New Bad Days 96: Mayor Adams’s April From Hell With Rise In Major Crime Categories; Fatal Attraction Murder And Delivery Man Assassination Occur In Quiet Neighborhood; Homeless Bigots Attacks Sikh Men In Same Vicinity; Man Disrupts Morning Rush Hour Subway Commute With Mass Shooting And Another Killer Shoots A Man To Death At Subway Station During The Evening Rush; Stray Bullets From Street Fight And Drive-By Shootings Are Killing And Crippling More Innocent Bystanders And Children; Cop Kills Panhandler With Patrol Car While Running The Red Light; Thugs Are Weaponizing Street Legal Motor Scooters Without License Plates For Muggings; Gun Trafficking Continue To Proliferate With The Preeminence Of Ghost Guns Along With Rise In Slashings, Home Invasion And Small Business Robberies, Car And Car Parts Theft, Crimes Of Hate, Street Killings, Ultraviolent Gang Beatdowns And Random Attacks On Citizens Of All Ages

Writings on the wall Mayor of Swagger

Mayor Eric Adams favorite credo “NYC has 8 million people with 30 million opinions, but there’s only one mayor” got the biggest opinion of him he’s got so far when one of the 8 million showed one opinion about him projecting on a wall on the Verizon office and transmitter building in downtown Manhattan and he can’t really shake it off like he usually does with the crimes continuing massive rise in all major felony and misdemeanor categories.

For all the shitlib talk and consternation about Mayor Adams’s reverting to Giuliani’s broken windows policing tactics that lowered crime in the 90’s, the policy hasn’t done much to put fear into petty and recidivist criminals and the gangbangers to get them to keep their collective noses clean. And why would they be intimidated by a former cop mayor who has become so obsessed with starfucking he is willing to vibe out next to a model drunk off her ass at an exclusive party run by a too big to fail big bank at a bland new tower in Midtown?

At least it looks like the revival (and rebranding) of the anti-crime gun removal NYPD units has made an impact with shootings and murders on a slight down trend but they are still happening with more frequency compared to pre-pandemic times three years ago and even a decade ago.

Sadly, Mayor Adams ramping up deployment of cops to the transit system has led to disappointing results. Random and intentional assaults and muggings are regular occurrences in subway and commuter complaints of barely seeing a police presence on the platforms and trains are more frequent. The latter was evident when a man pulled off an act of domestic terrorism on the N train during rush hour and Mayor Adams response to it was dreadfully delayed by getting suddenly stricken with COVID-19 (or suspiciously stricken to avoid press scrutiny). After that incident, Adams double ramped up NYPD deployment on mass transit but felonious crimes and even shootings continued to happen on the trains days after Frank James made a mockery of the mayor’s policing tactics.

Despite a total overhaul of leadership to run Rikers Island with a commissioner who shares Mayor Adams proclivity for hiring cronies, rampant violence and death continue to persist in the few buildings left that are housing inmates. Recently appointed SDNY D.A. noticed the continued obfuscations going on and immediately put the Adams and D.O.C. Commissioner on notice to come up with a plan or they will be taken over by a federal receiver. Mayor Adams reacted to this by crassly claiming that he’s the right man to fix Rikers because he’s Black despite his shady machinations to undermine the environment and perpetual culture of violence and corruption on the island that led to the D.A.’s decision which was way overdue after de Blasio let Rikers rot for nearly a decade and worsen conditions there as the city planned to build four more tower jails to close the prison island complex.

Mayor Adams ended the first month of this violent spring in NYC by holding a summit with every precinct commander about the stubborn rise in major crimes, which the NYPD high brass actually do in their COMPSTAT meetings at the end of the month. The distinction being that Adams wanted to discuss the sweeps of homeless encampments and shuttling of homeless people to shelters which have also failed to garner results since barely a fraction of the indigent accepted to go to them and also to oddly defend commissioner Sewell (or maybe his choice to make her commissioner). Like the recidivist criminals on the streets, cops of all stripes reacted to the two hour convention like the joke it was and since journalists were suppressed from attending this hearing, this was clearly just another media and optics diversion by Adams and his media managing minions for the self-proclaimed general and shepherd to project leadership and swagger as a deflection from the fact that he’s been anything but a leader to bring down crime like he promised when he ran for mayor at this point of time last year. He didn’t even feature this crime summit in his weekly self-aggrandizing b-roll video of his mayoral “accomplishments”

Today’s menaces of society are having a hearty laugh right now.

Queens

In Forest Hills, a man murdered a woman in her house, stabbing her over 50 times after he broke into her home with a key that was left in the backyard. He waited for her when she came home from a night in Manhattan with friends and a nightcap in a nearby bar by Austin St and slaughtered her following a fight they had after she demanded he get out of her house after she let him inside. The man stuffed her butchered body into a hockey duffle bag belonging to her youngest son and rolled it a quarter mile and dumped it on the sidewalk by a highway entrance near Forest Park where it was found early in the morning by a woman jogging by. Then the man sent a threat via text to her husband and  ran to his home in South Richmond Hill to hide from the cops.

After finding the woman’s body on the grass, NYPD CSI traced blood all the way back to the victim’s house and cops startling interrogated the 13-year-old boy, who was sleeping upstairs in his bedroom as the bloody slaughter took place, treating him like the main suspect and slapped the cuffs on him. The man had a two year love affair with his victim and while working at her and her husband’s house as their handyman after installing air conditioning units for them and gruesomely butchered her following a fight between them when she was trying to break up with him. Although he now claims that he wanted to confront her because he thought she gave him HIV during their sexual dalliances together.

Asked about the ghoulish murder that has dominated headlines and struck fear into the residents of the town, Mayor Eric Adams feigned indifference claiming he wasn’t cognizant of the incident with a tone conveying he didn’t give a shit about it.

Also in Forest Hills, a brawl in front of a nite club escalated when some hardhead pulled out a gun and shot the bouncer.

Again in Forest Hills, a man robbed a wad of cash from a bank after passing a note to the teller.

And again in Forest Hills, a food delivery man got shot to death by a man who ambushed him as he was riding his motor scooter off a drive way of an apartment building where he dropped off an order. The killer then got into his car and left the scene and is still on the loose.

A suspect of the slaying is a man who usually goes to the Chinese restaurant where the victim worked and regularly gave his fellow workers there a hard time like over petty shit like the amount of duck sauce he wanted and on other occasions threatened them with a gun and damaged their cars, notably slashing the tires of the owner’s vehicle. The murder victim last wrestled with the hangry customer and took his photo and the NYPD still did nothing substantial to address their plight until it was too late.

And again in Forest Hills, two men on a moped got robbed at gunpoint on the street hours after that delivery worker got murdered on the north side of town nearby. One of them was a delivery worker who was driving. An indication that the homicide may have been a robbery attempt and might have nothing to do with the customer the late victim grappled with. 

