de Blasio’s Citywide Administration Services Allowed Contractors To Swindle The City By Sending The Wrong Face Masks During The Start Of Pandemic

William Wilhelm de Blasio, the mayor of New York City (your city) seemingly proves once again how disconnected he is from the agencies that are under his auspice and the money that flows like a water out of a firehose from them even during a pandemic and an induced economic crisis.

THE CITY

 Last spring, frontline medical workers scrambled in vain to find proper surgical masks as the coronavirus swept through hospitals across the city.

Doctors, nurses and medical technicians were forced to reuse the same mask over and over — a dangerously ineffective method to stem infection from a virus that’s now taken the lives of more than 24,000 New Yorkers.

City officials jumped into action, signing more than $1 billion in emergency no-bid contracts with seemingly anybody who claimed they could produce high-quality masks and other crucial COVID gear — including ventilators.

Among them: Genuine Parts Company, an Atlanta-based firm that specializes in auto parts. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), which handles most of City Hall’s purchases, had bought parts for city vehicles from Genuine in the past.

An auto parts company from Atlanta?? Why?  And for what kind of city vehicles? Being that de Blasio’s DCAS felt that they can entrust them to deliver PPE’s to the virus frontline workers…

Go on…

According to internal records obtained by THE CITY, DCAS paid $348,000 for what was described by Genuine as 300,000 “non-Latex surgical masks” that were marked as “received” by the city on April 7. That was at the peak of the virus’ spread in New York City, when the seven-day average for daily hospitalizations hit 1,642, compared to this week’s 52.

 But records show that when DCAS’ Bureau of Quality Assurance inspected the delivered goods, workers discovered not surgical masks but “disposable single-use non-surgical mask/dust mask/Not FDA approved.”

The items were nevertheless deemed “accepted due to public necessity.” DCAS paid full price and placed subsequent orders for more masks from the car parts dealer, records show. DCAS then “redirected” the masks — useless in emergency rooms — elsewhere for non-medical use.

The Genuine mask purchase is part of a disturbing pattern uncovered during an investigation by THE CITY of DCAS’ pandemic-spurred emergency buying spree.

During some of the most dire weeks of the crisis, THE CITY found, the agency lost track of key equipment from masks to ventilators — driving an exasperated DCAS official to declare in one early May meeting: “Stop this s—t! Stop this s—t! Fix the problem!”

 And guess who also was involved in this honest incompetence graft? The Blaz’s art dealer buddy Charlie Trebele, the city’s COVID “essential” “first responder”  Contractor Gadget .

A similar scenario unfolded with another vendor, Digital Gadgets, an electronics firm whose CEO, Charlie Tebele, along with family members, has been a frequent donor to de Blasio’s various political campaigns.

In late March, DCAS awarded $19 million in no-bid contracts to Digital for high quality N95 masks and lower quality KN95 masks. That included an $8 million contract for what the firm promised would be two million “surgical grade N95s,” according to internal DCAS documents. 

19? How droll to match the estimate with the disease. Contractor Gadget also gave the same digits backwards and higher.

 The company also won a $91 million contract to provide DCAS with ventilators that was later cancelled because, Benson told THE CITY, the agency “decided to order a different ventilator model.”

Digital Gadgets — which previously supplied hoverboards to QVC — did deliver masks. But DCAS records reveal that the agency’s Bureau of Quality Assurance discovered the masks Digital delivered were not “surgical grade N95s” as promised and had not been approved by either the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

So the corporations the city depended on to ship face masks and ventilators depended on a company not even from New York that already was contracted for auto supplies to city service vehicles and a company that makes toys for tech bobos. And both of those PPE’s were cheap knockoffs. Sure sounds like these companies grifted the city real good with the expenses they saved by skimping on the products at the expense of doctors, nurses, nursing home aides and tens of thousands of lives in New York City during the worse and most deadly time in the first few months of the pandemic.

GPC is a big national corporation, but Contractor Gadget Charlie’s company basically sells crap that’s mostly seen on T.V.. He’s also benefited quite nicely from his investments aka donations to de Blasio’s mayoral and farcical presidential campaign and the corrupted yet legal 501 c 4 PAC fund run by the mayor in City Hall, the Campaign For One New York; not only with a a government appointed seat on the COVID economic recovery task force collective gifted by the Blaz, Chuckles also was able to pay the mortgage to his Upper East Side townhouse with the emergency funding gifted to his company for his imitation PPE provisions to the city’s hospitals and nursing homes. Pretty sweet for a company that had a failing grade from the Better Business Bureau at the time (and present time).

 
This has drawn the ire of City Comptroller and mayoral candidate Scott Stringer who has been trying to get information about these tainted contracts for months, but his signifying nothing fury is laughable because he allowed the Blaz to authorize executive power over the city’s pandemic response which included total control over these contracts and their fiscal costs, which rendered his duties to monitor these checks and balances null and void and made his position as an elected official useless and neutered. 
 
de Blasio’s an idiot savant. He may not know shit about preparing for a crisis and evidently leading a city during one, but his brain cells get energized the second an opportunity comes up to make sure anyone who gave him money immediately gets a cherry contract with the city.
 
Despicable Bastard
 
 
 

New Bad Days 51: The Former Dope-Smokin’ Dope From Park Slope Mayor Orders The NYPD To Lay Off (Most) Marijuana Smokers, City Parks Dept. To Install Needle Waste Baskets And The Department Of Health To Warn Rich Bar Hoppers About Tainted Cocaine; Nearly 100 People Overdose On K-2 Then Walk In Slow Motion And Sleep On The Street; Double Murder In Bushwick Houses; Bronx Public High School Desperately Needs Security Guards And More Home Invasions, Attacks On The Elderly, Shootouts, Stabbings, Car Chases And Getaways, Sexual Molesting, And Brazen Mugging In Presence Of Video Cameras

https://res.cloudinary.com/jerrick/image/upload/f_auto,fl_progressive,q_auto,c_fit,w_1100/mgjgitt5qctp4r2qf40aLet’s get it on.
The truth in right and wrong
The boundaries of the law
You seem to miss the point
Arresting for a joint?
Phil Anselmo, Pantera

Well, looks like the Mayor finally got a modicum of sense or is just trying to upstage his confirmed rival Gov. Cuomo in a battle of superficial progressive activism, now that he has ordered the NYPD to stop arresting people for smoking pot in public weeks after he announced his experiment to provide safe spaces for shooting and possibly selling smack as the NYS health dept. finally completed it’s study for the inevitable legalization of the glorious weed.

Although this decree still comes with a favorable sop to the NYPD to keep up shakedowns in certain predominantly Black and Hispanic communities or areas under and prospective gentrification with supposed “carve-out” arrests to catch potsmokers who are suspected of breaking probations, having warrants against them or are currently on parole. Which just seems to be an redefined and upgraded version of the unconstitutional tactic of “stop and frisk”

Although this is a genuine sign of progress that will truly benefit the city with new businesses, new jobs and massive revenue and will be less stress for pot smoking citizens and cops equally, the city and it’s law enforcers still have to maintain some control and policy management over more serious and harder drugs and it’s consumers.

In six parks in the Bronx, the city has installed syringe deposit boxes for the junkies frequenting them for shooting up after finding up to 5,000 used needles discarded by on the lawns, lots, paths, benches and playgrounds.

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Although this seems like a good idea it’s extremely naive. Junkies not only don’t have the energy to get up or muster the consideration to clean up their works after they shoot up and wallow in their blissful state, but like most drug users are way too paranoid to be seen disposing their needles in receptacles. And it will not lessen parkgoers anxiety to see the sight of junkies disposing their shit properly as when they see the needles just lying around. It’s better for NYC parks to hire sweepers. Meanwhile, a parking lot slated for more community disrupting gentrification tower development near one of the parks that has received needle waste baskets and kiosks has become a junkie haven.

