New Bad Days 64: Muslim Woman Gets Beaten And Robbed By A Bunch Of Kids In A Hate Motivated Crime And The Cops Deliberately Don’t Assist Her; Cops Also Don’t Assist A Store Security Guard Trying To Detain A Shoplifter And A Man Getting Beat Down On The Asphalt; Four Cops Commit Suicide; Vision Zero Is Failing As Four Bike Riders Die From Getting Hit By Vehicles And More Pedestrians Are Getting Injured And Killed From Hit-And-Run Drivers; CitiBikes Are Being Used For Shootings; Two Women Get Savagely Raped; It’s Vomiting Water From The Ceiling At Grand Central Station; App-Hail Drivers Are Getting Robbed By Technology Savvy And Basic Thugs; Stray Bullets Spraying On The Streets As Shootings Go Up And Gang Attacks And Crime Scenes At Delis And The Subway Are Happening With More Frequency

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NYPD crime status report for the month of June shows murders are down from last year but shootings went up 7%, which means that the only reason no one is dying on the streets is that the perpetrators have shitty aim. Which is evident with most of the incidents listed on this months blotter on the “Safest Big City”

Bronx 

In Concourse Village, a woman was tormented by a group of 12 boys and girls on a city bus who were insulting her for wearing a hijab. When she got off the bus to get away from them, they followed her off and surrounded her, took off her hijab and beat her down to the ground two separate times, first by a group of girls then by 3 boys. They ripped her hijab and the clothes she was wearing apart and damaged her engagement ring during the lynching, and robbed her handbag which contained a stipend check of $500 and three forms of I.D.

Cops showed up after the bias attack and detained three of the bigoted brats then released them.

When the woman went to file a report at the 42nd Precinct, they dismissed her because they initially claimed there was no video available of her biased based assault and that there were no cameras around to record any footage of it so they decided not to continue the investigation, which is laughably disputable with the amount of cameras placed in this city and the NYPD’s own obsession with surveillance tech. Compounding her difficulty was that the D.A. decided not to pursue her bias attack because she couldn’t recall what her bigoted attackers looked like as she still was suffering trauma from the beating she took.

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Undeterred and not buying the NYPD’s complete bullshit, she had no choice but to get the footage herself. Despite the precinct’s lazy and dismissive claims, she got from video from cameras from two buildings showing two angles, distributed to the local news stations and now it’s under the purview of the hate crimes division and the D.A.’s office.

There are so many unsettling aspects of this incident. The first being the NYPD deliberately lied to this woman so to discourage her from seeking justice for a senseless beating that cost her over $4,000 in medical bills. The second is that the NYPD blew this off despite the rise in bias crimes in this city and country (which is being generally blamed by the comments of the President of the United States) which includes Islamophobic attacks like this one.. The third is that this happened a month before it got any media attention because of the efforts of this woman in spite of the willful listlessness of the NYPD. And finally is that with the amount of publicity given to bias crimes against the Jewish and LGBT communities even for things like graffiti and vandalism against them, that this beatdown of a Muslim woman would have warranted repeated updates by the corporate owned local news media or even national attention. Because even though Fatoumata Camara lived to tell about it and also get the evidence by herself to get justice, this is just as horrific and disgraceful as the bias driven attacks of Michael Griffiths in Howard Beach and Yusef Hawkins in Bensonhurst.

It should also be pointed out that these weren’t Islamophobes for these kids did not convey fear at all in attacking this woman. They are Islamothropes, because this conveyed hatred. Like other racist and biased mobs and incidents, it’s always about the hate.

Also in Concourse Village, a woman was caught in possession of 36 baggies of heroin and crack at her place of work at the D.A.’s office of the Bronx Criminal Courthouse when she dropped them on the floor.

Again in Concourse Village, a man on a bike shot at three people, rode off then abandoned the two wheels on the street.

In Grand Concourse, a man ripped off a giant donation box containing over 2 grand from a mosque.

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Also in Grand Concourse, a homeless man stepped in front of a bus and smashed the windshield with his cane.

Again in Grand Concourse, an off-duty C.O. drove drunk down the avenue and crashed into a parked vehicle.

In Mott Haven, a man attacked his girlfriend in his apartment when he caught her with another man and engaged in a brawl with them both. As he put him in a chokehold, his girlfriend starting punching him, causing him to release him. The man then sat on him as the woman kept assaulting him, causing her boyfriend to suffocate and die. The woman and her lover left the murder victim on the stairwell.

Also in Mott Haven, a man savagely beat up and raped a woman he just met at a rooftop party and left her in unconscious in a stairwell. The rapist was caught hiding in Virginia and rationalized his attack saying she deserved it because of her race and for years of slavery.

Again in Mott Haven, two men shooting at each other at a NYCHA building struck a 7-year-old boy in the leg in the crossfire.

And again in Mott Haven, a man was stabbed three times in front of a park and died from his wounds.

And again in Mott Haven, a man was stabbed to death on the street.

And again in Mott Haven, a man snatched a chain worth 2 grand off an elderly woman’s neck in broad daylight and thought it was just OK.

And again in Mott Haven, two men attempted a home invasion robbery dressed as FedEX delivery men.

And again in Mott Haven, the asshole who became a national figure for bail reform got involved in another high speed chase with cops after his friend got caught pissing on a bus station by them and then jumped into his car. The recidivist reckless driver then backed up into traffic and sped through stop signs and ditched the car he was driving. He got busted in a different fancy car when the cops pulled him over and was found not to be posessing his driver’s license. This fucking dick is one of the reasons why certain people want to shut down Rikers Island?

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In Fordham Heights, two men on a motorcycle drove up to a man walking on the sidewalk then one of them jumped off and shot him multiple times, hitting him on the shoulder.

Also in Fordham Heights, five men broke into a house and held a mother and her 7-year-old daughter at gunpoint, then ran away with nothing when the little girl courageously kept screaming.

Again in Fordham Heights, a dispute between four men on scooters (or crotch rockets as the source hilariously describes) about gang ties escalates when one of the men took out a gun and shot one of them in the arm.

In Fordham Manor, three men held up a 17-year-old boy at gunpoint and forced him back into his home. They tied him up, but left without stealing anything.

Also in Fordham Manor, a man held up a cashier at knifepoint in a fitness formula store and robbed two cases of protein shake mix.

In Belmont, a man in custody at St. Barnabas Hospital attacked a corrections officer in a bathroom by hitting him in the head with a pipe.

Also in Belmont, a fire set off by an explosion from fireworks at the 14th floor of an (actual) affordable apartment building caused severe burns to a three-year-old and a 19-year-old man who went back into the building to save her, leaving her in critical condition. Both of them died from their burns three days later. 11 other residents also were injured with serious burns from the blaze.

Again in Belmont, a man choked his girlfriend and her 10-year-old daughter to death in their apartment, then attempted suicide by shooting himself.

In Morrisania, a man broke into a car and robbed a wallet and broke into a truck a week later and robbed it of $300 and a GPS device.

Also in Morrisania, a man broke into an apartment and pistol whipped the tenant and his guest then stole $3,000.

In Foxhurst, two men brawling inside of a deli spilled out on the street as other men joined in. One of the men punched a man in the head as another man pushed him down to the pavement, knocking him unconscious. Then his attacker jumped in a car and got away. The victim died from a head injury later on.

In Norwood, a teenage boy robbed a restaurant of $75 when he went behind the counter and grabbed the cash from the register.

In Woodstock, a man walking on the sidewalk was confronted by two men, then one of them pulled out a gun and shot his foot.

Also in Woodstock, a man visiting his grandmother’s apartment was shot in the leg outside the building and was shot to death from getting hit in the back when he ran back inside.

In Wakefield, a man pestered a livery cab driver to break a 50 dollar bill and told him to go to a deli on the ruse that he needs to get change. He then approached the drivers window and pointed a boxcutter in his face, then dropped it and ran when the driver opened the door on him.

In Williamsbridge, a man stabbed his mother’s boyfriend to death in her apartment.

In Kingsbridge, a man hanging out in front of a bar was confronted by a gang of eight men who then attacked him as he was going back inside. He then was stabbed multiple times in the back by the mob as one of them wound up cutting his finger off during the attack. Don’t you hate when that happens?

In Laconia, a 70-year-old woman got into an argument with a crazy lady in a Burger King when she was making a mess of herself and the table while she was eating. The sloppy eater then took off her shoe and beat her up with it.

Also in Laconia, two men playing chess were shot at after they were approached by a group of men. One of them was killed from getting hit in the chest and the other was hit in the arm.

In Allerton, a fight between two men escalated when one of them pulled out a gun and shot three times missing his foe, but hit a woman in the arm instead.

In Parkchester, a security guard chased and caught a shoplifter in a strip mall parking lot but couldn’t hold onto him during a struggle all the while cops were sitting there in their car watching the thief run away. As shoppers were exiting the store, the cops drove away and were accompanied by another police cruiser behind them.

 

Also in Parkchester, a domestic dispute between a father and son in their apartment escalated when the father stabbed himself to death.

In West Farms, a five year old boy walking with his mother was randomly attacked by a man who stabbed him while passing by. The suspect was turned in by their relatives when they saw him cleaning the blood off the knife at their home.

Also in West Farms, an SUV barrelled onto the sidewalk, hitting six pedestrians.

In Melrose, a man involved in a street fight came back with a knife and stabbed his rival.

Also in Melrose, a gang of 10 men busted into a man’s apartment and stabbed him to death in front of his girlfriend. One of the relatives of the murder suspects was involved in a rent dispute with the victim and he wanted him out of the apartment. Very interesting.

In Throggs Neck, a man approached a woman in front of a department store and asked her for directions. When the woman assisted him, he slashed her in the face and ran away.

In Crotona, four boys robbed and beat up three livery drivers for cash and cellphones. First they robbed a driver who told them he was off duty, then they ganged up on another driver after he dropped them off and robbed $200 and a chain off his neck, then they jumped into a drivers car and were being vague about where they were going, so the driver drove them back where he picked them up and they ganged up on him and robbed his cellphone and $230.

Also in Crotona, a 13-year-old boy was shot in the chest in a schoolyard.

In Olinville at the 219th St. Station, a man attacked a woman has she went through the turnstile, punching her twice then biting her arm. He then attacked a friend who tried to help her by knocking him down with one punch.

Also in Olinville, a man was stabbed in neck and found dead, bloodied in a stairwell of an apartment building

In Claremont Village, a man was shot to death inside an apartment building at the Webster Houses.

In West Concourse, two cops responding to emergency call about a gunman were snookered when a man showed up and slashed their tires with a knife after one of his pals told him to do it because he doesn’t have a record (although he had priors in New Jersey). Wonder if this was inspired by all this claptrap about shutting down RIKERS.

In Soundview, three men mugged a man and robbed his cellphone and $80 after they held him at knifepoint and one of them creamed him in the face with a foil pie dish.

In Morris Hill, a woman flashed a knife at a man in an elevator at an apartment building in a failed holdup.

In Charlotte Gardens, 12 people became homeless when the back of their apartment building collapsed from continued negligence and lack of maintenance. The Bronx is disintegrating.

In Longwood, a man got killed by a hit-and-run driver as he was crossing the boulevard.

In Beechurst, a man hooked up with a woman at a bar in the West Village and took her to his apartment, and woke up the next morning to find that she stole his $11,000 watch.

On the Major Deegan Expressway, a man trying to cross it on foot got killed when a car hit him.

A cop from the 50th Precinct committed suicide by shooting himself in his home in Hicksville.

Brooklyn

In East New York, two men standing on a street corner were approached by five men who then shot at both of them and ran away.

Also in East New York, a man was shot to death behind an apartment building with a bullet to his head.

Again in East New York, an argument between two men on the street escalated when one of them pulled out a gun and mistakenly shot another man in the neck.

And again in East New York, a man stabbed a retired cop on the arm during a road rage argument.

In Bushwick, a girl was shot in the leg from a stray bullet coming from a ruckus at a nearby basketball court where a group of men were fighting with each other.

Also in Bushwick, a dead body was found buried in a backyard behind an apartment building. Apartments in the suddenly and inexplicably niche neighborhood that is mostly populated by working poor people and families go for 2k a month now according to Streeteasy, exclusively in New York.

Again in Bushwick at the Kusciusko St. Station, the track beds are being used as a garbage bin.

And again in Bushwick at the Gates Ave. Station, a man shouted bigoted remarks at another man on the platform, then took the man’s phone that he was using to film his tirade and threw it on the tracks as the J train arrived.

And again in Bushwick, a man aimlessly fired two shots on the grounds of the Bushwick Houses, with a stray bullet going through a window.

In Sunset Park, a man engaged in an argument with a woman on the sidewalk escalated when she took a knife out of her purse and gave it to a man with her and he stabbed the man three times in the mid-section.

Also in Sunset Park, a time keeping clock in an MTA train yard was found damaged and inoperable days after a clock was sabotaged in a LIRR station.

Again in Sunset Park, a man was found dead in his bedroom with two shots to the face.

In Brighton Beach, a man got robbed of his $2,000 bracelet by a man who rifled through his pockets while he was passed out on a stoop. The thief then returned and robbed more jewelry and a designer wallet off him while he was sitting there wasted.

In Brownsville, a man walked up to three men walking on the sidewalk and shot all of them in front of bodega, hitting one in the leg, another in the stomach and the other one in the arm.

Also in Brownsville, a man cut into a man’s pocket and stole his wallet while he was sleeping on the L train.

Again in Brownsville, a man let off by a judge for a prior gun possession charge and placed on the city “diversion” probation program to avoid imprisonment, got caught possessing a gun when he was pulled over for speeding by the cops.

And again in Brownsville, a man got killed when he got hit by a car riding his bike.

And again in Brownsville at the Pennsylvania Avenue Station, a man got jumped by a man who yanked a wallet from his pocket then pushed him onto the train right when the door closed. This crook must have been practicing this stunt for months.

And again in Brownsvile, three people were shot on the street.

In Bed-Stuy, during a brawl outside a NYCHA building, gunshots went off hitting a woman in the knee and a man in the foot. The shooter then rode away on a Citibike.

Also in Bed-Stuy, a woman hearing a knock on her window got shot at three times by a man who hit her in her shoulder and arm.

Again in Bed-Stuy, a woman critically injured herself falling four stories off a fire escape after climbing from the roof of a brownstone building.

And again in Bed-Stuy, a man held up a bank by passing a teller a note and ran off with some cash.

And again in Bed-Stuy, a man shot another man to death when he came out of the elevator in a building at the Roosevelt Houses.

And again in Bed-Stuy, a man riding a Citibike stopped and pulled out a gun and shot six rounds at a man and a woman, hitting them only once each in the foot and leg in a CitiRideBy.