In South Richmond Hill, a 70-year-old man got sucker punched by a man while he was walking to a temple on a quiet street in the morning light and wound up lying bloodied on the sidewalk.

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Also in South Richmond Hill, two more men were attacked on the same corner as two men beat them down on the pavement with a stick and robbed them. The man involved with both attacks got arrested along with another man who assisted him in the mugging. Both thugs were squatting in an abandoned house on a street corner right where both attacks took place.

Again in South Richmond Hill, a man walked into a Chinese restaurant and stuck a knife up at the cashier and forced her to give him $900.

And again in South Richmond Hill, a man knocked a pregnant woman onto the sidewalk to steal her purse.

In Jackson Heights, a 16-year-old boy and his two friends got attacked by a gang of 10 men on a street corner as they were all on the same motor scooter while riding on the sidewalk. The gang pushed them off and then beat the rider down on the pavement, kicking and punching him repeatedly and one of them stabbed him in the back. A few of the goons caught one of his friends trying to flee and beat him in the middle of the street and then they made off with their mark’s motor scooter, cellphone and his backpack. The gang were all wearing masks because according to the city’s new slob health commissioner Ashwin Vasan, we are still in a pandemic and they must still be worn at all time.

Also in Jackson Heights, a fire broke out in a man’s apartment after multiple e-batteries for scooters, mopeds and ebikes exploded while he was charging them, leaving the entire unit gutted. The man died two weeks later from severe burns from the blaze.

Again in Jackson Heights, a man jimmied the door of an apartment building with a screwdriver and looted everything in the package room with an actual key.

And again in Jackson Heights, a man stuck up a 61-year-old man at gunpoint on the sidewalk, then he pistol whipped him down to the pavement when his mark had no money to give up.

And again in Jackson Heights at the Roosevelt Ave./74th Ave. Station, a man hopped the turnstiles as a local corporate news correspondent was doing a story about fare evasion.

In Fresh Meadows, a man broke into a house and stood over a woman sleeping in her bed, then he sexually assaulted her and ran away. The deviant then broke into a shed at a nearby house and stole an e-scooter and got away faster.

Also in Fresh Meadows, two cars rolled up to a group of teenagers waking on the sidewalk and a young man stepped out of one of them after the group yelled at them and shot at them, hitting two young men and a plugging a 14-year-old girl on the neck with a stray bullet from the fusillade.

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The slug is lodged near her spine, meaning she could be paralyzed from this heinous attack.

Again in Fresh Meadows, dozens of weapons were confiscated at a high school after metal detectors were place there following the shooting that crippled a teenage girl and wounded two other teenagers.

In Astoria, a man threatened to kill himself during a domestic dispute with his girlfriend at her apartment while he was holding a machete. The man then went in the hallway with the  machete when the cops arrived, leading them to shoot their tasers with them. After the tasers had no effect on him (as expected), one of the cops shot him three times after he refused to drop his weapon.

Also in Astoria, a man lost control of his car and crashed it into a commercial building across the street from a high school.

In Jamaica, a man bought and stole high end jewelry and watches in gun point robberies as a fencer in a shopping mall.

Also in Jamaica at the Parsons Blvd. Station, two men engaged in an argument on the mezzanine which escalated into a brawl. Then one of them pulled out a gun and shot his foe to death on the stairs leading to the street. The killer blasted him five times.

Even though it’s one of the biggest transit hubs in Queens and months after Mayor Adams and Governor Hochul declared more public safety measures and a bigger police presence would be on the transit system and it happened during the fucking evening rush hour, there were no cops to be found at the station to stop the ruckus and homicide. The late victim was planning on leaving New York City because it got too dangerous for him.

In South Jamaica, a man got shot to death from a point blank blast to his head on the sidewalk while he was having a conversation with a friend of his.

Also in South Jamaica, a 61-year-old man died in his cellar apartment from a fire at his house that blazed a few hours before sunrise.

In St. Albans, a confrontation between two men on the sidewalk escalated into a point blank shootout in broad daylight.

Only in New York City’s dystopian kakistocracy that life would imitate comedy.

In  Arverne, two gangs engaged in rumble and a shootout in broad daylight and late in the evening by a playground on the grounds of a NYCHA public housing complex.

In Woodside at the 52nd St. Station, a gang of three men surrounded a commuter on the 7 train and beat him down and stole his cellphone and wallet, then used one of his credit cards to buy dinner for themselves to satiate their appetites.

Also in  Woodside, a man hit a 89-year-old woman with his SUV while exiting a parking lot.

Again in Woodside, a fire engulfed a fried chicken/pizza restaurant and spread to a liquor store and barber shop next to it. Queens continues to burn.

And again in Woodside and also Astoria and Flushing, two men ripped out portable ATM machines by restaurants and cafes, making off with over $16,000 which included plundering two ATMs in Bay Ridge.

In Ridgewood, a 15-year-old boy crashed into a city bus while riding an unlicensed moped.

Also in Ridgewood, a construction worker fell to his death after slipping off a shaky beam into a shaft hole at a luxury public housing tower building site and with prior worksite violations from the Dept. Of Buildings., which placed a stop work order because of his death. The 17-story building has been under development for 7 years.

Again in Ridgewood, the scourge of catalytic converter theft continues to grow as the environmentally friendly car accessory has seen a 400% rise in the nation.

And again in Ridgewood, a man shot another man in the leg to settle an argument they had on the street in the dead of night.

In Dutch Kills, a man easily stole a $21,000 car from a parking lot when the attendant left it idling with the key still in the ignition.

In Hollis, a man stole a woman’s car when she went to get a sandwich and then abandoned it under a train trestle with a four month old baby inside. The woman wound up getting arrested for child endangerment and the thief is still on the loose, who was the one who actually endangered the child even worse.

In Rego Park, three young men broke into a school and robbed 100 bucks and a gift card worth $150 and drew swastikas on white boards before they bounced.

Also in Rego Park, a woman shoplifted over $4,000 worth of clothing from a mall with her five children with her, then ran with them to the Woodhaven Blvd Station to escape with the looted merchandise. While on the train, she freaked all her kids out by making them go through all the cars with the stolen goods in tow as cops were pursuing her.

Again in Rego Park, a man went bonkers inside a mall and pepper sprayed people at random.

And again in Rego Park, a food-app delivery man crashed his motor scooter into a car while trying to evade cops who were pursuing him. The man was riding his unlicensed motor vehicle in the bike lane.

In  Corona, a woman snatched $80 from a 79-year-old man’s hands when he was about to give her money after she begged from him.

Also in Corona, a gang of four men went ballistic after being denied entry back into a nite club and then beat the shit out a man who intervened and tried to calm them down by kicking him, whipping him with a belt and stabbing him multiple times. So the bouncer took out a gun and shot it in the air which did the trick.

Again in Corona at the Junction Blvd. Station, a man randomly punched a 79-year-old and knocked him out on the platform.

