New Bad Days 90: The Descent Of Times Square Continues With Psycho Pushing Woman Into A Moving Train And A Man Shooting Himself While Taking A Piss At The Same Station, And A Thief Running Down And Killing A Woman While Fleeing With A Stolen Celly; Jewel Runner Gang Gets Kettled By The NYPD During Another High End Heist; Murdered Harlem Druglord Gets His Comeuppance For Past Killings And Being A Government Snitch; App Food Delivery Man Gets Murdered For His Ebike; Subway Crime Rates Rise Again With Man Shooting A Commuter For His Celly And Man Punching A Woman In The Face For Talking Back To Him; Wild West Shootings And Shootouts From Gunslinging Gangbangers Of All Ages Are Going Down Night And Day; Bagged Dead Body Found By Luxury Public Housing Development; Reckless Driving Hits New Plateaus With Hit-And-Run Killings; Pyromaniac Attempts To Torch Deli With Molotovs; Man Gets Yelled At By His Mother And Climbs A Tree; Vaccinations Cannot Stop Violence In Gold Standard Schools And The Elderly Continue To Get Preyed Upon By Desperate And Maniacal Perps

To start off chapter 90 of the New Bad Days chronicles of New York City, here is this tweet straight from some putz who works for NYC Council, trying to snarkily dispel any criticism or even palpable evidence that the city they represent is “dead”. Well it may not be dead, but it sure is bleeding, wounded and fucking more dangerous than it’s been in over 20 years (and fucking broke as well but that’s for another inevitable post) with 121 percent more shootings this month compared to October 2020, emphasized by the shooting deaths of teenagers in gun and gang violence. And all this is happening during Mayor deBacle’s recovery for all of us.

In October’s post about NYPD’s compstat index crime stats on the NYC Mayor’s website and despite how it was pathetically white washed, there were 399 murders committed in 2021 which is just 8 shy of the total for the entire year of 2020. Other crimes that have exceeded the totals of last year are rapes with 1,241, robberies with 10,822, grand larcenies with 30,768 (!!!!) and auto theft with 8,084 (the only “improvement” is the decrease in burglaries even though there were still 10,000 committed).

Keep up the snark city council cronies, because those red flags only symbolize the blood that’s spilled this month and all year long.

Manhattan

In Times Square at the 42nd St. Station, a woman got up from a bench and randomly pushed another woman off the platform and missed killing her by a second as the 1 train was arriving, but still caused serious injuries to the victim who fell back onto the concrete from the impact of getting hit by the train. Then the woman casually walked away.

The mentally ill woman had multiple priors for charges of assault and robbery, her most recent offenses were robbing a cellphone after scratching a woman’s face and savagely beating down a woman on the A train after getting into and argument with a man who shoved her and a judge released her with a desk appearance ticket for breaking her victim’s nose and knocking her teeth out. This time a smart judge imprisoned her on $100,000 bail and charged her with murder.

Also in Times Square and also at the same station, a man shot himself in the leg while taking a piss on the platform.

Again in Times Square at the 42nd St. Station on 8th Ave., a homeless man ripped the wallet out of another man’s hand after he refused to give him money.

And again in Times Square, a man yelled racial slurs and threatened to stab a woman on the street in broad daylight.

And again in Times Square, a homeless man snatched a cellphone off a woman on the street and then shoved another woman onto the pavement when he was running away. The woman wound up in a coma after landing her head on the curb from the fall and died from her injury days later, leading the judge to charge him with murder at his arraignment.

And again in Times Square, a homeless man committed suicide by lying  on the asphalt under a parked box truck as the driver was unaware he was there as he started moving and ran over him.

In Harlem, two boys were shot in the back and head inside a fried chicken restaurant while they were eating dinner.

Also in Harlem , a man got into a shootout with cops at his apartment when they showed up to arrest him on a warrant for an assault he committed on his girlfriend and kidnapped their child on the street in the late spring. Then the man committed suicide by blowing his brains out during a three hour standoff with the cops.

Again in Harlem, a belligerent reprobate opened an emergency window on a city bus and climbed out of it while two passengers held onto him since the bus was still moving. The reprobate then bit and spat on a mans hand who was holding him and spat on the other man as they were preventing the jerk from hurting himself.  When the bus stopped, the reprobate spat on the other man who reacted by pushing him out along with his shopping bags. The reprobate then built up a wad of saliva and snot in his mouth and wouldn’t leave until he spat on him again.

And again in Harlem, a 3-year-old boy fell out of a third floor apartment window and died through a crevice covered with cardboard that was taped next to an air conditioner when he playing on his bed.

And again in Harlem, a gang of four young men chased a 14-year-old boy down the street and into a city bus and then one of them shot at him twice, grazing his head and the bus driver on his hand.

And again in Harlem, an off-duty C.O. beat up his girlfriend in a domestic dispute at his apartment.

And again in Harlem, a 17-year-old boy got shot to death from a point blank blast to his chest when he came out of a McDonalds.

And again in Harlem, an infamous drug lord and FBI informant got shot to death while sitting in his pickup truck as he was dumping drugs out of his window thinking the cops were on his tail but it ultimately turned out to be rivals looking for revenge for a gangland murder of a fellow drug dealer and best friend 32 years ago. The dead snitch was also responsible for 12 other killings.

Also in East Harlem, a man crashed into a stone column while speeding on the exit ramp coming off the FDR Drive.

Again in East Harlem, an off-duty firefighter crashed his car into a parked vehicle while driving drunk.

And again in East Harlem, a man got killed while riding a citibike when he got hit by a car driven by a man with a suspended license.

And again in East Harlem, a man shot another man to death under a building scaffolding in the dead of night.

And again in East Harlem, a man known to be a nuisance in the area hassled a deli worker to give him store credit for loosies and threatened to shoot him when he got rejected. Then he went on a rampage and banged on the deli’s windows, which provoked the deli worker, who came out with a golf club, and his co-worker to chase him away. But the man remained and got into a tussle with the deli worker, who swung the club at him and missed him and then the man stabbed him to death.

In Midtown, a man bumped into a woman while riding his bike on the sidewalk and called her a xenophobic slur.

Also in Midtown, hundreds of people told Mayor de Blasio to go fuck himself and called him an asshole as he was marching in the Columbus Day Parade with his minion staffers, who collectively clapped their hands and cheered the mayor so his ears wouldn’t hear and his brain wouldn’t register the derision and loathing from his constituents who are sick of his big ugly face.

Again in Midtown, a man running to be mayor of New York City ran into ongoing traffic against the red light and got hit by a taxi cab and broke his arm.

And again in Midtown, a man got caught stealing baquettes by a pregnant worker from a high end chain bakery but escaped after he punched her and knocked her to the floor.

In the Upper West Side, a man shot another man who was sitting in his car while parked during a drive-by.

Also in the Upper West Side, a man riding a citibike on the expressway got killed when an unlicensed driver hit him with his car.

Again in the Upper West Side, three teenage boys accosted an 82-year-old woman inside a movie theater and then stole her purse. The hooligans also robbed another woman’s purse who saw the crime go down and robbed a man’s bookbag on the way out. If anything, since they were allowed inside the building, at least they were vaccinated.

And again in the Upper West Side, a 71-year-old man caught a stray bullet in the leg from gangbangers engaging in a shootout nearby an elementary school. Three suspects hopped in a car and fled the crime scene.

In the Upper East Side at the 63rd St./Lexington Ave. Station, a 16-year-old girl climbed down onto the trackbed and decided to commute by foot to Queens by going through the subway tunnel. The girl was met by cops at the 21 st./Queensbridge Station who removed her from the tracks.

Also in the Upper East Side, a super freaky woman with a microphone ambushed Mayor-elect Eric Adams on the sidewalk as he was walking to a campaign stump with his powerful elected Democrat Party allies and then she disrupted their booster rally by asking Adams if he’s a dirty cop.

Then the hilarious woman curses out fauxgressive council crony Ydanis Rodriguez and a security guard for getting in her way.

This is all you need to know about how they all felt about her presence. You can’t be afraid of a woman with powder on her tits.

Adams interrupted

In Washington Heights, a man got shot to death during a drug deal gone bad in front of an apartment building.

Also in Washington Heights, a man attacked a woman napping on a park bench and ripped off her clothes and then attacked another woman nine days later at the same park and tried to rip her clothes off at knifepoint but the woman fought back and ran.

Again in Washington Heights, a 7-year-old boy died in a fire inside an illegal conversion basement apartment that was caused by a faulty power strip. The blaze also left his grandmother, father and two other relatives who lived there homeless.

In NoMad, cops on patrol caught three men suspected of pulling off high end in a black Benz with tinted windows by a restaurant, and when two patrol cars cornered them the driver sped down the sidewalk and nearly ran over dozens of people milling in front of a restaurant, compelling one of the cops to shoot at the vehicle and blowing out the windows and windshield. Two of the thieves then abandoned the fancy car and ran, but the cops were able to catch and arrest one of them trying to escape. The perp is currently imprisoned on a weapons possession charge and $50,000 bail.

The NYPD is linking these gunpoint heists to one gang and estimate that over $4,000,000 in jewels have been plundered in the last 3 months in 3 of the 5 boroughs. A most recent one was days earlier in Tribeca, two men ambushed a diamond merchant by his car after he walked out of a posh barsteraunt and held him up at gunpoint and robbed $150,000 of jewels and ran away with them.

In the East Village, a gang three young men, one of whom was 14, beat down a man and stabbed him multiple times on the pavement and stole his scooter.

