinked while trying to sell his upscale bicycle when he let a buyer test it and he rode away with it.
And again in Fort Greene, a food app delivery guy got sucker punched by a man while he was dropping off an order and he snatched his phone and got away with his accomplice on a ride share moped. Way to go Revel.
And again in Fort Greene, two men got into a street fight armed with a knife and a broomstick, leading to both men getting struck with their weapons of choice.
In Bay Ridge, a man walking his dogs got into an altercation with another man on the sidewalk and then got shot to death following a heated argument with his killer.
In Dyker Heights, a man got shot to death inside a car by two men who he just gave a ride to. The suspects then got into a Mercedes that pulled up after they did the hit.
In Red Hook, two boys climbed over a fence of a school bus storage lot and hot wired one of the buses and tried to drive it out but couldn’t figure out how to maneuver them. They ultimately drove through the back gate and abandoned the vehicle. Although two other buses wound up getting stolen, so they might have been accompanied by adults. The boys who got caught by the lot manager claimed they were goaded into the heist by their father.
Also in Red Hook, a woman got shot in the shoulder from a stray bullet from a shootout nearby when she was going back to her car after a motorcycle riding lesson.
In Midwood, a man got killed while riding his bike after getting hit by a sportscar when he blew the red light.
Also in Midwood, a gunman shot at three men and hit them all in their legs in the middle of the street.
In Flatlands, a 2-month old baby was shaken to death by his father.
In Ocean Hill, a man got shot in the leg while he was having a street fight with another man.
In Clinton Hill, a man beat up a woman with a candle on the sidewalk.
In Coney Island, a man hopped a fence in front of a church and knocked over a statue, causing damage to it as it fell on the sidewalk. When a Samaritan tried to put it back, the vandal confronted him and they got into a street fight.
Also in Coney Island at the Surf Ave. Station, a man held up a woman with a box cutter on the platform and robbed money from her, then a week later another woman also got held up by a man with a boxcutter but she had nothing to give him and he let her be.
Again in Coney Island, two men robbed a livery cab driver at gunpoint when he arrived at the intersection thinking they were a fare.
And again in Coney Island, a man sneaked into a worksite and snatched a bunch of tools worth 3 grand.
And again in Coney Island, a man shot another man on the avenue in broad daylight.
And again in Coney Island, a man broke into a souviner store and stole hats and shirts emblazoned with the Cyclone roller coaster ride.
And again in Coney Island, a man got shot to death and two others got hit during a drive-by shooting.
And again in Coney Island, an off-duty cop crashed his car on the Belt Parkway while driving drunk.
In Canarsie, a man was shot to death on a street corner.
Also in Canarsie, a 15-year-old boy got shot in the leg on a street corner during a drive-by.
Also in Gravesend, two men beat up and robbed a man of his cellphone after one of thieves flashed a phony badge.
In Downtown Brooklyn at the Barclays Center Station, a woman caught a man trying to rob a backpack from a man sleeping on the D train and prevented the robbery by waking up the commuter. Then the thief kicked the woman from behind, knocked her to the floor and stomped on her head in front of other passengers, including the one she tried to wake up, who went back to sleep after she helped him. The psychopath got away for the time being when he transferred to the R train at Union St.
Also in Downtown Brooklyn at the Jay St./Metrotech Station, two men beat up and slashed a man on the A train.
Again in Downtown Brooklyn, a man shoplifted a thousand dollars worth of clothes and got away by sticking up a screwdriver at the security guard.
And again in Downtown Brooklyn, a 65-year-old woman got slapped in the face by a man who walked by her on the sidewalk.
And again in Downtown Brooklyn, two men broke into a coffee shop and stole 400 bucks.
In DUMBO, a man stabbed another man on the neck with a broken bottle during a street fight.
Also in DUMBO, a man attacked another man with a baseball bat to settle an argument at a park.
In Brooklyn Heights, a woman slashed a man with a broken bottle inside a hotel room.
Also in Brooklyn Heights, a 70-year-old man was assaulted by a man who twisted his arm inside a jewelry store.
In Bath Beach, two boys arguing over money escalated when one of them shot the other with a bb gun.
