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« on: November 21, 2017, 06:47:33 PM »
https://nypost.com/2017/11/19/brooklyn-college-wants-police-to-use-run-down-bathroom/

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Offline memory master

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 07:21:34 PM »
Ah, the youth of today's society. They know everything i.e. the law, their rights, the constitutionality of all they protest, etc. Now these budding "Einsteins" could probably quote every word that Abby Hoffman ever said and believe it. They will learn a quick life's lesson when on their sacred campus, void of Police Officers, they become the punching bags for some nefarious group of miscreants from the other side of the tracks. When that happens I hope the nearest Officers are on a "personal" elsewhere some distance away.

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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2017, 07:34:44 AM »
Ah, the youth of today's society. They know everything i.e. the law, their rights, the constitutionality of all they protest, etc. Now these budding "Einsteins" could probably quote every word that Abby Hoffman ever said and believe it. They will learn a quick life's lesson when on their sacred campus, void of Police Officers, they become the punching bags for some nefarious group of miscreants from the other side of the tracks. When that happens I hope the nearest Officers are on a "personal" elsewhere some distance away.

 Wow, is that a GREAT statement or what.

 Memory, you told it EXACTLY as I felt.

 BRAVO.

 

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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2018, 03:51:21 AM »
DO NOT STAND ON THE SIDEWALK IFO YOUR HOUSE W/AN OPEN BEER BUT LOOK WHAT THIS CLOWN IS ENDORSING...    https://nypost.com/2018/01/24/nyc-considers-supervised-injection-sites-for-drug-users/

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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2018, 08:05:17 AM »
DO NOT STAND ON THE SIDEWALK IFO YOUR HOUSE W/AN OPEN BEER BUT LOOK WHAT THIS CLOWN IS ENDORSING...    https://nypost.com/2018/01/24/nyc-considers-supervised-injection-sites-for-drug-users/

 A major city that ALREADY provides FREE Counseling, FREE Methadone Centers, and now places where there is a supervised injection site for drug users. Just maybe things haven't been working because as a society, we have made it too easy, sometimes maybe even "encouraging" continued drug use. 

 Everybody deserves a chance to straighten out any mistake of using drugs. As a society, we should be willing to give them that one chance to change their lives. But NOT go this far as to help them push those needles into their bodies. 
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2018, 02:01:50 AM »
Is Chirlane McCray the co-mayor of New York?
By Rich Calder, Yoav Gonen and Kate Sheehy
March 5, 2018 | 10:01pm