In Cambria Heights, a man flipped over and crashed his luxury car while speeding on the expressway and killed a woman who was sitting in the front passenger seat with him and injured two other women who were riding along with them.

On Rikers Island, an inmate got slashed and stabbed by two other inmates in a gang related attack. A search of the assailants cell found a knife inside a peanut butter jar. This incident followed a recent confiscation of fifty scalpels were found concealed behind a toilet bowl in a bathroom that visitors use.

In Flushing, gang of 8 men and one woman collaborated in a sex and child trafficking ring where they tortured teenage girls while forcing them to sell their bodies in hotels and motels.

Also in Flushing at the Main St. Station, a man suddenly grabbed a woman on the mezzanine and demanded money from her. When she told him she had none, he forced her to walk with him to an apartment building where he pulled out his dick while still holding her, but the woman resisted and broke from his clutches and escaped.

In Howard Beach, two men teamed up to steal a cellphone from a handicapped woman in a wheelchair in broad daylight.

In Oakland Gardens, a man drove his car by a woman who was loading grocery bags into her vehicle in a supermarket parking lot and then he jumped out and grabbed her purse, then he drove away as she tried to get it back by reaching through his window, causing her to fall and hit her head on the pavement.

In Sunnyside at the 40 St/Lowery St Station, a woman committed suicide by jumping in front of the arriving 7 train.

Also in Sunnyside, a FBI agent beat the shit out of and then cuffed a traffic cop when he wrote him a ticket for a parking violation and for having tinted windows.

In Elmhurst at the 90 St./Elmhurst Ave. Station, a man randomly stabbed a 14-year-old boy in the gut on the 7 train.

Also in Elmhurst, a 15-year-old boy got shot while he and two other accomplices tried to steal a car. Then they all got on the same moped and fled until they crashed into a car belonging to a Jersey cop.

In Ozone Park, a brawl broke out in front of a niteclub and a man wound up getting stabbed during the ruckus.

In South Ozone Park, a man grabbed a 73-year-old man’s cane and beat him with it at a bus stop. Then he randomly attacked a man in Sunset Park at the 59th St. Station (two stops away from the Frank James incident) and tried to push him onto the trackbed, but was thwarted by a Samaritan who placed him in a chokehold and restrained him until the cops arrived.. Then he assaulted two cops while resisting arrest, giving one a head butt and the other a shiner from a punch to the face. The lunatic was later released on his own recognizance following his arraignment without bail by a judge appointed by the abomination mayor Bill de Blasio.

In Rosedale, a man shot himself in the leg trying to gun down a man on the street he was pursuing and lied to the cops that he got hit by a stray bullet while jogging.

In Middle Village, cable wire connecting utility poles went on fire.

Two men pulled off a serial smash and grab robbery spree of cell phone stores in a span of two months.

In Glendale, a homeless shelter has been the source of close to a thousand of 911 calls and over 70 arrests from the violence and crime at the facility and in the vicinity by there since it’s inception two years ago.

Wonder why it’s such a pit of despair.

Manhattan

In Harlem, a man pounced on a woman walking on the sidewalk and tried to grab her purse but failed after dragging her on the pavement and ran away when she resisted.

Also in Harlem at the 110th St. Station, a man mouthed off to four men on the B train and the gang beat him up and slashed him in the head.

Again in Harlem, a man pounced on another standing  on the street and punches him with a brick and beats him down to the asphalt in broad daylight.

And again in Harlem, a food delivery worker got shot while riding to his destination.

And again in Harlem, two men got shot in their legs in broad daylight on two different streets.

And again in Harlem, a homeless couple that took shelter inside a subway train tunnel got killed when the 1 train ran over them.

In East Harlem, a man riding the wrong way on a motor scooter hit an 86-year-old woman as she was crossing the street and she died instantly from her injuries.

Also in East Harlem, two men jumped a food delivery man as he was about to exit an apartment building and robbed an order and 70 bucks from him after stabbing in the leg.

Again in East Harlem, a gang of four men pounced on a 67-year-old man right after he came out of bank withdrawing money from an ATM and beat him down to the pavement and stole his wallet containing 800 bucks.

And again in East Harlem, an ebike spontaneously combusted on a street corner and also set a car parked next to it on fire.

And again in East Harlem, a woman committed suicide by jumping from a window of her apartment from the 5th floor.

In Chinatown, a man got stabbed to death during a fight over money in a gambling den at a venue where a woman got tortured and was found dead in an app hail livery driver’s car that her assailants dumped her in and sent back to her hometown in Queens last summer. The suspected killer went to a nearby kitchen supply store to get the knives he weaponized and he’s still on the loose.

Also in Chinatown, a fire at an apartment building killed a 91-year-old tenant and her middle aged son with special needs.

Again in Chinatown, a five-alarm fire gutted an abandoned four story mixed use apartment building.

In the Upper West Side, three bigoted boys menaced six other boys on the sidewalk while they were brandishing a knife, a crowbar and a sword while spewing anti-Semitic remarks.

Also in the Upper West Side, a man held up a taco stand at gunpoint and robbed it of 150 bucks in broad daylight.

Again in the Upper West Side, a man approached a parked car and shot a man to death point blank to his head as he was sitting in the drivers seat.

In the East Village, hundreds of NYPD police officers were deployed to remove an encampment made by homeless people under a scaffolding by a school that’s been abandoned for 20 years. Seven protesters wound up getting arrested as the cops and sanitation workers removed the vagrants belongings and threw all of it in the garbage trucks.

Also in the East Village, a man hit another man while he was crossing the street with his car while driving drunk and crashed into a parked car.

In the Lower East Side at the Delancy St. Station, during another NYPD sweep of homeless encampments cops found a homeless man squatting in a crawl space in a tunnel and he happened to be wanted for stealing jewelry from the dead in coffins at a funeral home and for stealing a laptop from an apartment he invaded.

Also in the Lower East Side, a man got shot in the leg over a K2 drug deal gone bad with two other men on the street.e

Again in the Lower East Side, the de Blasio Chainsaw Massacre at East River Park hit a gruesome new low as contractors slaughtered a bunch of cherry blossom trees that just started blooming as NYPD officers deployed to the area watched and then arrested 2 protesters trying to stop them.

Again in the Lower East Side, a man stabbed a 16-year-old boy on a street corner after chasing him from his smoke shop after catching him shoplifting.

And again in the Lower East Side,  a man shot another man who he was brawling with in front of a smoke shop and a stray bullet  shot a bouncer in the leg who was having a slice at a dollar dollar fifty pizzeria during his break working at a neighboring niteclub.

And again in the Lower East Side, a pop star from the UK got mugged after leaving a bar and was beaten so bad he wound up hospitalized with a broken jaw.

And again in the Lower East Side, a man beat his four-month old son to death inside his apartment and tried to cover it up by saying he accidentally dropped him while feeding him. 