Also in Bath Beach at the N Ave. Station, a man stole a power generator left unguarded by the terminal.
Again in Bath Beach, an armored truck driver ran over and killed a 7-year-old girl while she was riding on her little scooter while crossing the street.
In Brighton Beach, a man randomly punched another man in the face while walking by him on the sidewalk.
Also in Brighton Beach, a man was shot in the face during an argument with a man in an SUV.
In Boerum Hill, a man grabbed a woman by her wrist and then stole her car.
In Dyker Heights, a man looking to sell his SUV met up with a buyer through craigslist and took it for test drive with him. When they stopped so the man could inspect the engine, his buyer hit the gas while he was standing over it and broke the seller’s legs and pelvis.
In Gerriston Beach, a 4-year-old boy got hit by a minivan while riding across the street on a scooter.
In Flatlands, a million dollars in cash was found by the FDNY when firemen that fell from the ceiling while they were chopping with axes while fighting a fire.
In Kensington, a man killed himself when he crashed his car into a tree.
In Prospect Park, a man got caught dumping 100 eels into a lake, but by a passerby and not Parks Police, because de Blasio made massive cuts to the Parks Dept.
In Weeksville, a man got shot in the butt in the middle of the block.
In Park Slope at the Union St. Station, a man got attacked by another man by the turnstiles after he decided to film him with his phone because he was not wearing a face mask on the train. Then the vector took his phone and smashed it on the ground.
Also in Park Slope, dozens of cops were deployed to a block and shut down a kiddie music concert while clad in riot gear and with their patrol vehicles flashing their lights for no apparent reason or justification for their militarized presence there.
In Sunnyside, a massive luxury car meet where drivers speed and rev their engines and pop their mufflers while hundreds of revelers blast music and get loaded at Home Depot parking lot and then engage in drag racing on the avenues, boulevards and backstreets has been disturbing the peace of and fomenting fear in residents in the area for a month. And has not seen one instance of repression from the NYPD despite over 30 111 calls to complain about the noise and pollution. Now is there any more doubts about a police slowdown in NYC?Also in Sunnyside, a man followed two women to an apartment building and beat them down, robbed a purse and then he rode away on an e-bike.In Jamaica, two teenage boys stole a car that the owner left idling and then crashed it into another car. A two week old baby was in the backseat.
Also in Jamaica, a dead man was found behind a building wrapped in a tarp.
Again in Jamaica, a man was shot three times on the boulevard and the gunman jumped in a car and got away.
And again in Jamaica, a man walked up to a group of men hanging outside while a wake was going on in a house and shot at all of them, killing one man and injuring another man.
And again in Jamaica, two men and two women were shot by a park at 5 in the morning.
And again in Jamaica,at the Sutphin Blvd. Station, a man gave a pandhandler 5 bucks then the beggar followed him on the F train and wanted more cash and then beat him up and stabbed him with a screwdriver and bailed at the next station.
And again in Jamaica, three men sitting in a courtyard got shot at in a drive-by.
And again in Jamaica, a man assaulted two men in their eighties on two city buses in two incidents and also stole their baseball caps.
And again in Jamaica, a man randomly attacked an off-duty cop who just stepped out of his car and then took his cellphone and destroyed it.
In Jamaica Hills, a man feigning to be having trouble with a coffee machine at a deli takes out a knife and stabbed a 67-year-old customer three times on his head, shoulder and torso when he was trying to help him. Then he stabbed the cashier in the chest and back and robbed the register of $40.
In South Jamaica, two men were shot in their arms during a street fight at 3 in the morning.
In Far Rockaway, a 17-year-old boy walked up to three people hanging out by an apartment building and shot them multiple times, hitting a man and woman in their legs and then chased the other man down the alley and shot one of them to death with a blast to his chest and injured the other by shooting his leg.
Also in Far Rockaway, a man walked up to another man sitting on a bench at a park, got into an argument with him and wailed punches on him and hit him with a bottle, then the other man grabbed a knife and stabbed him in the chest twice. Both men walked away staggering and bleeding and the stabbing victim died from his wound after collapsing in front of a nail salon.
Again in Far Rockaway, a man got shot to death on the street in front of an apartment building.
In Averne, a man was shot at and hit twice on the street.