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This could be the most powerful unpaid internship in New York City.
First Lady Chirlane McCray has taken on a co-governing role in City Hall with her husband, Mayor de Blasio, that appears to have surpassed even that of his top deputy.
The unprecedented, unsalaried and by all accounts unofficial advisory post was on full display Monday in the announcement of Houston schools chief Richard Carranza as the city’s new schools chancellor. Hizzoner not only publicly praised his wife for her role in the selection process — he mentioned her before First Deputy Mayor Dean Fuleihan.
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“I want to thank Chirlane for the many, many hours she has put in this effort,’’ de Blasio said in a statement before adding, “I want to thank First Deputy Mayor Dean Fuleihan as well. The three of us acted as a team.’’
McCray, City hall revealed, also sat in on meetings all weekend between her husband and his top aides discussing the appointment. And the first lady was there when de Blasio made Carranza an official offer.
A quote from McCray was included in the stunning press release, too.
“I look forward to working closely with [Carranza] to help all of the inner cities’ children and their families,’’ she said.
But political observers say there’s more to McCray’s input in official city business than meets the eye — that it is a bid to elevate her political standing for a possible run for office herself.
“There’s a concerted effort to get her as much exposure as possible,” said a source familiar with McCray’s role at City Hall.
“There’s a clear understanding … that these are joint announcements, and Chirlane is going to have a presence and a voice every time one of these appointments is being made.”
Democratic political consultant George Arzt noted that “rumors are already swirling” about McCray running for political office.
“She’s very powerful now, and I think she’ll become even more visible,” Arzt said.
“Certainly there has never been anyone like her in city government.”
When reporters Monday started questioning McCray’s involvement after the Carranza rollout, mayoral press secretary Eric Phillips testily tweeted back, “She’s not only at all the big announcements. She’s involved in all the big decisions.”
And on NY1 later, a testy de Blasio dismissed criticism of McCray’s involvement in his administration as “the most idiotic thing I ever heard in my life.
“It smacks of sexism,” he added angrily.
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But behind the scenes, the mayor and his aides have been laying the groundwork for McCray’s ascension for some time. De Blasio has been effusive in his admiration for — and professional reliance on — his wife since before he even took office.
Calling her “my closest confidante’’ and “No. 1 adviser,” the mayor gave McCray, who draws no salary, a full-time staff of five to work out of both Gracie Mansion and City Hall, has her regularly sit in on policy and staff meetings and handed her official posts, from chairwoman of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to the head of a major mental-health initiative that provides services in the most needy neighborhoods.
“The first lady is obviously a top representative of the city, overseeing programs critical to our mental-health and anti-addiction campaigns,” acknowledged mayoral spokeswoman Freddi Goldstein.
Her starring role in Carranza’s selection, however, was a first.
Last month, there was another first.
For the first time since de Blasio took office in 2014, McCray officially announced another appointment with her husband in a press release.
“Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray Appoint J. Phillip Thompson as Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives,” read the City Hall press release.
Administration officials later claimed that the wording of the press release was unintentional and would go on to update it online.
“Certainly there has never been anyone like [McCray] in city government.”
 - George Arzt
But a review of public records also shows that McCray has been upping her involvement in official city business.
In de Blasio’s first two years in office, McCray participated in 82 staff meetings, phone calls and public events with her hubby, the records show.
Over the mayor’s second two years, the first lady more than quadrupled her participation in internal meetings and public events, to 343.
McCray has also taken 10 solo trips out of the Big Apple since May 2015, including six that were billed to taxpayers. Three occurred in the past four months alone.
McCray’s excursions have included speaking engagements, award ceremonies and sit-downs with former presidential First Ladies Hillary Clinton and Rosalyn Carter and other high-profile elected officials.
The goal is to get her as much exposure as possible without including the burden of putting her under intense media scrutiny, said the source familiar with the situation.
“She doesn’t do interviews and doesn’t take questions at press conferences,’’ the source said.
“There’s a concerted effort to get her as much exposure as possible — without the heavy lift.’’
Her experience includes overseeing the administration’s $850 million Thrive New York mental-health program, as well as the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York, a nonprofit that raises money for various City Hall pet projects.
E-mails obtained by The Post show that while building her Gracie Mansion resume, McCray consulted in early 2015 with de Blasio’s main campaign pollster: Anna Greenberg, of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, in Washington, DC.
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“I spoke with [one of your aides] today, and she talked about the initiative you will undertake in 2015 centered around mental health, domestic violence and [children ages] 0 to 3,” Greenberg wrote in an e-mail to McCray in December 2014.
“I would be very happy to talk to you about your plans and how it fits into what I see in the polling in the city and around the country.”
McCray wrote back, “I would be so grateful to have some of your brain power.”
De Blasio campaign officials said Greenberg didn’t conduct specific polling for McCray but was referring in the e-mail to her general polling knowledge — which, they were quick to add, she shared at no cost.
Arzt said he believes that the city’s first lady would be a “formidable” candidate for several political seats.
He said he could see her potentially running to replace term-limited Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams or Brooklyn city Councilman Brad Lander, who represents Park Slope, where McCray and the mayor lived before Gracie Mansion and still own a home. Both terms expire in 2021.
McCray started the buzz herself in November — mere days after de Blasio won a second term — by telling Cosmopolitan magazine she would “consider” seeking elected office someday, just not for mayor.
“We need women to run,” she said. “I encourage women to run. So I can’t rule it out myself.”
McCray is a far cry from previous mayors’ significant others.
The closest most recent comparison would be to Mayor Giuliani’s then-wife, Donna Hanover, in the 1990s, observers said.
Hanover had a staff of four and office space in Gracie Mansion. But she focused on charity and social issues and wasn’t involved in personnel decisions or policy.
By comparison, De Blasio “is always running stuff by [McCray], and staff are always checking to make sure she’s been consulted,’’ said the knowledgeable source.
“It’s very much a given that the administration is run by that partnership.”

