I went on a day trip to New York City a few years ago. Every single store had security guards. I don't recall if the restaurant we stopped at for lunch had them. I guess it's necessary to have them in some areas.
“I went on a day trip to New York City a few years ago. Every single store had security guards. I don’t recall if the restaurant we stopped at for lunch had them.”
“An armed society is a polite society”. States which deprive the citizens their 2nd Amendment rights have to provide protection from criminals because only the anointed and criminals have arms.
I have avoided NYC for my entire life, with the exception of landing there or driving through.
I took my wife there for her birthday, theater, the whole nine yards.
I loved it, because I was there with her, and it was all for her, what she wanted. But I really detest that place. It was filthy, dirty, smelly, beggarly, the cab driver got pulled over and ticketed on three of first four cabs we took (!!!!) and there was this sign across from the USS Intrepid that summed it up for me:
I'll go to a city like that because I love my wife. But that is it.
Wow. I grew up in New York City in the 50’s and 60’s. In the 1950’s there were about 50 homicides a year, one a week and there had not been a homicide on the subways in 25 years. You could safely walk through almost any neighborhood at night. I left at the height of the Dinkins terror, when the homocide rate approached 2,000/year, six a day, more on Saturday.
Back in the day, I doubt there was much visible security even at Tiffany’s, much less at a discount store. Think “Miracle on 34th Street” to get a flavor of what life was like then. Think, “Fort Apache, the Bronx” for now.
Two things killed New York City: welfare migration from the South and unchecked third world immigration in the last couple of decades.