Skip to comments.In NYC: De Blasio is All Ready to Make Bloomberg Look Great
Posted on 01/04/2014 11:46:23 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Looking for advice on how to improve the NYPDs ability to keep New Yorkers safe, incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio is turning to the experts in violent crime and criminal activity. . . Ex-convicts. And not the white collar Bernie Madoff convicts. De Blasios transition think tank (bankrolled by the liberal billionaire, George Soros) listened to the concerns of convicted criminals when it came to the NYPDs policies and policing efforts. The message was pretty much what one would expect from convicted kidnappers, killers, thieves, and other NYC scum: Get Soft on Crime.
According to the NY Post, A group of 50 ex-cons, junkies and chronic vagrants gathered at a Manhattan Think Tank Thursday to describe what they thought the NYPD should be doing to make their lives easier The event, which was held in Morningside Heights, was hosted by an advisory group called Talking Transitions, run by liberal billionaire investment magnate George Soros.
The goal of the criminally inclined symposium was to offer de Blasio tips on policing, corrections, parole policies, and other general inconveniences to a successful life of crime. Im sure the NYPD commissioner is ecstatic about adhering to the concerns of the newly elevated criminal class.
I like the idea of ending stop and frisk, explained one attendee who had previously been convicted of grand larceny and identity theft. Given the nature of the 4thAmendment, Im not inclined to promote the practice of stop and frisk. . . ButI ama bit trepidatious about swallowing the concerns of a grand larcenist without a bit of a raised eyebrow.
And while the constitutionally questionable practice of NYPD frisking policies were a major point of concern, other issues were raised that would seem comical if written as part of a Saturday Night Live skit:
Arthur Castillo who has been convicted for possessing stolen property and assault complained about the NYPDs persistent surveillance of felons. The felonious forum member opined that newly released prisoners are watched by the police, and a lot of us dont feel we have an opportunity to readapt to normal life because we are treated as criminals. Um. . . Yep. You sure are treated like a criminal. That kind of discriminatory surveillance should be somewhat expected after you commit crimes. It seems fairly obvious that criminal elements of society feel a little weighed down by an increased police presence. But, in all fairness, thatskinda the point.
Castillo also called for a more redistributive approach to policing, parole, and prison operations. A lot of money is spent on the prison system it should be used to cultivate prisoners lives, he explained. Does it shock anyone else that a man convicted of larceny is advocating socialism? If not legalized thievery, what is redistributive economic policy? Maybe the far-left de Blasio is just looking for some economic guidance from people who had previously turned robbing the affluent into a living.
Another member of the criminal conference expressed hope that de Blasio would remember all the criminals, unlike that mean-old Bloomberg. Gregorio Cruz, who was convicted of first degree manslaughter, robbery, kidnapping and criminal possession of a weapon berated the outgoing Mayor Bloomberg for having forgotten about the ever coveted ex-convict constituency. (As a side note, Cruz is probably lucky he decided to kill, kidnap and rob people in a city that has essentially banned self-defense. There are some corners of this country where hed be lucky to still be breathing let alone a member of a Mayoral transition think tank.)
Other ex-cons suggested that de Blasio make the city easier for illegal immigrants to find work. . . Heck, why not? Theyre already suggesting de Blasio look the other way on local crimes. Why not allow Federal-law-breakers to work with impunity as well?
The transition think tank will be advising de Blasio directly on this, and a number of other issues. And while it seems like lunacy to allow lunatics the chance to advise asylum management, the move is depressingly less-than-shocking. De Blasio, the Citys most left leaning Mayor in decades, ran on a decidedly socialist and altruistic platform. However, his liberal desire to paint aggressors such as kidnappers, robbers, and violent criminal thugs as thevictimsof societys prosperity was never made as abundantly clear as it was last week. His deep connections to George Soros and other long-time progressive liberals make events such as thecriminal insight policing forum(my name for the event not his) predictable and unsurprising.
Unfortunately the results of de Blasios inexperienced leftism will likely yield equally predictable (and unsurprising) results. Perhaps the most unnerving aspect of the incoming administration, is the likelihood that his incompetence and leftist tendencies will actually make Bloomberg look somewhateffectivein comparison.
Its a sad day for New York when the Bond villain Bloomberg who declared war on high-capacity sodas looks like an era of reason and efficiency.
