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Jun 22, 2007
I have a video of this riot situation that a friend sent me. The video last about 5 minutes. Totally "uncivilized chaos" is the only way I can describe it.

As I see it, "I'm glad I'm on the outside looking in". My guess is that NYC is in some very serious trouble unless something is done to stop this. But the NYPD as we know, has their hands tied. They have had NO BACKING from any elected officials. That's true whether it's in NYC, or even Smalltown, USA. I understand that a lot of NYPD members are leaving the job and I don't blame them one bit. They're better off stocking shelves at some store or supermarket.

My sympathy goes out to the loved ones and family members of these police officers. It's ALWAYS been a dangerous job, but now they are just sitting targets in a city of 9 million people or so. The video I have shows clearly that the police officers are direct targets of this large crowd of vicious thugs.

It's also been reported that residents are leaving NYC. That is no surprise to me at all. A friend of mine who is a real estate broker in Fairfield County, Ct tells me that despite a coronavirus pandemic hard hit area, real estate deals are going well, particularly people moving from NYC.

Can our countries LARGEST CITY continue to go on like this ?

Will good people leave the city they grew up in and loved ?

Will businesses be willing to stay there and/or open up there ?

The mayor and anybody else in charge better start to give this some serious thought.

As a guy who always enjoyed going there, "as it stands, I'm NOT going near the place". "It's a dangerous place to be". At least back in those crazy FDNY War Years and the crack epidemic the NYPD had a right to protect people from violent crime. But these days, I don't know if that's true. For me, I know it's just NOT worth it to try.

I will keep those police officers and their family members in my prayers. The same for the members of the FDNY and FDNY/EMS who must respond throughout these "vicious" streets.

I am only one voice and I know my vote doesn't count. But something has definitely got to be done.
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