Also in the East Village, a man grabbed a 12-year-old girl’s crotch on a city bus and then she got off at the next stop.

Again in the East Village, a man stalked a disabled 80-year-old man to his apartment building and then held him up with a box cutter inside the elevator and robbed 60  bucks off him.

In Little Italy and the Lower East Side, a gangbanger went apeshit on random people on the streets; first he threatened a woman with a broken bottle at a cafe, then he snatched two butcher knives from a restaurant and used them to threaten random people including an elderly couple who were in his path. When the cops showed up and caught up to the lunatic, they tazed him multiple times but they had zero effect on him and then he broke north with the cops in pursuit while he was still wielding the knives and they tazed him again and shot at him but still couldn’t take him down until they finally trapped the skell and tazed him a few more times and cuffed him. Maybe it’s time to throw former commissioner William Bratton’s weak ass tazers in a garbage incinerator.

In Stuyvesant Town, a grown ass man got into an argument an 11-year-old girl and then socked her in the face and pulled her hair and then began to choke her and then punched a 15-year-old boy who tried to intervene after she and a bunch of kids were hassling him and a friend of his passing by them while walking their dogs.. The hipster strangler worked with a non-profit organization that was dedicated for helping troubled kids and young adults. He also was a board member although the NPO is claiming he never had such a position despite his name saying such on their website.

In the Lower East Side, a man walked toward a group of men on a street corner and shot a 16-year-old gangbanger to death point blank at his face and wounded another man on the knee in a gang-related attack. A man and his girlfriend fleeing the scene of the crime tried to take shelter in a nearby cineplex but was refused entry until they showed vaccine passports. The victim was scheduled to appear in court for an armed robbery offense and was previously charged with vandalizing a teachers car when he was 13 and also multiple muggings of Asian people and had a murder case against him that got sealed in the last few years of his short life.

Also in the Lower East Side, a man taking a break sitting on a park bench after midnight after delivering food for an app-food service company got accosted by a stranger who sat down next to him and demanded he give him his ebike. Then the lowlife slashed him in the face and stabbed him in the gut and rode away with it, as the worker bled out on the sidewalk trying to catch him and then died hours later from his wounds. The victim recently bought that ebike a month earlier.

Again in the Lower East Side, a manplowed a NYPD sergeant with his motorcycle when he hit a barricade she was standing behind as she ordered him to stop at a checkpoint by the Williamsburg Bridge. The perp was tripping balls and didn’t have a license.

In Greenwich Village, a man broke into cellphone store, four restaurants and a pet store and robbed cellphones, ipads and laptop computers worth totaling over $10,000 and $1,100 in cash in a 7 day crime spree.

Also in Greenwich Village, an argument between two men in front of a deli escalated when one of them pulled out a knife and chased his foe into the West 4th St. Station and then stabbed him in the gut.

Again in Greenwich Village, two men walked into a high end fash designer’s store and held up it at knifepoint while threatening to shoot workers (?!) and they made off with dozens of handbags worth over $10,000.

And again in Greenwich Village, restaurants shanties are being utilized by homeless men for sleeping and sheltering themselves.

In the Meatpacking District, a man stabbed a security guard twice inside an upscale electronic brand chain store following an argument he had with the guard after he ordered him to put on a face mask and after he punched a worker in the face.

In Hudson Yards, two men on a scooter riding on the sidewalk sneaked up behind a man and the man riding saddleback hopped off and held him up at gunpoint and snatched a gold chain from his neck, then hopped back on and got away with his accomplice.

Also in Hudson Yards at the 34th St. Station, a man snatched a celly out of another man’s hand and doused his face with pepper spray on the 7 train.

In Penn Station, two men started brawling in the spanking new Moynihan transit hub and when it spilled onto the street, they both took out knives and slashed each other in front of a pizzeria and left a crimson mess on the sidewalk.

In Hell’s Kitchen, two men got into a brawl with two traffic cops who stopped them from going into the Lincoln Tunnel.

Also in Hell’s Kitchen, a woman stabbed her boyfriend in the back inside her luxury apartment during a domestic dispute.

In Union Square, demonstrators marching in a protest against The Blaz’s fascist extortion vaccine mandate stopped by a testing site and knocked over the table and the canopy and dragged it on the sidewalk.

Also in Union Square, a man shot a man in the leg in the subway on the NRQV platform during the start of the evening rush hour after he demanded his cellphone and his victim wouldn’t comply. The NYPD transit chief actually said the victim should have gave up his property while spinning the act of gun violence occurring on a crowded heavily used subway station as a rarity and making a ludicrously false claim that the subway is safer than ever.

The perp held up another bank in Chelsea the next day but got caught and arrested by cops when he tried to take the 1 train at the 28th St. Station (but were the cops wearing masks??) and was caught with three guns in his backpack. Following his arrest, it was found that he robbed a bank at gunpoint and made off with $1,100 in Chinatown before he took the train to Union Square and stuck up a man ordering food inside a deli and robbed him of 45 bucks the day before in Midtown. The perp tried to preserve what little self-respect he had by cursing out the prosecutor and the judge during his arraignment.

In Downtown Manhattan, a man with 136 prior arrests that was about to be transferred to Rikers Island attempted suicide by trying to hang himself in a holding cell at the central booking jail in the criminal court building. He still died from his injuries.

Wonder why he would decide to snuff it?

When pressed about the continuing dystopian ultraviolence and uninhabitable environment at Rikers after photos were finally published of the deplorable conditions at the few facilities left on the island and a  new expose of women C.O.’s getting sexually assaulted by prisoners, The Blaz naturally blew them off with non sequitor talking points, deflecting his responsibility for the disintegration of order and humanity of the island prison complex, even though his idea to close it for good has turned the jails into modern day medieval dungeons; illustrating once again that he doesn’t like to be reminded of things he already knows.

Also in Downtown Manhattan, a man was found dead lying on top of a wrought iron fence like a wet blanket at a park near NYPD headquarters. The man died overdosing on smack, which follows Governor Kathy Hochul decriminalizing the possession of syringes. 

Again in Downtown Manhattan, a man was found dead on a bench by a pier at tourist attraction South Street Seaport.

In Chelsea, a man smashed the windshields and windows of cars with a long piece of wood and proceeded to walk to NoMad to cause more damage when three men who witnessed his violent vandalism followed him and cornered him in front of an office building and one of them snatched the blunt object from his hand and then cops arrived to the scene and collared him.

Also in Chelsea, a man got caught shoplifting a robot vacuum cleaner by security guards inside a home department store and then they escorted him out after he stuck a knife up at them.

Again in Chelsea, a man sneaked into the basement of a Mickey D’s and stole wallets belonging to the workers, then he used their credit cards to buy lunch and dinner at the same place he robbed.

And again in Chelsea at the 28th St. Station, a man walked up to another man and asked him a bizarre question and then cracked a bottle over his head.

And again in Chelsea, a pro soccer player and his friend sexually harassed a woman on the dance floor at a rooftop party at a fancy hotel and then they both beat down a man and cracked a bottle over his head when he tried to defend her. The horndog athlete was charged in a similar incident with another friend of his in Australia 3 years earlier.

In Kips Bay, a man shoplifted a load of electronic and pharmacy products and grub in two duffel bags from a chain dept. store and then he flashed a box cutter to security guards and easily waltzed out the door.

Also in Kips Bay, a man lifted a wallet out of an 89-year-old man’s pocket while he was shopping at a supermarket, then he used one of the credit cards to spend $1,200 on shit. The crook got busted for stealing a wallet back in August despite still being on parole and despite his recidivism and recent arrest, the judge released him on his own recognizance.

In Noho at the 8th St. Station, a man hectored two cops patrolling the platform for not wearing face masks, then one of the cops grabbed him and bounced him out through the emergency exit door.

In the Financial District, the Department of Homeless Services run by townhouse owning Windsor Terrace resident Stephen Banks sent 5 registered pedophiles to shelter at a hotel near four grade and pre-k schools.

On the Williamsburg Bridge, a man killed himself after falling off the J train while trying to surf it and onto the opposite tracks as another train ran him over.

Also on the Williamsburg Bridge, a man riding an bike stabbed another man on a skateboard in the chest after they got into an argument on the bike path, then the perp got off the bridge and rode his bike to a park and stabbed another man. The same park where a lowlife stabbed an app-food delivery man to death for his e-bike.

A man punched a woman in the face after she told him to take a chill pill on the D train.

Two couples got into some dead ass fucking on the subway and on the street next to a dollar pizza place.

Bronx

In Soundview, two men walking on the sidewalk suddenly stop and then they both pull out guns and engage in a shootout in broad daylight like they were cowboys as a woman was walking towards them with a shopping cart.

Also in Soundview, a student got pinched by safety agents in possession of a gun after he got scanned. He also had a bag of weed on him but that shit is legal now.

Again in Soundview, a man got shot in the leg twice inside an elevator at a public housing building and died from ruptured artery.

And again in Soundview, a man got killed by a hit-and-run unlicensed driver when he tried to cross the expressway on foot. His mother believes he was chased there by a criminal who mugged him while trying to get away.

In Morrisania, two gangs engaged into a shootout across the street from each other and nobody got hit, even innocent bystanders.

Also in Morrisania, cops catch a man possessing a gun on the street and then get bombed with eggs from residents in an apartment building on the same block as they were trying to put the man inside the patrol car.