In Rockaway Beach, a man was shot to death while sitting in his car when a man ran up to him and shot him point blank in broad daylight.
Also in Rockaway Beach, a sanitation worker assaulted his partner because he needed to take a piss or a shit.
In Belle Harbor, four men broke into a Dunkin’ Donuts and stole a $100 from the register.
In Edgemere, a man stabbed his wife to death in their apartment.
In Hollis, a man was shot to death during a drive-by while he was walking on the sidewalk.
In Astoria, a man made lurid advances towards a woman on the sidewalk and fled across the street when she took her celly out. Then the man walked back to her and grabbed her breasts.
Also in Astoria, a man broke the window of a jewelry store and stole everything off the display cases.
Again in Astoria, a man held up another man at gunpoint in a robbery attempt then let him be when the man said he was broke.
And again in Astoria, a man blew up his apartment with percursor explosive materials. When the cops arrived to arrest him and search for more they found manuals for setting off bombs and the FDNY discovered a crate with amonium nitrate powder and fuses after they doused the fire. So is this guy with Antifa or QAnon?
And again in Astoria, a man killed himself while rushing to make a food delivery order when he crashed his moped into a van that stopped for the stop sign at an intersection.
And again in Astoria, a man standing in the bike lane with his car spit on a woman on a bike from his window when he drove by her.
And again in Astoria, a man shot at a bodega worker because he wouldn’t hook him up with a free pack of smokes. Then he rode on the sidewalk on his motorcycle.
And again in Astoria, a gang of three men approached then surrounded a couple on the sidewalk and stole the man’s wallet after they threatened to whack him with a pipe.
In Woodside at the 61st St. Station, another rat bastard smashed a bunch of windows on the 7 train. The 18 that were damaged has resulted in a total of 500 windows that had to be replaced, as the MTA’s president is currently begging for $12,000,000,000 from the federal government and are now pinning their hopes on a Harris/Biden victory in November.It’s time for the city council to write up legislation to bring back stockades for these ratfucking vandals.
Also in Woodside, a woman threw a glass bottle at another woman jogging passed her and yelled racial slurs at her and threatened her to leave town and go to another continent.
Again in Woodside, a man got killed when he crashed his motorcycle into an SUV turning into an intersection.
In Long Island City, a man got shot twice inside a building at the Queensbridge Houses and died from his wounds.
Also in Long Island City, a man jumped a 62-year-old man from behind at a gas station, then put him in a chokehold and punched his face just to rob him of four bucks.
In Elmhurst, a man was found dead on the top steps of a basement entrance by a bodega.
Also in Elmhurst, a man was shot three times on the sidewalk following an argument with the gunman.
Again in Elmhurst, a man got killed by a hit and run driver while walking in the crosswalk of the L.I.E. exit.
In East Elmhurst, a man with mental problems and infected with COVID-19 ran away from security and the city’s tracer trackers at a hotel housing homeless people and tennis pros playing in the U.S. Open.
In Corona, a man grabbed a woman’s ass in front of her house while she was taking out the garbage.
Also in Corona, a man was found dead inside a hotel room.
Again in Corona, a 17-year-old boy got shot on the street during a drive-by.
In Jackson Heights, two men confronted another man by a park and shot him in the leg.
Also in Jackson Heights, a woman got killed by a stray bullet when she went to look outside her window when an
Also in Jackson Heights, a woman got killed by a stray bullet when she went to look outside her bedroom window when an
Also in Jackson Heights, a woman got killed by a stray bullet when she went to look outside her window as an argument between two men on the street in front of her apartment building woke her up in her bedroom. Prior to the shooting, one of the men was attempting to steal a moped off a pole with another man and then they both rode off on a moped on the sidewalk. It turned out that the shooter fired his gun at the apartment building to scare tenants who were watching the commotion going on outside.
In Briarwood, a man yanked a chain off a woman’s neck while she was walking on the sidewalk pushing her kid in a stroller.
In Forest Hills, a man was shot at twice while driving his car when a man jumped out on the street and aimed his gun at him.
Also in Forest Hills, a man stole a van containing charity food from a community center when the driver left it idling.