In Midtown at the 49th Station, a man was found dead from a drug overdose on the mezzanine by the stairs.

Also in Midtown, two women and a man pulled off a counter top jewelry heist stealing over a hundred diamond rings worth nearly a half million dollars.

Again in Midtown, cops approached a car with two men and a woman inside with their weapons drawn and found one of them possessing a gun. During the collars, one of the men resists arrest and punches the cop and flees on foot and winds up getting arrested.

And again in Midtown and also Harlem and the Upper East Side, a man robbed 5 banks by handing a teller a threatening note and made off with $5,700. Three of the robberies were from the same Canada based bank. A man the cops caught and collared trying to break into a car in the Bronx robbed 700 bucks a branch of that Canada based bank in March using a note and suspects him of those serial robberies.

In Penn Station, a man started fires in two garbage cans in one week and got released with only a desk appearance ticket despite having 80 prior arrests which included multiple other times he set cans on fire back in the December. The firebug also went on a two week serial arson tear 10 years earlier lighting 15 cans on fire on busy street corners.

Also in Penn Station, a serial sexual predator who raped twin four-year-old girls in another state attempted to hide out in one of Mayor Adams’s dangerous homeless shelters and wrestled with cops and bit one of them as they tried to arrest him and escaped. The lowlife fugitive was caught and arrested while hiding out in Yonkers and brought back to Manhattan where he spat on a reporter while being perp-walked to the courthouse.

In Times Square at the 42nd St. Station, a man stabbed another man in the back on the mezzanine.

Also in Times Square, a manhole explosion by the old New York Times building scared the shit out of tourists and made them run for their lives. Probably because they are not use to seeing this happen as a full time resident of the five boroughs as manhole explosions have been happening twice as much as it did two years ago.

Again in Times Square at the Port Authority Station, a man walloped a 67-year-old woman in the head and robbed her purse after he shoved her down the stairs.

And again in Times Square, a man got stabbed during a fight with two other men on the sidewalk.

And again in Times Square at the 42nd St. Station, two men and a woman roughed up a 60-year-old man and robbed him on the platform.

And again in Times Square, a man stabbed another man to death at an arcade after an argument and a brawl he had with him that was provoked when the victim won a prize and dropped it near his assailant’s daughter.

And again in Times Square, a man stabbed another man to settle a dispute in front of a hot dog vendor.

In Central Park, an arsonist or a cold homeless person started a fire in a brush area. This is the third fire in two months in the second biggest park in the five boroughs

Also in Central Park, a man crashed into a bike rider while going the wrong way on his motorcycle without license plates.

In  Hell’s Kitchen, a bigot stabbed another man in the torso who passed by him on the sidewalk because of the sound of his accent.

In Herald Square at the 34th St. Station, a man attempted to pick up a woman on the subway platform, then he followed her entering the Q train and sat next to her and sexually molested her. A Samaritan intervened and made him stop but the deviant still took the train to his destination at Prospect Park without any response by the NYPD.

Also in Herald Square at the 34th St. Station, a man stabbed a woman in the leg as she tried to stop him after he snatched another woman’s cellphone from her hand on the platform.

In Morningside Heights at the 110th St. Station, a gang of four boys fucking around and littering on the B train ganged up on a man and beat him down and slashed him in the head after he admonished them for stepping on his boots.

In Soho, a man jumped another man from behind and stabbed him in the back multiple times on the sidewalk in the dead of night.

Also in Soho, a man stalked another man walking on the sidewalk and stabbed him in the head.

In Greenwich Village at the West 4th St. Station, a man grabbed a woman’s ass on the D train platform and felt groovy about it.

Also in Greenwich Village, a steam leak from a manhole led to Con Edison shutting down power in the vicinity and the construction of a steam pipe placed in the middle of a restaurant shanty.

Evidence was found a block north by a bike lane by other restaurant shanties and sidewalk dining tables.

In the Upper East Side, a man crashed his car into a restaurant shanty, causing it to collapse and he wound up injuring himself and his passenger.

Also in the Upper East Side, NYPD arrested 41 recidivist petty thieves were involved in nearly 150 shoplifting incidents of chain pharmacies. And surely a chunk of them will be doing it again.

Again in the Upper East Side, a man recently sprung from prison and tripping on crystal meth randomly punched and knocked out a 65-year-old man to the pavement, then smashing a bottle over the head of a 66-year-old woman and punching a homeless man who tried to stop him from getting away, then he stabbed a man in the back while he was standing by his car and randomly punching another man walking by him. The ex-con also stabbed his friend during a robbery where he stole a laptop, cellphones and $4,000 from him at his apartment a few days earlier from his half hour early morning daylight rampage.

And again in the Upper East Side, a man broke into an apartment building by jimmying the lock with a credit card and stole a tenant’s package. The skel got caught and was found to have 69 priors and was involved with other break in mail theft in other buildings in the area.

And again in the Upper East Side, two men bum rushed an upscale supermarket and held two workers at gunpoint, then they tied them up with plasticuffs and broke into the store’s safe and robbed $3,300. The oligarch owner put a $10,000 reward for the capture of the thieves. The same oligarch made a media blitz announcing his hiring of more security guards to prevent shoplifting of his chain of stores only two months earlier to make DA Alvin Bragg look bad.

And again in the Upper East Side, the predominance of critical mass motorcross cycle and ATV riders monopolizing the roads and sidewalks continues to frustrate residential drivers and pedestrians. A persistent Vision Zero violation issue that gets zero attention from the bike scientology lobby Transportation Alternatives and even Mayor Adams.

Wonder why is that?

In Inwood, a gang of four teenage males ambushed a food delivery worker in an apartment building lobby and beat him down to the floor and whacked him with a cane, then they stole 300 bucks off him after one of the thugs pulled out his piece.

In Washington Heights, an ebike exploded inside an apartment while it was being charged.

In Downtown Manhattan at the Fulton St. Station, a man attacked a woman after giving her dog a stare down. The woman blasted pepper spray at the loon when he pulled her hair and dropped her to the floor as her dog barked at him.

Also in Downtown Manhattan at the Cordtlant St. Station, a man sat down next to a woman on a bench and felt her up while jerking off, then got on the R train with her and cummed on the floor.

Again in Downtown Manhattan at the Rector St. Station, a chicken strutted on the tracks causing a delay of the 1 train. No report if she was suicidal or homeless.

In Chelsea, a man walked into a hotel bar and swiped a bottle of liquor from the shelf, then got into a tussle with a worker while trying to steal another bottle of hooch.

Also in Chelsea, an ex-con recently released from prison on a rape conviction stalked a woman on the street and put a chokehold on her, then he raped her on the pavement.

Again in Chelsea, an ebike battery exploded while being charged inside an apartment.

And again in Chelsea, a man chased a 68-year-old woman to the middle of the street and then punched her in the midsection, knocking her down to the asphalt.