Then there are other dangerous products hitting the streets because of demand and old school favorites too, like in Mount Hope in the Bronx three men were busted selling packets of the elephant tranquilizer Carfentanil  for distribution to compete with the fentanyl heroin market and in Washington Square Park, just days after the mayor’s ruling people are smoking crack in full view in front of park goers.

And most disturbingly and distressing in Bed-Stuy, up to 25 30 87 people were found walking in a coma-like daze and lying on the concrete after overdosing on the synthetic garbage low end marijuana substitute K-2, nearby the same bodega that was caught selling the stuff back in 2016 when 33 people were zombie marching and lounging on the pavement on Broadway and Myrtle Ave . It is suspected by a councilman Robert Cornergy that it is being sold on the street by runners/hoppers, whose suspicion was confirmed when cops busted 8 people 15 people for selling it in baggies labeled “scooby snax” (zoiks!). Another 3 catatonic fake pot smokers were found lying the streets of Crown Heights.

The fucked up thing about K-2 and it’s popularity is that even if pot becomes legal, this shitty toxic product will not go away for it will be the only thing poor drug users can afford if you factor what the prices will be when pot shops open up when those aforementioned area will be fully gentrified.

There is also the unaddressed and inevitable high profile return of cocaine, which will not be a shock since it’s the preferred upscale drug of choice of frivolous big spending young adults, of whom this city is building it’s economy on with all the high rise tower pestilence and proliferation of bars and clubs in Manhattan and the coastal towns and suddenly niche slightly eastern areas of Brooklyn and Queens. As NYC’s department of health is taking preemptive action with a campaign focusing on cocaine laced with fentanyl and sending aides to bars on the high end and notorious Hells Gate on the Lower East Side to warn patrons to be careful when they illegally buy and snort blow on drink coasters.

Unfortunately this concern may have already hit a snag because at a “restaurant” and bar called No Fun, name and album font stolen from The Stooges in the East Village, a woman died in a bar/restaurant at 9 p.m. after coming in loaded on coke and booze. (Night Mayor Ariel Palitz, where are you??)

Now onward to the boroughs five.

Queens

In Ozone Park, a man was shot in the neck and killed in his house.  Three people drove away from the crime scene and during the getaway, a passenger shot himself with the murder weapon and the driver wound up smashing the car into another moving car and a parked car.

Also in Ozone Park, a woman crashed her car into an iron fence at JHS 210, then jumped out of the car and handed her 1-year-old daughter to the first person she saw and ran away.

In South Ozone Park, two men in clown masks held up a chain pharmacy at gunpoint and robbed it of enough opiods to stuff two duffel bags. This is the second time this year this store was robbed as cops might see a connection.

Their hideout might not be that far away or isolated.

Also in South Ozone Park, a man got bashed with a chair and robbed of his gold chain by three men in a fast food restaurant.

In South Jamaica, a man was found dead from shot to the head lying on the hallway of the Baisley Park Houses from a drug deal gone wrong.

In Forest Hills, three idiots attempted to steal a U.S. Postal Service mailbox from the concrete ground.

Photo via Twitter/@NYPDQueensNorth

Also in Forest Hills and Kew Gardens, a total of 10 assaults, 3 burglaries and 2 thefts happened in a week.

Again in Forest Hills on the F train leaving the 75th Ave. Station, a man was masturbating while blocking the train’s doors.

In Jamaica at four train stations, a man is suspected of four cellphone robberies that were committed as oblivious commuters stepped out the doors of the F train holding their phones then the perp yanks it out of their hands. All phones were worth $900.

Also in Jamaica, a 19-year-old man blew a red light and smashed into another car, killing a woman driving it then tried to run away with his passenger.

In Sunnyside on the 7 train heading to the 46th St. station, a man randomly punched another man in the face and ran away when the train made it’s stop.

In Springfield Gardens, an EMT worker was attacked by a man who tried to pull her out of her ambulance while she was about to drive off.

In Woodside, a man stabbed another man on the street in the eye and in the back four times and ran off.

In Kew Gardens, burglars broke into a tenants apartment and robbed a safe containing thousands of dollars of jewelry and cash that he inherited from his late mother.

In Long Island City, a bike rider got critically injured when he got doored then fell under a moving truck that ran him over.

Also in Long Island City at the Queensboro Plaza Station, a man grabbed a woman’s ass on the 7 train.

Again in Long Island City, a man broke into a diner and robbed tools worth $200.

And again in Long Island City at the 39th Ave. Station, commuters had to be evacuated from the W train when it started shaking and filled with smoke.

In Glendale, a teenage woman broke into a car and ransacked it then attempted to break into a house.

In Rego Park, a man shoplifted merchandise from a clothing store and flashed a gun at security guards that tried to detain him. He escaped with his tongue flapping in the breeze.

Also in Rego Park, a woman committed suicide by jumping six stories to her death from an apartment building.

Again in Rego Park at the 63rd Drive Station, a man killed himself when he fell on the tracks walking between cars as the moving M train was making it’s stop.

In Flushing, an 18-year-old woman was found dead in her apartment.

In Ridgewood, a woman robbed a box of groceries and an elevator blanket from an apartment building lobby.

In Astoria, a man broke into an elderly man’s apartment and stole his T.V. and hat.

In Laurelton, a woman robbed delivery packages off a porch and drove away in her nice Honda Pilot.

In Middle Village, a man robbed 22 bottles of cough medicine from a chain pharmacy.

In Corona, a 94-year-old man peacefully sitting on his stoop was accosted by a man who started yelling and walk towards him and smacked his glasses off, falling on the sidewalk. As the elderly man defended himself and his property by swinging his cane at the asshole, said asshole stomped on his glasses and broke them and ran away.

Also in Corona, a fire engulfed a house with no working smoke alarms, critically injuring a man found trapped in a stairwell as well as injuring 4 residents and 7 firefighters.

In Cambria Heights, a motorcyclist got killed when he collided into a minivan that stopped in an intersection

In East Elmhurst, a man was hit by a car and killed crossing the boulevard.

Brooklyn

In Bushwick at the Bushwick Houses,a 62-year-old woman was found dead from shot in the head and tied up to a chair in her apartment. A 54-year-old man was found dead in his apartment also with his head shot in the same building on the same floor a few days later. NYPD suspects the murders are linked to a drug dealer that had an argument with the murdered man.

Also in Bushwick, a man killed himself crashing his dirtbike into a double parked minivan. The impact from the speed caused the motorcycle to skid down the road, where a man found it and drove away.

In Flatbush, a married couple were found stabbed to death in their apartment from a murder-suicide.

In Crown Heights, a barber went ballistic on a customer who didn’t like his haircut and refused to pay for it by throwing him through a window causing his face to slice open.

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Also in Crown Heights, a tattoo-faced rainbow-maned rapper was busted by cops who caught him parking his SUV in front of a fire hydrant and driving with a suspended license. The alleged musician then squeezed the hand of a police lieutenant during processing at the precinct.

Again in Crown Heights, a man lured a 5-year-old girl to a basement stairwell and sexually molested her.

In Brownsville, a homeless man that attacked and battered two women in their late 70’s got his ass kicked by another homeless man who witnessed the assault and held him down for the cops to come.

In Sunset Park, a man who thought he was about to get laid turned into Operation Cock Block when he held up by his date who pulled out a gun in the hotel room then let three dudes inside and robbed him of his phone, watch and cash.

Also in Sunset Park, a lecherous man attempted to kidnap two children in two days but failed when one kid bit him and the other kicked him in the shin.

Again in Sunset Park, a fight broke out outside a catering hall holding a quincieria party got the attention of four cops in the area, one of whom chased a 17-year-old kid involved in the melee. The kid then tripped and wound up paralyzed when the cop fell on him trying to apprehend him.

And again in Sunset Park at the 8th Ave. Station, a commuter sleeping on the train awoke to find his backpack stolen.