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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2018, 02:46:08 AM »
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Junkies have turned $35M Bronx development into a shooting gallery
By Reuven Fenton, Yoav Gonen and Bruce Golding
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A city-owned parking lot in the South Bronx that was transformed into a $35 million development has become a magnet for junkies who infest its outdoor plaza — and leave behind their used needles.

The corner at 149th Street and Bergen Avenue is being used as an open-air shooting gallery by druggies who brazenly get their fix on the circular cement planters that double as benches.

“It’s disgusting,” said Alan Cantu, 45, while waiting there Wednesday for a bus.

“I mean, they maintain the park in terms of watering the plants and sweeping, but the junkies ruin it. I don’t see why anyone would hang out here if they didn’t have to.”

An employee of Triangle Equities, which redeveloped the site in a deal with the city in 2015, said he carefully picked “dozens” of syringes out of the planters on a daily basis.

“This whole intersection is big with drug addicts, but especially the plaza, here,” the worker said.

In an ironic twist, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. had predicted during a 2013 ground-breaking ceremony that the Triangle Plaza Hub would “provide a shot in the arm to our local economy.”

Triangle Equities said it recently installed high-intensity lights and security cameras to keep people from “misusing this area,” but it “may have to consider no longer allowing public access.”

The spot is stumbling distance from St. Mary’s Park, one of 16 green spaces in the borough officials have targeted for installation of 60 syringe-disposal containers and where The Post on Tuesday photographed two junkies preparing to shoot up under a tree.

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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2018, 12:46:17 PM »
  I worked in that area from 1995 to 2004. On days when I didn't drive to work I got off the Subway at 149th & 3rd Ave. then walked through that plaza at 6am to get to my USPS job at Westchester & St. Anns Ave. The 4 legged rats would run right over my feet as I walked through there. The 2-legged "rats" wouldn't come out until after 11a.m.  On some days when we were shorthanded, I would actually go out and deliver a piece of the route that covered that area. Because of all the vacant lots this was the biggest route in area goinf from 149th & 3rd Ave., east to 149th & Cauldwell, north to Cauldwell & 156th, then west to 156th & Bergen.  When I first tranferred to that station in 1995, route #9 was referred to as an "Airport" due to the vast open spaces between bldgs.  Nowadays it is getting built back up but the infestation of vermin (4 & 2 legged) has not been taken care of.  :(  As a young "War Years" buff I saw many big fires in that area. L17 used to be 1st due truck to most of it before 1968 when L55 was organized.



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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2018, 03:18:53 PM »
We are on a road to our own self destruction.

I thought things were looking bad in the 1990s, but now I look back and it seems the 1990s were the Good Ole’ Day’s.

I remember a video that came out then called “America you’re too young to die”. There was also song done by Gary Paxton about it.

It sure tells the story of what is being talked about here.

Someday today’s younger generation may wish they could go back to the days they never had the chance to know.

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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2018, 04:04:34 PM »
Willy, you speak of today's younger generation wishing to go back to our "good old days", but according to them, we did not know anything, we were old fashioned and they have all the answers now because all they have to do is blame everything on someone else. No common sense (it's not common), no responsibility and above all it's "all about me."

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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2019, 10:17:36 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2019, 02:32:10 AM »
Chief, don’t you understand how politically incorrect it is to be aggravated at someone who just tried to kill you?  Goodness gracious!

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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2019, 07:19:54 AM »
 I guess the title to this thread says it all. Some may NOT agree, but I think our society has gone completely crazy.

 In this case I hope this police officer fights this suspension and wins. Gets back every penny with an apology, while enjoying this time off.