Neither Rain Nor Snow nor Honoring Bombmakers will keep Mayor De Blasio from the PR Day Parade

Both Fausta and I have written about the upcoming Puerto Rico Day Parade in which the organizers, not content to have the island in the news for fiscal bankruptcy decided to add moral bankruptcy to the list by honoring an unrepentant terrorist bombmaker involved in the killing and maiming of Americans. Fausta noted the long … Continue reading Neither Rain Nor Snow nor Honoring Bombmakers will keep Mayor De Blasio from the PR Day Parade

Melissa Mark Viverito, Manchester and the NY Puerto Rico Day Parade

Yesterday the NY Daily News joined the list of groups pulling out of NY's Puerto Rico Day Parade for honoring Oscar Lopez Rivera: by lionizing López Rivera as the parade’s preeminent figure, organizers have inescapably compelled sponsors and participants to join in honoring a man convicted of abetting violent terror to achieve his aims. As … Continue reading Melissa Mark Viverito, Manchester and the NY Puerto Rico Day Parade

My latest for WatchDog.org Some police revenue streams are more outrageous than others

My latest for Watchdog.org notes one thing in the Ferguson report that is actually worth complaining about:   The City’s emphasis on revenue generation has a profound effect on FPD’s approach to law enforcement.  Patrol assignment an schedules are geared toward aggressive enforcement of Ferguson’s municipal code, with insufficient thought given to whether enforcement strategies … Continue reading My latest for WatchDog.org Some police revenue streams are more outrageous than others

The NY MTA can apparently stand a budget cut

NYC has a problem, how do you pay for all that Police overtime to control protesters lately? The money has to come from somewhere so how do you find a department that can spare the funds? Lucky for the city such a department has graciously self identified by taking the obsession of this silly woman … Continue reading The NY MTA can apparently stand a budget cut

The Real Policing Scandal Spontaneous Taxation…

With all the excitement of  New Years Day you might have missed an observation from Glenn Reynolds who spoke aloud the dirty little secret about urban policing that the police "slowdown" has revealed.  The real scandal isn’t that NYC is being denied law enforcement now, it’s that much of that “law enforcement” is really just a … Continue reading The Real Policing Scandal Spontaneous Taxation…

Breaking News From Minnesota, NYC & Florida this Weekend

Three Stories from this weekend that should get more press:   Dateline Mall of America Minnesota:  No protesters were beaten or shot Saturday as Police didn't viciously attack mobs of those who occupied the Mall of America protesting police violence. Protesters reportedly didn't see a bodies dropping as a policeman didn't strike them repeatedly in … Continue reading Breaking News From Minnesota, NYC & Florida this Weekend

Why are the Liberal NY Elite Angry?

I've very confused by the DeBlasio plow story. For those of you who don't pay attention you might recall the incredible celebration by the media at the election of Mr. DeBlasio.  How he was going to be the harbinger of the next great progressive era.  The left couldn't contain themselves in their happiness Time: De … Continue reading Why are the Liberal NY Elite Angry?

And Mayor Bill DiBlasso as Senator Joseph Payne

Sen Joseph Payne: Thirty years ago, I had your ideals. I was you. I had to make the same decision you were asked to make today and I made it, I compromised. Yes. So that I could sit in that Senate and serve the people in a thousand honest ways. You've gotta face facts. I've … Continue reading And Mayor Bill DiBlasso as Senator Joseph Payne

Principled NYC Liberalism Bloomberg Years Edition

For all his riches, Bill Gates could not approach the typical American and say, “Here’s a $100 bill. I’ll give it to you if you kiss my feet.” Most likely the person would tell Gates to go to hell! The American view is that the rich guy may have more money, but he isn’t in … Continue reading Principled NYC Liberalism Bloomberg Years Edition

NY Mag: Pay no attention to that horrible Pam Geller…

New York Magazine is making fun of Pam Geller Noted subway-uglifier Pamela Geller has a new target for one of her terrible ad campaigns: The "communist" Bill de Blasio, and his horrifying proposal to stop the NYPD from spying on Muslims without evidence of a crime. The new ads, set to go up in the … Continue reading NY Mag: Pay no attention to that horrible Pam Geller…

Stop and Frisk, the Solution: Independence

Kinnoch:   With respect, Mr. Gandhi, without British administration, this country would be reduced to chaos. Gandhi:   Mr. Kinnoch, I beg you to accept that there is no people on Earth who would not prefer their own bad government to the good government of an alien power. Ghandi 1982 Morning Joe has been talking about … Continue reading Stop and Frisk, the Solution: Independence