In Greenwood, two men held up a sex toy shop at gunpoint. Some how, some way, they cause two police vehicles to crash into each other as they tried to get away.

In Bed-Stuy, a man was shot to death on the street at 7:45 a.m.

Also in Bed-Stuy, a motorcycle rider killed himself crashing into a car that merged into a lane he steered in.

In East New York at P.S. 178, a 6-year-old boy was kicked in the jewels by his classmates in a demented game they concocted.

In Williamsburg, a jewelry store was robbed of $300,000 worth of ethical conflict-free merchandise in an overnight heist.

Also in Williamsburg, a street hassle escalated into a shootout, with a man winding up dead and two wounded. The killer was last seen taking a picture of himself over his slain victim.

In Park Slope at the 4th Ave. Station, a 13-year-old girl trying to commute after the train she was first on went out of service was tackled and roughhoused by an MTA worker who assumed she was beating the fare.

Also in Park Slope, a rowhouse apartment building abandoned for months and scheduled for demolition collapsed causing 20 people to evacuate their residences nearby.

In Cypress Hills, a woman got shot on the street in a drive-by after she walked out of a niteclub.

In Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, a man climbed into an bedroom window and slithered onto a woman’s bed and molested her while claiming he was a police officer.

In Borough Park, a man once allied with Mayor de Blasio during his days as the Public Luxury Market Rate Real Estate Advocate and who runs the safety patrol/vigilante security street crew Shomrim was exposed and charged for raping a 16-year-old girl.

In Downtown Brooklyn at the Jay St./Metrotech Station, during an argument a man kicked another man onto to the train tracks as the train was arriving, who was saved by a transit worker who witnessed the incident.

In Bay Ridge, a brawl in front of a docked party boat escalated when two people got into a car chase with police and wound up crashing their car in Kensington and the cops firing a couple rounds at them.

Also in Bay Ridge at the 77th St. Station, a man feigning to help a woman through a turnstile with her luggage snatched her purse and fled.

Again in Bay Ridge, three men attacked a man on the street, beating him on the pavement with kicks and punches.

And again in Bay Ridge, a woman attempted suicide by jumping out of a window on the 3rd floor.

In Windsor Terrace at the Fort Hamilton Parkway Station, a flood on the floor by the turnstiles was slightly remedied with a red brick foot bridge and a milk crate for what could be an aesthetic feature. This infrastructure improvement came weeks before Andy Byford of the MTA announced a 37 billion dollar plan to fix the worst fucking transit system of the universe (shout out to Reason magazine for their similarly vulgar headline report)

The bridge is over. (Tony Akio Cohen)

In Dyker Heights, a man lashed out at a 65-year-old man at a gas station and shoved him to the ground.

Also again in Dyker Heights and again in Bay Ridge two men with pipes smashed windows on a car with the driver still inside and then punched him. A man randomly punched another man in the face who walked by him and two women were brawling in the street over social media posts.

In Boerum Hill, a man held up a jewelry store wielding a hammer and robbed it $79,000 of it’s merchandise.

In Sheepshead Bay, a man shoplifted vitamins and eye drops from a pharmacy and punched a clerk in the face who tried to stop him then drove off in a Mercedes Benz, a woman had her phone yanked from her hand while she was walking and a woman got injured when she grabbed the steering wheel to stop a man who stole her purse.

Again in Sheepshead Bay and Gravesend, three men jumped a man from behind and beat him down and robbed his personal belongings. Another three men (or possibly the same group) ganged up on a woman in the late afternoon, punching and kicking her and robbing her of $70 and four men jumped a guy and beat him down with punches and kicks and robbed his bag at 3:10 p.m.

In Flatlands, two cars were broken into by a thief who stole a bag containing credit cards and cash and a wallet. A woman had her bag stolen containing her wallet when she was trying on clothes in front of a counter.

In Bensonhurst and Bath Beach, a woman got hit in the face with her cellphone after chasing a man who stole it off her and then threw it at her. A woman had $3,300 stolen from her from a bag she left in the bathroom. A man had his car stolen when he left the keys inside. A man bashed a window of a car and stole $400 and credit cards. A man broke into a house and stole 40 grand worth of jewelry and a woman had $720 yanked from her from a pickpocket.

Also in Bensonhurst, a man left his two little dogs in the car with the windows rolled up on a humid hot day to get drunk. One of the dogs died days later.

Also in Bath Beach, a dirty old man sexually molested an 11-year-old girl on the street in broad daylight and ran away.

In Brighton Beach, a man had his Halal food cart stolen from him.

In Coney Island, a brawl between two men escalated when one of the men got stabbed, and a man snatched a boy’s cellphone from his hand.

Again in Coney Island, a woman had her designer purse stolen by two men while she was walking on the boardwalk.

In Marine Park, two kids snatched a purse off a woman then rode away on a bike.

In Brooklyn Heights, a decomposed body was found floating on the East River was found to be another cab driver who committed suicide because he could not keep up with because the unregulated app cab service industry, even by working over 14 hours a day and wound up in insurmountable crushing debt.

Bronx

Violence-plagued Bronx high school looks to Craigslist for security help

In Jerome Park, Dewitt Clinton High School put out a employment listing on the internet for security guards paying $18 an hour since the city’s Department of Education doesn’t want or doesn’t have the money to pay licensed professionals to stem the violence in the school.

In Morris Heights, a man suffering a mental breakdown stabbed his girlfriend to death in her apartment while four kids were sleeping in another woman, and also slashed her daughter who tried to stop him.

Also in Morris Heights, a man was pulled over by cops and then shot with a tazer gun when he tried to call a relative on his cellphone because the man was accused of not moving to let an emergency vehicle pass even though he did exactly that moments earlier but the cops deliberately did not move.

In Jerome Park, a transvestite invaded an 83-year-old woman’s apartment at 2:30 p.m. and held her up at knifepoint, then he trashed the place and robbed drugs and 13 grand in cash and attempted to flee but was stopped by a neighbor who caught the burglar and knocked his ass down, causing the culprit to lose his knife then his gun when he continued to battle him.

In Concourse Village, a seven months pregnant Army Veteran got stabbed by her boyfriend multiple times, causing her to lose her baby.

Also in Concourse Village, a man got killed steps from his home after being shot at 5 times.

In Soundview, a street hassle escalated as a man assaulted another man then beat him down on the sidewalk while yanking his backpack off of him and stole his wallet as six people witnessed the mugging with three walking away with the culprit.

Also in Soundview, a 3-year-old boy was savagely beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend

In Mott Haven, a man got shot to death in front of the Patterson Houses.

In Claremont Park, a man was found shot to death lying on a street corner. When the ambulance arrived to pick up the body, a man with a bat smashed the window of the vehicle and ran off.

In Claremont, a man grabbed a woman and one 14-year-old girl on their rear ends then grabbed and grinded his body on another woman and then Trumply grabbed a 19-year-old woman in the crotch as the victims were just walking by him.

In Woodlawn Heights, a 16-year-old boy jumped out of his car and pulled a gun on two elderly women and robbed one of them of her purse. The idiotic teenage thug got arrested after he tried using one of the cards he stole from her to buy shit.

In Belmont, a man and woman robbed an auto body shop of $1,300 during the afternoon.

Also in Belmont, a man was jumped, strangled, beaten to the ground and robbed by two men as soon as he left his house to go to work.

In Claremount Village at I.S. 219, a teacher sexually molested a 14-year-old student when he got her alone in a classroom.

In Mount Hope, a man was stabbed to death in his apartment after arguing with his killer.

In Hunts Point, a man chased and shot at another man multiple times as he was running away from him in an apartment building courtyard.

In Edenwald, a traffic cop pulled a knife on her neighbor during an argument.

An imbecile who got photographed posing in front of NYPD vehicle with a gun in his hand then posted the picture on his social media account got caught riding his bike the wrong direction in Parkchester.