Then dozens of cops break into the apartment building by prying the window off the front door trying to catch the egg chuckers but were unsuccessful.

In Hunts Point, a 13-year-old boy got shot on a basketball court in the middle of the game in broad daylight by another 13-year-old boy over a feud they got into while dissing each other on a social media platform. The young gunslinger walked away as a friend of his followed on a bike.

The suspect, known as “Chulo,” fired a shot into the knee of the teen victim who was playing basketball at the Hunts Point Playground.

The boy was involved in menacing anti-social behavior with gangs before he sought vengeance against his snapchat foe. The mother of the problematic child  turned him in to face charges of attempted murderThe mother of the victim demands why the NYPD cannot prevent guns that are easily getting into the hands of inner-city kids. 

Also in Hunts Point, an inmate attacked two C.O.’s who were trying to remove him from a housing area in the barge prison and then other inmates intervened and all of them savagely beat them down with tables and chairs. Prison violence has doubled in the last year since the city started depleting C.O personnel, leading to more attacks against C,O,’s, and more use of force against prisoners. Slashings and stabbings among inmates have also doubled.

In Mott Haven, four rowhouse apartment buildings went ablaze in a four-alarm fire and added more city residents to the homeless population.

Also in Mott Haven at the 138th St. Station, a man attempted suicide by jumping in front of the arriving 6 train but he survived.

Again in Mott Haven, an 18-year-old student refused to enter his high school because of the metal detectors and he ran away and ditched the gun he was holding inside the campus.

And again in Mott Haven, a young man got shot in the thigh after a confrontation with two other men on the street.

And again in Mott Haven, a man broke into a chain fried chicken restaurant by breaking the window with a cinderblock and crawled through the window and then slithered under the plexiglass by the cash registers and robbed a safe containing 2 large.

And again in Mott Haven, a man got shot on the sidewalk in front of an apartment building.

And again in Mott Haven, a man got stabbed to death in the vestibule of an apartment building after his killer chased him on the street and caught him trying to hide in there.

And again in Mott Haven, a juvenile holding facility has seen a rise in violence among  residents and security personnel and weapons confiscations happening on a daily basis in the past 4 months. The federal monitor also revealed non-existent record keeping by the center’s management staff. Like Rikers Island, here’s another case of systemic rot being neglected by a city agency, this time by Mayor de Blasio’s Departments of Social and Administrative Children’s Services.

In Foxhurst, two men walking past a man in a red jacket on the sidewalk both pull out guns and shoot him in broad daylight.

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Also in Foxhurst, two construction workers wound up with broken bones and are lying in critical condition after a scaffold collapsed under them causing them to fall 20 ft to the floor inside a building.

Again in Foxhurst, a man held up three bodegas at gunpoint in seven hours but got caught by the cops at his last heist got into a shootout with them. Then the man ran away as the cops were still shooting at him but eventually got collared.

In Norwood, a man shot another man twice in the basement of an apartment building.

Also in Norwood, a gangbanger got shot twice while getting his haircut in a barber shop by two other gangbangers who took turns shooting him in retribution for his recent switch of allegiances to his current sect.

In Pelham Bay, a 17-year-old boy got shot in the back twice while he was walking on the street late in the evening.

In Wakefield, a man shot at a car passing by while he was walking on the sidewalk and missed his target as stray bullets blew out a window on a parked car and went through a window of a man’s apartment while he was inside. The gunman ran away with his accomplice and they’re still on the loose.

Surveillance video shows gunman open fire on a passing vehicle in the Bronx.

In Mount Eden, a gang of four men pounced on a man coming out of an apartment building and beat him down on the staircase and stabbed him in the chest.

In Claremont Village, a man stalked a woman on the street and into her apartment building, then he chased her and tried to barge into her apartment.

In Claremont, a man molested 2 kids in a daycare center he was running at his apartment.

Also in Claremont, a man demanded money from cashiers at a smoke shop and then he got ass kicked by them when he climbed over the counter.

In Highbridge, a man got shot in the chest following a confrontation with two men by Yankee Stadium.

In Fordham, a woman got stabbed on her side multiple times following an argument with another person.

In Fordham Manor at the Kingsbridge Road Station, a man grabbed a 16-year-old girl’s ass.

In Kingsbridge, an 85-year-old man got accosted by a much younger man who ran out a car and held him up at gunpoint. The elderly man resisted despite the visible threat and smacked his aggressor in the hand. Then the thug kicked him in the legs twice and stole his victim’s wallet as he laid on the pavement.

In Woodstock, a man riding a miniature e-bike got jumped by two men on the sidewalk. Then 3 other men and a woman arrived and cornered him against the building while trying to steal his bike and then they all ganged up on him and threw rocks and bottles and also tried to whack him with a stick but one of them managed to slash him before they all ran away.

In Melrose, a man shot another man to death by blasting him in the chest on the sidewalk in front of a public housing building. Residents of the Albany Houses and the area have become numb to the frequent shootings happening every day.

Also in Melrose, a woman got shot on the street in front of an apartment building.

In Norwood, a man shot at a 16-year-old boy in a drive-by shooting and hit him on the knee while he was riding on the sidewalk.

In Schuylerville, a mentally ill homeless man wrapped in a dirty blanket grabbed a 3-year-old girl away from her grandmother and ran down the block as her two other grandchildren stood at the corner and panicked. A street sweeper and a Samaritan who came out of his car stopped the lunatic and made him let go of the child and then the kidnapper got on a scooter and rolled away but was all smiles during his perp walk and arraignment.

In City Island, a traffic cop got caught jerking off inside his car.

In Charlotte Gardens, a 5-year-old boy fell out his bedroom window by opening a slat that was covering a gap between the sill and the air conditioner.

In Crotona Park East, a 17-year-old boy got caught possessing a gun he tried to sneak into his school by safety officers. His mother tipped the school off.

In Concourse, two gangbangers got into a shootout on a street nearby a public school as kids were leaving the building at the end of the school day.

In Castle Hill, a man got shot in the hand on the grounds of the Castle Hill Houses in a gang-related attack.

In West Farms at the East Tremont Ave. Station, a man sitting on a bench got slashed on the wrist by a man he mouthed off too.

In Van Nest, a man took his dick out on a city bus and masturbated in front of a woman and a 9-year-old girl.

In Riverdale, a man got killed by a hit-and-run driver in a Benz as he was crossing the street while commuting home from work.

NYPD and ATF agents arrested an off-duty NYC Transit worker for possessing automatic rifles and guns he assembled with parts he ordered online from his apartment.

13 teenage gangbangers were indicted for the gang warfare shootings of a 13-year-old boy and 16-year-old boy back in September.

Brooklyn

In Crown Heights, a man shot at two men in the lobby of an apartment building, killing one and missing his other mark as he f at the Albany Houses.

Also in Crown Heights, a man jacked a car and then crashed it into a funeral home where a wake was happening at the time and while children were playing outside. Then he and two of his accomplices ditched the wheels and ran away.

 

Again in Crown Heights, an off-duty fireman crashed his car into a parked car while driving drunk.

And again in Crown Heights, a cop approached a parked car with four men inside smoking weed and demanded the driver to come out. When the driver did, the man riding shotgun grabbed the wheel and hit the pedal and drove over the cop’s patrol car on two wheels and easily escaped despite the cop using his shitty tazer gun to stop him.

The daredevil driver abandoned the car a half mile away from where he pulled the playstation 2 stunt.

And again in Crown Heights, a man got shot in the face from a bb gun from a drive-by while he was walking on a street corner.

In East New York, a man stabbed another man to death after they got into an argument in front of the apartment building where they both lived at. The two men were long-time friends.

Also in East New York, a man got killed after he got into a car accident and while he was exchanging information with the other driver and a cop, a drunk driver speeding on the freeway rammed into an NYPD cruiser and knocked him over the median and fell to the ground.

Again in East New York, a woman got killed on the street when a stray bullet hit her in the head that came from a man who was shooting at a group of other men on a street corner.

And again in East New York, a woman caught 4 stray bullets to her leg and torso in the crossfire from a shootout between two men right in front of an event center where she attended a baby shower.

And again in East New York, a man stabbed a woman to death for stealing his car.

In Cypress Hills, a man got murdered by a hit-and-run driver who ran the red light and ran him over while he was crossing the street while walking his bicycle, commuting home after a hard day’s work at a bodega.

Also in Cypress Hills, a dead woman tied up with duct tape and wrapped in a comforter blanket and covered in a economy size garbage bag was found on the street nearby a luxury public housing that’s still under development.

In Brownsville, a man got shot to death by a rival gangbanger on the street in broad daylight as he was walking to his mother’s house.

Also in Brownsville, a woman and a man attacked another woman threw her to the pavement, causing her head to land on a bioswale fence. The the woman savagely beat her down to the ground and bashed her head on the fence again and robbed her purse. Then the woman continued to pummel her victim even while she was unconscious.

Again in Brownsville, a man shot two men hanging out on the street, hitting one in the chest and the other on his arm.

And again in Brownsville, a man got shot to death inside an apartment and was found under the bed by cops after detaining two women and a man who were hanging out there.

And again in Brownsville, a man got strangled to death after getting into a brawl with a homeless man who owed him forty bucks up on the roof of an appliances store.

In Bed-Stuy, a junkie beat up two paramedics inside the ambulance and while they were treating him after they found him unconscious from an overdose. He also brutally beat down one of them on the pavement when the victim tried to flee. A judge released the violent dope fiend the next day without bail.