In Maspeth, an activist group aligning themselves with the Black Lives Matter movement protested in front of a house belonging to Ed Mullins to denounce systemic police abuse and his support for a fringe social networking collective and the house belonged to a man with the same name of who they were protesting against, who doesn’t even live in Queens.
Then they marched down the street on bikes while stealing American flags off residents houses along the way and burned them on the street. Then they went to a 9/11 memorial and yelled about an official in City Council.
In Forest Park, a gang of teenage boys rode their bikes on the golf course. When a 79-year-old groundskeeper caught them trying to take the flag off a green, the boys shoved him to the ground and caused him to die of a heart attack.
In Kew Gardens at the Jamaica Van Wyck Station, a woman was sexually molested when a man grinded into her from behind when she was going through the turnstile.
In Flushing, a woman collecting cans on the street to recycle for little amount of spare money got hit in the head by a stray bullet from a man shooting from a car nearby.
In Rego Park, a man wound up killing himself when he was speeding on the street on his motorcycle, then ran a red light and hit a woman crossing the street, causing him to fall off his bike and hit the ground running.
In Ridgewood, a man broke into six apartments in three weeks and stole over 24 grand in jewelry and cash.
In Fresh Meadows, a man broken into a construction lot and robbed three tires and drove away.
In Beechurst, two men having a dispute at a house party decided to take it outside, then one of them decided to win the fight by shooting the other man in the stomach The gunman fled the scene in his car.
Also in College Point, a man beat up and strangled his girlfriend in house and when the cops arrived to respond to the domestic violence incident, he shot at them with an AK-47 from the second and first floor windows multiple times and then surrendered when he ran out of bullets.
In Ozone Park at the 80th St. Station, a man and a boy ran up to the conductor’s window on the A train that arrived at the station and punched him in the face.
In Woodhaven, a woman smashed three windows on a city bus with a pipe after the driver bounced her out for fighting with another passenger.
In Howard Beach, a man killed himself when he crashed into a police car while speeding on his motorcycle.
Also in Howard Beach, a man got pulled over in his car by state troopers on the boulevard, then he hit the gas and crashed into a bank. The man was caught with heroin and a loaded gun.
Again in Howard Beach, a man killed himself by crashing his motorcycle into an SUV while speeding on the boulevard.
In Lindenwood, the body of a dead woman was found by a creek.
In Meadowmere, a man speeding while driving drunk lost control of his car and crashed through a fence and collided into a tree, killing a woman that was in the front seat with him.
In Murray Hill, two men broke into a house and robbed $5000 and a laptop after the resident just left it.
In Middle Village, NYPD detectives staking out a house for drugs got confronted by the suspect who came outside and flashed an assault rifle at them. They managed to arrest him with back up from federal agents.
In Wakefield, a man crashed his car into tree while speeding on the boulevard by the Belt Parkway, instantly killing his three passengers.
Also in Wakefield, a man and a woman both got shot on the avenue during a drive by.
Also in Springfield Gardens, a man jumped into a car and stole it while a woman and her mother were loading it with groceries and 7-year-old boy in the back seat and his grandmother was still holding on to the door and being dragged on the asphalt.
Again in Springfield Gardens, a man wanted for shooting two people in St. Albans got caught by cops and led them on a pursuit in his SUV. While being ordered to surrender, the man comes out armed with two guns and gets into a shootout with the cops and dies instantly from the fusillade of returning gunfire, sealing his fate after writing about his refusal to get incarcerated again on his social media account.
On Rikers Island, violence and crime committed by inmates have rose over 280% and attacks against correction officers went up by 20%, even though the prison population is the lowest it’s ever been.
In Eastchester, two men armed with guns ran into an auto dealership and got into a shootout with another gunman inside, as a stray bullet hit a man in the leg as he dived to protect his three children by taking cover behind a couch. The skells ran of the showroom still blasting. The man who got hit was there to buy a car for his wife and now is unemployed after he lost two jobs because of the injury that hardhead outlaw caused.
In Soundview, a man got run over by a hit-and-run driver while riding his bike.
Also in Soundview, a man walked up to another man on the sidewalk and shot him in the chest and then turned around and walked backed inside an apartment building and ditched his hoodie and put on a t-shirt to avoid recognition. The victim ran to a hospital where he died from his wounds.