In Grand Concourse on the D train, a man punched a commuter and put him in a headlock and bashed his head on the train wall because he felt the victim bumped into him as they boarded.

In Norwood, an 18-year-old got killed on the street after being stabbed in the chest after partying in a courtyard.

In Baychester, an Iraq War veteran was arrested for possessing a cache of bomb making materials and military grade weaponry.

In Fordham Heights, a 7-year-old boy got killed when he rode his scooter crossing the street and got hit by a bus.

In Foxhurst, three men broke into a man’s apartment and stabbed him to death and stabbed his friend multiple times during a home invasion robbery.

Also in Foxhurst at the Simpson St. Station, a 17-year-old girl killed herself when she jumped on the tracks then stepped on the third rail.

In Orchard Beach, bones are now washing up on the shore coming from Hart Island where land erosion is wasting the graves of the remains of the city’s poor people.

Manhattan

In the East Village, a man loitering in a bank branch ATM solicited a man who just withdrew cash for $100 then beat the shit out of him after he refused as people ignored and continued their routine as the crime was taking place steps away from them (note the dummy making a cash withdrawal while the thug is kicking the victim).

Also in the East Village, a woman died in a bar/restaurant at 9 p.m. after coming in loaded on coke and booze. Night Mayor Ariel Palitz, where are you??

Again in the East Village, a app-hail driver lost control of his car as he flipped it to it’s side like a Mannix episode, then smashed into three parked vehicles

In Manhattanville and Hamilton Heights, two fetuses were found in garbage cans 8 hours apart.

In the Upper East Side, an elderly woman who just turned 93 was followed by two teenage boys who were menacing her as she was walking home, then attacked her when she arrived to her house, robbing her purse which contained 7 bucks and a metrocard and leaving her with a broken arm.

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Also on the Upper East Side, a 7-year-old boy was hit by a schmuck riding a electronic motorized bicycle. Which are currently known as E-bikes but are commonly known as motorcycles. Which are supposedly illegal to ride in this city.

Also on the Upper East Side, a man held up the same video game store at gunpoint twice in two weeks robbing them of $1,700, and also held up other similar video game stores in the Upper West Side and Chelsea.

In Harlem, a man was robbed of $60,000 worth of jewelry he was carrying in a bag by two men who chased him and beat him down when he tried to run away from them after being held up at gunpoint.

Also in Harlem, a truce between two gang rivals went awry when 10 other gangbangers showed up and one of the men pulled out a gun and shot into the encroaching crowd, hitting 2 of them.

Again in Harlem, a man followed a woman into her apartment building by catching the door and then tried to pull down her pants from behind. The woman fought back, causing him to fall down the stairs.

In Yorkville, a man selling tickets to a woman on the street was attacked from behind by a man who put him in a sleeper hold and robbed his cellphone as the woman chillingly walked away during the mugging.

 

In Hell’s Kitchen, a man robbed a bank of a grand by a passing a note to an easily frightened teller while sucking on a lolly.

Also in Hell’s Kitchen, and argument between a motorcyclist and a driver of an SUV escalated when the SUV driver verbally threatened to run the motorcyclist over then ran over and crushed his motorcycle.

In Central Park, a woman walking her dog in the park was approached by a man walking two dogs that were unleashed. Then one of his dogs attacked her dog, chomping on her pet and wouldn’t release until a Samaritan noticed and helped her ward the aggressive dog off. Then the stupid idiot’s other dog menacingly circled the Samaritan and attacked him.

Devil Dog :”mind ya business punk” (pic by the mutt’s prey, John Traynor)

In Penn Station at the 34th St. Station, a blind man was robbed of his wallet by a kid that told him he was cop and picked his pocket as he went through the turnstiles.

Also in Penn Station, a married couple celebrating their anniversary coming from a Broadway show were randomly attacked by a man who spat on the woman’s face and then repeatedly punched her husband and knocked him to the ground continuing the assault on the crowded sidewalk as passerby didn’t do a fucking thing to stop it or call the cops.

In Midtown, a 2 ton 8’x14′ glass panel fell off a billionaire row building under construction and  issued a stop work order landed on a security guard, instantly killing a 67-year-old security guard.

Also in Midtown, a woman killed herself and her son in a murder-suicide when she threw her 7-year-old son off a hotel balcony on the 25th floor then jumped off herself over a volatile relationship with and separation from her husband, who a judge sided with against her plans to take her son for a European vacation

In West Harlem, a man was shot to death while eating fried chicken inside a takeout restaurant by a masked gunman.

In East Harlem, a girl committed suicide by jumping off the roof of her apartment building because she was being bullied by her classmates.

Also in East Harlem, a man died in police custody after he fought with his family in their apartment and continued to struggle during the arrest.

In Tribeca, two window washers wiping a luxury tower on the 40th floor nearly fell to their deaths as the high velocity winds swayed their scaffold around like a propeller causing it to bash into several high story windows.

In Downtown Manhattan, a man caught shoplifting at a department store was brutally beaten down and choked by a security guard.

In the Upper West Side, three morons filming a crime movie without a permit in an apartment buildings terrified residents when they were running in the halls with a fake gun and yelling shit.

Also on the Upper West Side, a man clobbered an 87-year-old man at a bank branch ATM and ran off with his money. The victim died after being in a coma for 3 days

Again on the Upper West Side, a city bus went on fire on it’s daily route.

And again on the Upper West Side at a posh upscale gym, a fitness instructor pulled down a woman’s tights and kissed her ass during a training session.

In Chelsea, a woman robbed a man’s $30,000 watch at his apartment and tried to hide it her cooch from the cops.

Also in Chelsea, a burglar was able to break into an apartment belonging to man who died, stealing $13,000 in cash and merchandise, despite that the door was sealed and locked by the NYPD.

Again in Chelsea, a man caught stealing a disgusting energy soda punched a deli worker multiple times who tried to stop him.

And again in Chelsea, a man held up a video store at gunpoint and made off with $900.

Also in Midtown West at the 7th Avenue Station, a man punched a train conductor in the face when the window was down on the F train as it was leaving the station.

Again in Midtown West, a man riding a sChITtibike on the sidewalk was pulled over by cops and was found possessing a loaded 9mm.

And again in Midtown West, a pedicab rider was knocked off his seat when President Trump’s current lawyer’s patsies opened the car door and slammed it into him as he was passing by.

In Washington Heights, a man who got rejected asking for cash from an 82-year-old woman and her health aide stalked and continued harassing them in a department store. When the cops were called to get him to leave, he bit a cop on the neck after he tried to steal his gun and injured his partners arm while he was resisting arrest.

In Kips Bay, a man walking on the sidewalk was randomly attacked by a man who punched him repeatedly in the face.

Also in Kips Bay, a teenage boy hit another boy with a baseball bat.

Again in Kips Bay, a fight between two men over a place on line in a gourmet eatery escalated when one man punched the other and the assaulted pulled out a knife.

In the Flatiron District, a man jumped out of his car with two knives and chased a man who dropped his bike and fled, the driver then slashed the bike’s tires.

In Chelsea, a man caught stealing a disgusting energy soda punched a deli worker multiple times who tried to stop him.

In Stuy Town at the Beth Israel Hospital, a man became irate and assaulted an EMS worker when he didn’t get a wheelchair because there were none around.

Also in Stuy Town, a teenage boy was caught in the act of stealing a bike with a bolt cutter.

In Inwood, a unlicensed driver in an SUV stopped by cops in an intersection refused to cooperate then stepped on the gas, did reverse donuts and sped off onto the sidewalk, smashing parked vehicles and drove off onto the Henry Hudson Parkway in the wrong direction and got caught in the South Bronx.

Also in Inwood, a karate instructor was arrested for molesting five of his girl students aged 10 to 14.