In Flatbush, a man pulled out a gun and shot at another man in the legs on the street in broad daylight.

In East Flatbush, a man got shot and hit in the leg as he was stepping out of a car.

In Prospect Heights, a man got shot in the back while he was running away from four men on the street.

In Crown Heights, a bishop was mugged at knifepoint and punched by an off-duty city bus driver who demanded $3,000 from him.

Also in Crown Heights, a man loitering inside a deli took out a gun and shot a man to death as he was entering the store and then put his murder weapon in a designer bag and walked away.

Again in Crown Heights, an 11-year-old boy got shot in the chest on a street corner from a man shooting at a rival gang member down the block, only hitting him in the leg. The boy could wind up paralyzed from this lousy shooter.

In Bensonhurst, a man walked into a bodega and asked the cashier to break a hundred dollar bill and was told to beat it. He went back there again and was refused again. He went back a third time and went behind the counter to open the register and threatened to kidnap the worker’s child and then he made off with $900 he swiped from her purse.

Also in Bensonhurst, a man and woman on a motorcycle got into a high speed chase with cops after the driver blew a red light. The cops caught up in their patrol cruiser and rear-ended them, knocking them off their ride.

In Greenpoint, a homeless man got enraged at another man for invading his personal space and property and started weilding a bat at him on the G train. The other man then pulled out a gun and was ordering him to drop it. The batty guy then got arrested when he stepped off the train and was met by cops at Clinton/Washington Ave.

Also in Greenpoint, a woman exiting the Lorimer St. Station got her ass grabbed by a man following her.

Again in Greenpoint, a man walked up to a 64-year-old woman on the sidewalk and grabbed her ass and crotch and rubbed her legs down.

In Williamsburg, a man got shot to death by the Cooper Houses over a drug deal gone bad.

Also in Williamsburg at the silica dust tainted Bedford Ave. Station, a man stuck his fingers on am off-duty traffic cop’s crotch and tried to blame molesting her on the crowded L train. The woman took a photo of the guy and the cops were able to nab the recidivist deviant. The freak looks like Aqualung, eyeing little girls with bad intent.

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About an hour later, another L train got stuck in the Canarsie Tunnel heading to Bedford Ave because some dick threw a garbage can on the tracks and commuters were forced to evacuate and walk in the ground zero renovation site to a rescue train waiting for them ahead.

Again in Williamsburg, a man knocked a woman down as she was entering her apartment building and snatched her phone, then dropped it as he hightailed it.

And again in Williamsburg, a man broke into an aparment and robbed $400.

And again in Williamsburg, a woman riding her bike got killed by a cement truck when she attempted to cross the street in the crosswalk, against traffic and the red light.

In Gravesend, a man lost control of his truck, hopping the curb and hitting a man on the sidewalk and crashing into a restaurant. He then backed up and tried to flee but wound up hitting a woman and crashing into a elevated train column then running away on foot.

In Bath Beach, a man driving an SUV without a license hit and killed a 64-year-old man walking in the crosswalk.

In Fort Greene, a man was shot in the chest in front of the Walt Whitman Houses.

Also in Fort Greene, a man snatched a $7,000 chain off a man on the D train and ran away at the 4th Ave. Station.

In Bay Ridge, cops pursuing a man who drove away after being pulled over on the BQE got an assist by a man who caught the fugitive trying to flee on foot by kicking him in the chest.

Also in Bay Ridge at the Stillwell Ave. Station, a man grabbed a woman’s crotch while she was napping on the Q train.

In Mill Basin, two men got killed in a car wreck after the driver was speeding down the street, cutting off a vehicle and running the red light then hopping a median and crashed into a pole.

In Flatlands, a man walked up to a parked car on a cornerand shot inside it five times, hitting a man in both legs and a woman in the head.

In Canarsie, a woman driving drunk with her child in the back seat, struck and killed a man riding an e-motoredcycle while speeding.

Also in Canarsie, a motorcycle rider got killed when a woman hit him with her car as she was making a U-turn.

In Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, a man stalked a woman into her apartment building, held her up at gunpoint then robbed her cellphone.

In Prospect Park, a man was stabbed in the shoulder an arm during a fight on the street.

In Midwood, a moronic truck driver destroyed his rig when he tried drive under the Q train overpass bridge.

Also in Midwood, a man torched a house of the owner who he was stalking while the family was still inside, causing injuries to 13 people and blazes on two neighboring homes.

In Park Slope, a man went into the Union St. Station and dumped a bunch of shit on the train tracks causing the R train to stop when it hit a fire extinguisher. The idiot also dumped a bag of concrete and a metal shim on the rails too. This guy also left christmas lights on the rails at the 9th Street Station and later on stopped by the 45th St. Station in Sunset Park and left a shovel on the rails.

The serial MTA saboteur is also responsible for dropping debris on the tracks at the Barclay/Atlantic Ave station a month ago. It’s bad enough that the state’s neglect of the train stations with the collapsing ceilings is not doing enough to sabotage service.

Because at the Barclays Center/Atlantic Ave Station, the ceiling collapsed and drop a chunk of plaster and mortar on the platform.

Also in Park Slope, an idiot threw out a gas canister with the garbage, which then exploded when the Sanitation worker threw the bag containing it in the truck.

Again in Park Slope, wood and steel debris left on scaffolding by a stupid ass rooftop bar left behind by construction workers fell off and landed on three women who were lounging in a courtyard bar, critically hitting one woman on the head and injuring two other women.

In Coney Island, two men fighting on the street escalated when of them slashed the other in the face and then chased him and his daughter into a school.

Also in Coney Island, a man sexually molested two girls waiting on line for a rollercoaster.

Again in Coney Island, a man got tackled by cops just moments when he walked into a Dunkin’ Donuts when a gun fell out of his pants to the floor as he was pulling them up.

In Brooklyn Heights, a man heldup a woman at gunpoint and robbed her phone.

In Borough Park, a gas line ruptured during street construction filling the area with a noxious odor.

In Homecrest, a man walked up to a parked car and shot the driver in the head.

In Sheepshead Bay, a fat man defaced a school wall writing bigoted statements about Muslims.

Also in Sheepshead Bay, a man smashed a wine glass on another man’s face during an argument over a woman.

Again in Sheepshead Bay, two cops got injured when a man they caught trying to break into a car fought with them while resisting arrest.

And again in Sheepshead Bay, a NYPD detective committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at Plumb Beach.

Queens

In Forest Hills, a NYPD Deputy Chief committed suicide by shooting himself in his car while parked by the 112th Pct. He was set to retire from the force the following month.

Also in Forest Hills at the 71st/Continental Ave. Station, a woman carrying her baby in a harness and pushing a stroller punched another woman in the face after she bumped into her as she was trying to exit the E train. Basically, the stroller lady is in the right here.

Again in Forest Hills, a car crashed into an expensive noodle restaurant, injuring four pedestrians.

In College Point, a police officer committed suicide by hanging himself at his home.

In Laurelton, a man brutally tortured and raped a woman inside his apartment for six hours, leading her to jump out of a window on the sixth floor to get away from him. The lunatic deviant was caught hiding out in Washington.

Also in Laurelton, two elderly women aged 74 and 82 were shot and wounded from stray bullets that came from a shootout outside older woman’s house while they were sitting in the kitchen watching TV.

In Ridgewood, a man walking on the sidewalk at 1:30 a.m. got held up at gunpoint by a man who robbed him of his phone, debit cards and 20 bucks.

Also in Ridgewood, two men held up a man at knifepoint on a street corner and robbed him of his phone and 100 bucks.

In Rosedale, a man broke into a house at 6 in the morning and raped a 78-year-old woman on her bed.

In Woodside, another chunk of rusty metal fell from the elevated 7 train tracks, nearly hitting a woman crossing the street. The MTA finally decided to put nets under the perilous tracks.

In Jamaica, a rogue MTA worker cut a cable off a fingerprint scanning time stamping clock days after internal probe of the transit agency found rampant abuse of overtime pay.

Also in Jamaica, a man got stabbed to death by his uncle during an argument inside their apartment.

Again in Jamaica, an off-duty fireman beat the crap out of a drunk man who wanted to fight him over a parking spot.

And again in Jamaica, a man shot another man in the face on a street corner.

And again in Jamaica, a man held up and robbed a bank by handing a threatening note.

In South Jamaica,

In Ozone Park,  a man held up a video game store at knifepoint and robbed a console and a monitor. The perp looks almost like the guy who robbed the same chain in Forest Hills 5 years ago.

In Woodhaven at the Woodhaven Blvd. Station, a man and a 15-year-old boy grab a man and throw him down on the platform and beat him down with kicks and punches.

In Flushing, a man snatched a woman’s purse as she was walking with a friend who then chased the robber and was able to get it back.

Also in Flushing, a drunk driver crashed his fancy sports car into a city bus.

Again in Flushing, a man and woman got set up by two men they corresponded with to buy a car from them, but got knocked down when they met up with them as they robbed the woman’s purse containing $10,000.

And again in Flushing, a man snatched a woman’s bag in the parking lot of a department store and was chased down by her friend who got it back as the perp ran away.

And again in Flushing, a 76-year-old man attempted to kidnap a 10-year-old boy from his parents on the street.

In Jackson Heights, an argument between three men outside a deli escalated into one of the men getting stabbed to death.

Also in Jackson Heights, a man breached the building of the congressional office of Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez and sprayed a fire extinguisher to defend himself from arrest.

Again in Jackson Heights, two transgender women were shot at with pepper spray by a man and a woman while they were producing a film about bias attacks against transgender people.

In Long Island City, a fleet of 50 soft-serve ice cream trucks were impounded from a lot because the owners pulled by using shell companies to avoid paying millions of dollars of citations accrued by their workers, from blocking bus lanes to speeding and running red lights. Despite the criminal conspiracy involved to rip off the city, the fleet were back on the streets a month later after agreeing to pay their fines and promising to be good little boys and girls.

Also in Long Island City, a female reality show rapper in the midst of a court case with another female rapper, was caught driving drunk coming out of the Midtown Tunnel with one of the wheels missing off her car.

In Rochdale, a man stabbed his uncle to death inside his apartment because he wouldn’t let go of his hair during a fight.

In Far Rockaway, two men were shot at on a street corner.

In Glendale, a man got pulled of a cab by two men when the driver stopped at an intersection, then they beat him down and robbed $2,000 off him.

In Astoria, a gambling ring inside an apartment building for 3 years was raided, leading to the arrests of seven people.

Also in Astoria, five men and two women walked up to two men in Rainey Park and beat them down and robbed them of their cellphones, watch, and credit and debit cards after they asked their victims what time it was. Unless it’s this guy below, never ever give the time of day to anyone in your city.

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Again in Astoria, a man engaged in argument with four other men in a bar took it outside and slashed all of them with a knife.

And again in Astoria, two women fighting inside a diner caused a waitress to get slashed in the face when one of the woman tried to hit her foe with a glass.

In Elmhurst, a homeless man was jumped and beaten down by three men and stabbed to death on the street.

Also in Elmhurst, a man sneaked into an apartment that was unlocked and robbed $580. The suspect is also wanted for mugging two elderly women at their residences, robbing both of them of $20 and $48.

Again in Elmhurst, two men grabbed a man who got out of his car and shook him down for $40 and shook down a woman and robbed of her cellphone weeks earlier. They are also suspected in 4 other muggings dating back to February when they heldup a woman at gunpoint in Rego Park.

In Middle Village, a man menaced a cashier at a chain drug store and robbed money from the register then rode away on his bike.

In Rego Park, two men jumped a man who was about to open his candy store and held him up at knifepoint and forced him inside. One of the robber placed him in a chokehold then slashed him as they robbed $2,000. 

In Corona, two men broke into a man’s apartment whose door was left ajar by a man the tenant let crash their for a night. The men held up the tenants grandmother at gunpoint and robbed $20,000 from his bedroom drawers.

In Maspeth, a woman arguing with a man who was drinking beer on the street and stabbed in the torso with a broken bottle.

Also in Maspeth, a man stole a little dog that was sitting on a stoop.

In Oakland Gardens, a woman was hit in the crosswalk by a hit-and-run driver while she was walking with her family.

In Murray Hill, a man climbed up and broke into a house on the second floor and robbed it of cash and jewelry.

In Kew Gardens Hills, a man got robbed of his watch and $2,600 from a woman he hooked up with who slipped him a mickey in his apartment.

In Little Neck, a woman spent money from an 82-year-old woman’s bank account by forging checks in her name.

In Southeast Queens, a crime spree of car rim and tire theft has spiked up in the 105th precinct.

On Rikers Island, a transgender woman was found dead in a solitary confinement cell. She was being held there because she couldn’t afford to pay $500 bail money after being arrested for assaulting a cab driver.

Also on Rikers Island, an inmate attacked a woman C.O. in a closet and strangled her with a sweatshirt then tried to rape her but was stopped by other inmates.

In Bayside, a baby that was found by a jogger passing by at Crocheran Park was determined to be deceased by EMT’s who were called to the scene, but it turned out it was a toy clad in a shirt that said “The Crawling Dead”…

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…or at least it was a prop, because days before there was a corporation sponsored street art exhibit condemning President Trump’s immigration policy that places migrant children in cages.

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Manhattan

In the Flatiron District, a woman got run over and killed by a hit-and-run driver in a box truck, who proclaimed he didn’t know he hit her. The woman was riding in between cars instead of the designated bike lane on the left side of the avenue.

In Hell’s Kitchen, a comedian and actor, who only recently recovered from a near fatal car wreck caused by an exhausted truck driver, stupidly crashed his recently purchased 2 million dollar car while trying to pass on the blind side of a SUV making a turn. He then got out of his car and punched the SUV’s window with both of his lousy steering hands.

Also in Hell’s Kitchen, a homeless man loitering in a deli attacked a worker with a machete and slashed him in the shoulder.

Again in Hell’s Kitchen, a man slashed an 18-year-old man in the throat in front of the Circle Line station.

And again in Hell’s Kitchen, a man died on the street after being chased by cops in pursuit.

And again in Hell’s Kitchen, a 61-year-old man died 3 weeks after he was brutally assaulted during a home invasion robbery in his apartment.

And again in Hell’s Kitchen, a woman in the middle of an assault charge she made against another woman in the rap industry brawled with a woman in a condo that spilled into the hallway, who just happens to be a witness to the previous attack.

In Times Square, as PIX news were setting up by the police station for a news segment about a “terror plot”, a drunk man walked right into their tripod and knocked it over, destroying the $30,000 camera perched on it.

