There are 2 possible solutions to NYC violence
(1) let everybody pack
(2) have penalties as draconian as Singapore’s
They are so smart that they are stuck in the past. They like it. Well, they are comfortable. No idea what goes on in the rest of the country, or the world, wxcept how it affects $.
They live with their pro abortion politicians and froce this on the very red part of the state- Upstate.
They vote in family legions - Cuomo, Kennedy even Cuomo-Kennedys.
They think Catholicism is a democratic system, so they say they’r Catholic while they criticize it like they are preparing their vote.
And there are quite a lot who live in enemy territory for the sake of being home - and it is a wonderful place in so many ways.
They are more antiquated than some Southern states in their being set in their ways about accepting politicas as usual.
Rudy G. (as libertine personally as he is) set up such measures when he was mayor. When 9/11 happened he went out and acted quite in character. The New Yorkers expected it, as they should have.
RG cleaned up Times square (or allowed it by allowing capitalists to come in and do it) he had draconian measures against graffitti, panhandlers, window breakers,the mafia (which he’d cleaned up as local federal prosecutor) even jaywalking.
The City ran very well and people could eat and smoke what and wherever they wanted to.
They hated him. Hate.
And as for pacing, see the “Bernard Goetz” case
And as for packing, see the “Bernard Goetz” case