Again in Inwood, a decomposed body washed up from the Hudson River and was found in Inwood Hill Park

In Greenwich Village, a woman with a garbage bag robbed a load of delivery boxes and packages from an apartment building lobby.

In Soho, two women snatched a credit card from a purse then tried to use it to buy designer sunglasses.

Staten Island

In Stapleton, a man died after being stabbed six times in an apartment over an argument about a woman.

In Tompkinsville, an drunk off-duty cop sporting a Mr. Wonderful shirt threatened to rape and rob a woman passing by him and then knocked her down on the sidewalk and stole her purse. The actual Mr. Wonderful has not been notified of this grotesque slight to his persona.

In Grymes Hill, a woman violently assaulted an elderly couple who asked that she move her van that she parked on their driveway.

In New Springville at Willowbrook Park, a man committed suicide by swallowing a bottle of poison.

The Oligarch Welfare Bill

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/9785531/871814086.jpg.jpgWith god on their side, Speaker Ryan and Senator McConnell in a moment of solemn praise for growing wealth disparity. Say your prayers, nation and society.

Washington D.C., The Cesspool By The Potomac, U.S.A.

“The city of Washington was built on a stagnant swamp some 200 years ago, and very little has changed. It stank then, and it stinks now. Only today, it is the fetid stench of corruption that hangs in the air” 

Lisa Simpson

“Cash rules everything around me, CREAM get the money, dollar dollar bill y’all”

Method Man

The “Tax Cut and Jobs Act”, this abominable bill to further continue the repatriation of wealth that has been going on for over 30 years is a virtual death sentence and double taxation on the citizenry of this nation. Unless anyone in the middle and lower classes wins the state lottery or avoids injury or sickness, in 10 years they will be more responsible maintaining the solvency of this country and it’s budget than all the greedy misers it is solidly ascertained to benefit.

This is a budget plan for corporate and inheritance welfare that no one is confident in. No one that counts anyway according to the Senate leader, House speaker, Figurehead Trump and his plutocabinet, which consists of the Tax Policy Center and about 70% of the people of this nation who are aware of this circle jerking by the donor money whoring GOP members of the legislative and the current executive branch.

You think after the last national tax cuts passed with bipartisan approval from the 80’s and 90’s, and the truly irresponsible hazardous ones from 2001, 2003 and the one approved a year after the bailout of the banks in 2009, which was one of the greatest acts of unacknowledged socialism since the New Deal, that these ultra successful corporations and beneficiaries of personal wealth would feel somewhat content with what they have achieved and earned with all the breaks they got. Fuck, no. You think that these people (including corporations, for they are considered individual persons) gave a shit if they were willing to spend so much money on lobbyists influencing legislation to install loopholes and donating to dutiful congressional whores instead of using that cash to give dutiful raises to their employees? Fuck, no.

The gargantuan cut to repatriating money from offshore bank accounts placed there by corporations is supposedly to encourage them to use the savings to create jobs here. So with these obscene tax cuts, will there be raises, better health plans and retirement benefits for all their efforts, eliminating the need for a nationwide raise of the minimum wage to $15 and universal coverage? Fuck no, either. Will all that money they will save legally evading their fair share of taxes go towards innovation or opening up new facilities for manufacturing products like clothes? Fuck no, either. For all that money will continue to stay put in their personal portfolios and accounts, only now they will keep the money in the basements of their sprawling mansions. Hell, they might just be able to build actual poolside banks of their own to keep their government sanctioned ill-gotten gains in and the money they will save on a p.o. box in a hut on some island resort. As the working poor will continue to live check to check and the middle class will continue to struggle to maintain themselves and accrue their own savings.

According to the authors of this bill, these cuts will pay off in the long run with all the new business it’s prospected to generate. What is not prospected by these jackasses is the inevitable burdens this will place on the people and their livelihoods it’s proclaimed to help. What is not prospected is the immediate effect it will have on the people, who vote but don’t donate, on the deleterious effects on their health insurance programs, their ability to own a home or rent, and what will happen when they are aged and unable to work.

It doesn’t even take into account on what happens when the affordable care act gets repealed, which will give millions of people a virtual death sentence lead to a jump in mortality rates. Or even how the future military conflicts, which might include a new world war induced by the idiotic social media insulting by Figurehead Trump and his catastrophic stupid executive order determining Jerusalem as the sole capital city of Israel, will affect the oligarch welfare tax cut. But the small mega-moneyed population doesn’t want to pay taxes for their vast personal property and foreign investments.

And they certainly don’t want to pay for their other properties in coastal cities and metropolises in New York and California, via the cuts for pass-through companies like LLC’s that consist of partners unnamed and unverified and foreign, which have been wholly responsible for the spread of rampant gentrification of them and the elimination of state and local tax deductions for it’s citizens. These new profits will come at the expense of street infrastructure and transit services, law enforcement, fire prevention and public education, which will certainly be vulnerable for privatization.

The obvious beneficiary and most important to our leader Trump, is that all these cuts will benefit him and his brand (though both are not mutually exclusive), his businesses and his family. Making this look like the brazen quid pro quo between this president and the GOP hacks that disgruntledly backed him last year after all the disparagement he gave them. It looks like their masochism paid off.

This bill if verified will have the most detrimental impact on the nation and it’s citizens since the Patriot Act, which has dwindled the freedoms entitled to everyone in the first and fourth amendments and has not stopped or discouraged terrorism at all and like this oligarch welfare bill, was rushed into legislation and approved without a thorough reading. But at least that didn’t have chicken scratch revisions to it placed just hours before convening to vote on it.

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This is less legible than the letter Navin Johnson got from Bernadette Peters in The Jerk, which in his case he had difficulty reading because his dog Shithead gave it to him while he was taking a bath.

Besides, according to two sniveling senators, you should take responsibility and be more frugal. Sen. Chuck Grassley advises the people, which includes his constituents, to avoid spending money on booze, women and movies. For leisures like those can only be enjoyed by his moneyed donors and trust fund babies, which they will be able to partake more in with all the extra money being doled back to them to enable their frivolous spending habits.

This 500 page abomination is nothing but a government sanctioned Ponzi Scheme. For the multi-trillion dollar plan to be funded, it has to rely on induced investment monies extracted from the paychecks of the current workforce, then the future workforce once they get old and retire, depriving them of their hard earned money that would have went to pay for college debts and/or expensive health plans. And in the next 10 years their paychecks as retired people dependent on the social security and medicare that they invested in by working all their lives to enhance more obscene personal wealth for oligarchs and their heirs and the avaricious executives of multinational corporations and their shareholders.

Most of all, Trump and his family and his oligarch peers make off like the bandits they are. As their long time American Dreams, which will by law become a luxury, for collective wealth concentration will become infinite.  And no one will be able to do a fucking thing. Even a true revolution would be thwarted, because they will have the finances to own their own police and military. Which in the case of Figurehead Trump, he already has with the votes of you, the people. 

Essentially, it’s a domestic attack on everyone and the nation, not immediate like being attacked by a foreign enemy looming on the horizon, but a gradually slow disemboweling of people’s personal dwindling finances. It is plain and simple economic fascism. In a way, the oligarch welfare bill is sort of like how that hypothetical question given at polls of what would you do if you just a got a million dollars, except it’s billions over time with the help of a compliant congress of spineless beggars. The answer is clearly “I got mine”, because is if this piece of shit bill does pass, those whores who are in congress and the senate certain to lose their seats by the screwed over voters would not even give a shit because they will be set for life via their investments and personal fortunes, which they had no trouble building while remaining in their elected positions. These tax cuts will give them absolute finality to retire in tax payer funded comfort.

If “It’s A Wonderful Life”‘s Mr. Potter, the biggest symbol of selfishness, corruption and avarice, was still alive or even real, he would be doing donuts in his wheelchair all over the snow covered streets. Just like all those certainly to benefit for the next decade will do in their new private jets and yachts.