Also in Bed-Stuy, a man speeding down the avenue in his car killed a man riding a motorcycle when he lost control of his vehicle.

Again in Bed-Stuy, a man got pissed off at a deli worker who bounced him out his store for scaring customers and also slashed his hand, so he came back and threw a molitov cocktail inside the store and caused the front counter to go up in flames. Then the pryomaniac lit up another one but a Samaritan batted it out of his hands.

And again in Bed-Stuy, man fatally shot near his Brooklyn home, a man shot another man to death as he came out of an apartment building.

In Bushwick, a man shot at another man on the street to win an argument. His debate opponent wouldn’t say shit to the cops.

Also in Bushwick at the Aberdeen St. Station, a man pushed another man onto the tracks when he couldn’t rob anything off him.

Again in Bushwick, a man got shot to death in front of Mexican restaurant after he ordered tacos in a gang-related attack.

And again in Bushwick at the Wilson Ave. Station, a man snatched a phone off commuter on the L train and got chased down and caught by a cop on the street.

It wasn’t reported if the crook’s mark was napping during the larceny, but a chunk of robberies on the subway was because the mark was dozing off at the time. Meanwhile, robberies and other felonious violent crimes have gone up since summer ended and current Mayor de Blasio sees absolutely nothing urgent about these trends.

In Sunset Park, a fire engulfed a rowhouse apartment building that caused injuries and homelessness to 16 residents.

Also in Sunset Park, inhumane conditions resurface again for inmates at the Metropolitan Detention Center with complaints about shitty food, broken toilets, no electricity and C.O. under staffing. Here’s hoping Jeffery Epstein’s platonic girlfriend is O.K.

Again in Sunset Park, two men got ambushed by a gang of four men who jumped out of van and beat them to the pavement with sticks and bats and made off with their wallets and a bicycle. Making the two victims statistics of the rise of over a thousand felony assaults from last year.

And again in Sunset Park, a man driving a Benz ran the red and crashed into another car and killed the driver. Then he and his passenger ditched the vehicle and ran only to get caught by the cops in pursuit of them.

And again in Sunset Park, a man got shot to death in the lobby of the apartment building where he lived and where he survived getting shot twice at the same spot back in June. Both attacks were gang-related.

In Fort Greene, a man on a bike rode up to a 65-year-old woman on the sidewalk and got off punched her in the face and dragged her on the pavement while trying to steal her purse that contained money she earned turning in recyclables at the supermarket, but gave up when she persisted his attempt to rob her and he rode away on his bicycle.

Cops wrongly arrested a man who they thought was involved in the savage mugging.

And again in Fort Greene, a man who murdered another man from New Rochelle got into a shootout with cops who left their jurisdiction in Westchester and pursued him to a NYCHA building he tried to hide in.

In East Flatbush, two men held up a man and a woman at gunpoint in an attempted robbery but the man was and NYC Parks cop who was armed and both men engaged in a shootout. As the cop shot one of the gunmen, two of the muggers accomplices arrived and shot the couple from behind and the cop fired back and managed to wound one and kill the other man.

Also in East Flatbush, a man got shot in the leg and then got dumped onto the street after being pushed out of a car. He bled out and died from his wounds many hours later.

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The victim’s brother got shot to death execution style by a gang of four men on the street when he was 18 over twenty years ago.

Again in East Flatbush, a man was beaten and strangled to death draped on a bench on the boulevard.

In Flatbush, a woman poured gasoline by a lawn gate at a Yeshiva school and set it ablaze.

Also in Flatbush, a man got killed while jaywalking across the street when a speeding SUV driver ran him over in a hit-and-run.

In Ocean Hill, a man wanted for an assault on a woman months ago and armed with a gun ran away from the cops and hid inside a school where an after-school event was going on with hundreds of kids gathered in the auditorium. He probably should have climbed a tree and stayed there for about a week.

In Bensonhurst, an off-duty cop broke into her ex-girlfriend’s apartment and shot and wounded her in the torso and murdered her new girlfriend by shooting her in the chest multiple times when she saw them walk in together. The killer was hoping to rekindle her relationship with her ex and was crashing at her apartment occasionally after their split.

In Downtown Brooklyn, a man shot at another man while he was driving his SUV, hitting him in the shoulder and causing him to crash into a parked car.

Also in Downtown Brooklyn, cops caught two groups of men fighting in front of a chain chicken fast food restaurant and then caught one of the men getting into his car and he made a sharp U-turn before he fled the area as cops shot at him trying to stop him

Again in Downtown Brooklyn, a man who murdered another man from New Rochelle got into a shootout with cops who left their jurisdiction and pursued him.

And again in Downtown Brooklyn, an anti-vaccine mandate protest for Kyrie Irving attended by thousands of people at Barclays Center escalated when demonstrators knocked down the barricades and attempted to get into the arena.

In Williamsburg, a woman threw boiling hot water at a man’s face and stabbed him in the chest to settle an argument.

Also in Williamsburg, a 14-year-old boy got caught smuggling a gun into his school.

In Gravesend, a 15-year-old boy and a 14-year old girl riding on the same scooter collided with an SUV in motion in an intersection.

In Canarsie, a man buying a six pack at a bodega got into an argument with another customer who was hanging out at the counter and then the man grabbed him and threw him out of store and clocked him in the head with a bottle of Guinness.

In Bay Ridge, an NYPD detective got pulled over at the Verrazzano Bridge toll booth for driving an unregistered vehicle and tried and failed to persuade the cops to let him slide by flashing his badge and wound up with a citation to pay over $14,000 in toll beating fees.

Also in Bay Ridge, a woman running for city council filmed campaign ads of herself driving around town behind the steering wheel while cradling her little dog. She wound up winning her district on Election Day.

In Midwood, a man walked up to a group of four men loitering in front of a deli and shot all of them, hitting three of them on their legs and one of them in the arm in broad daylight and near a grade school and pre-k schools.

Also in Midwood, two high school students got into an argument at their school and decided to take their beef outside, so they took their guns out of their lockers and got into a gang-related shootout in front of their high school. Cops caught the younger gangbanger at an apartment building he tried to hide in and found his ghost gun in a stairwell. The young perp had two prior gun arrests earlier this year during Spring. Both students stored their guns in their lockers because the school doesn’t have metal detectors and their safety officer personnel was slashed in half like every other school in the city.

In Brighton Beach, a man stabbed another man to death on a street corner in the early morning darkness.

Also in Brighton Beach, a woman socked a 17-year-old girl in the head with a cardboard box and called her a xenophobic slur.

In Borough Park, two men walked up to a car and surround the driver from both sides and threatened him to pop open the trunk and then they found and stole over a $1,200,000 worth of jewels in two duffel bags and ran away with them.

In Mapleton, a student got busted carrying a gun by safety agents after they intervened in a fight he was having with another student.

Also in Mapleton, two vagrant man drunk off their asses bullied a man who was standing in front of nite club and then ganged up on him and beat him down to the pavement after slurring him for being Jewish.

In Sheepshead Bay, a man got killed when he collided into a car while riding the wrong direction on a one-way street.

In Mill Basin, two men menaced and threatened a 17-year-old boy with a knife at a gas station.

In Carroll Gardens at the Carroll St. Station, a man committed suicide by jumping in front of the arriving G train.

In Greenpoint, an 84-year-old woman died from a fire inside her apartment that spread through two floors of an apartment building.

In Dyker Heights, a 64-year-old woman got hit by a city sanitation truck as she was crossing the street.

In Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, six firefighters drove a FDNY truck to a state senator’s office and blasted their sirens and flashed their lights against the vaccine mandate. Even though the senator had nothing to do with implementing the edict.

Cops and ATF agents raided a man’s house and collared him for possessing an arsenal of homemade “ghost guns” and a device to assemble them and also standard guns and a cache of bullets.

A man seduced girls into shooting kiddie porn videos in hotel rooms after promising to give them careers in modeling and pulled this deviant scheme off for 7 years.

Queens

In Brookville, a man who beat up his girlfriend on the street and threatened his mother evaded police who arrived to arrest him on a warrant for assault by crawling out the window of his mother’s house and then he climbed up and occupied a tree in front of it,  where he remained for 52 hours because he didn’t want to go back to Rikers Island. The cops coaxed the man to come down by offering the man a banana. Bet they thought that was mildly amusing.

During the nearly 3 day ordeal, the NYPD deployed hundreds of cops to force him down but then coaxed the man to come down by offering the man a banana (bet they thought that was mildly amusing). But a violence interruptor organization had more success and managed to persuade the mentally disturbed man to come down.

An area resident who just happens to be a NYPD chaplain was not only utterly taken aback at the size of the NYPD’s presence and the  excessive and ludicrous resources they had to take down one man from a tree (like using drones), but also that they didn’t have a functioning unit to deal with mentally disturbed people.

Queens Chronicle:

“I’m a neighbor,” Perry, who said police turned the neighborhood upside down for three days, told the Chronicle Monday. “There was noise, banging and floodlights … if they would have called the crisis prevention program, it would never have led up to this.”

Thomas was traumatized from his time on Rikers, according to Perry. Instead of a crisis management team, nearly 50 officers were on the scene and tried to get Thomas out of the tree by bribing him with food, using bright floodlights, flying drones and banging on some drums.

“There was noise and banging and floodlights and that was never the goal,” said Perry, who has known Thomas for six years. “The goal was to get him treatment … and that could have been resolved instead of all that manpower.”

