Skip to comments.Rudy: Without Lhota, New York City could mirror Chicago or Detroit
Posted on 10/22/2013 2:16:55 PM PDT by amnestynone
The man who once hired New York City mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota as his deputy recently detailed the stakes involved in the race for Gracie Mansion. Rudolph W. Giuliani told local conservatives that We get one chance to get it right, by electing his Republican protégé. And if we get it wrong, Americas mayor added, you know what can happen. Bill de Blasio creates a sense of fear about what can happen to this city, and the fear is real. This city very easily could become another Chicago or Detroit or a combination of Chicago or Detroit.
Giuliani observed that Chicago has some 2.7 million people, compared to New Yorks 8.3 million, yet Chicago has three and a half times the murder rate in New York City. They have had more murders than we have had. Indeed, FBI data indicate that murders climbed in Chicago from 431 in 2011 to 500 last year, a 13.8 percent hike. New Yorks homicides simultaneously slipped from 515 to 419, an 18.6 percent drop. Murders peaked in 1990, three years before Giuliani was elected, when a now-unfathomable 2,245 people were killed in Americas most populous city.
Why is New York City so secure, while Chicago increasingly is notorious for the slayings on its streets?
Giuliani dismissed gun control as the magic bullet. Whether you like it or not, we both have the same restrictive gun laws. Giuliani explained. Thus, the Big Apple and the Windy City are in a draw on this front.
Giuliani is not just talking. I have to be honest with people from outside New York who’ve expressed the interest to me about visiting, now while it’s still (relatively) safe.
We have tickets for Wicked for Dec. 10 at the Gershwin. Three days booked to see Manhattan at Christmas. I’m sorry to say it will probably be our last visit for quite some time. I love NYC.
“I love NYC.”
Just how can you “love” a city whose citizens are overwhelmngly Marxist/Socialists! I haven’t had to go there for a number of years and won’t miss going there ever again! I mean why would you contribute a penny to that stink hole’s “economy?”
I know. I agree. But I love that city.
Well, I hope you and your family enjoy yourselves. And I hope I’m wrong about the direction it’s headed and that you’ll get to have a safe and fun visit again soon.
Classy Reply. Enjoy your cesspool!