Also in Times Square, a pipe fell on three stagehands at a theaterhouse, cutting off a man’s ear and leaving another man with a head injury.

In Chelsea, an off-duty fireman went psycho on a man on a bicycle as he tried to run over him with his car following an argument about the goon stopping on the crosswalk obstructing pedestrian traffic. Naturally, when cops arrived they let the fellow city emergency worker off and he drove away despite his attempt at vehicular manslaughter or even murder. The goon later claimed that he was only trying to run over the bike rider because he was concerned about the traffic backing up behind him

Also in Chelsea, a woman was hit by a stray bullet in her apartment from a shooting outside of her building at the Fulton Houses. This building is the first target of the federal RAD funding redevelopment plan. Which is two demolish a building to build two more with market rate housing.

Again in Chelsea, a man held up a bank and robbed it of $1,200 with a note he gave the teller.

In Harlem, a man walking his dog got shot and killed on a street corner from a stray bullet from a shotgun that came across the street where two men were fighting. (Although the original story from that digital publication initially described the crime scene as a botched robbery attempt and the victim defending himself from them)

Also in Harlem, two cops brawled with each other on the street after an argument.

Again in Harlem, an off-duty cop strangled, bit and beat up his girlfriend.

And again in Harlem, a man set a couple of rainbow flags in front of a bar on fire, raising the ire of derelict Mayor de Blasio compelling him to go on social media to demand his arrest and proclaiming that “we” will find him. The royal load using the royal we. Never any word from the derelict mayor about the bias attack against the Muslim woman in the Bronx above.

And again in Harlem, a man was shot at twice in the face as his shooter fled in a van with an accomplice and another man was shot to death on the street three hours apart from each other.

And again in Harlem, a man loitering on a street corner followed another man into a deli and shot him in the neck and twice more when he was down, killing him. The murderer then stepped into a car and got away. The victim just dropped off his son at a playground and went to the deli to get lunch.

And again in Harlem at the 145th St. Station, a man punched an MTA worker in the face as he was able to access the platform that was closed to commuters that was fortified with flimsy red tape. 

And again in Harlem, a man sneaked up behind a little girl playing in a park and sexually molested her.

In East Harlem, a drunk man walked into a clothing store menacing workers with a beer bottle then stabbed a security guard who tried to stop him.

Also in East Harlem, a 9-year-old boy got hit by an ambulance in the crosswalk while the driver was making a turn.

Again in East Harlem, a woman with “reefer madness” attempted to drown her baby and 6-year-old daughter in a bathtub and then ran around aimlessly at the homeless shelter she was residing in.

And again in East Harlem, a man held up a food delivery guy at gunpoint and rode away on his e-motored cycle.

In Washington Heights, three men rolled up in a car in front of a group of men hanging outside and attempted to hold them up at gunpoint. One of the men defending himself and his crew was killed after getting shot in the head by the gang after he hit him in the head with a bottle.

In Central Park, a 67-year-old man trying to read a book was accosted by a man who accused him of staring at him, who then punched and shoved him.

Also in Central Park, a homeless man was jumped and beaten up by two other men.

In Midtown, a two people got injured when bricks fell on them from a building scaffold.

Also in Midtown, a pilot crashed his helicopter on the top of an office building after he lost control of it during a storm. The pilot wasn’t licensed to fly in inclement weather.

Again in Midtown, a homeless man attempted to rob a bank with a note and failed then got pinched by cops on the street.

In Midtown South, a man climbed a scaffolding and broke into a building’s window and robbed an office of an Ipad and a laptop.

In Inwood, a man chased another man on the street and tackled him, the brawl between the two men grew as other men arrived and joined in the beatdown. Four cops that were already at the scene leisurely walked over to the two men and did not make an effort to break up the fight.

Also in Inwood, a man attempting suicide on his stoop with a shotgun got stopped by two cops as they grabbed it from him as he was pointing it at his chin.

Again in Inwood, a deli worker confronted four men who were loitering and obstructing the entrance of his store, then one of them stabbed him to death.

And again in Inwood, two men on a motorcycle rolled up to an off-duty cop walking on the sidewalk and held him up at gunpoint, stealing his cellphone and a $10,000 necklace he was wearing. How does a city cop afford a necklace worth that much and why would one want to own one?

In Greenwich Village, a man got strangled, beaten up and robbed of $3,000 and also bunch of sex paraphernalia and wound up locked in a closet with a ballgag in his mouth by a man he hooked up with on a dating app after they engaged in sadomasochism and coitus. The attacker got livid when the victim made a remark about how not so well-endowed he was.

Also in Greenwich Village, a man broke into three restaurants after hours and in the early morning and made off with a total of $470.

In the Upper West Side at the 72nd St. Station, a man lying on the tracks got killed by the arriving A train. The deceased was a marijuana activist who just came from a P-Funk concert in Central Park. Cops don’t know how he wound up there.

Also in the Upper West Side and also at the 72nd St. Station, the platform got wet from water leaking from the walls and ceiling. The station underwent an expensive renovation last year so it could put an art installation up instead of making it handicap accessible.

Again in the Upper West Side between the 86th and 96th Stations on Broadway, a homeless man wandering in the express tunnel got killed by the 2 train.

And again in the Upper West Side, a man grabbed another man in the jewels on the 3 train.

In the Upper East Side, a fancy high end designer store was vandalized in cursive and cursing graffiti

In Chinatown, a man got stabbed in his neck by his friend in a park.

In Union Square, a man was found dead lying on the grass in the park.

Also in Union Square, a man grabbed a woman’s ass on the 4 train and ran away at the station.

Again in Union Square, a drug dealer sold fentanyl, heroin and cocaine in various restaurants. The guy would have got away with it if he just set up a stand in the Farmers Market that’s there every fucking day.

In Alphabet City, a woman enraged that fire engine whizzed by her when she was illegally parked in a school zone, she drove up to where they had a ladder set up against a building and hit two firemen with her car.

In Stuyvesant Town, a woman walking through the complex was grabbed by a man who put her in a chokehold and forced her to the ground in a rape attempt, then ran away when a man walked by.

In Grand Central Station, water was vomiting from the mezzanine ceiling during rush hour that resembled an elephant taking a piss. The MTA responds with placing a mop bucket under it to control the reverse geyser and cordoning it off with a big orange thimble and caution tape. Workers then brought a rolling garbage bin much later as the bucket just didn’t have the capacity or even the heart to stop the deluge.

Transit President Andy Byford arrives and decides to do a photo op of him sweeping the spillage. Another pathetic display and infrastructure breakdown wrought by the worst fucking transit system in the universe.

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Aslo in Grand Central Station, a man got killed by an arriving 5 train.

In the East Village, a man jumped onto a city bus and was stabbing the windshield with a knife. He probably though it was a Deceptacon (@BlissvilleCommunityLIC)

Also in the East Village at the 2nd Avenue station, a dogfish was found dead on the platform (mistakenly i.d.’d as a shark by Gothamist to bait clicks.)

Again in the East Village, a man broke into a courtyard of an apartment building and robbed a bike.

In the Lower East Side, a man was stabbed multiple times in the body and was found lying bleeding in a stairwell at the LaGuardia Houses.

In the Financial District, a woman got held up by knifepoint as she was entering a church and was robbed of her purse and $80. Then the mugger slashed her anyway.

Also in the Financial District, a man committed suicide by falling five stories from jumping over the railing in the stairwell.

In Downtown Manhattan, an entitled, obnoxious and insecure cop parked a two fancy cars on a bus stop and a spot reserved for another state insurance government worker with phony placards. This just a week after the derelict Mayor and city council vowed to crack down on placard abuse by city workers and law enforcement.

Also in Downtown Manhattan, one of the killers of Junior Guzman-Feliz attacked and injured a court officer in The Tombs.

Also in Downtown Manhattan, a man who committed suicide was found floating in the East River by the South Street Seaport.

In Tribeca at the Franklin Ave. Station, a man got held up at knifepoint by a man on the stairway who demanded money from him. After robbing him of 7 bucks and a couple of cellphones, the mugger followed him down the stairs and slashed him in the throat.

In Columbus Circle, a man got slashed by another man he was arguing with on the street.

In Manhattanville, a man stuck two bodega workers with a hypodermic needle when they caught him shoplifting two cans of smooth malt liquor.

In Hamilton Heights, a bodega went on fire causing injuries to 3 people.

In Yorkville at the 96th St. Station, an entire Q train was bombed with very awful graffiti that looks similar to the bombing of the same train at the same station last summer.

In Penn Station, commuters were trapped in a tunnel inside a stalled Amtrak train for hours due to a track fire hundreds of miles away.

On Randall’s Island, a massive storm during a concert festival led thousands of people “fearing for their lives” to stampede while knocking down an art installation that was obstructing their path in desperation to get out of the rain.

In Murray Hill, a hawk devouring a blue jay on an air conditioner that he just preyed on was attacked by three other blue jays looking to avenge his death.

Staten Island

In Arrochar, a man beaten and strangled his wife to death then drowned his two children in a bathtub and dumped their bodies in the bedroom and then tried to burn the house down. He was caught by police roaming by the BQE. The man attacked two cops while shackled as they were transporting him a hospital to criminal court.

In Pleasant Plains, a man having a domestic dispute with his wife pulled out a rifle and threatened her with it, leading her to call 911. When the cops arrived, they were able to arrest him without firing a shot despite the threat he was. So it is possible to disarm an individual by calmy negotiating with an armed man (or woman). Usually, incidents like this usually result in excessive force and a wrought-out trial procedure.

In Richmond Valley, a man shot a 19-year-old man to death that he caught breaking into his house.

In New Dorp, a woman who didn’t have a license to drive sideswiped a vehicle while making a sharp turn, causing it to crash into an electrical pole, causing injuries to a fifty-year-old man and two children.

In Dongan Hills, a deviant hid in a stall in the ladies room of a restaurant as a woman walked in to relieve herself in the next stall. The creep then peered over the door and started filming her with his phone. naturally causing her to scream and to drop his phone. The screams were heard by two other men who came in and held him down.

In Southfield, two men jumped a man who exited a bus and robbed him of his watch and cellphone while placing him in a chokehold.

In New Brighton, a man stalked a woman into her apt. building and pulled her pants down and tried to rape her, then fled when the woman fought back.

Also In New Brighton, a man robbed an ambulance right by a hospital with the keys still in the ignition and drove it for a mile and abandoned it. He also stole an oxygen tank and some asthma medication.

Again in New Brighton, a man attempting to board a bus without paying got caught by cops who found he was possessing a gun. The man then bolted as the cops try to cuff him.

In West Brighton, a man got shot at a nearby park then went to a nearby deli leaving a trail of blood on the floor.

In Arrochar, contractors working on a water main pipe broke open a gas line, causing evacuations in 3 buildings.

In St. George, drug dealing, public drunkenness and fighting are still rampant at Tompkinsville Park even after it was cleaned up, new benches were installed and flowers were planted.

Also in St. George, a tow-truck driver was arrested on baseless charges after he tried to repossess a car belonging to a police officer.

In Stapleton, a man pulled over by cops hit the gas and rammed into their patrol car and sped off.

Also in Stapleton, a man stabbed a teenage male twice during an argument inside an apartment.

Again in Stapleton, a woman killed 23 cats in her house.

In Port Richmond, a pot dealer got stabbed by his customer and got beat down by his friends when his customer refused to pay.

In Mariners Harbor, a man was shot at twice on the street, getting hit in the leg and groin.

In Tottenville, a man slashed a woman on the arm inside her house then followed her outside after EMS treated her, then he injured three cops who were trying to arrest him.

Also in Tottenville, a man drove his car through a construction site and crashed into a home’s front yard while loaded on meds.

In Graniteville, a police officer committed suicide by shooting himself in his car near the 121st Pct.

Impunity Public Service Announcement: Cellphones should not be used as wallets. Because three boys using app-hail services ripped off 33 Uber and Lyft drivers for 3 months. The start by using a ruse telling the mark that they need to use their phones because they wan’t to go somewhere else and feign like their phones weren’t working or their batteries were low. When that didn’t work they would resort to the old method of physical threats and just rob their phones outright. The thieves then withdraw money from the drivers “employer” apps and transfer them to fabricated accounts they control. Their operation is done with them together or by going solo. Their last reported theft was a digital haul of $1,500.

Think of this the next time you go to one of those shitty chains that refuse cash and when the OMNY pay system takes over mass transit in a few years. Turns out the tech dweebs are fucking wrong again.

The Lpocalypse Project: The Gaslighting Of And Austerity Plan For The New York City Transit System By Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio And The MTA

043And just imagine a barely functional and safe transit system and mobile daily commutes. 72nd Street Station surface upgrade by Yoko Ono Lennon. Not ADA compliant.

New York, N.Y.

2019 has and will become quite an historic year for New York City transit. But most definitely not in a good way. For the future of it looks fucking bleak despite all the optimism being expressed by elected and appointed officials about all the moolah for infrastructure improvements coming.

Now that it has been decided to keep the base fare of a subway/bus ride at 2.75 while eliminating the bonus charges and raising the cost of unlimited weekly and monthly cards, this would be a good time make a layman’s assessment about the current state of the New York City Transit System run by the MTA, the worst fucking transit system in the universe. Because recent incidents and decisions have given sunlight to the crisis below, as well as above and at ground level regarding our mass transit options, which will also have a deleterious effect on traffic on the island of Manhattan and on the streets and highways that will surely continue to deteriorate and the commutes regarding the and safety by all dependent on the buses and trains (not ferries, fucking please). And it’s also shown that no one is truly capable of being assertive, proactive and having independent or rational thoughts or ideas at MTA. It surely isn’t the board whose dithering members are appointed by the mayor and governor, despite it’s alleged independence and expertise.

But it’s clear who is and always was in charge and that’s our third go-round and self-christened progressive Governor Andrew Cuomo, whose very wrong hands and demented disruptor mind has determined the fate of the MTA transit imbroglio. Apparently, the governor is under the borderline mental delusion that he doesn’t have enough control and has divined himself the autocrat savior of the transit system. This is not even as ego driven like his overzealous order to get the 2nd avenue line finished so he can throw a new years party, this is Andy’s id taking control now with this idiotic and dangerous plan to keep the L train running on time. Even Moussilini would’ve shown more restraint and self-awareness.

But how did we get to this current lowly state of mass transit and the commuting crisis in general? It all began back in January, when the decrepit saltwater hurricane Sandy corroded Canarsie Tunnel was about to be shut down in a mere 3.2 months away. After three years of meticulous research and planning by the MTA board and recently installed transit president Andy Byford along with efforts by the D.O.T. to redesign the streets of the L’s path to remediate traffic with bike lanes and improve bus service on 14th st. (despite the haphazard designs), the Governor suddenly had an epiphany induced by a dubious recollection of being grabbed by a stranger who yelled at him, which led to a visit to the tunnel when he last looked longingly at things in there, and bemused to himself that the commute could still be saved.