Perry, who also happens to be an NYPD chaplain, suggested to police on Oct. 6, that they should reach out to a mental health crisis prevention team, but she said her recommendation was ignored.

“If they had called them from the beginning it would never had led up to this and now he is publicly humiliated and our neighborhood is now a target for a man that was in a tree,” said Perry. “People are still coming here to take pictures and it’s embarrassing.”

In Jamaica, a man got shot to death on the sidewalk in a gang-related attack in front of a house in broad daylight.

Also in Jamaica, a 12-year-old boy stabbed another 12-year-old boy at a school playground.

In Far Rockaway, a man shot another man to death by blasting him three times in front of a deli.

In Edgemere, an argument between a man and two other man at a gas station escalated when the man pulled out a gun shot at them, blasting one man in the chest and hitting the other man in four places as they tried to flee.  He also hit a bystander in the ankle with a stray bullet.

In South Ozone Park, a man got killed when a speeding car crashed into him from behind on the highway as he was illegally riding his e-bike on the middle lane. The five men in the car abandoned the vehicle and ran away.

Also in South Ozone Park, a man got caught shoplifting a necklace in a store by it’s manager and then he slashed him in the neck and chest when he tried to stop him from fleeing.

Again in South Ozone Park, a man pickpocketed two wallets from a man on a city bus and from another man inside a bodega.

And again in South Ozone Park, a dice game on the sidewalk led to an argument that escalated into a shootout between two men, one of them wound up getting killed.

And again in South Ozone Park, a man walking on the highway got killed when an SUV ran him over. The driver abandoned the vehicle in a nearby location.

In Ozone Park, a man sneaked up behind a 78-year-old woman and grabbed her ass while she was unloading groceries from her car and then he flashed his choad at her and walked away.

Also in Ozone Park, two well decorated cops from the 106th Precinct ran a prostitution ring with two call girls for a month, but it was actually an internal affairs investigation involving two female undercover investigators.

In Corona, a man pushed a 10-year-old girl off her bike and and stole her cellphone and rode away on her bike. This skell must have quite a daily itinerary.

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In Astoria, a man sneaked into a church through a basement entrance and stole 800 bucks from a collection box.

Also in Astoria, a dead man’s body was found floating in the river under the Hell’s Gate Bridge at the park.

Again in Astoria, a homeless woman sneaked up behind a 16-year-old girl eating outside of a restaurant and wrapped her hands around her throat then walked away.

In Long Island City, an 18-year-old man lost control of his pick-up truck and ran over and killed a man riding his ebike home from work while he was in the bike lane.

Also in Long Island City, a man shot another man to death to settle an argument by the Queensbridge houses.

In Jackson Heights at the 74th Ave./Roosevelt Ave. Station, a man got slashed in the face during a tussle with two men on the E train and a man intervened by flashing a gun at the thugs to get them to stop. A potential Bernie Goetz incident is imminent.

In Flushing, a man got killed when he crashed his motorcycle into a car on an intersection. The dead man was recently released from prison after serving time stabbing a man to death 30 years ago.

Also in Flushing, a man was found dead in the back lot of row of stores with his face slashed.

Again in Flushing, a rapper got collared by the feds right when his set was about to start at a hip hop festival at Citifield for running a national drug ring trafficking and selling blow, smack and fentanyl in two states.

In Woodside at the 69th Ave. Station, a man and a woman menaced a 69-year-old woman and demanded her purse, then one of them cut the strap off with a knife and snatched it while cutting her arm during the mugging.

In East Elmhurst, a junkyard owner lets his junkyard dogs run roughshod at a cemetery next door where they go through a hole in the fence that was cut by him. Even when there are people mourning for their loved ones at their burials. The junkyard has made a concerted effort to annex the cemetery’s property for years.

Also in East Elmhurst, a man stabbed a woman inside a nite club. Where’s the night mayor at?

Again in East Elmhurst, a man killed himself when he crashed into an iron fence while riding an e-scooter.

In Rosedale, a man broke into a house and shot a 14-year-old boy in the back twice.

Also in Rosedale, a married couple got their house raided by the cops and were found with an arsenal of guns they assembled themselves along with clips and hundreds of bullets. Parts of the weapons and guns were found in the dresser drawer in their 10-year-old daughter’s bedroom.

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In Elmhurst, a man feigning to be a cop pulled a woman over in her car and robbed $360 from her at a parking lot.

In Whitestone, a killer wanted for shooting a man to death in Corona was found and arrested at his mother’s house where he was crashing at and laying low for 4 months.

In Middle Village, a man got shot by his car after being pursued by his assailant after both men left a speakeasy party held in a closed small business store where a brawl broke out between a group of women on the street.

Also in Middle Village, a gang of 10 men attacked five boys riding bikes at the Atlas mall and robbed their wheels after brutally beating them up.

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In Bayside, a man was found dead in a lake at a park after being reported missing for a week.

Also in Bayside, a social media account revealed fourteen brawls and rumbles between students at inside and outside of the same high school. Looks like The Blaz and Chancellor Meisha Porter’s gold standard school reopening has regressed into a knuckle standard.

In Queens Village, a 16-year-old boy got caught possessing a gun when it fell out of his pocket during a fight with another student inside a classroom. Looks like The Blaz and Porter’s gold standard for schools has also regressed into a lead standard.

In Willets Point, the FDNY raided a warehouse belonging to a welding suppler and confiscated over 500 cylinders of propane tanks (no propane accessories?). It’s a safe bet that this supplier had orders for these from restaurants with open street shanties to be used for autumn and the coming winter but was suddenly in a bind when the stupid fucking idiot mayor The Blaz signed a law banning the use of them a few days earlier and had nowhere else to store them.

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In Kew Gardens at the Queens County Courthouse building, a man already imprisoned for the murder of a man at a nite club in Flushing got indicted for the first shooting homicide of the year on New Years Day of a 19-year-old man in front of a hotel located across the street from the court building and around the corner from the D.A.’s office.

In Forest Hills, an off-duty school teacher gave her mother a fat lip during a fight at her house.

On Rikers Island, nine men Governor Kathy Hochul released prematurely from their sentences in order to ameliorate the violence inside the jails returned to their cells after they committed more crimes, notably gun possession and muggings, to add to their career of recidivism.

Again on Rikers Island, a C.O. got caught and suspended after sneaking a razor blade to an inmate.

And again on Rikers Island, an inmate who was sentenced for getting into a standoff with cops walked out of a prison facility after administrative staff lost his records. The fugitive was found at a parking lot nearby the next day.

To go along with the astronomical rise in auto theft, the plundering of catalytic converters also has seen a massive increase this year, which is contributing to the rise in carbon emissions from cars.

Staten Island

In New Brighton, a 16-year-old boy fired shots at a house but nobody was home for him to maim or kill.

In Clifton, a man loitering in front of a NYCHA building got approached by another man who knocked him to the ground with one punch and then shot him to death on the pavement.

In New Springville, a man shoplifted $2,000 worth of merchandise by a chain electronics department store in broad daylight and then decided to take the bus after his plunder where he eventually got pinched by the cops.

In New Dorp, an 18-year-old man shot his mother to death and wounded his father with his own 9mm gun following an argument with them inside their house.

In Elm Park, a man got shot in the ass on the street

Also in Elm Park, a man ambushed another man who was walking on the sidewalk and beat him down on the pavement to steal his cellphone.

Again in Elm Park, a 2-year-old got killed when she ran in front of an SUV coming out of a parking lot.

In Port Richmond, a woman held up a chain dollar store by feigning to have a gun in her pocket but wound up with nothing, but was able to get some cash pulling the same stunt at a laundromat.

In Grasmere, two men stole $2,300 from a car that was left open.

In Tottenville, a 62-year-old woman got into a fight with her 84-year-old mother on the street and pushed her to the ground and then hit her with her car and drove away.

In Clifton, a man attempted to burn a woman’s apartment down by setting cardboard on fire by her door.

In New Dorp, a man shot a woman in the back on the street.

In St. George, a man and a woman stole wedding bands worth $17,000 from a jewelry store by tricking the salesperson.

 

In Willowbrook, a brawl broke out between three girls and escalated into a rumble with dozens of other students inside a high school, as one safety agent was left alone to deal with the chaos with assistance by a dean who recovered a knife carried by a 13-year-old girl, thanks to the understaffing issue caused by current mayor de Blasio’s extortion driven vaccine mandate and the “woke” driven policies written by the fauxgressive city council cronies to deplete the NYPD safety officer personnel from the schools.

Shola Olayote: NYCHA’s Replicant Chief And Wolf In Fox Clothing

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New York, N.Y.

Shola Olatoye, the commissioner of NYCHA, the real affordable housing program, has been exposed of lying to the city and federal officials for the avoidance of mandatory lead testing in various project apartment buildings and the obfuscation of information about the status of the inspections.

In the last 3 years since appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio and optimistically promising accountability and better service for the 400,000 tenants of the buildings in an op-ed in the NY Daily News, she compromised the safety of them by being willfully deceitful along with her deputy staffers in a conspiracy of obfuscation and neglect.

And now it includes the recently re-elected mandate claiming mayor. For after initially acknowledging the damning D.O.I. report for the egregious behavior and his unwavering support for his appointed commissioner delivered through the mouth of one of his numerous spokespersons since he is currently on paid leave in Connecticut with his wife, his spokesperson cavalierly revealed that the mayor previously knew all along that Commissioner Shola and her NYCHA underlings avoided their responsibilities and lied to H.U.D. about their mandatory appointed duty to their tenants.