In Tribeca at the Chambers St. Station, a homeless man having a mental breakdown pulled out a knife and wielded it at commuters with it on the 1 train.

In the Flatiron District, a man randomly kicked an 8-year-old boy in his face and then threw a plaza chair at a 60-year-old woman during a mental breakdown on the street.

In Koreatown, a man committed suicide by jumping from the 27th floor of a luxury condo he shares with his diplomat wife.

In FiDi at the Wall St. Station, a man slashed another man in the face with a boxcutter after arguing with him because the victim wanted to sit down and he was hogging three seats on the 4 train, then the assailant fled to the Whitehall St. Station and hopped the turnstiles to take another train to escape.

In Alphabet City, a man creeped beside a 12-year-old girl walking on the sidewalk and proposed her to accompany him somewhere until a Samaritan intervened and the predator bounced.

Also in Alphabet City, a man shot another man to death to settle a dispute on the street in broad daylight, then he got on his bike and rode away.

In Murray Hill, a man jumped into the East River fully clothed and carry a sack over his back, then he stuck his tongue out at a reporter after cops rescued him. Maybe he was doing his laundry?

Also in Murray Hill, a short bus driver ran over and killed an 82-year-old man as he was crossing the street.

In Fort George, a fruit vendor got hit in the chest by a stray bullet as he was closing up his stand while a man pulled a gun to shoot his foe by a nite club and missed.

In Gramercy Park, a homeless man has been defecating in public and randomly screaming at people dining al fresco for months because of city inaction and perpetual lack of services for the truly mentally ill people dwelling on the streets and in dangerous homeless shelters.

Brooklyn

In Crown Heights, a 59-year-old man begging for change on a boulevard intersection got killed when a cop in a NYPD patrol van mowed him down trying to beat a red light when there was no emergency. At least the homeless man died with dignity being that he didn’t perish living in a tent on the street. The cop who plowed him was reassigned to desk duty as he awaits disciplinary action from AG Letitia James, who can’t even indict a ham sandwich after failing to bring justice to Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment charges and Donald Trump’s tax evasion charges.

Also in Crown Heights at the Franklin Ave. Station, a man punched a token booth clerk as she was placing yellow tape around the turnstiles to warn commuters there was no transit service there.

Again in Crown Heights, a man shot at two men standing in an apartment building lobby from the sidewalk outside, hitting one of them in the head and the other man in the chest.

In East New York at the Alabama Ave. Station, a man picked a fight with a gang of three men on the J train and got slashed on the head.

Also in East New York, a man was found dead inside his apartment from a point blank shot to the head.

Again in East New York, a man on a motorcycle got into an argument with another man on the street and then shot at him three times and sped off. The victim died from his wounds from getting hit in the armpit. Another man got hit the hand by a stray bullet.

In Bushwick at the Halsey St. Station, a man punched a 13-year-old boy in the face with brass knuckles on the L train.

Also in Bushwick, a man went into a nite club and lit it on fire after pouring a container of gasoline by the door. The flames injured a security guard and a bartender and gutted the entire place. The arsonist turned out to be the son of former MTA commissioner Joe Lotha.

Again in Bushwick, a 16-year-old boy got pinched possessing 40 rounds of bullets in his backpack when he went through the metal detector at his high school. A friend of his told him to hold it for him because they were being used in a music video.

In Flatbush, four men bum rushed an apartment and held up two men at gunpoint and robbed $200,000 off them from safes that were inside the unit.

Also in Flatbush, a 72-year-old man got slashed in the face by a man he walked past by on his commute to work.

Again in Flatbush, a man got stabbed multiple times inside an apartment where he and a woman where getting loaded on drugs.

And again in Flatbush, a woman stabbed her 73-year-old roommate to death following a domestic dispute in their apartment over her boyfriend coming over to their place.

In East Flatbush at the Church Ave. Station, a MTA conductor stopped the F train to tell a man he couldn’t smoke inside the car and then the man slashed her in the face, wrist and leg with a shiv.

Also in East Flatbush, a man stabbed another man to death inside a halfway house and is still on the run.

Again in East Flatbush, a man bum rushed a police precinct waving a knife and yelling orders at cops and wound up in a cell then a hospital for examination.

In Cypress Hills at the Crescent St. Station, a man and a woman beat down and stabbed a commuter on the J train. The woman was carrying a little dog during the attack.

Also in Cypress Hills, a man shot another man in the leg on the street.

Again in Cypress Hills, a man shot another man in the back to settle an argument on the street.

In Bed-Stuy, a man mistreated and malnourished  28 dogs at his house, leaving them in squalid cages stewing in their own feces and piss.

Also in Bed-Stuy, two men shot at three other men on the sidewalk in broad daylight.

Again in Bed-Stuy, a man shot another man to death on a basketball court in broad daylight while children were playing and parents were with their babies in the park nearby and while cops were patrolling nearby.

In Brownsville at the Sutter Ave Station, a man stabbed a teenage commuter on his arm on the platform.

Also in Brownsville, a man got shot to death by a public housing building from a drug deal gone bad.

Again in Brownsville, two men got killed after getting hit by a train while they were spraying graffiti on a wall.

And again in Brownsville, a man walked up to a parked car and shot a man in the chest who was sitting inside.

And again in Brownsville, an off-duty cop pursued his ex-girlfriend and another man driving together and shot at them from his car.

In Downtown Brooklyn, a boy got shot during a rumble involving  a bunch of other teenagers by the Barclays Arena that spilled out from a nearby McDonalds a few blocks away.

Also in Downtown Brooklyn, two men looted over a $1,000 worth of merchandise from a department store with relative ease.

Again in Downtown Brooklyn, a man loaded up a shopping cart and looted a TV, a blender and clothes from a department store, also with relative ease.

And again in Downtown Brooklyn, two men shadowed a delivery man who got access inside an apartment building and stole a couple of walkie talkies from the concierge desk.

And again in Downtown Brooklyn at the Hoyt-Schemerhorn Station, a man held up a commuter at gunpoint and robbed his wallet. Then got caught by the cops using his credit cards to buy shit at a chain pharmacy.

In Bay Ridge, a man shot another man at a gas station in broad daylight nearby a police precinct where cops easily detained him.

Also in Bay Ridge at the 86th St. Station, a man attacked a commuter from behind while he was using the metrocard machine, flailing him with kicks and punches until he stole his cellphone.

In Bensonhurst, a man counting his money while walking on the sidewalk got jumped from behind from two men stalking him, then the duo beat him down to the pavement after one of them puts him a choke hold as his accomplice smashed a bottle over his head and stole 100 bucks from him.

In Bath Beach, a man got hit by a NYPD patrol SUV while jaywalking crossing the street. The cops were responding to an emergency and had their sirens on.