So Mario’s son looked and pointed at things with an entourage of hoity-toity college academic officials with absolutely no experience assessing mass transit infrastructure, and decided to scrap the 15 month thorough renovation of the tunnel and rely on an earlier rejected plan to rearrange and restructure the infrastructure’s power supplies on top of the tunnel instead. Instead of fixing and fortifying the corrosion and cracks with good old concrete and mortar, the governor and his new egghead crew decided to go with a polymer glass coating instead. During this new surface coating, the L train will continue to run as scheduled on the weekdays while running on one track on the weekend and on nights after 8 p.m. in 20 minute intervals during the two year (or more) reconstruction.

Transit crisis averted? Not exactly, because this plan was previously and soundly rejected by Cuomo’s board because of the deadly risk of spreading and exposure of cancer causing silica dust that would be released during the construction as transit service re-opened. And the GIF NYC transit provided the public with showing how the trains will flow in one tube underwater looks scary as fuck. But Andy’s id was not going to let potential environmental hazard get in the way of slaying the Lpocalypse. This mentally ill megalomaniac decision is already causing reverberations to commutes and literally the environment along the L train’s tunnels path in the niche towns of Williamsburg and Bushwick.

Exactly a month after Andy’s L plan, the Graham Ave. Station in East Williamsburg (or Bushwick as it used to be called) had to be shut down because of an overwhelming pungent gas smell that sickened a few commuters on the train when it was stalled on the tracks and then nauseated the rest of the passengers as it was slow crawling to the ground zero station. In spite of this incident, an MTA official somehow discerned that the air was safe and the L train resume it’s schedule despite the peculiar appearance of high-powered fans laid on the gratings above the tunnel to extract the noxious fuel odors out.

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The following day after this announcement, three MTA workers got violently ill from the fumes that were alleged to be gone as other workers took the precaution of pulling their sweaters over their mouths until they received protective face masks.

The source of the fumes had become an evolving mystery but for some bizarre reason, MTA chief safety officer Pat Warren still claimed that the air at Graham Ave. was still safe to breathe. According to lifestyle and occasional actual news blog Gothamist and the NY Daily News, the MTA attributions of the source of the toxic entity changed during the first 48 hours. First it was determined that it was fuel that was accidentally spilled from diesel trains being used during weekend work construction; then it was blamed on an abandoned fuel tank underneath an abandoned gas station; and finally and absurdly, the MTA tried to pin the blame on superfund site Newtown Creek from a Greenpoint refinery spill from the 70’s. Of all those theories, the one that makes the most sense is the first one, being that weekend work has already begun. The other two theories are asinine considering that both of them were unfounded given that there was no evidence the station tank leaked, which probably led to conjuring up some ooze from Newtown Creek that suddenly migrated to the subway tunnels. It seems the MTA is coming up with these theories not to be more transparent but to obviously gaslight commuters and the press from finding out what the fuck is actually going on.

Or maybe the MTA is feigning ignorance. Because when the FDNY showed up in full Hazmat suits to determine the toxic levels of the leak, they did not bother to measure it on orders from the city and state environmental boards.

That’s not the only gaslighting by our servants of mass transit. A month following the gassing of Graham Ave., as the pungent toxicity rose from the crisis below and spread into the ether above permeating apartment buildings and stores in the area, evidence of the error of Cuomo’s Id and his crack Ivy league team’s L revival decision manifested at Bedford Avenue station in Greenpoint, as a cloud of thick dust inundated the station on another Monday morning rush hour.

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Well, guess what was the contents of the contamination that scared the shit out of commuters, it was the presence of the predicted silica dust that was prophesized. But the MTA spokesman wasn’t divulging much but did proclaim that despite evidence of the thickness and noxious odor of the particles and the sight of workers and police with protective face masks on the platform, that the air was still safe to breathe! It evidently seems that the MTA is utilizing the same spin control that Christie Todd Whitman utilized to assuage the public back in 2001 that the air was safe to breathe at Ground Zero weeks after 9/11/2001 so the traumatized city service workers could resume excavating remains at the destroyed WTC site.

 

 

 

Evidently, the MTA is clearly trying to distract their worried commuters from the fact that the weekend work that was approved by Cuomo’s id is causing the environmental hazard it was expected to cause. Which is why this plan that was revived was rejected in the first place. And the MTA’s crass denials of the air quality should cause immediate pause to anyone that what if these were attempts by terrorists to poison the tunnels instead of just causations from worker incompetence.

Another little problem with Cuomo/MTA tunnel surface remediation plan? Well, last summer on the Jersey Transit, a PATH tunnel with similar infrastructure with overhead wiring exploded causing a metal bracket to pierce through a train’s ceiling like a spear, causing 700 passengers to evacuate awaiting a rescue train and another 350 remaining stuck on a train behind it from the sharpnel and debris on the tracks . Fortunately for them, they were near Penn Station. What’s going to happen when this happens on the L train when they are done moving that wiring on the Canarsie roof and putting that polymer balm on the cracks and crevices around the walls and the floor bed?

With the frightening prospect of taking the L as construction continues for the next 20 months (but certainly more than that). Mayor de Blasio, while nowhere to be found during those two toxic transit disasters as well as four recent incidents of transit debris falling from the elevated tracks in Woodside and Richmond Hill, continues to push his stupid and expensive NYC Ferry transportation option as well as funding another study for the loathed and loathsome BQX trolley.

As was expected of anything de Blasio promotes and focusing his attention on, the NYC Ferry has turned into a disastrously expensive boondoggle. For the subsidized costs for each $2.75 ride amounts to $10.73, which went up four and change from the 6 buck estimate from last year and went up two bucks from estimates a few months ago. As the costs of the new ferries on the way is going to cost another $369 million. The timing of this report coincides de Blasio’s announcement of the ferry’s expansion of new stops in Staten Island and Coney Island, which will not be ready till 2020 and 2021 respectively and another one at the Brooklyn Navy Yard which will be ready to launch this May. The launching of the Coney Island one next year is expected to balloon the already high subsidy costs to $24.75 for every fare.

As if de Blasio’s prioritizing of the ferry over the dilapidated condition of the subway and roads and the snails pace speed of the city buses wasn’t crass enough, somehow he couldn’t placate residents of the town of Canarsie with a ferry stop of their own, even though they compiled 6,000 signatures and actually have a dock ready for renovation. Which unsurprisingly validates the fact this ferry are basically ersatz yachts and is only beneficial and necessary for the wealthy and tourists and not meant for the commuting needs of the proletariat masses. Which the ready made stop at hipster frequented Brooklyn Navy yard as well as all the luxury development stops on the East River in Manhattan proves the inequitable treatment against the more frequented subway and bus services in spades (or anchors?). Besides, Canarsie didn’t have a chance because those real estate gentrification enabling porch monkeys at the city’s Economic Development Corporation didn’t put the town on the feasibility list, even though the Bronx town of Soundview never even had a pier before and they were declared feasible by the EDC. Amazing what becoming a real estate speculative hot bed with looming parasitic tower hyperdevelopment can do for an selective area. But despite being a reverse revenue generator, de Blasio’s inducement of the NYC ferry is a city taxpayer funded investment now even though the only benefit to come from this seasonal leisure  service will go straight into the bank account of EDC board member Mark Patricof who has a conflicted invested interest he holds in Hornblower from previously working in  private equity firm with holdings in the transit yacht provider.

But these are not the only transit offenses against the citizenry he swore to serve these last 6 long years, especially the poor he pandered to get elected in 2013. After much cajoling by house speaker Corey Johnson, Da Mayor relented and implemented the Fair Fares program to begin at the start of 2019 to be available to 700,000 struggling citizens. And what came naturally from the notoriously tardy and slow mayor, the program took nearly a month to send the discounts out and limited the distribution to 30,000 applicants. Expectedly from the two-faced liar, it was nothing but a half-measure because the cards were sent out as unlimited weekly or monthly cards instead of day to day purchases which these commuters usually spend, being that they don’t have 20 or 60 dollars to plunk down right away or even have the cash at all if they are without a job. The expected diminished result is barely over hundred people are using these Fair Fares. Why couldn’t the city tell the MTA to arrange the card like its done with the school and senior citizen reduced cards. But being helpful to the most financially burdened has never been much of concern for the notorious Mayor Big Slow.

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Andy Byford 

Of course, forgotten in this whole MTA mess is the man who was assigned to save it while stressing transparency and credibility for the agency, Transit President Andy Byford who arrived last year with such great fanfare and who was recently featured on 60 minutes last autumn, whose nfluence, authority and plans now been undermined and virtually eliminated by Andy’s id . His absence from the L train aborted shutdown announcement and his lack of input of the decision to sugarcoat the cracked tunnel walls and floorboards with polymer, which the initial contractor rightfully thought was a stupid and dangerous idea 2 years ago, was majorly conspicuous. Compounded with Gov. Stugots autocratic decision to junk Andy’s proven idea to upgrade the anachronistic signal system with a computer based CBTC that has been used successfully when he ran the tube in London and the subway in Toronto and has been effective since it’s been applied to the L line (figures) with some ultraband radio wave bullshit idea that Andy’s id got from Elon Musk, while Byford’s thoroughly detailed Fast Foward plan has not gotten one penny for its funding to this day since it was announced with great fanfare and widespread media coverage.

And it was looking very certain that he and FF will never get it, and recent and current history validates that horrendous fact according to NYS Comptroller Thomas de Napoli’s report as surmounting debts are going to interfere with all other moderation and renovations of the subways infrastructure. The Fast Forward plan as devolved into the Flying Fuck, meaning that Governor Stugots doesn’t give one about it at all. These two have not been in the same photo op together since I don’t know fuck when.

And Byford’s plan to make 50 stations handicap accessible was about to get chopped to 36 because of these looming debts, which derived from the blowback of the underfunding for the accessibility retrofits over a decade ago when just 1.8% was allocated for it and with the funding about to dry up as the final days of the current five year transit plan is about to end this year  If this wasn’t horrendous enough consider that 6 stations were shut down for months for surface and aesthetic modernizations like self-indulgent art and led screens flashing MTA bulletins and maps. The 72nd St B/C Station and the 23rd Street Station comes to mind.

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With these dubious upgrades, Andy’s id’s MTA proves that the only subway improvements are designed for tourists to navigate through the city and niche parts of Brooklyn and Queens (and even the Bronx) on nice screens like the theme park this city has turned into. And all this art being installed is just there for the Instagram addicted. Supposedly the funding is only a morsel of budgetary spending, that morsel could have been allocated for initial funding on an elevator that could have been installed at a station where a mother killed herself falling down the steps while carrying a full stroller and her toddler daughter.

Too bad and too little too late that a federal judge recently decided that the MTA had to require all station renovations must be ADA compliant. The problem of course is where to get the funding again to honor the judge’s decision, because Mario’s son’s MTA burned through all the money that was to upgrade other stations, which would have also went into art that nobody asked for instead of signal and infrastructure upgrades, unsightly dilapidation of the ceilings, walls and stairs and of course elevators for the disabled as well for the elderly and children’s strollers. The latter which recently got tragic attention when a woman died trying to carry her stroller with child down along with shopping bags as she fell down the stairs when there was no escalator available in the city’s 7th avenue station.

But all is not lost for these looming and practically insurmountable expenses, for Governor Stugots budget passed with the ratification of congestion pricing to supposedly fix the MTA once and for all. Expected to accrue funding for the subway, a tolling system will be put in place to charge regular car drivers $11 and commercial truck drivers $25 to enter Manhattan below 60th street to downtown. Because that’s the way to derive funding for mass transit and levy it on people who choose to own a vehicle so they never use it and also to people that are just in town to do their jobs.

The thing is this tax levy on car owning commuters and delivery workers (a glut of them who don’t make a living wage) won’t be implemented until 2020, conveniently after the next election for Albany’s assembly and senate.

The only saving grace for car owners is that the congestion fees/taxes for driving in Manhattan will not be implemented until December 2020 (conveniently after the next election) and won’t go into effect in another two years, or maybe more being that there will have to be a system to take all the congestion tolls. Probably something like those ugly ass LINKNYC data succubi kiosks.

Of course there were more reliable and faster ways to come up with the billions to fix the crisis below; like the long overdue, sensible and fiscally responsible legalization of marijuana. But the arguments among all officials (mostly paranoid) about how it will be distributed and who should profit from it first and also expected resistance from rigid Republican elected officials and the upper echelons of law enforcement. But it got nixed from consideration in the budget hearings, so New York is going to continue to lag behind other states like Colorado, Massachusettes, California and the nation of Canada and lose billions in tax dollars from the manufacturing and selling of it.

And the big dirty obscene open secret of the minuscule taxes oligarchs pay for pied-e-terres in supertall dark luxury towers. But that immediately got crushed when REBNY sent their wormtongue minions to inundate news sites with developer agitprop and to Albany and persuaded the Assembly that these investor citizens ossified personal wealth absolutely can’t be sacrificed for the transit needs and safety of daily commuters. Despite recent heinous news of a billionaire hedge fund owner who paid $238 million for a sky high home on Central Park South and Jeff Bezos looking to purchase another multi-million dollar abode in the same building along with the four other ones he owns nearby on Central Park West. Hundreds of millions of dollars that would have been extracted from these welfare oligarchs and also from other American and foreign billion and hundred millionaire sloths who purchased these tax shelters in various luxury monoliths that have sprouted in Manhattan as well as the East River coasts of towns in Brooklyn and Queens are now gone. Gone with all the money that was never accounted for prior to this proposal.

You think the feckless Albany cowards would have debunked whatever bullshit REBNY’s wormtongues were spewing when all they had to do is look at Hudson Yards, where a train station built there before the gilded age girder and glass beanstalks were planted. While the developers, city and state were gerrymandering districts (and including Central Park) to pilfer billions from areas that needed it for affordable housing to fund it’s manifestation, the station flooded every time it rained and the escalators consistently break down even to this day. In a way, it looks like having people walk up almost 3 flights from the subway is a good way to train for the useless shawarma art staircase that you first see coming out of the station.

Which leads to the obvious conclusion that our elected leaders, appointed officials and the fucking MTA are relying on the neoliberal doctrine of using austerity measures to rebuild and improve mass transit. What usually happens with cutting costs for government projects and the abject refusal from officials to accrue funding from the wealthiest individuals, austerity always devastates the livelihoods of the lower tiers of the income ladder. Because with congestion pricing, the needs of the few (or the one) outweigh the needs of the many.

