Close to a thousand anti-police protesters descended on Downtown Brooklyn Friday night, blocking traffic, vandalizing a city bus and shouting obscene insults at NYPD cops.
I believe this to be a very ‘telling’ story. I will suggest its not so much about law breakers [which needs to be addressed anyway] as it is about ‘blight’ from NYS (and good old American dollars).
New York City … NEEDS the paltry few dollars being lost by poor folks jumping turn-styles in the New York MTA; so, de Blasio wrings his hands and sends NYPD in to stop the turn-style criminals.
THAT is sad; very sad. I do not support breaking the law(s) and avoiding fares … [however, I am aware that, ironically, by de Blasio’s and Cuomos’ political bend – trains and buses ought be free anyway].
Separately, I can’t help an inward, ‘I told you so’ smile as the mismanagement and the years of liberal policies are also why Marijuana will be legal in NYS next year …[the ‘key’ for me – is WHY?]
It is because NYS [especially NYC] can not do without the extra dollars – NY, is THE Most Taxed state in America – and, it is broke – can’t continue make payrolls, deliver services, operate government – unless it sells pot (and collects tax on it). I am not opposed to legalization, but the facts outlined – still remain.
Democratic ideals [and leadership] has NYS on the brink of failure [by our Governors own mouth].
Interestingly enough, the reason pot was not legalized this year was because NYC and NYS [among others] were fighting so bad over who gets the money … it was pushed off till next year.
Good job Mayor de Blasio [but no large soda for you] … and Kudos Governor Cuomo ["Tax the Rich …and then, God forbid they leave"….].
I’m Just Sayin’ … .
Here is the news story that led to my remarks: https://fxn.ws/2pxVCPD