In Sheepshead Bay, a man got caught in the act stealing a catalytic converter from under a car by cops and then he got back into a luxury car he stole and weaponized it against them trying to run them over and then smashing it into a blockade of two other patrol cars. One of the cops shot at him during the escape attempt and blew out his tire. Then the thief abandoned his ride and ran away on foot.

Also in Sheepshead Bay, a woman randomly stabbed another woman in the back as she walked by her on the sidewalk.

In Gowanus, an ex-con stabbed his roommate and another man inside a homeless shelter while brawling with them after an argument about his public display of affection with his girlfriend. Mayor Adams thinks residing in a place like that is more dignified than camping under an elevated highway road.

In New Lots, two men bum rushed a smoke shop and held the clerks up at gunpoint. After one of them discharged his weapon, they the place of nearly $5,000 worth of cannabis oil and $1,000 cash money.

In Williamsburg, a man walked up to an apartment and shot at the door after knocking on it twice. The man came and bounced with two other men.

In Canarsie, a man got shot twice while standing in front of his apartment building.

Also in Canarsie, an off-duty cop shot a man to settle an argument they were engaged in on a street corner just past midnight.

Again in Canarsie, a five alarm fire destroyed a house, killing a fireman and an autistic man who lived there after the second floor collapsed under them.

And again in Canarsie, a man shot his brother and paralyzed after his gun went off while he was having a domestic dispute with him at their house.

And again in Canarsie, a man got crushed to death while working on his car when a driver of another car crashed into another vehicle that was parked in front of him and pinned him between both vehicles.

In Fort Greene, a woman got strangled, raped and robbed of $600 and her cellphone by a friend of hers on a rooftop of a NYCHA building after she refused his amorous advances.

In Kensington, an ebike battery explosion set off fires in two houses, causing injuries and homelessness to seven residents.

In Midwood, a man attacked a saleswoman in a cellphone store and pried a celly and earbuds he was feigning to buy from her hands and bounced.

In Borough Park, an off-duty cop was found passed out in his car after driving drunk.

On the Brooklyn Bridge, a man attempting to commit suicide got rescued by an NYPD unit as he was standing on top of the bridge’s cables.

In Park Slope, a man died of a drug overdose inside his apartment after he got arraigned for killing his baby daughter who consumed heroin he was using before he passed out on her.

Also in Park Slope. a man stalked a woman walking out of a train station and grabbed her from behind on the sidewalk, jerked off in front of her and molested her on a park bench. The skeev also sexually assaulted a woman in an NYPD arrest man in attempted broad-daylight NYC sex assault.

Again in Park Slope, five boys and two girls engaged in a five finger discount spree inside a bodega, snatching $2,300 worth of candy, drinks and vape products and also pilfered $1,300 from the register.

In Mapleton, a woman dropped her baby from the balcony of her second floor apartment an hour before sunrise. Then she woke up her husband to tell him what she did.

In Gerristen Beach, a 95-year-old man committed suicide by shooting himself with a gun he used fighting in World War II following an argument with his wife.

In DUMBO, a man broke into a production studio through a wall in a neighboring building and stole a camera worth 5 large.

In Gravesend, a man killed himself when he crashed his unlicensed moped into another vehicle on the street and a man riding on the back seat wound up injured from the wreck.

In Marine Park, a homeless man burned to death from a fire that spread while he was cooking in his encampment by the highway.

In Sunset Park at the 36th St. Station, a man named Frank James dressed like a MTA contractor while pushing a hand cart took out and lit smoke bombs and then he pulled out a glock and shot at commuters on the N train, hitting eleven of them and causing injuries to 18 other people who were trying to escape during the panic and chaos during the morning rush.

Frank James then roamed the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan for over 30 hours until he called the cops on himself and waited at a Mickey D’s for them to collar him. He was assisted by five other witnesses who also saw him drifting around their areas.

Other people also trying to flee the area or trying to commute to work in Manhattan got gouged by car hail apps who opportunistically took advantage of their fears and the domestic terror attack by raising fares. The MTA waited days to inform the public that their cameras weren’t working but they had to intentionally suppress their reports to cover their asses first.

Also in Sunset Park at the 59th St. Station (two stops away from the Frank James incident), a man randomly punched a commuter and tried to push him onto the track bed. Then he assaulted two cops while resisting arrest, giving one a head butt and the other a shiner from a punch to the face. The lunatic was released on his own recognizance following his arraignment without bail by a judge appointed by the abomination mayor Bill de Blasio.

Bronx

In Fordham Heights, a 61-year-old woman got killed after getting hit in the back from a stray bullet when two gangbangers that drew guns following a dispute with three sidewalk  vendors moments after she walked past by them on the sidewalk and then tried to duck in a doorway to dodge the fusillade. She was coming home from her job at the time. Two brothers involved in the accidental murder were arrested days later. One of them who was recently sprung after making $20,000 bail for a gun possession bust nearby where they killed her.

In the South Bronx, a 17-year-old boy shot at a rival gang from a street corner across the street from a high school after engaging in an argument with them and stray bullets from the fusillade hit another boy and two girls as they were walking together leaving the campus grounds. A 16-year-old girl collapsed on the sidewalk and died instantly from a shot to the back while her friends got wounded and survived. The killing was the boy’s first criminal offense before committing this massacre with a ghost gun that he failed to hide and spending most of his childhood and youth hanging out with gangbangers as a hopper. The boy who got shot in the leg from the mindless attack where his classmate and friend got killed faced a grilling by cops who questioned him about having gang ties, which led Mayor Adams to issue a public apology to him.

Also in the South Bronx at the 149th St. Station, a woman punched a conductor in the face when she opened her window on the 2 train.

In Norwood, a man brought a knife to a gun fight and wound up getting chased on the street and shot to death on a street corner.

Also in Norwood, a man stabbed his girlfriend multiple times to settle an argument with her at her apartment. After the cops collared him and took him to a hospital, he got stabby with a nurse who was treating him by grabbing a pair of scissors and striking her head, then he lunged after a cop and got tased.

In Morris Heights at the Burnside Ave. Station, a man pulled out a gun and shot at a commuter on the 4 train and then bounced with a woman he was with.

In Soundview, a man went into a public school brandishing a shiv and violently assaulted a guidance counselor who broke up with him. Then a school safety cop and a teacher intervened to eject him from the premises and they wound up getting slashed in the process.

In Fordham Manor, a man creeped up behind a 76-year-old woman in a bank while she was withdrawing cash from an ATM machine and threw her down to the floor and stole her purse.

In Concourse, a man being chased by a gang of four other men and drew his gun and shot at them as they were pursuing him by Yankee Stadium.

Also in Concourse, a woman got shot to death from a stray bullet that hit her while she was sitting in her car by a man who tried to shoot someone else down from the sidewalk.

In Mott Haven, a 4-year-old boy crawled through a space on a window with an air conditioner at a NYCHA building and fell six floors to the ground and survived landing on a patch of grass.