Again in Soundview, a man was shot in the stomach from a drive by.
In Mott Haven, a man killed himself when he hit a man on a bike path with his e-bike and then fell on the ground from the impact. The rider was not wearing a helmet.
Also in Mott Haven, a man and a woman mugged an autistic man by beating him down to the sidewalk and then stealing his wallet and phone.
Again in Mott Haven, a man was shot in the leg and another man was shot in the groin on the streets in incidents 30 minutes apart from each other.
And again in Mott Haven, a fight between two men in front of a bodega led to one of them getting shot to death.
And again in Mott Haven, a man shot another man to death on the street and kept shooting him while he was on the ground.
And again in Mott Haven, a man with a gun barged into an apartment by kicking the door down and then fired a shot and hit an 8-year-old girl while her parents were in another room.
And again in Mott Haven, a three-year-old girl died from COVID-19 complications while under supervision of her grandfather who decided to take her to a hospital in Queens instead of one nearby in the Bronx. He exacerbated her ailing condition by stopping at a bodega on the way there. An essential thing missing from this tragic story is where she caught the novel virus.
And again in Mott Haven, two women were both hit by stray bullets from a shootout on the street while they were visiting a candlelit vigil at a public housing building nearby.
And again in Mott Haven, a man was shot at on a street corner and refused to give info to the cops at the hospital.
And again in Mott Haven, people dining outside had to duck and cover while two men engaged in a shootout right near them on the street.
In Highbridge, a man standing in the middle of the street tried to shoot a man off his motorcycle as he rode towards him in a robbery attempt.
Also in Highbridge, four men ganged up and beat down a man because he didn’t want buy their drugs. “Just say no” has not aged well.
Again in Highbridge, a man jumped out of car and shot at a man walking on the sidewalk and hit his leg as he ran away.
In Tremont, a man smacked a bodega worker in the face after he was told to wear a face mask.
In Norwood, a transvestite hooked up for sex on app with a man and then slaughtered him at his apartment with a machete.
Also in Norwood, a stray bullet broke through a bedroom window of an apartment that a teenage girl shares with her kid brother and younger sister.
In Hunts Point, a man was shot to death in front of his house only a few days after he finished serving time in a prison upstate.
Also in Hunts Point, a massive fire was set inside a junkyard.
In Crotona, a man shot a 17-year-old boy to death on the sidewalk in broad daylight during a gun battle between two gangs.
In Van Nest, a man getting into a street dispute with a group of other man turned his attention to another man who was standing nearby waiting for someone to pick him up from work and then he attacked him and threw him against a wall and beat him down to the ground. The victim was in the hospital for four days without his family aware of it.
In Wakefield, a man stepped out of a car, walked up to another man on a street corner and shot him to death in broad daylight.
Also in Wakefield, a man ran inside a bodega to hide from a gang chasing him, then shot at them when they approached the entrance, escalating into a shootout inside the store when another man ran in spraying bullets.
Again in Wakefield at the 241 St. Station, a homeless man threw a baby stroller on the tracks in between the cars of the 2 train then the conductor locked him inside the cars for the police’s arrival.
And again in Wakefield, a man was shot in the leg on a street corner.
In Belmont, two men waiting for a man to come out of a deli whacked him repeatedly with a stick and slashed his neck then stole his cellphone.
In Melrose, a man was shot on the street following an argument with the gunman.
Also in Melrose, a man got shot in the leg from a drive-by following a dispute with another man.
Again in Melrose, a man stepped out of a car that rolled up to three men hanging out in parking lot and shot them multiple times, killing one man with a blast to the head and critically injuring another by hitting him 7 times on his legs and groin area.
And again in Melrose, a man was stabbed to death on the middle of a block.
And again in Melrose, a man walked up to another man sitting in his car and held him up at gunpoint and forced him to give up his backpack. Then the gunman pistol whipped him, but left the safety off the gun causing it to discharge 3 bullets striking the victim twice.
In Mount Hope, a man snatched a chain worth $500 off a man’s neck inside of a grocery store.
In Claremont, a man was shot to death on a street corner.