For with this vile discrepancy, Shola lied to the federal agency and was aided and abetted by the Mayor of New York City when she sent in a form which she notarized certifying that inspections went on as scheduled. Fostering and continuing decades of systemic futility of the federal, state and local government funded program to help the under-payed and unprivileged with safe secure homes.

More importantly, a vast majority of apartments remain dilapidated, in disrepair and toxic. In addition to the lead contaminated paint remaining and chipping off the walls, there are other perpetual problems of rodent and roach infestations, broken door buzzers, understaffed or lousy security personnel, broken elevators and smoke detectors, widespread growing mold, and strangers loitering in the halls, staircases and playgrounds, ranging from drug dealers to homeless and the other casualty of lousy, indifferent and fraudulent inspection reports, the perpetual leaking roofs.

This is not some forgetful bullshit that got bandied about during the Rivington House deed lifting and property plunder conspired by appointed officials and craven lobbyists and developer donors to the mayor. This shit happened with people already living in these wasting buildings and with the shitty conditions that come with it.

There are reasons for this quite obvious willful and criminal indifference once you consider the actual programs the supposed clueless commissioner and her amoral boss mayor were more concerned with. The Mayor and Shola’s offices made sure the proper repairs went down for 3 project buildings when a private real estate consortium took control of housing project for privatization, betraying the feigned promise Shola made to the public about these certain groups that private interest will go to fund all repairs all of the buildings.

And of course there is the ghoulish plan to bulldoze over a playground to build a taller luxury tower in front of the Holmes Houses for the benefit of a developer donor to Mayor de Faustio. This awful century lease was doled immediately after the mayor had his case dismissed for his  pay-to-play 501 (c) (4) he ran in his City Hall office, more commonly and notoriously known as the Campaign for One New York (Shhh!).

Shola Olatoye really comes off like the definitive corporate tool. A yes woman. Her delivery when she explains and describes these plans is robotic. She’s basically a replicant for the agency and the corporate interests. With the blatant, brazen way she lies and fraudulently signed about bogus inspections is reminiscent of that corrupt soulless murderous counselor Karen Crowder arranging to put a hit on a whistle-blower who discovered toxicity in a her employer corporation’s weed killer from the movie Michael Clayton.

Ultimately, she is the classic idiom of the fox in the hen house, or in this case houses. But more a shifty wolf in fox’s clothing.

This mendacious scandal also proves how the oft-described pragmatic yet immoral de Faustio is no different than any of the slumlords recently convicted, fined and put on Letitia James’ Hot 100 list since he has basically used the same tactics and the agency’s sordid history to keep NYCHA underfunded in contrast to his long bullshit plan to preserve affordable housing. He is also proving that he’s no different and a carbon copy neoliberal version of his reason for winning re-election, Donald Trump, by having his aides gaslight reporters with denials and considering firing the guy who’s investigating him.

And like Figurehead Trump, also for his continued contempt for and passive aggressive mild repression of the press corps. For the day after the breaking news of Commissioner Olatoye’s deception, she was spotted walking to a fancy restaurant with a uniformed NYPD officer by her side.

This picture might come back to haunt her because of her unconscionable, enabled egregious decision, the next time she gets an armed escort like this it will be two armed men or women in suits holding her arms with cuffs on her wrists. Because this stooge broke the law with her deception. Federal law. Because as law professor from Fordham U. noted about the legality of this:

Under federal law, a knowing and willful false statement to the government is a felony that carries up to five years prison.

Fordham University law professor Jim Cohen called Olatoye’s conduct “clearly a false statement within the meaning of the statute,” and put the odds at “better than 50-50” she’d face charges.

“This is sort of ready-made,” Cohen said of a potential case.

NY Post

While a glut of elected officials, by Public Advocate and in the near future mayor Letitia James and even some liberal and fauxgressive City Council people are demanding Shola to step the fuck down, the Mayor they all endorsed is standing behind her and supporting her still, and hilariously accusing outraged officials of political ambition (more odious Trump-like projection and hypocrisy) probably on the scant hope that his heinous good luck evading indictments will rub off on her.

Even if, this will not even be bittersweet, for the cost of the inevitable class action suit will be astronomical and will be added to the monstrous debt the NYCHA agency already accrued after almost a half-century of willful neglect and indifference from the organization’s administrative offices to city hall, the state house and naturally the federal government. And this will get even worse with that idiot savant Ben Carson running HUD and Trump’s daughter-in-law’s party planner running the east coast division of the housing dept.

Which will leave NYCHA truly vulnerable for privatization and to all involved in the Gentrification Industrial Complex. So if anything does get finally fixed or even marginally improved, and if there is more of effort to curb crime on the projects, the original and future lower income tenants will unable to reap the benefits of this long standing program and even the right to have a roof over your head if you have the economic means to make the rent. It will also probably mean a much longer wait than there already is now to get an apartment there. But with the encroaching and plundering budget plan on its way, there might not be any programs like section 8 or rent stabilization at all.

And there won’t be any help for the kids and adults poisoned from Olatoye’s and de Faustio’s brazen obfuscations.

This is not going to end well at all for the working poor and even the shrinking middle class. But if these two don’t get indicted for their illegal acts, it won’t end well for even society and justice for all. All at the bottom that is. Unless justice is finally meted out, if any still exists, and arrest warrants will be thrust upon this diabolical duo and her two recent aides forced to resign in a lame effort of optical reactive measures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrath Of The Scumlords: NYCHA Reneges On Recent City Funding With Shitty Roof Renovation And Secret Water Toxicity.

 

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Brooklyn, N.Y.

NY Daily News: NYCHA signs off on botched Brooklyn roof repairs that allowed water pooling

A major rehab effort failed to fix the roof of a building at a Brooklyn housing development, but NYCHA still signed off on the job as complete — just one of many failures noted in a city audit to be released Monday.

So when it rained this past Nov. 30, about 5 inches of water pooled on the roof of Building Five at the Lafayette Houses in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The pooling, which remained two days later, can cause leaks, and it’s just the type of problem the rehab of all roofs in the Brooklyn development was supposed to address.

City Controller Scott Stringer’s audit describes a pattern of ineptitude in NYCHA’s struggle to repair its aging buildings. Of NYCHA’s 320 developments, 270 are more than 30 years old and 114 were built before 1967. Lafayette, for example, opened in 1962, the year John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.

Lafayette was part of a $300 million, three-year effort by Mayor de Blasio to fix roofs throughout public housing. NYCHA paid Universal Construction Resources $10.9 million to rehab roofs on all seven Lafayette buildings.

After the November rainstorm, Stringer’s auditors randomly checked Building Five and found the pooled water. Two days later they found it was still there, contrary to industry standards that require water to drain completely within 48 hours.

Stringer’s team also found minor ponding on the roofs of several other NYCHA developments that had been certified as repaired, including the Sumner Houses in Brooklyn, King Towers in Manhattan and South Beach Houses in Staten Island.

Lafayette was part of a $300 million, three-year effort by Mayor de Blasio to fix roofs throughout public housing. NYCHA paid Universal Construction Resources $10.9 million to rehab roofs on all seven Lafayette buildings.

NYCHA could provide no proof that it had actually inspected the work on Building Five roof two years after the repair was completed, even though the warranty required semiannual inspections.

And because NYCHA didn’t identify the problem within the one-year warranty, the taxpayers are on the hook for the lousy repair job.

This is only the start of the nearly half century long neglect of NYCHA housing, the real affordable housing program. And true to their nature when it comes to actually handling the effects of it, they botch another job they are entrusted with.

This recent oversight and criminally incompetent offense comes just months after a one billion dollars and 10 year renovation budget to repair all of the buildings leaky roofs. But after this recent revelation which came out 10 months later after the fact, the residents of these dilapidated buildings and decrepit, neglected apartments probably will look at this allocation with collective apprehension. Mostly it will entail buying extra pots and pans. Hey, maybe they will be dispensed as new amenities to go along with the free Wifi as part of the encompassing new budget.

With this exhibition of gross indifference the spread of more mold and other infrastructure damage from shorting light fixtures to ceiling collapses and wall damage leading to new egress for rodents and roaches of unusual size. It’s going to take another 300 million to fix the damages caused by the roof that they dismissively thought was sound.

How can something of such expenditure and magnitude, especially coming from an administration that is so (but mostly feigns) concern for the less fortunate and from an government organization that is indebted and responsible for the tenancy. Well, look no further than a decision by NYCHA commissioner and technocrat Shoya Olatoye leveled on the Department of Investigation. Ms. Olatoye decided to kill funding for city’s independent inspector general in charge of regulating the housing authority just to save a comparably measly 200 grand. The timing of this decision is equally awful and suspicious.

NY Daily News: NYCHA rejects funding boost for inspector general who discovered fraud, corruption at agency

Last month, Housing Authority Chairwoman Shola Olatoye notified DOI Commissioner Mark Peters she would not grant his request for an extra $199,000, bringing the NYCHA IG’s total budget from $3.3 million to $3.5 million.

In an April 13 letter to Olatoye obtained by the News, Peters notes that last year his office uncovered $6.5 million in fraud, opened 270 investigations and developed 53 criminal cases involving NYCHA staff and tenants.

The inspector general has also issued three critical reports about NYCHA mismanagement, including a stunning revelation that a caretaker falsely claimed smoke detectors were functioning shortly before a fire engulfed an apartment and killed two children.

This may be why this leaky roof report is so late.