Also in Mott Haven, four women walking on the sidewalk got startled when two men in a car pulled up to the curb by them and came out strapped and held them up at gunpoint, then they snatched a $30,000 watch off one of them and bounced.

In Concourse Village, two men rode up the sidewalk together on a motor scooter by a man in front of his apartment building and one of them hopped off and stabbed him to death in broad daylight.

In Tremont, a man impersonating a utility worker bum rushed an apartment with two other men after he used a crowbar to whack the tenant on his head right when he unlocked his door. Then the three home invaders pistol whipped and tied up him and  his wife with plasticuffs and robbed a safe containing jewelry and over 4 grand in cash.

In Soundview, a man smashed a jewelry store window with a sledgehammer and he and his four accomplices plundered all the jewels that were on display in broad daylight.

In Belmont, a man shot another man in the leg while he was crossing the street in a drive-by in broad daylight.

Also in Belmont, a man swung a pipe at another man inside an apartment building to settle an argument and killed him by striking his neck.

In Edenwald, a 15-year-old girl got shot in the leg from a stray bullet.

In Allerton, a woman barged into an 89-year-old woman’s apartment at a NYCHA building and doused her with boiling water while trying to rob her and made off with her house keys.

Also in Allerton, a gang of three men got into an argument with three other men and a woman on a street corner, then they all pulled out guns and shot them, killing a man and wounded his three friends.

Again in Allerton, a man ran over and killed a woman with his luxury car while she started crossing the street and he impatiently started making his turn.

In Crotona Park, Mount Eden, Morrisania, Parkchester, Mount Hope and Westchester Square, two men riding on unlicensed mopeds mounted sidewalks and snatched purses off of six women while slugging five of them during their getaways. And they did it in one night in a time span of under 90 minutes.

In Foxhurst, a man got stabbed to death after engaging in an argument and then a fight with his assailant and a woman he was with.

Also in Foxhurst, a man suffering from cancer and chemotherapy committed suicide by  in his burning car after he was idling in a parking space and the vehicle went on fire and then he decided to go back inside and sit in the back seat and die. Apparently, the pain from burning to death was a lot easier than his treatment and his sickness.

In Crotona, a man shot and a killed another man and wounded two other men in the middle of the street.

In Kingsbridge Heights, a man rode his unlicensed motor scooter on the sidewalk past a gang of six men and mouthed off to one of them, provoking him to pull out a 9mm. , Then the motor scooter rider got off and pulled out his piece and fired a round at his foe.

In Wakefield, a man stole a flatbed truck with the motor running and the keys still in the fob, then he crushed and killed a man standing by his pickup truck during the getaway attempt. The thief later crashed the truck into a pole and abandoned it and walked away.

In Williamsbridge, a man got shot to death in front of an apartment building.

In Fordham at the Fordham Rd. Station, an argument between a man and a woman escalated when he slashed her in the face with a knife.

Also in Fordham and Bedford Park, a gang of 18 men and two teenage males got indicted for over three dozen felonious crimes and brazen shootings, one of them which killed a young woman, after they implicated themselves in drill rap videos they made on social media, leading NYPD investigators to track them down.

In Clasion Point, a man barged into a public school and attacked a guidance counselor with a knife but was stopped by a school safety cop and a teacher who both wound up getting slashed trying to hold him down.

In Woodstock, a man pulled out a knife and stabbed another man multiple times to settle an argument in front of a deli.

Also in Woodstock, a dirtbike rider got plowed by a NYPD patrol car.

Again in Woodstock, a man held up a cellphone store at gunpoint and he and an accomplice walked out with two bags of merchandise. During the getaway, the driver crashed into a police car in Manhattan, then they made a dash on foot to the riverside so they can throw the gun in the water before they got collared when the cops caught them.

In Unionport, two men walked into a bodega and held up the cashier at gunpoint and robbed $800.

In Highbridge, a gang of six men carjacked a livery driver’s cruiser after one of them driving the car they were in smashed into his vehicle to trap him after the livery driver crashed into them following an accident. Then the driver grabbed the victim and punched him with brass knuckles and then stole his car with two of his accomplices  sitting on the roof and hood.

The suspect who collided then stole the stolen car got collared and his five buddies are still on the loose, and he is now too since a judge decided to release him on his own recognizance because of the bail reform laws undermining ultraviolent crimes.

Also in Highbridge, a six-year-old boy fell down an elevator shaft in an apartment building and survived.

In Mount Eden, a man shot another man to death and two other men in their legs in front of a bodega in a drive-by in broad daylight.

In Eastchester, a man ripped off a cash register from a laundromat after he beat down the worker, slashed her face and pinned her with a laundry basket cart.

Also in Eastchester, reckless driving morons playing with their cars like toys doing donuts are smashing up cars owned by residents of NYCHA buildings.

A gang of three men set up three people after they arranged on social media with their marks to buy video game consoles and a data card and robbed them of those items at gunpoint. The serial gamer thieves also hit up a mark and stole 6 large worth of jewels off him and another mark where they stuck up a man for $1,300 of cameras and accessories they feigning to buy from him.

At Yankee Stadium, fans threw beer cans at the Cleveland Guardians outfielders during a play and when one of the players mouthed off back to them. Then the creatures threw more cans and trash at them after the Yankees won the game.

The Bronx Zoo is back.

Staten Island

In Fort Wadsworth, a woman got shot inside her house during a fight between two men during a pot deal gone wrong. One of the dealers is the grandson of former Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro, who skated from an attempted murder charge when he was 17 years old.

In Donghan Hills, an emergency call of a man having a mental breakdown led to confiscation of an arsenal of guns, rifle and ordinance he had inside his apartment.

In Port Richmond, a boy pulled out a box cutter and threatened another boy on a city bus on their way to school.

Also in Port Richmond, a vandal smashed  windows of a hair salon and a cheesesteak restaurant.

In St. George, a man shoved a 72-year-old woman to the pavement and robbed her purse as she was walking home.

In Mariners Harbor, a man hit the gas when cops were trying to pull him over for speeding and then he engaged in a movie scene car chase pursuit. Then he tried to run over a cop to get away from a traffic stop a week later and wound up crashing his vehicle.

Also in Mariners Harbor, a man stalked a woman on the sidewalk while she was walking her dog and then took out a gun and shot it off randomly hitting buildings in the vicinity.

In Graniteville, cops and state troopers procured ghost guns and weapon accessories during a bust.

In Grasmere, a man attacked a young man on the sidewalk and robbed 29 bucks off him after putting a chokehold on him. Then he ambushed a 62-year-old man by a bank and punched him in the face and robbed 500 bucks off him.

In Eltingville, an enraged man attacked a cashier at a convenience store and bashed his head on the counter, then proceeded to steal vapes and cigars worth over 140 bucks.

In Stapleton, a man wrestled with cops who tried to collar him after he got caught with crack.