In Longwood, a man arguing with another man escalated when his foe pulled out a gun and shot him in the head after chasing him down the street, causing the victim to die a day later.
In Morrisania, a man survived a shot to his head after having an argument with his shooter on the street.
In Morris Heights, a 63-year-old woman sitting in her car double-parked in the street while waiting for a parking space got punched in the face by a woman through the driver’s window and then she retreated back to her own vehicle Then a man showed up and yanked the victim out her car and threw her to the ground while she was writing up the plate as people witnesses the beat down gawked.
In Pelham Parkway, a man employed as a police officer for the Department of Homeless Services expecting to hook up with a teenage girl got caught in a sting by a social media vigilante who sets up child predators.
Also in Pelham Parkway, a woman got hit by a police car while she was finishing crossing the street. The cops were deployed to assist other cops on the Throggs Neck bridge in a traffic stop of a vehicle. The woman died from her injuries four days later; she was only twenty.
In Marble Hill, a man shoplifted over $100 worth of clothes from a department store and stabbed a security guard in the arm with scissors when he tried to stop him.
In Parkchester, a man mugged a 63-year-old man inside a bathroom at a department store by putting him a chokehold and taking 40 bucks from his pocket.
Also in Parkchester, two men sharing a motor scooter snatched the chains off the necks of a man and two women in a span of 90 minutes but failed to rip off a cellphone from another man. Then they rode to Inwood and snatched a chain worth 2 g’s from a man and then rode to Foxhurst and ripped off necklaces off of two more women.
In Fordham Heights, a 5-year-old boy was found walking on the streets at night without adult supervision.
Also in Fordham Heights, a man was caught storing pounds of meth, heroin and fentanyl inside his basement apartment
In White Plains, a cop who was suspended from the NYPD for stalking his girlfriend and posting inappropriate content on social media(?) was caught inside a restaurant and then arrested for possessing a gun.
In Mariners Harbor, two men got shot while sitting in a car during a gang hit, one of them getting killed. The dead man previously killed a man by running him over with a car during a gang brawl in front of a courthouse two years ago and a 68-year-old woman got killed by a stray bullet in a retaliation shooting by another man.
Again in Mariners Harbor, a man got shot to death in front of his family following an argument with his killer who followed him home in his car after the two had a traffic dispute on the Staten Island expressway.
And again in Mariners Harbor, a man got caught by cops on the street with a loaded gun. Probably preventing a third killing in the area days after two men got murdered on the same day.
In West Brighton, a man shot his girlfriend in the leg on the street.
Also in West Brighton, a man attempting to hold up a bank with a note decided to give up and walk out.
Again in West Brighton, a man pulled over by cops who suspected him of attempting to pry an ATM from a bank with his SUV, hit the gas and then crashed his vehicle into a woman’s car at an intersection and then tried to carjack another vehicle but ran away when the cops arrived and then chased him down and arrested him.
In New Brighton, five men stole sodas from a bodega as one of them held up a worker at knifepoint.
Also in New Brighton, a man got shot to death in the middle of the street as he was about to attend a memorial for another victim of gun violence.
Again in New Brighton, shots went off in front of house after midnight.
And again in New Brighton, a man slashed another man in the face during an argument.
In West Brighton, a 17-year-old boy was shot at from another vehicle while he was driving his car.
In Grant City, a man got busted for dealing heroin and pills during a NYPD raid at his apartment
Also in Port Richmond, two men fighting over money led to one of them getting stabbed in the shoulder.
Again in Port Richmond, a gang of four men ganged up on two men and stabbed them multiple times on the street.
In Stapleton, shots were fired by a dead end street, causing two teenage boys to run away.
In Rossville, a 79-year-old woman woke up in the early morning to find a burglar in her house, causing him to run out the door.
In Bulls Head , a man sneaked into a flower shop as it was closing and went to the cash register and was taking money from it when the manager caught him and locked the door behind him, trapping him inside. The captive thief pleaded with the manager to let him go and promised to put the money back, but still made off with $350 when the manager unlocked the door and let him flee.
Also in Bullshead, two men and a woman were shot at multiple times when a car passed by them as the passenger shot them with a paintball gun.