Like the taxi drivers, who currently contribute $2.50 to add on to the base fare while  tech corporations like Uber and Lyft only charge an extra quarter even though there are five times more of those app-hail cars on the streets that’s actually is at fault for all the congestion. Because of cab and livery drivers taking their own lives in the past year, this has been dubbed as the “suicide surcharge” by taxi veterans and representatives.

And everyone else will also be levied with this tax when you go to any store that sells goods, from supermarkets to department stores, because those costs are going to be added right to your purchases, adding to the prices that are already rising because of onerous state and city taxes and rent ossification. Even all you pious non-driving, bike, scooter and skateboard riding dependent on your butler apps for Amazon to deliver shit to your shiftless asses, you will be seeing costs escalate for your online consuming too and y’all know Bezos is not above gouging his customers as you’re transit commutes get more chaotic.

As for the #LpocalypseProject’s schedule, Northeast Brooklyn’s millenial urban professionals (hey, Muppies!) who will not tolerate waiting for 20 minutes or more or even the risk of getting poisoned from silica wafting in the air, they will predictably press their little apps and take pricey trips in those Ubers, Lyfts and all their imitators (and certainly more to come) to the city. While the added fees will get accrued for MTA funding it will predictably cause more congestion. No wonder Uber spent 2 million dollars lobbying to get this austerity measure ratified. They are going to make huge bank in the next year and no wonder the city rushed to get the suicide surcharge approved for just the cabs and apphails. That actually makes fiscal sense despite the levies it’s placing on their customers. But if they can afford 1700 to live in an SRO or 2200 for an “affordable” studio, the Muppies can deal with this hardship. But it still going to be a pain in the ass commute for everyone from the not yet gentrified towns of East New York, Brownsville and the ferry-less Canarsie.

As for the Canarsie Tunnel, that also is an austerity measure with inequitable results between the affluent and the working class grinders. Because this polymer coating  is just a half-measured temporary fix that is going to have disastrous consequences when the next hurricane hits this city (remember that bitch Sandy was just a cat. 1, what’s going to happen when it’s a cat. 3 or even 2?), and this infrastructure donut glaze coating of the walls and floorboards is just as cheap and effective as treating a wall with mold and grime on it by painting over it, which the MTA actually did at Union Square last winter.

 

 

 

 

 

Or covering it up with a nice poster

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While service will continue to lag behind in the borough’s towns without niche, the city provided frequent bus transfers for L project sufferers so they can get to the J/M and G trains across town. Which will certainly be busier on the evenings and weekends than the rest of the borough’s long bus routes that are still suffering from slow speeds and late arrivals caused by…traffic congestion.

The appalling inequities that are present with the Lpocalypse Project I base on the fact that the MTA should have fixed this and shut down this tunnel immediately after the flood waters emptied out back in 2011. But that would have thrown a wrench on the over-luxury-hyper-development and fabrication-speculation market rate values of Williamsburg and then onward to neighboring Bushwick and Greenpoint and the Gentrification Industrial Complex of real estate, venture capital, private equity and the government they bought and now own were not going to let something like the safety of millions of commuters get in the way of the demographic  they want that are willing to spend frivolously and mindlessly to live in proximity of the dreaded L line.

The coddling of the moneyed hipster demo that overspends and resides along the L train line fearing that they won’t make any readjustments to their morning and evening commutes or routines. More essential to the Guvner and the Hotel and Hospitality overlords is that this L train fakeout will keep service still convenient for tourists residing in high end flophouse hotels and airbnbs in the Meatpacking district, Chelsea, LES, East Village and Williamsburg to continue frequenting all those theme bars, beer gardens, restaurants and cache take out joints in those areas being that they only need to travel a few stops in Manhattan and Brooklyn

And even the MTA is cognizant of this, because they are going head on to phase out the metrocard and replace it with a stylish but lamely named access card called OMNY, which operates as a worker I.D. card which will be used to tap a screen to pay instead of swiping. And it also will be app-accessible so you can use your cellphone to pay. Even though the brainiacs behind this stupid tech bullshit method refuse to reveal how this will effect people who pay cash (and people that will still prefer to pay cash). These type of transactions have proved to be discriminatory and the prospects for unwanted data extraction will be (hopefully) met with universal anger from commuters. Of course, the officials pushing this pay method (including Byford) responded with the tone-deaf default excuse that everyone already is distributing their data with their cellphone social media and app purchasing habits, so what does the right to privacy and individuality matter when convenience takes precedence over constitutional rights.

But like Moussilli, Andy’s Id still kept the trains running (assuming on time is pure conjecture at this point) despite all the ominous toxic signs from the two incidents in February in March. Further evidence of Governor Stugots austerity measures for the MTA is assigning his Ivy league team who convinced him to keep the L running during the tunnel reconstruction for every other remediation and renovation projects, which includes the upgrading of the signals thus superseding and undermining Andy Byford in the same manner that former Mayor Giuliani projected his seething jealousy on former Commissioner Bratton for his accomplishments in bringing down crime.

Cuomo’s adamant megalomania and de Blasio’s spineless indifference will add to the risks and dangers of the continued exacerbation of the subway. In the midst of this MTA manic depression breakdown, at least one of their board members reassured the reality of their transit surroundings by admitting and actually apologizing for the existential lousiness of the subway.

Now it’s day two of the Lpocalypse Project and as expected shit went wrong on the L with delays lasting up to 40 minutes. It looks like the folks at NYC Transit thought the GIF they provided of the trains navigating the single tube passage looked easier than they thought. But at least they deployed MTA workers to act as commuting ushers to help the critical masses of people to get on board the trains.

But tomorrow is Monday and that’s when shit gets real. Because there is still the menacing prospect of particle pollution that will surely appear again on Bedford Ave if the MTA doesn’t contain it, some of the workers moving commuters were already wearing masks as a precaution. And the shit’s gonna hit the fan now that it’s May and it’s almost summer. Will Governor Stugots Cuomo whoosh down from Albany to look at the results of his manic change of mind when the crisis below exacerbates?

Wait with abated breath. Which actually would prudent to do if you still are taking the L all the way through.

Good luck L commuters. You’re gonna really need it. But you’re gonna need a chemical mask even more.

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The Sinclair Order: Manufacturing Obeisance

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Sinclair Broadcasting Group, which owns 193 stations nationwide, gave all of their local news stations a memo “must run” mandatory order to read a P.S.A. to their viewers warning them of the corporation’s perceived theory of the proliferation of fake news from networks and digital venues that they did not bother to cite. To be more precise, media and digital news outlets and venues that they don’t run.

Initially exposed by one of Trump’s news media nemeses, CNN, Sinclair calls this memo their command “anchor delivered journalistic responsibility message.”

Hi, I’m(A) ____________, and I’m (B) _________________…

(B) Our greatest responsibility is to serve our Northwest communities. We are extremely proud of the quality, balanced journalism that KOMO News produces.

(A) But we’re concerned about the troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country. The sharing of biased and false news has become all too common on social media.

(B) More alarming, some media outlets publish these same fake stories… stories that just aren’t true, without checking facts first.

(A) Unfortunately, some members of the media use their platforms to push their own personal bias and agenda to control ‘exactly what people think’…This is extremely dangerous to a democracy.

(B) At KOMO it’s our responsibility to pursue and report the truth. We understand Truth is neither politically ‘left nor right.’ Our commitment to factual reporting is the foundation of our credibility, now more than ever.

(A) But we are human and sometimes our reporting might fall short. If you believe our coverage is unfair please reach out to us by going to KOMOnews.com and clicking on CONTENT CONCERNS. We value your comments. We will respond back to you.

(B) We work very hard to seek the truth and strive to be fair, balanced and factual… We consider it our honor, our privilege to responsibly deliver the news every day.

(A) Thank you for watching and we appreciate your feedback.

The script propaganda above was leaked from a Seattle TV station that Sinclair owns. But it’s dissemination to the other networks was so synchronized that it caught the attention of Think Progress which compiled other Sinclair station’s news feeds as their news anchors read the companies editorial propaganda.

 

 

 

 

This surreal video portending the potential of a passive fascist state run media was outdone with point blank depiction, remixing and condemnation by the sports website Deadspin.

 

 

 

This video shows not only the obvious irony and projection of Sinclair’s pathetic warning to their viewers about the threats about the networks they target for disseminating misinformation driven by ideological agendas with demagogic accusations inspired by the repetitive words and bilious twitter rants of Figurehead Trump in a deal organized by his daughter’s fucking husband to the media behemoth in his campaign surge to victory that is still being honored to this day. The bigger danger here is the way hundreds of people who have a modicum of celebrity from their TV anchor positions were willing to submit and follow the executive’s insidious and seditious directives to condemn fellow journalists and mislead their audience just to hold on to their jobs.

Sinclair not only wanted to beat their competitors by slandering them but wanted to also send a message that any dissent or disagreement by their employees will lead to retribution. In essence to promote and continue a vile workplace tactic of absolute control exploited by unscrupulous employers. This video and the source inspiring it, the Sinclair memo, is manufacturing obeisance not only among the newscasters reading this with hostage like expressions on their faces but to the general public.

But on the subject at hand, Sinclair’s Order is the most recent case of a history of corporate news media’s hand in manufacturing consent. A few years ago, someone compiled a video of various news networks throughout the nation reading the same weakass news stories with similar scripts as with the Sinclair Order without any variation. Which was pointed out gleefully then distressingly on the Jimmy “Voice Of America” Dore Show.

 

So the warnings were there all along. And now it’s reached the virtual point of return being that Sinclair saw absolutely nothing wrong with what they were doing and are emboldened thanks to the plague-like media consolidation that spread right after Figurehead Bill Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act in 1996  (which Dore pointed out the other day) that has neutered broadcast news ability to inform the public with honesty and integrity in the last 20 years. Exacerbated by the shutting down of long time print publications from the mergers the Act made possible.

Which is why we have an idiot in the White House right now, a willful and defiantly uninformed idiot. When Figurehead Trump heard that Sinclair was getting reamed for issuing their Order touting his moronic talking points and Fake News refrain, he trashed other networks like NBC and CNN on his social media feed, utterly missing the fact that Sinclair is not a network and simulcasts and makes money off of other networks like NBC.

Days after the damning videos and nationwide outrage from the social networks (except from the familiar faces of corporate national news media of course, even NBC), the chairman of Sinclair Broadcasting, David Smith recently blathered to New York magazine that there was no reason for the print media to exist anymore because it’s all fake to him and controlled by lefties. Tripling down on his demented personal quest to render extinct the original base for journalism that made his massive undeserved wealth and current odious influence on Trump possible.

And in a few weeks, Sinclair is about to get FCC permission to buy Tribune Media which owns and runs networks in major cities including New York’s PIX News, whose news broadcasters and programs already look and sound like a dutiful repetitive soft news factory. Which will continue the programming or agenda of preferring processed useless news stories focusing on entertainment and viral videos over stories regarding civic, civil and political issues and injustices.

But the problem with existential demons like Sinclair it’s not just about profits anymore, it’s about power. And information is power as Gareth (UK) and Dwight (US) from The Office once said and to Sinclair, Trump, and established elected officials from both political parties, both of those things shouldn’t be in the hands and minds of the citizenry but in the hands of said insecure, unscrupulous, greedy leaders and corporations. What they want is their viewers and their constituents (what will be left of them) to continue to be ignorant and enslaved yet still able to be accusatory and consume. And utterly dependent on their not at all benevolent masters.

Can’t be any more extremely dangerous to democracy than that.

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New Bad Days 44: Police Officers Experiencing Attacks By Pyschotically Reckless, Intoxicated, Belligerant and Incompetent Drivers; The Four Boroughs Are Burning, Two Caused By Stupidity; A Spate Of Domestic Murders And Attacks On The Elderly; Various Acts Of Aggressive Jostling And A Blatant Case Of NYPD Reclassifying Of An Assault To Protect A Hotel Converted Homeless Shelter.

Manhattan

In Times Square, ground zero of the original bad old days, a dark tinted windowed Mercedes Benz was screeching it’s wheels and speeding on 7th avenue. As a police officer walked in the street to obstruct it, the driver hit him, sped off as it turned west into 42nd street. As the cop called for backup, all on foot, and yelled for help to probably passerby on the street, the car was gone.

Also in Times Square, a mentally ill homeless man was swinging a machete and hitting the sidewalk with it. He then put down his weapon on the cops order and then ran away, ditching two other machetes. When the cops arrested Homeless Zorro, he was possessing two more of them.

Again in Times Square, a Navy soldier pulled over by cops who made turned into the wrong direction on 8th avenue turned out that he was carrying a cache of handguns in his car.and a hunting knife strapped to his leg. Good thing no one drew first blood.

In the Upper West Side, a man pushed an 81-year-old woman in a post office and stole her purse, after that he was walking down the avenue with the purse he jostled then he went inside a bank and snatched $300 from a 4-year-old girls hand at a bank ATM machine while her mother was letting her participate in a transaction. The little girl wound up traumatized by the mugging, thinking that the scumbag is going to come back for her other glove.

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Also in the Upper West Side on the West Side Highway, a drunk livery cab driver rammed into the back of a police car, injuring two cops.

Again in the Upper West Side, a traffic cop was clipped in the leg by a hit-and-run driver while directing traffic.

In Greenwich Village, two men robbed a convenience store of two grand when the co-owner opened the door for them after coming up from the basement and was held immediately held up at gunpoint.

In the East Village, a fight between two men in a corner store escalated as they fought on the street and one of them stabbed the other and ran off.

Also in the East Village, a firefighter who works at the Ladder 11 station was arrested for dealing fentanyl over the internet. The “Dark” internet.

In Harlem, a man drinking heavily at a party jumped out of window and impaled himself on a fence when his friends told him to leave. A brawl ensued between the revelers as one man broke a beer bottle over another one’s head.

In Chinatown, a teenager was killed in a fiery car crash after his drunk friend speeding off the Manhattan Bridge jumped a curb and crashed into a fire hydrant and lamp post. The driver has testified in court that he didn’t know he had a passenger in his car.

In the Lower East Side, three patrons were slashed at a bar by a man at 5 a.m.. The bar is owned by a guy who a member of some nightclub lobby group who applied for the once vaunted and unnecessarily stupid night mayor position and just recently had it’s liquor license revoked for being a noise making, violence enabling, underage and binge drinking encouraging nuisance to the neighborhood.

Also in the Lower East Side, patrons at a bar celebrating New Year’s Eve got held up at gunpoint by a 3 teenagers who proceeded to rob their cell phones and the cash register.