The BQX Trolley Car Is Here, So This Line Is Getting Built Regardless

#FuckNo!!!

Brooklyn, New York

A day after the same newspaper reported that the ground transit line was going absolutely nowhere, this thing arrived from France.

Despite an outright vehement rejection from the communities of Queens and Brooklyn, civic and economic experts, and frustrated drivers on the streets where this thing will pass through, this thing and the low-ball estimate 2.5 billion dollar plan that will fuck up these areas for the next half decade or maybe more is obviously being greenlighted no matter what. This must be part of the mandate the mayor was talking about.

This thing is happening even though there was a short film that thoroughly pointed out the negative ramifications on the citizenry and businesses, and stupidity of this unnecessary service, which can be less costly supplanted by providing more buses and more cops to direct traffic at the busiest intersections.

 

Even though the stupid mayor with his stupid feud with Cuomo and Albany will not get this support or funding, stemming surely from the city and state rescue plan the Day Mayor doesn’t want to be involved with. Mostly this stupid collective of minstrels, these friends of the BQX, doing the bidding of predatory developers that want this pretty joyride are not going to stop pushing this because they wasted so much money promoting it and so much money buying city hall to get it on the E.D.C.’s agenda.

This is getting built no matter what. This is getting built at the expense of the daily deteriorating service and infrastructure of the transit system, including the city buses. This is getting built without any projections on how the trolley is going to run or even the effect on the environment of the towns, roads and even highways that the next 5 years or more of construction it’s going to cause. This is being built despite it being on flood zones because of rising sea levels caused by the continuing extreme effects of climate change (I thought these progressive folk where believers of this topic). And there will probably take a new bridge to build also or modernization of the Pulaski Bridge, for this line traverses a creek on the border of the boroughs.

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This is being built because real estate owns this city and they own the fauxgressive mayor and city council. Thanks to de Faustio and the apathy, cynicism, ignorance and fear from the voting public.

This shit is being built regardless of what you want, don’t want and what you think. This will probably be officially announced without notice like the city does with homeless shelters or even a four month public art installation.

This thing is nothing but another marketing toy for the Gentrification Industrial Complex. Including the lame ferry and road shrinking bike lanes.

Hopefully, and there is a scant amount of hope these days, this will get struck down hard because of the aforementioned rejection by the areas’ residency and of course by the vindictive governor, which strange enough both happen to be right in this. Unfortunately more money, millions of it, is going to pissed away studying this as it was last year in addition of doing outreach and advertising in free borough weekly papers.

It doesn’t mean that the frugal citizenry concerned have to stop condemning it though. Even though this boondoggle couldn’t be nipped at the bud, there is still the power of words to stop this bullshit from happening.

And even video snippets to convey the general sentiment about that trolley lying in wait at the Brooklyn Navy Yard:

Fuck the BQX. Fix the fucking subway and improve bus service NOW!

Update

The board chairwoman of the Friends of the BQX (and the enemies of the citizenry and efficient transit) is Jessica Schumer, daughter of hack Senate Minority Leader (and minor person) N.Y. Senator Chuck Schumer.

Another update:

The planners, friends, or whatever the fuck they are have cut the route in half and will no longer go to Sunset Park. Looks like the Gentrification Industrial Complex no longer sees any crass affordable luxury tower overdevelopment potential for the working class area.

 

 

 

Mandate My Ass, Mayor Bill

https://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/intelligencer/2017/03/01/01-bill-de-blasio-approval.w710.h473.jpgI couldn’t have expressed his delusions better myself. Hmm, yeah I could.

Just a few days after winning the election with the record low 8.5% of votes by around 700,000  out of 5,000,000 registered voters, Day Mayor Bill de Blasio decreed that he now has an official mandate to pass his bland fauxgressive neoliberal policies. He is so sure of this and himself that he petulantly repeated it 12 times to the press circle.

Of course he would say this, for shit-talking is the default standard for public speaking in these dark days of politics and money this young century.

Go, on Billy:

“Guys, an election’s an election. People decide if they want to participate,” he said.

“You can go back through every election in history and parse it and question it and relitigate (??) it, but we have one unified system . . . So this is a clear, strong mandate.”

N.Y. Post

“I don’t know what your definition of an election is, but my definition is that people decide to participate and whoever gets the most votes wins, and if you have a two-thirds margin, that is a clear, strong mandate, and that came from everyone that participated. I think it’s unquestionably a clear mandate,” he said in a City Hall press conference. 

Politco

I guess he and maybe his cult of 300 city aides are looking at the wide percentage margin of the total vote instead of the 80% who didn’t bother to show up on Tuesday and the 70,000 less votes he got this time around.

Politico had a good analysis regarding de Faustio’s pathetic bragging citing a few books on the topic:

Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels show in their book “Democracy for Realists” that voters mostly choose parties and candidates on the basis of social identities and partisan loyalties, not political issues.

“Voters, even the most informed voters, typically make choices not on the basis of policy preferences or ideology, but on the basis of who they are — their social identities,” they write.

Julia Azari, a professor of political science at Marquette University, found in her book “Delivering the People’s Message” that presidents talk more about mandates either when their presidency is lacking legitimacy or when they are pushing at the boundaries of their authority.

“It’s a defensive strategy for politicians who feel like they are not legitimate, or under threat or flailing in some form or fashion,” Azari said in an interview.

She said that claims of a mandate are really about what the politician needs, as opposed to what the election was really about.

Which brings up the fact and the hubristic boasting by the day mayor about how Donald Trump played a massive factor in his small victory:

Hizzoner gave credit for the win to his message — but also to President Trump, who he claimed drove many voters to the polls.

“Oh, my God. Yes. Absolutely,” he said when asked if Trump played a role.

“I say with humility, I have been a leading anti-Trump voice,” de Blasio said. “A lot of people have been turned back on to the political process because of their frustration with Donald Trump.”

N.Y. Daily News

And why he is ultra-defensive and cognizant of his weakened status and his credibility with his constituents, even the ones who begrudgingly support him or voted for him out of fear.

Although it’s not like he didn’t try to persuade or even induce people to come out to ensure the legitimacy for his “mandate” even before he won. As if the awarding of $2,000,000 in matching campaign funds from the B.O.E. derived from his bogus claims of challenging primary competitors even though Bill had a 70% advantage and the public was not familiar with his opponents.

For it should be noted that in the weeks leading to the underwhelming turnout on Election Day, the mayor hedged his bets and made absolutely sure for his heavily favored certain victory by sending out a language translator contractor at taxpaying voter expense in southern Brooklyn, which was home to the presidential primary purge last year, to aide Russian and Creole speaking citizens to vote with orders to the NYPD not to interfere with the hired gun interpreters and the shady operation. Because the incumbent mayor and the minions in city council care so much for democracy’s process.

The taint of influencing voters and the recent admonishment of the BOE after their admission and charges didn’t do much to prevent the presence of the mercenary interpreters despite the 100 foot anti-encroachment order.

Now he’s back and declaring of a undeserved, unearned, self-professed mandate, it’s quite known who will benefit from this grandstanding. In fact, they already have been benefiting since the beginning of the weak mayor’s first term, and that’s the ones involved in the worst aspects of predatory development and equity being the owners and their lobbyists.

This was immediately acknowledged in the East Village in Manhattan, as community organizations are taking proactive measures to resist the invasive and enabled actions of the Gentrification Industrial Complex involving the re-elected mayor and his subservience to his developer donors in a mission to remake a residential area into a commercial metropolis. Also in Queens where Long Island City has just been subsumed by tower pestilence and massive rent increases in areas nearby in the last 24 months.

It’s what to expect from this stupid fucking idiot and the dire future the next 4 years hold for the citizens of the five boroughs. Persist and resist, and hope Norman Seabrook is found guilty (wait for it).