In Greenridge, a man attacked a 61-year-old worker inside a bagel shop then went behind the counter and stuck a screwdriver up to another worker and punched him while robbing $8,800 from the cash register and from inside a cabinet.
Also in Greenridge, cops pulled over a man during a traffic stop and caught him with an unlicensed gun.
In Todt Hill, a man broke into a house and robbed car keys and bottles of booze while the family and the nanny was still there and then stole a BMW that was parked outside. The thief got caught by the cops when he got greedy and went back there to steal another luxury car.
In Charleston, a man punched another man in the face and knocked him to the ground during a rally supporting President Trump after he accused the victim of being affiliated with antifa.
Washington D.C., United States Of America, COVID19 World
President Donald Trump’s persistent denials, defiance, and mockery of the novel coronavirus have finally caught up to him. As he and the First Lady Melania Trump got infected following reports of his glamorous aide and advisor Hope Hicks caught the bug and spread while recently accompanying Trump during jaunts to rally’s and his country club.
Of course, Trump getting the Rona was an inevitable certainty, and the timing couldn’t be worse thanks to his own wretched irresponsible approach and response to COVID19 that has left his and our country in turmoil, health-wise and economically.
Donnie’s announcement about his infection on the twitter was quite astonishing, because it was the first time he refrained from calling it the Chinavirus and called the disease by it’s clinical and more common name.
An ironic thing about this social media announcement is that it’s a total contrast of Woodward’s expose’ recording of Trump saying he loved to play down the virus. Also on Woodward’s tapes is the president actually taking the severity of the virus seriously by remarking how it effects people of all ages and how it’s worse than the flu. If only the President stuck by initial assessment maybe he wouldn’t and mostly “you, the people” wouldn’t be in this chaotic mess right now living under oppressive restrictions.
Of course if Woodward would have release those tapes when he recorded them and his fucking paper reported it back in March instead of waiting 6 months maybe Trump would have been pressured into telling what he knew COVID was capable of and the right policies and stimulus plans would have been implemented.
But what Trump did and what we got was constant misinformation. Even pandemic superstar Dr. Anthony Fauci kept pushing that masks weren’t necessary for daily usage for regular citizens and kids, until it was expedient to recommend them.
Yet the Donald’s defiance of coronavirus was clearly motivated by his id driven self-assurance to bad mouth and basically slander the pandemic out of existence and his juvenile petulant refusal to wear the face mask around people and his base at rallies and his country clubs in a shameless and pathetic conveyance to project leadership and courage even though he was promoting ignorance.
To sum this up after over 200,000 people have succumbed to COVID-19, the president behaved like a big fucking baby in the last 7 months with his personal face mask revolt. Even after all that time President Trump was spewing brazen contradictions and determining the disease as a hoax, which included a visit to manufacturing plant that made face masks and the management had to destroy all their product after he refused to wear one inside and at one of his sure to be last rallies when he told his adoring base that the virus affects virtually nobody except the aged.
The nadir and final self-inflicted blow came during the first presidential debate/cockfight with former VP and career hack Joe Biden when he goofed on him about the size of his face mask. So it’s not a surprise that the President got the COVID, not only from refusing to take precautions and care of himself and the people around him, but from his constant jocularity of people who took them seriously and still do.
President Trump has not only got stricken by COVID-19, but also by every adage known to mankind about his arrogant naysaying and petty vehemence of his critics and detractors. You reap what you sow. Getting his just desserts and hoisted by his own petard. Instant karma is going to get you. Yet, Trump’s case is more like gradual karma, because with one month before election day, his and First Lady Melania Trump’s contraction of the disease just might cost him the election also. Trump was really coasting on this pandemic until he got it, and whatever leadership and power he presumed had by going maskless has now been diminished.
Like the Wizard of Oz’s curtain, Trump’s unused face mask has revealed his own vulnerability. He can’t back up his shit talking anymore. This might truly be the end of his presidency and maybe/hopefully as a celebrity figure and recognizable brand too.
The name of his last book was called American Carnage. Donald surely didn’t think how prophetic that the failed state imagery he conveyed in that title would horrendously manifest in his fourth year in office and that he would ultimately make himself a victim or a casualty of it too.