Again in the Lower East Side, a man sprayed lighter fluid on a clerk in a jewelry store and robbed her by threatening to torch her.

And again in the Lower East Side, two men held up a bodega at gunpoint and robbed the Lotto register of $600.

And again in the Lower East Side at the Delancy St. Station, a man committed suicide by jumping in front of the approaching F train at 12:50 p.m.

In the Upper East Side, a millionaire heiress got impatient at a ritzy restaurant coat check as she made a bigoted slur at a man and woman in front of her. When the man confronted her why she insulted him and his family, the one percenter slag hit him in the face with her glass purse, causing a bloody gash.

Also on the Upper East Side, a man beat his girlfriend to a bloody pulp then went into his car and shot himself to death.

Again in the Upper East Side, a man followed an 80-year-old woman to her apartment building then tried to rob her purse but failed in his jostling attempt as the woman held on and yelled for her neighbors.

In the Upper East Side, Hell’s Kitchen, East Village and Kips Bay, two burglars have pulled off 16 safe robberies of restaurants, including outside ATM’s and their surveillance systems in the month of December, amassing a total of $54,000.

In Washington Heights, an apartment building went on fire that was sparked by a toaster and the flames accelerated up a dumbwaiter shaft and onto the roof.

In Gramercy Park, some entitled actor who gets paid 500 grand an episode from some hit show on premium cable got shitfaced in a bar and got into a row with other patrons trying to hog the pool table, leading to being ejected by the staff and management.

In Soho at the Spring St Station on the E train, a sleeping commuter was being jostled by a man trying to rob him and got slashed in the face trying to stop him.

Again in Soho, a car got totaled when a large chunk of rust colored ice fell off a building.

A man is wanted for simulated gun robberies of fast food chains and drug stores in Greenwich Village, Union Square and Mott Haven, making off with over 2 grand in cash.

In East Harlem, a cop assigned to community affairs was charged for driving drunk and flipping his car on the Belt Parkway a month ago and again in East Harlem.

At the 1st Precinct in Tribeca, an NYPD detective was caught and arrested after being found with heroin and driving without a license.

In Turtle Bay, an elevator broke from the weight of too many party people inside and fell 3 floors straight to the basement, injuring 5.

In Murray Hill at the 33rd St. Station, a drunk ass fell off the platform and onto the track roadbed as the train arrived.

In Midtown, a fire ignited on the roof of the TRUMP tower on the eve of the man and brand it’s named after brain exploded and called other nations shitholes during a senate committee meeting on immigration.

Bronx

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In Belmont, a fire started by an unsupervised 3-year-old boy that was playing with the knobs on the oven then rapidly spread when his mother didn’t shut the door and engulfed the entire building in flames killed 12 people and injured 4. The building was also found to have non-working fire and carbon monoxide detectors and the nearby fire hydrant frozen solid from record frigid temperatures.

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In Van Nest, a fire sparked in a furniture store in a mixed use building starting at 5:30 a.m. spread to the apartments above, engulfing it in flames. 24 residents and one fireman were injured during the 7-alarm blaze.

Also in Van Nest, gunfire broke out in front of a catering hall that was reserved for a sweet 16 party, killing a 16-year-old boy who got shot in the neck and injuring a 17-year-old boy who got shot in the arm after a 300 kids showed up uninvited and incited a fight.

In Norwood, a man stalked a 64-year-old disabled woman to her apartment then raped her and robbed her of $250.

In Soundview, a man shot his ex-girlfriend and her daughter to death and then killed himself in front of the daughter’s one year old child.

In Morris Heights, a drug deal gone bad led to a man getting stabbed to death and another man getting slashed in the face.

Also in Morris Heights, a man was stabbed multiple times in the back as he was sitting in a restaurant by a man he was brawling with on the street before. The suspect claims his victim stabbed him first.

In Hunts Point, a man was found dead lying on the sidewalk with a bullet wound in his head.

In Woodstock, a man fighting with a woman in front of a deli pulled out a gun and shot in the face. The woman died later.

In West Farms, a man was found dead in his apartment with puncture wounds in his neck.

In Wakefield, one person was killed and two were wounded in a domestic shooting.

In Claremont Village in an incident of criminal mischief, a man shot another man inside an apartment building and tried to choke another man who tried to stop him. The culprit was stopped by two cops quickly responding to the shooting.

In Williamsbridge, a homeless man was found dead on a street corner a few days after the blizzard hit the city.

In East Tremont, two board members of a non-profit running a day care center robbed it of $130,000 to pay for a funeral for a friend and new duds.

In Throggs Neck, a man and his teenage daughter died in a fire caused by a hot plate placed by a comforter.

At a transit police station by Yankee Stadium, lockers belonging to Muslim officers were vandalized with bigoted messages and penises.

In Fordham, a teenager commuter who fell asleep was robbed, er, jostled by a man who wound up with his cell phone and credit card.

In Yonkers, gangs of kids brawling on the street took their rumble into a Dunkin Donuts which culminated in a stabbing death of a 16-year-old girl by another teenage girl.

Also in Yonkers, a stupid cop was caught doing donuts with a squad car in a lot.

In Claremont, a drunk driver crashed his car on an NYPD smartcar.

On the Major Deegan Expressway, a man killed himself after sideswiping an SUV and slamming into a wall causing his Mercedes to explode.

Brooklyn

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In Crown Heights, a 22-year-old woman was killed by her husband after he pushed her down the stairs and strangled her to death in their basement and left her for dead with their 2-year-old daughter. Cops dispatched to the home by the victim telling the operator that her husband was going to kill her never left their vehicle to confirm the attack, but showed up later after another 911 call from a neighbor hearing the child scream, finally discovering the lifeless body. This is the Blue Wall Of Insouciance in full effect, or more appropriately, none.

Also in Crown Heights, a brownstone apartment building went on fire, injuring 4 smokeeaters.

In East Flatbush, an stupid fucking idiotic building superintendent roasting a pig in the basement of an apartment building because it was too cold outside, caused a two-alarm fire, causing damage to the first floor and the scene of the cooking. Again, this place was torched by the super, the man responsible for the building’s upkeep.

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In Canarsie, two cheerleading squads engaged in a vicious brawl inside a high school which continued uninterrupted because of the presence of a single helpless security guard.

Also in Canarsie, a 68-year-old woman succumbed to a heart attack and died when she was hit with a hammer by a 18-year-old woman who with two men forced their way into the victims apartment to rob it. The three then attacked her roommate and stole his wallet, cellphone and video game console.

Again in Canarsie, a fire broke out inside a house, injuring 3 people.

In Windsor Terrace, a teenage boy punched a 77-year-old man after he paid his fare and went through the turnstile at the Fort Hamilton Parkway Station.

In Downtown Brooklyn at the Jay St./Metrotech Station on the R train platform, an 18 year old man rambling incoherently approached a 65-year-old man who told him to back off then got sucker-punched by him and fell onto the tracks. He died of a heart attack hours later from the ordeal. The culprit had a heavy pill prescription from his bipolar and schizophrenic mental conditions.

Also in Downtown Brooklyn, a Muslim woman was shouted at with bigoted slurs and physically attacked with punches by a gang of teenage girls after she told them to stop causing a ruckus at a chain restaurant as other customers just drank their latte’s and did nothing to help her.

In Williamsburg, a man went up to three other men on a corner at midnight and shot at two of them three times, killing one and injuring the other. The suspects drove off after the murder.

Also in Williamsburg, a bodega was held up at gunpoint at 7 p.m. by two men who shot at two workers there, hitting one in the back and the other in the chest then ran off.

Again in Williamsburg, a man was struck by a speeding car then two men wielding a hammer and a metal rod chased him and beat him up on the sidewalk.

And again in Williamsburg at the Bedford Ave. Station, a woman fell off the platform somehow and landed on the tracks as she got stuck under the arriving L train.

On the Williamsburg Bridge, a man was sitting in the middle of the tracks causing transit service to stop, doing an uncanny dramatization of the MTA’s antiquated, temperamental signal system.

Also in Crown Heights, Williamsburg, East Flatbush, and Bed-Stuy, four men broke into a restaurant by kicking in a sheet wall and robbed it of $100; a man waltzed into an apartment building and walked out with $2,350 worth of merchandisel; two men held up a bodega and ripped off a gold chain from a male clerk and a cellphone off a female worker and $125 in cash and a chinese food delivery man got set up for a mugging by two men who placed an order from an unoccupied apartment, robbing him of $250.

In Flatbush, a woman was found dead with her pants down to her ankles in a parking lot at 6 in the morning in the freezing cold.

In Midwood, an off-duty cop driving in his black jeep turned on his siren and lights and rammed the vehicle in front of him and then went to the driver and the passenger and flashed his gun and then hit the driver and the woman who was with him with his handcuffs. The crooked cop bragged of that he was in the NYPD like it was a gang, then sped off and ran several lights and got away.

In Bath Beach at the 62nd Precinct, a police captain fashioned a garage area into a cigar smoking lounge for indulging in the consumption of foreign contraband from Cuba.

In Sunset Park, a man got shot in his car after a drug deal went bad with two other men.

In Flatlands, a fire station house was found to be a wanton fun house of fratboy hazing and degrading homoerotic rituals

Also in Flatbush, 4 men collaborated in the mugging of a man inside a store, stealing his headphones and wallet.

In Brighton Beach, three men mugged a man, repeatedly punching him and stealing $48.et.

In Brownsville, a man trying to break into his girlfriends apartment was killed when she took a gun and shot him.

Also in Brownsville, a woman killed her husband by jamming a knife in his neck after he punched her in the mouth.

Again in Brownsville, a man tried to purchase a bag of Cheetos with a fake $50 dollar bill, when the cashier told him to get out, the cheap jerk flashed a gun then stole the item and walked out.

And again in Brownsville, a man killed himself turning into the wrong lane as he collided with another vehicle.

Two men are involved in a crime spree of bodega gunpoint holdups in Brownsville, Bushwick and East New York.

Also in Bushwick, East New York, Sheepshead Bay and East Flatbush, a man wearing a contractor safety vest robbed a cellphone store at gunpoint and ran off with some samsungs and cash; a man pulled a gun on a livery cab driver and robbed him of $250; two woman and a man at Macy’s shoplifted a fur coat and ran out of the store and three men ran up behind a man and beat him up and robbed his backpack.

In East New York at the Liberty Avenue Station, a homeless man was found dead on the train tracks.

Also in East New York, a dog was found tied to the door of a animal care center with his leg gnawed off.

Also in East New York, Park Slope, Sheepshead Bay, a man held up a bodega store clerk at knife point just to steal cereal; a teenage male was attacked on the 7th Avenue F train station platform by a man who jostled for his cell phone and two men robbed a laundromat and deli at gunpoint and stole $1,700 and pistol whipped a clerk and

In Ocean Hill, a man broke into a woman’s apartment around 3 a.m. and pinned her to the bed by her throat and then robbed her of $140.

In Bensonhurst, a man flashed a gun on a teenage male to rob his coat was thwarted when the kid fought back.

In Greenpoint, a man broke into a Chinese restaurant and robbed money from the cash register.

In Greenpoint, Bed-Stuy, Gravesend, Midwood, Brownsville, and East New York, a man held up a dime back with a note he gave to the teller; a man held up a NYCB bank and robbed it of $4,050; two men robbed a gas station attendant of $140 and his wallet when he got a seizure and fell to the ground; a man stole $300 after he entered an office building with an unsecured door; four men ganged up on and beat up a 16-year-old boy for his cellphone and a 14-year-old boy got punched by a man who arranged a hoodie sale with him over social media.

In Park Slope at the Prospect Ave. Station, an inebriated man died when he fell on the tracks on his head.

Also in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights, two burglars broke the locks on the security gate and stole 8 grand; two crooks robbed a grocery store of $400 and cigarettes and two coffee shops were robbed around 3 a.m. of $300 each.

Again in Dyker Heights, a bus crashed into another car and flipped over, injuring 5 kids..

In Bed-Stuy, a school safety agent beat up and tried to choke his wife at their home.

Also in Bed-Stuy, a home was burglarized of $200,000 worth of jewelry while the owner was away on a UN mission.

Again in Bed-Stuy, a brownstone apartment building went on fire, killing two residents.

In Marine Park, a woman got jostled as she was robbed of her handbag containing her phone and credit and I.D. cards as he was trying on shoes.

In Bensonhurst and Bath Beach, a man broke into a car window and stole electronic items, a man attempted to rob a safe, a man stole $2,000 and a bottle of wine from a restaurant, an office was burglarized of 5 grand and debit cards, and a woman’s purse was stolen,  no, wait, jostled that contained $1,400.

In Gerristen Beach, a water main broke flooding 12 houses.

Queens

In Sunnyside, an auto shop worker trying to ask the driver of a laundry van to stop blocking the driveway was confronted by a man coming from a hotel homeless shelter who called him a racial slur and punched him in the head twice. When the victim attempted to file a report to the nearest police precinct with the video and photo proof he had, the case was reclassified and closed stating that there were no witnesses and the suspect ran off somewhere else. The victim was previously hit by a car in October from another homeless hotel shelter resident. Another brick in the Blue Wall Of Insouciance.

In Richmond Hill, a woman was stabbed to death by her husband in their home and he was later found dead hanging on a tree by his own hand near Forest Park. Like last year, the first murder of the new year happens in Southeast Queens.

In Long Island City, the most expensive place to live in this borough, a commuter was robbed of his headphones on the E train by a man. As he went to get his property back by getting off the 36th st. station, he was attacked by the thief and then jumped by two other men that was with him who beat him down and then stole his backpack and cellphone.

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Also in Long Island City on the 7 train at Queensboro Plaza, a man blasting a portable speaker was confronted by a commuter asking him to shut it off. When the obnoxious jerk refused he dared the man to do something about it and when he did and got into a tussle with him, he stabbed him in the hand.

In Queens Village, a man died of heart attack after he was attacked, had his head slammed into a car and beaten to the ground then robbed by two men. The victim and his wife came to the states from Guyana to feel safer.

In Ridgewood, a crime spree of vehicle break-ins of app livery cab drivers in a span of two weeks has resulted in 57 burglaries in the span of two weeks.

Also in Ridgewood, a man brought a garbage can into a White Castle and threw it at a customer.

Again in Ridgewood, a man robbed a bank of $1,000 at 1 p.m. after he handed the teller a note.

And again in Ridgewood, a storage unit warehouse was broken into and various lockers were robbed of merchandise.

And again in Ridgewood, a man stabbed his girlfriend twice and tried to strangle her during an argument in her apartment.

In Rockaway Beach, a fire broke out on the 11th floor of an apartment building, injuring 8 residents and 9 cops. The fire was ignited by a heating lamp that fell on something flammable although neighbors suspect it was from one of the many things the tenant was hoarding.