Bloomberg was a meddling jerk with a Napoleonic complex, but he did keep the crime rate low and kept more to the Giuliani script than the Dinkins’ one. I suspect he’ll look better and better to New Yorkers if DeBlasio manages to push through his agenda.
One federal law I would definitely like to see passed would make identity theft a class "A" felony with penalties equal to those for selling large quantities of heroin. I'm talking like 30 years to life.
Ha, ha, that’s the best headline I’ve seen in a week. And sadly, too true. Micheal Bloomberg was a meddling idiot, but a least he wasn’t a Communist. DeBlasio is a commie pure and simple, he barely denies it. He makes Jerry Brown look like Rush Limbaugh.
Agree on your identity theft recommendation. I was a victim of identity theft before we even called it that. It was a major pain in my neck, and it would probably be much worse today with computers and the internet. Lock them up and throw away the key.
Move the stock exchange to Dallas.
Hilarious! Sad but hilarious! I await the future with amusement.
Remember all you who have forgotten...SOROS is still a free enterprise America, hating puppetmaster.He sold out his own people to the NAZI’s. What makes you think he would not do it again to the NeoNazis in DC?
Such an advisory group is probably not a bad idea, in itself.
If changes in policy make it easier for convicts to integrate back into society and less likely to re-offend, that’s a good thing.
But sounds like they went well beyond this.
"Hello Diblasio? Just as you hoped, we have no crime since everyone is shuttered in their homes and everything has been stolen."
Better for criminals better for terrorists.
Are all liberals bankrolled by George Soros? He doesn’t have enough money to fund all of them. I would look into where the money is actually coming from.
Reality has just overtaken satire.
I HONESTLY thought this was one of yours...
RE: Move the stock exchange to Dallas.
So, what will the name WALL STREET become?
A little odd formatting, but:
telecom billionaire Irwin Jacobs
Chicago media mogul Fred Eychaner
billionaire heir Jon Stryker
billionaire media entrepreneur Haim Saban
PENNY PRITZKER the Hyatt hotel billionaire
JAMES CROWN Scion of the billionaire Henry Crown investments family
MARC LASRY Hedge fund billionaire
TOM STEYER San Francisco hedge funder
Cynthia Ryan, a principal at the investment firm Schooner Capital
Sandor Straus, a prominent investment manager
billionaire insurance magnate Peter Lewis
Big Taco baron Rob McKay
Obamas largest billionaire donor investor Leo Blavatnik
I live in NYC and Bloomberg was a true nanny stater —but this guy will be worse. As the city goes down the crapper no one will make a stink —people are passive —we are the sheeple. In stead of making a stink or protesting his policies, people (especially the wealthy)—not the ultra wealthy but the generally wealthy— will just move elsewhere. I wonder what police station in NYC will become the new Fort Apache?
Jerry Jones Blvd!
I also agree on the identity theft opinions posted here. I was a victim of identity theft several years ago. The person was someone that I knew, but I had no idea that he was a conman. I went right to the local police with the person’s name, and a detective told me they were already aware that he was doing these things to people. He also told me, point blank, that even though he wished things would be different, nothing would be done to the person. I naively assumed the detective was used to dealing with violent crimes, so this one may have seemed mild to him... But he was absolutely right. Nothing was done to him, and he’s still out there, and certainly doing the same thing to others. Can you guess the ideology of the judge who could have sentenced him but chose not to???
William bratton shot himself in the foot when he agreed to be the police commisioner. He should gave said no to blasio when offered the position. Now his reputation is going to take a big hit.
Heck, even Dinkins will look good compared to this guy.
From the drunk tank to the Think Tank ...
But he’ll be invited to all the fab parties in The Big Apple. Bratton loves rubbing elbows with the hoi poloi.
Listening to convicts isn’t an bad idea(it takes a thief to catch a thief) but I doubt an ubber liberal commie like DeBasio will come away with the right solution.....
sorry but the hoi polloi is the rabble ... not the aristocrats.
The friendliest thing NYC’s new mayor can do for the criminals he likes so much is allow them to run rampant — which is exactly what the Democratic mayors of New York and other cities were doing before Rudolph Giuliani and other tough-on-crime mayors put an end to it.
The pre-Giuliani era featured 3,000 murders a year and other horrors, which the citizens of New York seem eager to bring back by voting to put an extreme soft-on-crime liberal in their mayor’s office. They’re unlikely to be disappointed.
Tell that to Bratton. He loves the limelight.