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    Anti-cop protesters in Brooklyn blast fare evasion crackdown

    Reported in the NY Post.
    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.

    The demonstration formed soon after 7 p.m. on the streets near the Barclays Center, with protesters unfurling large banners that read “F—k the police” and “Don’t let these pigs touch us.” The crowd began dispersing by 9 p.m.

    The demonstration was in response to a planned crackdown on fare evasion by the NYPD — and two controversial police actions in Brooklyn subway stations in recent weeks.
    Wait, a "crackdown on fare evasion"? Wasn't decriminalizing fare evasion a De Blasio brainstorm?

    It was not a pretty demonstration, by this report. The protest was well organized, judging by the printed banners and placards.

    I doubt deBlasio has the stones to squeeze this genie back into the battle, but apparently conditions in the subways have gone downhill dramatically.
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    What possible rationale could there be for opposing the enforcement of laws punishing theft and vandalism?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
    What possible rationale could there be for opposing the enforcement of laws punishing theft and vandalism?
    It's somehow "unfair."
    Leftists have unquestionably demonstrated their hatred for due process, and Democrats have undeniably obstructed justice for, and thoroughly victim-shamed and smeared, Karen Monahan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
    What possible rationale could there be for opposing the enforcement of laws punishing theft and vandalism?
    "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.

    “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.

    "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

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    NYC subways have declined. When my wife made a recent trip there to see friends they advised her to stick to above ground transportation.

    This infamous video features a chronic, repeat offender, according to NY Post:
    At 23, his rap sheet over the last two years already includes at least 18 transit-related offenses, including exposure, an attempt to throw another female straphanger in front of a train, slashing a man at the Jay Street-MetroTech station and causing more than 750 train delays by pulling the emergency brake.

    He also likes to subway surf and, as he puts it, “cause mayhem” and “inconvenience people” — with considerable video evidence showing him doing just that.


    Mayor DeBlasio responds in a video here.
    "We also know, that in terms of the MTA overall, crime has been driven down for years and years by the NYPD very, very effectively, and that we're at a point overall in the city where crime is about the level of the 1950s.

    And I'm just not going to allow the conversation to suggest anything but the reality. I talk to New Yorkers all the time, who in their own lives see how profoundly this city has changed. They're very happy about how the city has changed; they're very proud of what the NYPD has done. They do not think it's the 1980s. We're never going back there.

    So we see a problem, we address the problem. That's the simple reality."
    Alrighty, then.

    Hot Air, meanwhile, details some of the reality of the demonstration and its strident anti-cop theme.
    One of the banners carried by roughly half a dozen people read, “Ante up! Punch that cop! NYPD out of MTA!” The outside of the banner was littered with the words “Hit em!”

    A bus was vandalized along with a number of buildings. The unoriginal graffiti proclaimed “F*** The Police!” and “NYPD KKK.” Separate banners were plastered around the street, instructing people to, “Make transit FREE! Take what you NEED! F*** THE POLICE.”

    Charming. These people are actively calling for violence against police officers and violations of the law.
    The writer, "Jazz Shaw," continues:
    The lack of respect for the police in New York City has grown out of control lately. The lack of support for their own cops from City Hall has compounded the problem. The police are supposed to keep the streets safe, but now those same streets aren’t particularly safe for the cops anymore. And when large enough groups of people being rejecting authority and assaulting police officers, that’s the point where the fabric of society starts breaking down.
    Actually I think that's the point, for reasons that mystify me.
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    "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman View Post
    She must realize that if you allow someone not to pay, that everyone will stop paying. Does she not understand this? How will the subway be funded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman View Post
    NYC subways have declined. When my wife made a recent trip there to see friends they advised her to stick to above ground transportation.

    This infamous video features a chronic, repeat offender, according to NY Post:



    Mayor DeBlasio responds in a video here.


    Alrighty, then.

    Hot Air, meanwhile, details some of the reality of the demonstration and its strident anti-cop theme.


    The writer, "Jazz Shaw," continues:

    Actually I think that's the point, for reasons that mystify me.
    I believe there are calls from the populace to disarm the police. If it happens, I doubt many cops will stay in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80zephyr View Post
    She must realize that if you allow someone not to pay, that everyone will stop paying. Does she not understand this? How will the subway be funded?

    Mark
    Well, you'd think she'd understand that if you chase 25,000 jobs away from the city you'll set a bad precedent for economic development.

    But instead she'll use the very site of those vanished jobs to rally for socialism and endorse Bernie Sanders.

    I'm not sure what she and they really want, but it's NOT America.
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    "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

    "What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.” ―Robert F. Kennedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman View Post
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    I'm pretty sure that if all the turnstile jumpers could be frisked, they'd all have more than $2.75 on them in one form or another. You can spare-change that in about 5 minutes almost anywhere.

    They just don't want to pay.

    Non-criminal poor people in this country don't just steal stuff or stiff working people (or tax-payers in the government sense). You work out what you can afford or how to make do until you can. Routine lawlessness isn't your Plan B every day.

    Criminals can also be poor but they are generally more flush than law-abiding people with the same legitimate income and pressures.
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