 

Jona Sings! Mayor de Blasio’s Free Ride Re-Election Campaign Gets Cock-Blocked

https://i2.wp.com/www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user230519/imageroot/2017/10/27/2017.10.27%20-%20DeBlasio_0.JPGThe mayor standing particularly close to the once upstart player now convict Jona Rechnitz

Manhattan Federal Courthouse, New York, New York

Impeccable, uncanny and unfortunate timing for the reigning mayor of the boroughs 5. Testifying during the bribery, racketeering and pension money laundering trial against former jails union head Norman Seabrook, Rechnitz was approached by the prosecutor about his relationship in the first year of hizzoner’s term, seeing that it was this transgression that got him embroiled in the current case he’s providing witness testimony for. Suffice to say, it looks like Jona stopped giving a fuck and responded like a player who himself got played like a sucker by the ambitious and ultimately ungrateful mayor and getting the brunt of it by getting incarcerated.

Rechnitz dropped the proverbial bomb about de Faustio’s willingness to dole city government service favors by all means necessary. Jona, with his donations and from various straw donors totaling around $193,000, was a de facto chief of staff for the morally loose mayor. He demanded to basically appoint the commissioners for the police and the Department of Buildings. He arranged luxury trips for NYPD higher brass with his pick Phillip Banks and Norman Seabrook for which he played a literal bag man by giving him his bribe in a Sal Ferragamo bag.

De Faustio, despite his persistent and constant denials and of course his mealy self-serving blog posts on Medium, seemed for a few years to enjoy and relish the company he kept. And also the new found power 75% of the 21% of the registered voters gave him. Being that he graciously gave his favorite donor his personal phone number and e-mail, messaging and reassuring his bubby that he was “all ears“.  That he actually held out playing for Jona’s pay by being slow (natch) to reduce utility bills, lift fines and violations on a properties he managed. Ordering his minion and campaign manager and CONY bundler Ross Offinger to hassle Jona for more cash. And needling Jona to coax Norman to stifle his opinions on the qualifications and character of Joe Ponte, the incompetent, disgraced boob de Faustio picked for jails commissioner.

There really should be no more argument of the character of our current mayor. Although the collective shenanigans of these and the machinations executed by these two like-minded fellows and the circumstances that ensued make a very interesting plot device. Jona’s is obvious, but the Mayor’s suspicious actions that followed his former bubby’s arrest and conviction is very interesting.

Consider when he ended his CONY fundraising and his agents of the city meetings in city hall. What followed immediately was his morning commute habit of going to the Y in Park Slope for workouts then trekking to Park Row to start the day in his official office at 11 a.m.. It has to be considered, especially when he got confronted by an activist who questioned him about the Rikers closing during his yoga workout wearing the inappropriate attire of cargo shorts, a belt and sneakers. And also of his redacted email releases titled “FLEX TIME“. Was “FLEX TIME” actually correspondence and more pay to play arrangements with other donors/the usual suspects? And what about him using his personal email and phone number for these conversations?

Another thing about those redacted emails mainly what actually was redacted in the ones involving Jona? Did de Faustio actually did confirm his picks for D.O.B. and NYPD? Especially the latter because Phil Banks was a favorite to get the job before he abruptly dropped out. Were any of the emails related to the illicit gun licensing?

And one more thing concerning “flex time”, was the Park Slope Y the new venue for de Faustio’s continuing courting of big time developer donor cash and advice from those agents of the city?

Jona’s recollections in court are equal parts super revealing, actually sincere and has a touch of braggadocio about it being the temporary mack daddy he was. It also takes a big shit on the mayor’s crowd surfing his way back into elected office and the pathetic attempt at transparency and credibility he is trying to build.

This is going to make the next debate more raucous than the last one. The difference though is that candidate Nicole Malliotakis has the advantage. And she did not wait to pounce either.

Karma is quite the motherfucker. The supposedly unopposed free ride is over for de Faustio. And even if he does win, with this way overdue damning revelation, he will eventually regret doing so much cheating for the power and privilege of the seat he holds and the damage to the city and his constituency that his selective policy making caused. Which will be enough to kick his big slow ass out that even the Democrat Machine D.A.’s will have to dredge legitimate charges this time.

Now the Campaign Finance Board wants to take another look at the shady donations Offinger goaded Jona for and de Faustio slovenly accepted. You know, to see if there were any improprieties involved. This after they gave the mayor millions of matching funds to his campaign despite having a massive lead over his Democrat challenger Sal Albanese.

For months the mayor was running free and now he’s running away from the truth and accountability. Again.

But he can’t run from the fact that he, as Mayor, ultimately played himself.

Update!

After 2 days of evading the press, Mayor Big Slow de Blasio addressed journalists about his former donor Jona Rechnitz by calling him (projecting him as) a criminal, a horrible person and a liar, and how he can’t (won’t) remember contacting him about telling          Norman Seabrook to lay off road trippin’ Joe Ponte. And how he can’t remember being even in the same room with him, despite photographic proof like the photo above.

So that’s that, voters. The mayor of NYC is lying to you. To your faces. This is beyond plausible deniability, it’s recklessly brazen deniability. This recent nauseating public gesture by de Faustio is the worst case and amateurish usage of Goebbels’ method of telling a lie often enough so it becomes true.

What’s really pathetic about Da Mayor is that he is tripping over himself despite getting off without being charged last spring. He could just easily admit dealing with his felonious friend and just say money and politics are a way of life and legally accepted because of the McDonnell v United States SCOTUS decision and running city government honestly and ethically is virtually impossible. It would convey a sense of pragmatism, which was the basis in 2 books prematurely released about his short time in elected office, which he misspent a bulk of it networking, fundraising, commuting 4 hours to work every morning, on trial, and napping.

I guess despite the heinous legitimacy of it, you just cannot consciously come off not looking like a two-faced unethical scumbag for engaging in such behavior.

What a stupid fucking idiot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.A. Cy Vance’s Dirty Donor Money Dancing

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/XcFliuPOFdA/maxresdefault.jpgMoney hungry eyes. District Attorney Of New York County Cy Vance Jr. speaking at New York Law School. Not pictured, five figure checks in his jacket pockets

What a time to be an unopposed candidate for NYC District Attorney. Cy Vance is in quite a heap of trouble. For both political parties have let him coast into re-election unhindered. But it’s no surprise at all to see why. For D.A. Vance dances mightily for big donations regardless of party.

So sly Cy, has decided to clear the air and reassure the citizenry of these damning findings and revelations and has personally approved an independent review to show that he absolutely did nothing unethical and how this combination of circumstantial philanthropy and personal good fortune absolutely didn’t conflict with his legal decisions. Especially regardin the filthy syphillic donation from the lawyer of the rotund and lecherous serial deviant big shot movie producer Harvey Weinstein, whose hyper-sexual repulsion embroglio has received worldwide news interest.

Needless to say, a lot of what Cy has arranged is quite laughable going by his sudden moment of clarity that he wrote in the NY Daily News:

In my seven years as district attorney, I’ve never allowed someone’s wealth, power, race, or campaign contributions to influence my decisions. Over the past few days, I’ve learned that it’s not enough for me to have confidence in my independence from donors. The people of New York deserve to be confident about it as well.

That’s why today, the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity (CAPI) will begin an independent review of how we handle campaign contributions. In 90 days, they will report back with recommendations on how to handle them moving forward. In the interim, I have directed my campaign not to accept a single dollar more.

I expect that CAPI — a nonpartisan center at Columbia Law School that works to bolster municipal integrity across the globe — will recommend that we go well beyond what is currently required by laws that govern contributions to district attorneys in our state. I genuinely hope that they do. This is one of the first reviews of its kind ever undertaken in the realm of prosecutors’ offices, and the firestorm we have experienced over the past week presents an opportunity for real reform.