In Corona, a DOT street redesign on 111th street as led to doubled rise in vehicular accidents.

Also in Corona, two men broke into and robbed an apartment of $5,000 in jewelry after accessing a door on the roof.

In Elmhurst, a man tried to commit suicide by leaping off the top floor inside of the Queens Center Mall.

Also in Elmhurst, a crook sneaked up behind a person with a knife and robbed $900 and a watch.

In Jamaica at a high school named Young Women’s Leadership School, a teenage girl slashed another teenage girl in the head with a kitchen knife during a fight outside.

Also in Jamaica, a man held up a deli at gunpoint and robbed $300 and the clerks cellphone during a struggle.

Again in Jamaica, a man went into a Capital One bank, slipped the teller a note and made a verbal demand for cash. It was a heist of $23.

And again in Jamaica, a man was shot at from behind while standing on a corner at 8:30 p.m.

And again in Jamaica at the Sutphin Blvd Station on the E train platform, a man suckerpunched a 70-year-old man on the train and ran away when it arrived at the stop.

And again in Jamaica, 3 men held up a grocery store at gunpoint and stole $1,200.

In Forest Hills, a 16-year-old girl was molested by a man who grabbed her groin as she was walking on the street at 4:30 p.m.

In Glendale, two brothers loaded on some bad shit barricaded themselves in their apartment and tried to set it ablaze, then fought with cops and the ESU who tried to get them out.

Also in Glendale, a man crashed his car after he ran a red light then ditched his vehicle as he tried to run away from cops.

In Edgemere, a 15-year-old boy was shot to death in a stairwell over an iphone.

In Ozone Park, an 87-year-old man crossing Rockaway Blvd got killed after getting hit by a car.

In South Ozone Park, a burglar broke into a makeshift Sikh temple in the back of a two family house and stole $5,000 in cash, an amplifier and microphone and the security camera.

Also in South Ozone Park, a fire broke out in a two family home with multiple building violations forcing out close to 20 people residing there.

In Woodside, a man accessed an three-family house and got into the third floor apartment and stole jewelry and a computer tablet.

In Little Neck, a burglar broke the door of a threading salon and stole 200 bucks.

At JFK airport, a man was caught trying to smuggle a gun through baggage check.

In Howard Beach, a man broke the front window of a fast food restaurant around midnight and robbed the register of a grand.

In Far Rockaway, in a nauseating uncivilized display of the obnoxious use of social media and police brutality, a man that turned without signalling was pulled over by cops who then threatened to break one of the officers jaws and warned he will get them where they live, which the narrator of the filming doesn’t bother to mention as he’s describing the altercation. As the cops got him out of the car to arrest him for not cooperating and showing his driver’s license, a cop shot the suspect with a taser multiple times even though he was being held by four cops.

 

In Sunnyside, a man and woman robbed a woman’s purse in a diner.

In Fresh Meadows, a couple robbed a wedding dress clad mannequin from a store window display.

In Astoria at the Ditmars Ave. Station, a man trying to enter the train was obstructed by a bag of dicks blocking the door, sparking an argument. As the commuter walked away to the next car, the bag of dicks followed him and slashed him in the head.

Also in Astoria, an 81-year-old man was killed crossing the street by a car making a turn.

In Flushing, a 77-year-old woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver as she was in the crosswalk at 7 a.m.. The driver, a frickin’ nurse, thought she hit a chunk of ice. That was wearing a winter coat.

Also in Flushing, a man disguised as Santa Claus held up a gas station at gunpoint with an accomplice and robbed the register of $900 and took off on his sled in a silver car.

Again in Flushing, three men pushed around a 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl at an intersection and stole their cellphones.

And again in Flushing, a man robbed a hotel of $580 with his hand poking through his jacket.

And again in Flushing, a woman was found dead inside a commercial building.

At two synagogues in Flushing and Bayside, a demented man left a disparaging message on answering machines touting the absurdity that Figurehead Trump brought back the greeting of Merry Christmas and extended that greeting in a menacing tone.

In Cambria Heights, a car crashed into another one at an intersection that has been missing a stop sign for months despite complaints from the community. 3 people including a child were injured.

Another noteworthy stat going unmentioned in this utopian fun city is that this borough is that while murders were down in 2017, there were more than three times as many fentanyl laced heroin overdose deaths.

Staten Island

In Eltingville, a car chase with police led to the arrest of a naked man wearing a hat who tried to flee on foot.

 

In Graniteville, a man and woman were arrested at their home for drug dealing and possession of heroin and scales in the presence of a 4-year-old child.

In Bulls Head, a NYPD sergeant committed suicide in a hotel room shooting himself in the head.

In West Brighton, a man threw a Christmas tree at his relative during an early morning domestic dispute.

Also in West Brighton, a man was shot in the knee after an argument with another man in front of his apartment building.

In Tottenville, an argument between two roommates escalated when one of them stabbed the other in the stomach with a knife.

In Charleston, a man got shot to death in front of a strip club when he approached a vehicle whose driver he got into fight over a girl with.

In Sunnyside, a woman with a suspended license injured two cops when she crashed into their patrol car.

In Arden Heights, a woman scarred herself by spraying her face with an acid fluid substance and tried to blame it on somebody else to get media, medical and police attention.

Happy Fucking New Year Boroughs Five. This is the longest New Bad Days yet covering the past 2 weeks. Brace yourselves and check yo selves before you wreck yo selves.

 

The Blue Wall Of Insouciance: Police Captain Exposes NYPD Crime Reclassification Malfeasance

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NY Daily News: NYPD captain claims some cops are fudging crime stats to advance their careers, igniting police investigation

Police brass are investigating claims by a veteran captain who alleges that some NYPD commanders are misclassifying felonies to hold down crime statistics in a bid to further their careers.

Capt. Marash Vucinaj has gathered 156 cases over the past two years from multiple commands that he contends show a pattern of downgrading some felony-level crimes to misdemeanors. The crimes include thefts and attempted thefts, assaults and assaults on cops. He does not claim the manipulation extends to murders and rapes.

The purpose, he said, is to shift crimes out of the all-important index crime category — made up of murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, grand larceny and auto theft.

 Among the methods he claims he has seen:

  • Classifying incidents where cops are injured by suspects as resisting arrest, rather than assault.
  • Classifying grand larcenies as lost property and ignoring details that suggest a crime took place.
  • Classifying incidents where someone purposefully shot at someone but missed as “investigate shots fired,” reckless endangerment or criminal mischief.
  • Classifying incidents where a would-be thief slipped his hand into someone’s pocket or bag as misdemeanor “jostling” rather than attempted grand larceny.
  • Compressing several crimes with separate victims into one complaint report.
  • Failing to record crimes in the city handled by other law enforcement agencies.

 

High-ranking police officials sharply disputed Vucinaj’s claims of any widespread downgrading of crime. “I take serious offense at these allegations that crime reports aren’t taken right because cops shed their blood for these crime reports,” said Dermot Shea, the chief of crime control strategies.

“It goes against everything we’re trying to do to deploy our resources. We need those crime reports to deploy appropriately.”

 

A few days after touting and actually celebrating the record low murder rate (just 290 dead, a murder every 36 hours, hooray!), our NYPD of this/your city is under new scrutiny for downgrading the severity of crime statistics.

The creativity behind this according to Captain Vucinaj is disturbingly and conspiratorially widespread, showing an insidious sophistication that resembles the craft and skill sets of the biggest public relations firms. For example, Mayor de Faustio’s buddies in Berlin/Rosen.

Captain Vucinaj’s study revealed drawn down and peculiar reclassifying. Like shootings, targeted and crossfire, being filed as criminal mischief, basically associating sporadic gunfire with throwing eggs or toilet paper on Halloween. Shootings also qualified under the redundantly described reckless endangerment. The severity of such lethal activity got conveniently and literally lessened as long as the shots don’t hit or kill anybody.

Like how four people were held up at knife point and robbed and how three women had their wallets lifted and both were filed as one robbery because it was committed by one suspect.

Speaking of lifting wallets and also cellphones, the latter seeing a great increase because of it’s ubiquity and exposure, crime reports fell under the term “jostling” if the victims happened to robbed while asleep, bumped into and even with the perp just putting his hand in a purse or pocket, or classified as lost property instead of the standard, serious and accurate charge of grand larceny. Because your cherish personal belongings aren’t that essential you materialists, especially those fancy phones containing all your vital personal data and information.

The standout and most egregious of criminal activity is the diminishing of resisting arrest. What was previously classified as felony assault resulting from injuries caused during struggles was marked down to misdemeanor assault according to Capt. Vucinaj’s probe while working in the Transit Division. A remarkable amount of over 2,200 incidents out of over 3.500 involved a cop getting injured during an arrest with a rambunctious suspect in the span of 6 months.

Why that outstanding statistic is not revealed is not disturbing enough. But it makes a shitload of sense of why perpetrators are emboldened to go down with a fight before getting cuffed.

Similar altercations have happened in the last few months when a chump knocked over a cop after he was stopped jumping the turnstile when his train arrived, and a mentally ill man engaged in a struggle with two cops on a platform, causing one of the cops to fall down the stairs trying to apprehend him as he fled.

What’s perplexing is that these machinations are being ordered by the top brass of the precincts.More perplexing is that cops react with fervor and fury when a colleague gets shot or injured and this is going to encourage, as it has already, more skells to battle with cops and resist arrest. And it puts the cops on the street in more precarious and dangerous positions and situations, it may lead to more excessive use of force or another senseless, preventable and ultimately galvanizing fatality. The chiefs overseeing these crime spins are putting the lives of citizens and cops at more risk.

As with the standard procedure for investigating crime patterns, these markdowns gain more validation and credulity considering Deputy Inspector Peter Rose, recently promoted from captain from his precinct in Greenpoint. The same Inspector Rose who marginalized/reclassified the meaning of rape by stating that being raped by someone you know or dated is not as serious as being raped by a stranger (you can always depend on the kindness and aggressive sexual advances of those familiar with you, to misquote Tennessee Williams). Nearby in Bushwick, a woman had tremendous difficulty shaking off a stalker because the precinct she reported to kept giving her conflicting advice to avoid writing up her experience and told her flat out that she was wasting her time. An almost exact treatment by two precincts was given to a woman who was assaulted on the train because of the fact that the attack occurred when the train was moving as officers gave her conflicting excuses of where to file a complaint.

As with all great stories of the process of law enforcement and justice, there has to be a motive behind this. Maybe an ulterior motive. And it could only be, albeit cynically, is to make the neighborhoods virtually safe for habitation for market rate renting and home and condo ownership. As recent reports show a herculean percentage of whites moving into neighborhoods were crime was rampant in the bad old decades of the 70’s and 80’s like in Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights and Bushwick. And with the recent hyper-development in the South Bronx, Jamaica, Queens and the MIH zoning development being pushed by the city in East New York and East Harlem it is sure to get virtually safer there soon too.

It sure looks like the overlords of real estate are defining the charges, because all those nasty murders and muggings will make moneyed individuals think twice about living in these new posh burghs.

And these methods and stats seem to be in sync with sociopolitical and city planning interest from elected officials and those gadabouts in development and real estate for the  (quasi-)imminent closing of Rikers Island.

Captain Vucinaj should be highly commended for his due diligence for this irresponsible white washing and fudging of the stats, and the distressing fact that Compstat, like all technology, is not, never was and never will be infallible and can be easily taken advantaged of by the minds and hands of conniving humans. And since the persecution and casting out of Detective Frank Serpico, Captain Vucinaj has unfortunately become just another victim of the perpetual Blue Wall Of Silence and the sad, maddening culture of unquestioned exclusivity and fraternity of the NYPD.

Privately, police sources said, Vucinaj is known as a stickler for the rules and is not well-liked. “Cops don’t like him, his peers don’t like him, and no one wants to work with him,” one police source said. “Look at how frequently he’s been transferred.”Vucinaj, 45, has 24 years on the job and is the highest-ranking active-duty officer ever to publicly make such claims. A captain since 2009, he has been in 10 commands in the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn.From 2004 to 2007, he was assigned to Interpol in Lyon, France, by then-Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. He also commanded the special frauds squad and was twice selected to help write promotional exams. He has never been formally disciplined.For the past six months, however, he has been marooned in a do-nothing post in Transit Borough Brooklyn without an office phone, he says, as retaliation for reporting crime stat manipulation and other misconduct by commanders to Internal Affairs and the Quality Assurance Division — the unit that audits NYPD crime stats.All too often, the NYPD retaliates rather than investigates when officers report internal misconduct, and that sure looks like what’s happening here,” said Christopher Dunn, associate legal director of the New York Civil Liberties Union.“Instead of going after Captain Vucinaj, the department should be getting to the bottom of his reports, which come from a high-level official and raise serious concerns about downgrading and other wrongdoing.”The last time chicanery like this was going on was when it was exposed by a regular cop, Adrian Schoolcraft,  who also exposed endemic corruption involving ticket and arrest quotas, and the reclassifying and lessening serious charges of those arrests, arbitrary and retaliatory orders and assignments, the unconstitutional usage of stop question-and frisk and disregarding citizens complaints of vagrant and criminal activity. For doing his duty to protect and serve the public and not the culture of corruption fostered and enabled by precinct command and control, he was taken from his apartment by his fellow officers in the Emergency Services Unit and had him thrown into a psych ward at Jamaica Hospital in an attempt to get him institutionalized. That idiotic CIA-style rendition mission cost the city $600,000.This time it’s a decorated Captain and a city being run by an inveterate liar mayor. Although fortunately for Captain Vucinaj, he is protected by his high brass rank.As with all great stories of the process of law enforcement and justice, there has to be a motive behind this. Maybe an ulterior motive. And it could only be, albeit cynically, is to make the neighborhoods virtually safe for habitation for market rate renting and home and condo ownership. As recent reports show a herculean percentage of whites moving into neighborhoods were crime was rampant in the bad old decades of the 70’s and 80’s like in Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights and Bushwick. And with the recent hyper-development in the South Bronx, Jamaica, Queens and the MIH zoning development being pushed by the city in East New York and East Harlem it is sure to get virtually safer there soon too. This isn’t standard procedure, this is a conspiracy.It’s like there is new blue wall being built next to one of silence. A bigger blue wall of insouciance. 

 

Executive Carnage; President Trump Is Fucking With You, Everyone And Fucking Himself

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It would be an understatement to say that Figurehead President Trump has had a quite prolific week and that he has taken his reputation as a cutthroat landlord, contract squelching developer, and petty litigious dickface to the White House. But in this humble and bitter curmudgeon’s opinion and fellow resident from Queens, it can’t be anymore apparent than the look on that formerly orange and now Spalding Handball hued face of his.