Housing Authority spokeswoman Zodet Negron made clear the agency’s historic money crunch was the rationale for the decision. “NYCHA is facing crippling budget cuts ahead that will have a direct impact on the quality of life of our residents, Negron said.

So, the way to save and reallocated funding is to fire the guy responsible for pointing out the profligate waste and corruption in the system.

The answer to such opaqueness and obfuscation being employed and encouraged in the NYCHA higher echelons is to take matters in your own hands. Without resorting to threats to city workers like what happened recently. But even that is, of course unsurprisingly, a tall order. Take the trials and tribulations of reporter Louis Flores who runs the local borough blog Progress Queens, he has been chronicling for few years on the amount of lead in the water service of lines of NYCHA buildings via FOIL requests and discovered a disturbing increase in the toxicity and lead levels over the last four years which included the over threshold amount of 15 parts per billion, which was the amount found in the drinking water of the city of Flint, Michigan.

Mr. Flores found 13 housing projects that exceeded the safe amount from 10 to 100 times.

  • Metro Plaza North, Spanish Harlem, Manhattan : 1,249 ppb
  • Ocean Hill-Brownsville, Crown Heights, Brooklyn : 947 ppb
  • Berry Houses, Staten Island : 675 ppb
  • Forest Hills Co-Op, Forest Hills, Queens : 541 ppb
  • Vladeck II Houses, Lower East Side, Manhattan : 99 ppb
  • White Houses, Spanish Harlem, Manhattan: 89 ppb
  • Ravenswood Houses, Astoria, Queens : 88 ppb
  • Vladeck Houses, Lower East Side, Manhattan : 53 ppb
  • Haber Houses, Coney Island, Brooklyn : 39 ppb
  • Drew-Hamilton Houses, Harlem, Manhattan : 37 ppb
  • Woodside Houses, Woodside, Queens : 32 ppb
  • Queensbridge South Houses, Long Island City, Queens : 17 ppb
  • Vladeck Houses, Lower East Side, Manhattan : 17 ppb

Mr. Flores also found in his request of many buildings below the lead contamination amount but still above 5 ppb, which according to reports from the Flint scandal, is still toxic enough to be a health hazard.

This even got the attention of Attorney General Preet Bharara, as it got included in his investigation on de Blasio’s multifaceted and multi-pronged pay to play shadow government administration.

Alas, A.G. Bharara got sacked by Figurehead Trump on the advice of his shyster advisers which put the end of the case of the Teflon mayor away for good. And now the Department of Environmental Protection has watered down (absolutely pun intended) the most recent FOIL request by Progress Queens with redactions and incompletions, with the standout refusal for determining water service toxicity in a housing project in East Harlem. Kismet works in amazing ways, especially for vile scummy people.

So now the residents of the projects have to deal with water they don’t want from the skies seeping from their apt. ceilings to the tainted water they need to drink, cook and bathe.

It ceases to amaze the outright stupidity and arrogance that continues unabated regarding NYCHA management, especially from the top. And especially in this maniacal age of real estate speculation. For even the technocrats at NYCHA want a seat at the table of the Gentrification Industrial Complex. Mr. Flores thoroughly reported last year how certain NYCHA buildings got repairs before contracts were awarded to a consortium of private developers and their shell organizations. Which adds tons of credence to the author’s theory that the gradual destruction of public housing and the displacement and disenfranchisement of poor people is definitely intentional. Which is immensely helped by the transparent duplicity of Mayor De Faustio and his continued boot licking to the real estate pogrom.

As for NYCHA, it may be the biggest scumlord of all. Each year there is the list for the 100 worst landlords, which for some reason, the same people are on the fucking chart year after year instead of being banished from owning and running buildings or serving a prison sentence. But NYCHA is a government service. It’s a service that should be taken for granted like social security or universal health care if it existed. It should be treated with the same reverence and care as a military base and even more than any embassy house. And it continues to betray the citizenry as if management feels they aren’t worthy of dignity or security because of what they are deemed to be worth.

This is not a cynical rant, it is a veritable fact. And this maltreatment is going to continue for another decade going by these egregious and incompetent official acts.

Comptroller Stringer should give his endorsement to Bill De Faustio a extremely long second thought.

 

 

 

 

 

Lead, Book Purging And Censorship Displaces Reading, Writing And Arithmetic At Borough Schools

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Left to right then left to right; generic photo of health hazardous water fountains, a pile of discarded textbooks from a secondary school in Manhattan, the student journalists at Flushing High and their snowflake asshole dictator principal.

To be a kid going to school today is quite an adventure. While most will have to deal with fascist peer pressure, sadistic bullies and all their studies centering on obtuse exams provided by CommonCore standards, now they have to deal with those assigned for their health and well-being mucking up their educational process and progress into adulthood and bringing their parents along with an additional thing to worry about to add to the terminal stasis of struggling with the cost of living in the 5 boroughs of NYC.

A few short months after an public/intermediate school in Manhattan was found to have enormous levels of lead in the water coming out of it’s shower pipes exceeding the scandalous contamination in Flint, Michigan, recent reports by the DOE has shown that one out of  20 of the faucets in 80% of the city schools borough wide, including drinking fountains and taps from cafeteria kitchens, have similar and extra dangerous amounts in their plumbing. One particular school in Crown Heights, PS 289 had a water fountain by one classroom that had lead levels of 15 ppb (parts per billion), 1.7 more than the most found in Flint, back in December 2016, which parents of students at the school were only notified of just a few weeks ago. Even the recently installed Pre-K schools across the boroughs have shown lead contamination in their drinking fountains.

The response by officials have been dismissive and encouraging, or dismissively encouraging as a health official quoted that there isn’t much of a risk:

An official with the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene downplayed any dangers posed by the Room 222 fountain.

“These testing results don’t reflect a steady state or result,” said Dr. Oxiris Barbot, the agency’s first deputy commissioner.

“If there was a true risk here, we would have seen it already,” she said.

As is habit under the hand of Mayor De Faustio and his cabinet, this devastating health concern is being handled with a contradictory but reassuring sounding response:

City officials found the high lead levels in 10,633 samples taken from 1,278 public school buildings, representing 8% of 132,276 samples taken.

But the amounts revealed in the long-awaited test results did not indicate potential harm to students, schools Deputy Chancellor Elizabeth Rose said.

“Families should rest assured that water in schools is safe for students and staff to drink,” Rose said. “The number of elevations are minimal and we take immediate action to remediate all fixtures.”

After this bland assurance from Ms. Rose, parents of students are advised to equip their kids with thermoses (more stuff to carry to school), bottles of poland spring or from of the corporate soda companies (more money to spend), or maybe Brita filters of their own. In the meantime, costs to refurbish or replace these tainted pipes and demands by concerned borough hosts presidents to provide bottle water to those schools affected will probably encroach double digit millions.

As if the risks of drinking tainted water without being informed by those responsible for their welfare during the day is not tense enough, now the kids will have to struggle and literally mine in garbage for books and hide them from demented overseers to be traditionally taught. Because at a high school in Manhattan, the Life Sciences Secondary School, Principal Kim Swanson and Assistant Principal Derek Premo have made the supply-side cost-cutting decision to get rid of all the textbooks, primers and even classic literature to make way for the supposed dominance of technology replacing paper and the fact that they personally don’t like books.

Swanson and Premo, who took the helm of the 616-student joint middle and high school in 2015, sent aides from classroom to classroom in November to collect the books. Workers also emptied book storage closets. Hundreds of tomes were tossed over the Thanksgiving break.

“They made an announcement that they were getting rid of the books because they were antiquated and outdated, and we should be using new technology,” a teacher said. “I hid some of my books to prevent them being taken.”

“We’re not allowed to use books,” said a second staffer, who advised struggling students to “go downstairs, grab a book from the pile, and take them home — because they’re just going to throw them out.”

These people were hired in executive positions to run a facility for teaching and learning. Apparently, in their zeal to waste taxpayer funded money to destroy these books, the school still doesn’t have enough computers to go around and learning and grade averages have regressed.

To complete the city’s DOE malfeasance hat trick of debilitating the youth of today, there is the pervasive spread of obstructing journalism and manufacturing consent by higher echelons. Flushing High School’s Principal Tyee Chin ordered to kill the publication of these aspiring student journalists, the Flushing Advocate, because of what he perceived was negative criticism of the teachers under him and being slighted by not having his tyrannical face on the cover of the issue.

Tyee Chin has refused to publish the third issue of the fledgling Flushing Advocate, calling everything in it and a prior issue “negative and disparaging.”

I will not approve this edition,” Chin declared in an e-mail.

Chin cited a feature that infuriated him: “What Makes a Good Teacher?” which quotes multiple students.

One sophomore commented, “Good teachers help you struggle less and help you get motivated, but to be honest, Flushing High School lacks in those kinds of teachers. Out of my 8 classes, only 3 of my teachers really care.”

Chin was also displeased by the placement of his “Principal’s Corner — a note from Mr. Chin” on Page 4 in the last issue, a student said. “He’s like ‘Give me the front cover’ . . . He got really angry about that.”

The behavior of this vain snowflake official comes hot on the heels of recent events involving Mayor De Faustio’s disturbing efforts to control the narrative in his responses and non-responses to reporters at press conferences and public appearances, and somewhat similar to the corporate news media’s decisions to slant reporting to their target demographic ideologies.