How is it one of the “first reviews of it’s kind” when he is clearly saying it has such a review as no precedence. It’s definitely the first of a kind considering that the accused is approving and assigning it, when such an investigation should be commissioned I assume by the Governor of the state, meaning Mario’s son Andrew. But we all know how he feels about independent regulatory studies.

Keep on dancin‘, Cy

That’s why I’ve asked an independent group to help us radically reduce the appearance of influence of money in our work. It’s why, notwithstanding New York’s lax campaign finance laws and sky-high contribution limits, I’m prepared to dramatically restrict who can donate money to our campaign — including lawyers — and the amounts that our contributors are able to give. It’s why I’ve asked the folks at CAPI to look at other jurisdictions around the country and the world, and recommend any steps that we can take, on our own accord, to raise New Yorkers’ confidence that money and power are meaningless before the law.

At the end of the day, I don’t expect people to agree with every call that we make. But I want them to have faith that we make those calls without fear or favor, based on the merits alone.

Since the day is not done, and being in total disagreement with this pathetic attempt at self-examination, catharsis, and an insult to the intelligence of the voting public. And since this “independent” “review” by a world renowned collective of unbiased thinkers will be completed 2 months after election day, for all those tired of the bullshit and those disposed to instant gratification, I would like to submit my own and actual independent review of these, what his quid pro quo influenced judgements he considers did not persuade him not a bit.

Vance’s donor dance party expose’ all began with his rote decision to drop the case against Donald Jr. and Ivanka Trump’s amateurish and criminally fraudulent attempt to dupe investors for the massive black tumor luxury hotel and condo building in west side of Soho, Manhattan, New York back in 2010. Trump’s crazy kids made an arrangement via email of their purported scam to overvalue the worth and embellish the interest in the luxury tower, for what was basically just a plot device in their daddy’s reality show.  A collaborative report by journalists from Propublica, The New Yorker and WNYC reveals that the attorney representing them, Marc Kasowitz who was actually considered by the Irrelevant President to head the F.B.I., initially donated 25 grand to Cy’s re-election campaign prior to the hearings. After a meeting with Kasowitz, who reportedly pleaded with D.A. drop the case, returned the monetary gesture and carried on the prosecution and determined that no crime was committed. About 6 months later, amidst insider bragging of getting Trump’s seeds off, Kasowitz along with some acquaintances or associates, dropped 50 grand to Cy Vance.

Looks like Cy took the cash after allotted time passed to ward off any suspicions from the local news and the public who cared to pay attention. As for Ivanka and D.J., apparently their attempt to commit fraud was found to be just young naivete, being in their twenties at the time. and maybe not something genetically inherited or learned from the shady deal artistry perfected by their father in addition to what they believed was common practice in the business of real estate that should have more strict consequences.

A week after the bombshell report regarding the Trump Foundation’s consigliere, it turns out Cy received a sweet 10 large spot from a principal named partner of a law firm he once worked for/with during the Trump kids hearings. These compounding revelations would normally cripple a running candidate, but D.A. Vance insists these donor cash infusions are just gratuities from his peers and the laws concerning these types of donations from law firms are actually normal and technically, well, actually legal. And since this report initially came out online, this what should be a scandal can get easily overlooked.

Then along came Harvey Weinstein. The legendary Miramax movie producer and executive turned out to be a serial molester for the past 20 years. As of today, probably close to 100 women ranging from actresses A-list to C-list, models and other successful women in other talent industries like entertainment journalism, event planners and nite club managers have accused this rotund walrus shaped man of sexual harassment and molestation. The most significant standout involving a 22-year-old stunning model who got repulsed by his continuous and persistent physical advances which she bravely reported to the NYPD SVU. Which led to the now legendary validating recording of his gross, grotesque and ultimately pathetically weak style of seducing women.

This incriminating audio was brought to the attention of D.A. Vance back in 2015 and he dismissed the charge and blamed the victim for not being forthcoming about her unrelated  to this case involvement with former Italian president and Unga Bunga Chief Silvio Burlisconi. Vance and his team also faulted the NYPD, accusing them of insufficient evidence for lack of intent of the lecherous producer despite the tape’s damning luridness and Weinstein’s obvious intent to blackmail the victim offering her a modelling career if she submitted to him.

For this peculiar decision and not at all coincidental, the not at all influenced by money D.A. received a nice 10 grand from the power tripping deviant’s personal lawyer David Boies, whose firm partners has granted about $180,000 since 2005 to Vance’s political career. Though Boies was not involved in the dismissal of the Weinstein case, this superfluous donation reeks of a gratuity. Vance’s acceptance of it reeks of the influence he claims to vociferously condemn.

If Boies name sounds familiar, his firm was one of three that defended Mayor De Faustio’s aides in the pay-to-play trial cases, costing the taxpayers of the 5 boroughs 11.7 million dollars even though he had donated previously to fauxgressive mayor. But who did defend Blaz for his own unethical activities at the cost of 2.3 million at the expense of his constituency was the firm of Kramer Levin who donated $70,000 to the Vanz; the most recent in May of 2015, 10 grand months prior of the trial processions of de Fuastio’s case, which focused on his campaign for One NY donor money laundering to the campaign coffers of democrats upstate trying to get senate seats (they lost). During the proceedings, Cy kept Kramer’s cash during the hearings. In March of this year, de Faustio’s case was dismissed, although with a mild acknowledgement passing as condemnation by the D.A. who wrote that the corrupt mayor’s operations he ran in city hall “appear contrary to the intent and spirit of the law”.

Very strong, as they appear, words. It must have been really hard for the D.A. to proclaim such a statement about a guy he shares his democratic values with. Along with the same lawyer donors.

On the bright side, this recent expose along with the Harvey tape became the inspiration for dancing Vance to appoint this independent review.

But the spirit of the law this D.A. recognizes is clearly monetary, concerning the $42,000 he accepted and kept from the criminal defense firm Clayman & Rosenberg after Cy’s decisions assured them victories. The firm managed to convince Vance in court to show leniency to clients also involved in sexual violation and molestation incidents comparable to the esteem Mr. Weinstein. Like a gynecologist who had oral sex with his pregnant patients. Or even for assaulting women like the son of an CEO for Madison Square Garden and a one time Knick starting player, who was also charged with weapons possession. Or even for aspiring to commit an act of domestic terrorism. 

If there is anything to doubt the veracity and credibility of Vanz’s indy panel, consider a recent case he prosecuted a month ago of a man who raped a woman by the East River promenade in the East Village. The defendant was sentenced for 40 years hard time and rightly vilified on the stand by Mr. Vance.

If anything that proves that money and influence cannot get in the way of meting out justice and locking up violators and criminals, keeping them off the streets and ensuring the safety of it’s citizenry. Especially when no money is donated, for none of the firms and lawyers mentioned above did not represent this felon.

Conclusion: Cy is the reason why bipartisanship can be a very bad thing at times and why faith in politics and government is non-existent and general cynicism is the result and the norm among the citizenry, hence the lack of a Republican opponent. And ultimately, dangerous for justice and society at large, despite the destruction of Harvey Weinstein’s career and sex life, which with his decision, let him continue his serial perverted habits.

For because of the Vanz dirty money dancin’, he is complicit of the ascendancy of the current worst president in office and the emboldening of the most amoral mayor in New York City history, turning it into a modern day Tammany Hall. And since this review won’t be released in 90 days, which is 2 and half months after election day, he subconsciously doesn’t give a damn either.

This guy has no business defending the city from the scourges of this current era of avarice and status. He cannot be trusted unless you got the money to spend if you’re up to no good. The only thing uncontested in his running is the fact that he is running for a position he’s abusing and doesn’t deserve.

In addition, does it mean shit that he returned some of his donations? He had plenty of time to do anything with the money before he gave it back.

There’s your review and it was free. You know what else is free, your vote. Use it to write in a candidate and get this compromised sell-out derelict out of office.