It all started with the lying about the inauguration attendance and the emergency press conference to perpetuate and promote the lie while millions of ladies around the world organized solidarity marches to remind the world of his repulsive sexual advances and sexist shit talking, thus leading to the major network coverage diversion of news interest. An attempt to shut down social media capabilities at the Dept. of Interior backfired for the National Parks debunked the Trump’s proxy Spicer tantrum with their Twitter publication of Obama’s turnout. Which subsequently led to Trump’s chief counsel and continuing campaign manager Kellyanne Conway’s defense by adding the creative adage “alternative facts” to the nation’s intellectual diminishing lexicon.

But President Trump doesn’t give a fuck what you think, what you saw or even what the facts are

He went to CIA headquarters to address the agents and regaled them with his delusions about the crowd size and the news media he declared war on at the previous press conference. The speech was filled with President Trump’s natural proclivity for repetitive usage of positive adjectives (great, tremendous, you all know them) and was peppered with strange uproarious laughter from the agency’s memorial room as the President spoke. Reportedly, it was coming from staffers Trump bought in. Also reportedly, the CIA agents there, who are trained to kill with their bare hands, were spooked and unnerved by the President’s speech to them.

But President Trump doesn’t give a fuck.

Then came the executive orders, which were clearly written hurriedly and haphazardly without thought to reactions and consequences and to compliment the attention span of the renegade commander-in-chief. Influenced by those great generous minds at the Heritage Foundation.

The Affordable Care Act went first of course, which isn’t that objectionable because of the high deductable that makes it practically useless and universal health care would be cheaper. Still, this decision is going to give a lot of people on the plan anxiety, it might lead citizens to rush to join a plan that might be detrimental in the long run, and may discourage new customers from signing one, which may be the intent.

Then for some reason, there was an EO to enact fees on homeowners, which shouldn’t be shocking coming from this President and other multiple home owning elected and appointed officials who harp about the estate tax. This was a cut by President Obama, although in retrospect meager, to give homeowners some relief especially after the 2008 crashing of the economy by scumbag banks and predatory lenders.

After these two sadistic but mostly symbolic decisions, he found time to bitch and moan about the crowd size of the people at the inauguration. But that diversion bore some fruit because he went and signed an EO to track down on voter fraud. For he thinks that the 3 million who voted for Manifest Failure Hillary should have went to him, even the dead ones who registered and voted, presumably from the netherworld counties of these states and a glut of voters who are registered in 2 states. Contradicting his prior claim about if he bothered to campaign in the blue states he would have won them. Trump’s peculiar knowledge of the latter theory is ironic for the fact that his top advisors and family members are also registered in two states. Maybe the President is relying more on experience than misinterpreting a poll.

But the man doesn’t give a fuck what you all think and what you heard.

Then there were a flurry of EO’s that focused on trade and government bureaucracy. TPP was never ratified for this to mean anything and it’s despised in other nations (like New Zealand),  this was just a sentimental token signing. The federal hiring freeze sounds good to taxpayers, but the people that have these jobs most likely are middle class. So much for our President’s concern for the forgotten. Those pesky federal regulation guidelines got the symbolic axe from the President’s giant signature, so there will not be any impediments for cheap oligarchs from getting obese wealth at the expense of the safety of their employees and residents who live near their power plants or pipelines.

Speaking of pipelines, there is the utter moronic decision to revive the construction of the potentially disastrous Keystone XL and the government sanctioned plundering of the Dakota Access pipelines. Keystone is a massive risk to the environment and may be ultimately unprofitable and the Dakota pipeline has been rife with chaos due to the resistance of the Native American tribes to protect their only source of clean water and sacred burial grounds in the face of sadistic and quasi-legal oppression of the protests by using tactics like siccing dogs, shotgunning tear gas bombs and using firehoses in freezing weather. It should be noted that our President has a financial stake in the destructive Dakota access venture.

But we all know the President doesn’t give a fuck about emoluments.

As if there is any wonder if Figurehead President Trump is his own man and not one to owe some other people, say a foreign leader a favor for his recent and first real job, there is the EO and part theological edict of the “Global Gag” rule. Which basically defunds health programs by including or even mentioning the word abortion and expands to contraception use across the nation and the world, which can’t be more of a generous sop to Mike Pence and the GOP establishment religious ideologues that helped secure Trump’s nomination to the party. So much for fears of the President being compromised and allegory comparisons to Sharia Law. There is also the decision to end the funding of sanctuary cities, which is understandable considering how it’s being exploited in New York for example, but there would not be a need for them if other states weren’t so rigid and did their fair share taking care of their own poverty situations instead of forcing people out to more populous and denser regions.

These executive decisions would be intimidating except for the underwhelming fact that they are mostly symbolic and were reportedly filled with vague and conflicting language and not even confirmed by a key judicial branch. Which may have led to the devastating blowback to Trump’s most ardent supporters and immigrants who have a right to be in this country over the weekend.

The fucking wall in Mexico, the one that nation is supposed to pay for, that now has been decided by President Trump to proceed, has been botched and it now turns out that you the people are going to pay for it after all, maybe twice as revealed on the President’s bizarre interview on ABC last week. After the cancellation of the meeting by the very unpopular president of that nation, which Trump lied was mutual, it now turns out that we are going to pay for it first, via all the federal cuts and reactivation of fees mentioned earlier, and then Trump is going to slap a massive tariff at 20% for all Mexican imports, which will make this generations beloved Coronas and tequila, and even auto parts manufactured there and subsequently cars made here that need them more expensive. It’s practically a double dip on the American Taxpayer. So this fantasy that Mexico will pay for the fucking wall is based on wild-eyed speculation. Which is natural coming from a predatory real estate scion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This interview had some other ostentatious displays of self-aggrandizement and prideful cognitive dissonance. Notably when the President was showing a expansive photo of his inauguration and his perceived millions that were there like when the dictator in the In-Laws was showing off his art collection and when he was dressing down the interviewer, David Muir, to his face by bringing up how Fox News depicts reports about him and how he derives his opinions on the news medias reporting on him by watching himself on television akin to Peter Sellers character in Being There. (Even Rush Limbaugh gets it, although wrong as usual)

Following this interview, he promoted his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, to head the National Security Council, a position formally held by generals. A rise in stature that was alarmingly fast and a disturbing break in executive protocol. A lot of conjecture is bandied about Trump being vulnerable to nation’s where he has financial interests and his political ties to Putin, but the rise of Bannon might be the guy he owes the biggest debt to.

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Bannon

And now we come to the Big Kahuna of executive orders. The temporary immigration ban on Muslim majority nations that are hotbeds of terrorism attacks and have ties to funding of terrorist groups, notably a permanent ban on people from Syria. With the exception of Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and The United Arab Emirates, nations that have actual ties to the Taliban, Al Qaeda and Isis and with the exception of Pakistan, palatial hotels and golf courses with the Trump Brand. Unlike the other orders, the actions demanded on the order happen on day one and on the weekend when plane traveling is highest. Hundreds of immigrants with legal work visas and green cards, people that were already vetted by this nation (though not extremely) were detained by the TSA officers and officials. Which led to protests to all of the cities major airports and apparently preemptive action by civil rights lawyers and elected officials to strike down the unconstitutionality of Trump’s arbitrary and draconian action. It has led to the invocation of habeas corpus in the acquittal of 2 immigrants at JFK and the Trump administrations lifting of the ban and the release of all those detained mercilessly.

This has led to the sudden action and awakening of elected officials in congress, after years of mutual complacency and toleration of Obama’s unconstitutional executive decisions and policies,  to boycott confirmation hearings of the attorney general. Trump may have possibly ruined Jeff Sessions chance to enforce the laws of the nation. Especially after the firing of the temporary AG Sally Yates for refusing to enforce his selective religious ban. Notably, in a sick Machiavellian twist, Sessions asked during Yates’ confirmation a few years ago if she would resist if she felt if the president went above the law. I guess that was only for the last guy.

But in spite of the widespread resistance from the masses and electeds, the dropping poll numbers and the embarrassing results from the EO hastily closing the borders to this nation, Trump still doesn’t give a fuck. His conviction that the world is a mess justifies his decisions. What does it matter when people who went through the proper channels to live and work here get caught up in the anti-terror ringer? According to the President, the nation and the world is a mess and has bigger problems to solve, even though none of the nations on the Muslim ban has even attacked our country, and two of them are known allies where our military are training those nations’ armies, Somalia and Iraq.

This may be just a shock doctrine test to see how the nation’s laws and judges react to this mess that he created. President Trump wants to rule by chaos and disorder and it doesn’t matter what those on the street with the funny signs or what the democrat minority in the houses in DC say.

President Trump is just fucking with people. Plain and simple. It’s what power tripping, unscrupulous bosses have always done since the dawn of man. He is the boss of America and he decides who profits and and who gets to live here.

This is the new normal. I am sure President Trump doesn’t give a fuck what Lindsay Crouse thinks either.

 

 

 

 

The Campaign For One Ego

Screenshot_2019-01-12 Mayor Bill de Blasio on Twitter

NY Post: Taxpayers foot bill for glitzy ad touting de Blasio

Just hours before Mayor de Blasio sent out a plea for donations to his re-election campaign, City Hall posted a 3¹/₂-minute video on Twitter with Broadway actors touting Hizzoner and his accomplishments — all paid for by taxpayers. Critics said the video does not violate city rules but raises a number of concerns about the mayor’s use of public resources to further his re-election prospects. “He needs to use his office to communicate to New Yorkers, but about what’s in their interest — not what’s in his political interest,” said Dick Dadey, of the watchdog group Citizens Union. “There’s elements to it that allow it to somewhat pass the smell test, but any accurate reading of this shows it’s an ad that promotes the mayor as much as it is informational.”

Not a de Blasio 2017 ad

The mayor has come down with acute megalomania. It even shows when he’s affable, like in the current release of city hall agitprop made by his media optics division in his 264 member loyal little farm team.

It seems all the time he’s spending, when in the first few years of his term was on the phone and his blackberry like some telemarketer and was courting an unscrupulous collective of developer tower land barons, restaurant owners, hoteliers, tech based firms and some tv production type for piles of money to shape policies, infrastucture and services in their favor, is trying to polish the daily growing pile of turds that has become his first term as mayor. But like Anderson Cooper once quipped, “technically you can’t polish any turd”. Certainly not when these turds are coming down on the mayor in a diarrhetic downpour.

This approach should be beneath a man with such alleged liberal convictions and a philosophy steeped in social justice. Most importantly someone who initially promised the constituency an end to the widening economic inequity of the upper and lower classes and to staunch the bleeding of the middle class. But it’s clear from his wretched conduct and abuse of his position that even the less cynical can see him for the confirmed phony he has become and has been.

His team of busy AV club elves have been working double time in the past few weeks producing this putrid sketch and other videos featuring that muslim cop that was hassled by some asshole bigot in Coney Island and one where he denounces the president-elect.

What this dope (of park slope) shares with Trump though is his contempt and latent oppression of journalists. Also, apparently, is his arrogant swagger, a defiant embrace of hypocrisy, and a sense of entitlement with his position that comes off mildly scary.

NY Times: Mayor deBlasio’s Media Freeze-Out 

If Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided that he is going to answer questions only from “real media outlets,” and not The New York Post, why doesn’t he just go all the way? Revoke The Post’s credentials, and bar its reporters from City Hall and make an example of them. Let the other reporters learn not to offend His Honor. And if they don’t learn, he can stop taking all questions. Then the mayor will be free to do his business in peace and quiet, his message unfiltered, his administration shown only in its best light, through news releases and photo ops.

Mr. de Blasio got petulant when pressed by a reporter from Newsday for information about an inquiry into the Administration for Children’s Services and the death of a 6-year-old boy. “Come on — try and ask a real question,” he snapped. Then came this exchange with a Wall Street Journal reporter: Q. I’m just curious — taking questions once a week, and you know, insulting newspapers, media outlets — how do you think it’s helping you? How is it helping you? A. It doesn’t have to help. It doesn’t have to help. It’s the — well, I’m saying what I think is the truth. And by the way, I think the people share a lot of my view.

It doesn’t have to help. It also doesn’t help the environment in the city right now. Mostly for the people who work and live here 24/7/365. It doesn’t help any kid being tormented and trapped in a broken home with abusive lowlifes.

This recent transparency of his film crew is not new, in fact they have been busy for a while. Here is something they produced back a few months ago to counter the contentious protests of the citizens of Maspeth when they heard that a big lousy failing vacant hotel that the managers there decided to convert it to a homeless shelter with the city’s enabling and taxpayer funded dollars and barely any input from the community.

These videos were made to highlight and praise the program that has produced a record amount of homeless higher than the great depression and before the inevitable blowback of the horrendous current reports of the amount of homeless people, 60,000 plus and the monstrous costs, 72.9 million in the past year. Does it have to be mentioned that the nation was broke back then and currently our city and state has seen the economy go up. Not much is known what has happened to those poor people since these videos were released, since de Faustio’s crew has not made a follow up, but it’s quite certain they got shipped, or maybe stored in another hotel in another borough.

And now he’s trying to control the narrative, his, and is maligning certain targets (NY Post too easy) and trashing other news media coming to their defense. No surprise coming from a repugnant, manipulative jerk-off. But the Blaz is not alone, dismissal, dismantling and destruction of a free press is actually a world wide trend. Exacerbated by the cultural omniscience of the fake news phenomenon, it has buttressed a duality of cynicism and gullibility of the citizenry and is being easily exploited by immoral empowered types for their advantage. Although this isn’t working so well for our mayor, and  is going through a pained delusional state right now in his assumption of any support of the constituency, which is bred from a tone-deaf statement uttered only last year that out of state transients and tourists knew more than original New Yorkers.

Who knows what him and his agitprop drones are going to release next, but for certain this has to be stopped not only to prevent the daily poisoning of social media with lame sketch videos, but because yet again he is breaking the laws inherent of being mayor. It’s like he’s daring and inviting the feds to come get him. Not since John Gotti has there been a display of such haughtiness towards such scrutiny. Correction, since Donald Trump. Maybe also like his bedfellow rival, president-elect Trump, de Blaz may feel that as mayor, by natural law or urban legend, that he can’t have conflicts of interest or even feels, like Nixon told Frost, that nothing he does is illegal in his elected position.

This usually doesn’t end well with these beliefs and attitudes. No matter how much shit you use for frosting, or how much frosting you use on shit. Hopefully Mayor Big Slow’s comeuppance will come soon before his other little dopes make another smarmy video bit.