Also in Stapleton, a young man shot himself in the leg inside his apartment and gave his brother the gun so he can hide it from the cops. After his brother took him to the hospital, the cops came back to their apartment with a warrant and found the weapon.

In South Beach, a man held up another man at gunpoint on the street, then pistol whipped him when he tried to walk away.

In West Brighton, a man shot at three people sitting in a parked car and then got back in his own ride and bounced.

Also in West Brighton, a man held up another man at gunpoint on the street and made off with his celly.

In New Brigthon, criminal offenses are up over 110% in the area.

In Rosebank, a MTA cop lost control of his cruiser and crashed it into a man’s backyard.

Mayor Adams Tells Reporters To Manufacture Consent For Him

City Hall, Downtown Manhattan, New York

Oh, boy, looks like Mayor Eric Adams has let the job get to him or he’s in over his head, even with that massive ego he’s been carrying since primary election day last summer. That same ego is also getting bruised by New York City’s legacy media press, which at one point the nearly two month Hizzoner welcomed with open arms and treated with reverence that was entirely absent for 8 years when Bill de Blasio was stifling them and then suppressing them in the last 2 years of this pandemic. But 45 days later, which has seen a massive rise in all index crimes and his failed attempt to persuade Albany’s obstinate and arrogant legislative leaders to reform the bail reform laws that have exacerbated those crimes, Mayor Adams has decided to scapegoat journalists for his disappointing return to the city for the way they wrote about it and told them he wasn’t going to answer their questions anymore unless it’s about the issue or the theme of whatever he’s publicly speaking about in future “media availabilitys”

Although it might not be just the Albany powwow that Adams is frustrated about. The nascent mayor is having immense difficulties filling out administration positions (even though he’s going buck wild consolidating and rebranding a lot of municipal agencies into bigger ones). But Adams wouldn’t have these issues if he hired people who didn’t have major conflicts of interests like working for corporations that do business with the city or trying to manufacture a six figure salary nepotism deputy position for his brother. Another thing that’s surely pissing off Adams about these meddling reporters is all the stories written about his majorly tainted Chief Of Staff Frank Carone, who was just recently under two federal investigations regarding a deadbeat med tech LLC he had a partnership with that didn’t pay rent to a warehouse landlord for months, and get this, that consortium even decorated their space while still behind over 200 G’s on the rent.

Apparently, Adams Albany debacle was the tipping point for him with the local corporate news, and now he’s glowering to journos right to their faces and making demands to newspaper editorial boards for not reporting accurately enough. (I mean he got a pear and an apple from Assembly Speaker Cousins for fuck’s sake). Never mind the fact that these are the same editorial boards that universally endorsed him for mayor and never mind the other fact that these are the same journos that practically boosted Adams to the mayoralty by writing him up as is victory was predetermined on the second right after he won the June primary by a snatch’s hair.

The worst aspect of all this the Mayor’s megalomania and he doesn’t even realize how much of a dictator he sounds like. Or it’s possible he actually does, because what his diatribe is all about here is he wants to control the content coming from the press. Government control of the press. The most warped thing about what Adams wants from city journalism, one of many warped things about his whiny power grab, is for reporters too look like him. Adams seriously feels that he’s being ostracized because he feels the press is too White for him and if there were Blacks and POC reporters they would be more understanding, sympathetic. The mayor is defiantly race baiting and calling for biased reporting and for Black and POC to act as stenographers to tow the mayor’s office narrative.

But even if the papers hired Black or other POC journos so it would fit “the prism” he wants, they will still have to write articles that stays within the Mayor’s prism, which is his and his administration’s narrative. This was exposed when Adams hypothetically mentioned how would the press like it if deputy mayors would distort their news to them, basically telling reporters that if they don’t report the way he likes, don’t expect any transparency, accountability and truth from his administration. Adams has shown he will literally use spite if reporters don’t write what he wants to hear and sunk as low to use the race card to do it.

New York City can only hope that Adams’ tantrum was a one time thing, but when he played his hand at that presser and showed it full of race cards, it actually revealed that he’s still harboring bitter vindictive feelings that he displayed when he yelled about “crackers” at a convention right when his mayoral campaign began that was just revealed only few weeks ago. Now he’s channeled vindictiveness to the current press corps (which also consist of Blacks, Latinos and Asians), the same journalists that his administration’s media office approves access to. Adams blatantly conveyed this petty ante vendetta when he reassured a young man on stage who he thought was nervous in front of the press to not let “them” get to him. While also referencing himself.

What truly make Adams blathering about his perceived mistreatment from the fourth estate more egregious is that he signed an executive order that (allegedly) specifically required municipal agencies to respect the rights of constituents and the press and provide them with services to see the city records in a timely fashion, complete with a study by the NYCLU with it’s chairman Norman Seigel standing on the platform with the mayor. And the ink was not even dry on that EO when Adams violated it himself by mockingly cutting off Daily News reporter Michael Gartland right when he was going to ask two questions and was regulated to uno.

And this is where Adams,  a mayor clearly not playing with a full deck but is throwing race cards and anteing up his perception of divinity, demanding the press to be nicer and more emotionally intelligent with him after his grandstanding decree for better transparency and accountability, trashing the entire press and demanding those things precise things from them with unmitigated projection and impunity. And it only took one week for Adams to violate his own EO. For the second time.

The race thing with Adams is nothing but a distraction for what he and his administration of corporatists and cronies really want, total control of narrative. Past New York City mayors used to rail against the press too, notably Rudy, Bloomberger and of course the thin skinned empty cranium The Blaz, but even they never crossed the line between government overreach of the press like Adams did, giving them an ultimatum if they don’t report the way he likes (he went to Albany and got a pear!). Sure elected officials harbor deep feelings to control stories that make them look bad or bring sunlight to their graft  but Adams literally wants to manufacture consent regarding his policy decisions, his relations with fellow officials and his personal affairs.  Which is ridiculously ironic since the “White editorial press staffs”  manufactured consent to get him into City Hall, constantly referring him as “most likely to win the election” and “certain mayor”.

This is beyond Donald Trump’s repetitive exhortation of “fake news”, Adams wants total control of information itself. Like all authoritarians, autocrats and dictators and his buddy President Joe Biden who also has monstrous contempt for the press that once protected him, Adams also knows that who ever controls the narrative has all the power over the people and their ideas and thoughts and society as a whole, which he not so subtly referenced during his six minute hate rant against the press in the room with him, literally accusing them of manipulating their readers minds by calling his disastrous trip to Albany the disaster that it was.

But Mayor Eric Adams would rather order reporters, preferably Black and POC reporters, to manufacture consent for him so he can build these prisms to cover his ass in case his other meetings with officials turn to shit. Then he’ll will demand more prisms when his policies and programs collapse and fail. While Adams will be living large in his own prism, New York City will be left in the dark and languishing in it’s own prism.

Or prison that is. A prison under government established and reinforced cognitive dissonance.