But mostly, this gives the impression that our city schools are trying to condition the kids for the rough times ahead and make them adjusted to squalid conditions, unskilled labor, and shoddy, uninformative reporting. Mostly it’s too disengage them from the desire and the right to be informed.

These are offenses that should warrant punitive actions like fines, suspensions and in the case of all three, the firing of these people responsible for the welfare of toddlers, kids and young adults during the working hours of their parents. Which again leads to the question of the person assigned to this duty…

Where in the frickin’ city is School Chancellor Carmen Farina?

Why here she is, materializing to decree that all schools, including 80% of those with excessive lead toxicity amounts in the water, those that threw thousands of books into the garbage and the one where journalistic integrity and reporting is controlled by one vain prick, have one bathroom for transgender students.

NY Daily News: Every NYC school must provide a single-stall bathroom for students with gender identity concerns

Every city school must arrange for at least one designated single-stall restroom to protect students with medical issues or gender concerns, the schools chancellor said Tuesday.

The designated bathrooms will provide an additional safe space for the students and will not require special permission or medical proof to be used, according to Chancellor Carmen Fariña and the city Department of Education. All school buildings will have single-stalls installed for students by January 2018, Fariña vowed.

To reach that goal, school officials will team up with custodial staffers and principals at each school to identify an existing single-stall bathroom in their building that can be converted for student use, officials said.

This woman is an idiot. What are really the qualifications for those kids to be permitted to use them. And how does transgender apply to kids anyway? Back in the day, they used to be called tomboys or tomgirls (I think). When I heard this applied to kids, I thought parents were approving sex altering operations for their prepubescent offspring.

And the costs to determine where to install these “safe spaces” and deciding who will use them will be astronomical. There’s also the prospect that this will not stop bullying, for bigoted kids will just wait for them by these new facilities to verbally or physically beat them up instead of in the required bathrooms. Clearly this comes from the orders from the corrupt Mayor De Faustio and the usual inclination of neoliberals to follow the political activist trend of the moment.

This self-satisfying nonsense comes at the expense of suffering students everywhere, at least the ones who yearn to learn and be truly independent. Both progressive and conservative. Instead, this city and the ones that legislate it would rather have the kids dumb as shit and uninformed. That’s a good way to keep the permanent government system thriving by the next generation of voters, whose minds are warped by lead poisoning, to choose stupidly or lazily not show up on election day at all.

Where In This Frickin’ City Is Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina?

Here she is!

Ozone Park, Queens, N.Y.

Some disturbing news from the childhood home of Jimmy Breslin. A public school, P.S. 63, attended by children ranging in ages from 5 to 12, has recently experienced a case of the deadly strain meningitis in a kindergarten student last Thursday. The school dutifully sent letters with this pertinent information, along with symptoms to watch out for, to parents of the kids who go there which they all collectively received.

This is quite disturbing. Mostly because nobody knows when this child was diagnosed or when she actually contracted the disease. More disturbing and off-putting is that the school with this crucial info, decided to send letters through the mail instead of contacting the families by email or instant messaging.

But most disturbing is the rarity of the presence of this disease, which according to the department of health and hygiene, only shows up a few times a year. And now it’s happened in a big school and in a very populous area in Southeast Queens. Naturally, the residents must be heavily concerned and are deserving of more information and proactive measures by officials.

But this is just par for the course and business as usual under the auspices of the regaled but elusive chancellor of the DOE, Ms. Carmen Farina.

This is a hard woman to find. Especially in the past year, or maybe even the past 3 months as schools have seen other current health threats, ominous, existential and just plain disgusting.

In Manhattan, PS/IS 217, water level toxicity was found in the locker room the amount of poison in the water in the Flint, Michigan criminal transference of filtration systems to cut costs. The weight room faucets actually released toxicity levels over 200 times the amount found in the locker faucets, and 120 times the amount in Flint. Fortunately, it was non-drinking, but some water does get ingested while washing off in the shower.

Being that the Flint scandal made national and international news, all borough presidents made themselves useful and all wrote a strongly worded memo a month ago to take immediate action after a study in late January found that 9% of faucets checked had lead levels over the 15 parts per billion danger level.

Since it wasn’t from a drinking fountain, the chancellor reportedly did not answer. 9% isn’t that big an estimate to warrant attention apparently either.

Then there is the cuisine at Stuyvesant High School, 6 blocks west of City Hall. Words alone cannot illustrate the vileness of the food and the blatant negligence of the B.O.E, led by Chancellor Farina.

CBS2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer was demanding answers Tuesday.

Students at Stuyvesant High School, 345 Chambers St., were ordering lunch at a nearby deli Tuesday because, they said, the cafeteria food was a little funky.

The students were even more determined to avoid eating in after CBS2’s Kramer showed them pictures of items that until a few weeks ago were cafeteria staples.

Pizza and chicken have been pulled from school cafeterias because of contamination such as nails found inside chicken fingers. And this was not an isolated incident.

Although it was difficult getting information from the fortress-like Department of Education, a whistleblower provided CBS2 with disturbing pictures. The pizza appeared to have green mold on it, while the chicken tenders had pieces of metal.

Saying, “The safety and well-being of students always comes first, the Department of Education stopped serving the pizza a week ago, and the chicken two weeks before that.

But that is not the whole story.

Sources claim that between Feb. 17 and March 13, there were reportedly four complaints about the pizza from schools across the city. The chicken tenders are even more problematic – a sources said last September that bones were found four times.

A school cafeteria worker choked on a bone, requiring a Heimlich maneuver.

Sources said the chicken tenders were removed from the menu temporarily. The Department of Education admitted that its solution was to have the tenders X-rayed for bones.

Tenders were apparently back on the menu in January, and the pieces of metal started turning up in February.

CBS2’s Kramer has been demanding answers from the Department of Education for about a week, and she said it has not been easy. The department did not have answers for simple questions such as whether parents had been notified about tainted food.

A spokesman said, “I’ll have to get back to you on that one,” Kramer reported.

A day later, Mayor De Blasio Faustio addressed this repulsive health hazard, reportedly he did so furiously.

But as naturally inclined, the teflon mayor, as with other pressing issues that once dogged him, like illegal fundraising, pay to play governing, and the bigoted murder of a poor man on the street, he still claims ignorance and obfuscates.

Kramer: “Why were the parents not informed? Where is the transparency?”

De Blasio: “I don’t know enough about what they’ve told parents.”

On Tuesday, Kramer asked a spokeswoman for schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña if the parents were notified. Spokeswoman Toya Holness replied, “I’ll have to get back to you on that one.”

But the Department of Education did not comment further at the time, so Kramer pressed the mayor for an answer.

“If they haven’t informed parents enough, we want them to right away, so I’ll certainly direct DOE to be very, very clear,” de Blasio said.

Kramer also asked the mayor about why the department that served meals to 1.1 million students did not fire the supplier immediately.

“I don’t know the facts,” de Blasio said. “I’ll need to get the facts from the DOE, and then I’ll happily comment.”

Meanwhile, after two days, the Department of Education finally responded Wednesday afternoon to Kramer’s question about whether parents were told about the contaminated food. The answer was no, they were not, but the department was planning to notify them.

“We are sending information to schools to share with families,” the DOE spokeswoman said.

Kramer has not heard back after asking when the information would be sent to parents.

The only information gathered here is that the DOE seems to have 2 spokeswomen, because the first one is identified and the second one is not. And Chancellor Farina cannot be found.

Actually, just last week, Chancellor Farina surfaced and spoke when there was inquiries about investigations on certain yeshiva schools not devoting classes to secular studies. Investigations approaching 2 years

NY Post:

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña on Tuesday strongly denied claims that the city is dragging out a probe of yeshivas so as not to upset the politically powerful Brooklyn Hasidic community.

As The Post reported, advocates say dozens of the religious schools aren’t teaching secular studies, as required by state law — and they charge Mayor de Blasio with turning a blind eye.

“[Politics] has not even entered our minds,” Fariña told reporters at City Hall after testifying at a hearing on the new city budget. “This is not politically motivated. I didn’t take this job to do a political job. I took this job to do an educational job.”

She said the probe has entered its 19th month because the issue is complicated — including witnesses testifying about the education they received as long as 20 years ago.

It’s not clear why the DOE is interviewing students who are that far removed from graduation.

Fariña also noted that “there are a lot of people very happy with these schools.”

So she deigns to address the press and the public to provide sanctuary for her boss’s debt to a minority yet powerful sect of the Orthodox Hasidic communities. But she notices that people seem happy there, for they don’t shower with lead tainted water and dine on vantablack pizza and metal studded chicken cutlets

And then she was gone again.

This is quite eccentric behavior from someone tasked specifically to look out for the interests and education of children and young adults. Yet it’s not at all abnormal when cognitive dissonance, gaslighting and plausible deniability are the default methods utilized when dealing with issues of public interest in this city and state. Which is what you get when 76% don’t show up to vote and the victor gets to appoint his circle of well-meaning but incompetent friends to cabinet posts.

Is this really what kids these days, who are not self-absorbed and distracted, should be learning. Or should they embrace cynicism as early as Pre-K in the government process and shoddy deployment of services displayed by these elected and appointed hacks.

Chancellor Carmen Farina is still not available for comment.

Editor’s Note: The headline was inspired by the children’s cartoon, “Where in the world is Carmen Santiago”. But because of lack of skills and the lack of Photoshop, I couldn’t post an appropriate or relevant rendition.

Update: Marcia Kramer found the Chancellor. But not without being initially oppressed from doing her job as a journalist.