NYC and Rape

All of these stories are from WPIX 11 in New York City. One of them came thru a news search, and the rest were linked at the bottom of the article. I’m not sure that this is a definitive list. And I don’t know what I think it says about the state of New York City.

August 15 – Man follows Bronx woman into apartment and tries to rape her: police

August 26 – Man stabs woman multiple times, attempts to sexually assault her in Bronx park: police

September 1 – Man puts woman in chokehold and tries to rape her in Brooklyn: police

September 6 – Man wanted in connection with Bronx sex assault: police

September 18 – Man wanted for sexually assaulting woman on Midtown street in broad daylight: police

October 2 – Man tries to drag woman away from her East Harlem building in attempted rape: police


“Unexpectedly” Minimum Wage Raise Is Closing Businesses

Oh wait, isn’t that what people said would happen? $15 minimum wage hike is hitting, hurting NYC restaurants.

Since the $15-an-hour minimum wage hit New York City in December, Liz and Nat Milner say, they’ve been forced to slash their full- and part-time staff to 45 people from 60. Quality has suffered, they admit, and customers have noticed: They’re not coming in like they used to, and when they do, they’re spending less.

No more freshly made tortillas. Just ones purchased from the supplier. Do you think anyone noticed?

Pay more and get less. Sounds like the strategies of the Left summed up in one sentence.

Rules limit the amount of time employers can train wait-staff, so they can’t even ensure that the service in their establishment is uniform. Which also impacts quality. And costs have gone up. So businesses are cutting hours, and staff and closing completely. (Hat tip to Wirecutter – And the liberals never saw this coming…)

Security Increased in NYC Ahead of High Holidays

Antisemitic hate crimes continue to be a problem in NYC. Youths Knock Shtreimels Off Jews in Williamsburg.

This article is most interesting (to me anyway) because of the statistics.

At an annual pre-High Holidays briefing at NYPD headquarters last week, Deputy Inspector Mark Molinari said there had been 301 hate crimes reported in the city through mid-September, compared to 217 in the same period of 2018. Of those crimes, 155 have been against Jews, compared with 97 in the comparable period last year.

Over 80% of the anti-Semitic incidents have been property crimes, the vast majority of which included the scrawling of swastikas.

The Lamestream Media hasn’t been giving these crimes much attention because narratives must be preserved.

So when NYPD arrests two African American “youths” [cue accent from My Cousin Vinny] the media isn’t that interested. NYPD Arrests Williamsburg Teens for Assaults on Orthodox Jews.

The two boys, both aged 13, are suspected of being part of a group that threw a metal pipe into the window of Volkan shul on Franklin Ave.

They were also knocking hats off Jewish men and boys. Because civil society is gone.

They Keep Telling Me That Gang Violence Is Due to Bad Economic Prospects

So aside from a booming economy, what can be done? NYCHA crime surges as Harlem’s Wagner Houses become gang battleground.

While the city enjoys a 4% decrease in serious crime so far this year, NYC Housing Authority complexes saw a 5% increase in the seven index crimes, according to NYPD data through Sept. 1.

Murders surged 17% compared to the same period last year, and shootings were up 13%. Citywide, murders were down 4%, and shootings up 8%.

More cops would probably help, but then accusations of “over policing” were being thrown around a few years ago.

Do You Think The Rules Apply To Cops?

They certainly don’t think the rules apply to them. All Charges Dropped Against S.I. Repo Man Who Tried to Repossess an NYPD Detective’s Car.

He was trying to repossess a car, but it happened to belong to an NYPD detective. The detective apparently thought he could keep his car even if he didn’t pay his loan. (Those pesky rules again.) So all his buddies in blue arrest the repo guy, boot his truck and charge him with a couple felonies and a bunch of misdemeanors. (Can’t have people thinking that the rules apply to cops.)

The original incident was in May. The felonies disappeared right away, and the misdemeanors were finally dropped. Still, the process is the punishment. He spent 20 hours in jail. And…

Still, Rodriguez says he is out thousands of dollars in earnings because the police placed a boot on his rig for nearly two weeks.

And he had a Go Pro camera, that was recording, but of course the cops destroyed the evidence, and I do mean “of course they did.” What did you expect them to do with evidence they don’t like? Turn it over to the DA?

He’s filed a claim against the NYPD as a whole and the 2 officers who were acting like jack-booted thugs. Or maybe they weren’t acting.

The Tyranny of Bureaucracy

Tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, over ridiculously small crap, like installing a washing machine. The Law Was Aimed at Deadly Machinery. It Hit Her Washer..

Many examples of a bureaucracy that was supposed to stop cranes from falling, stopping people from doing simple stuff.

The response from the bureaucrats, once they got around to acknowledging the issue.

The agency was merely enforcing the laws as written.

That old law of Unintended Consequences.

So the next time you hear people telling politicians to “Do something,” consider that they almost always do the wrong thing. See Huxley’s definition of “Progress” is you’re confused.

Third NYC Antisemitic Attack In One Week

Oh those kind and tolerant and diverse denizens of New York City. Orthodox Jewish Man Beaten With Belt On Brooklyn Street.

Police said the 45-year-old victim was walking home when he saw two men drinking in front of a synagogue near Avenue J and East 15th Street. They said there was some type of verbal dispute.

That’s when one of the men pushed the victim to the ground, took off his belt and started hitting the man in the face with it over and over again.

After 2 other hate crimes in the week.

Police said there have been nearly 150 anti-Semitic hate crime complaints in the city so far this year. That’s nearly double the number they saw at this time last year. Deutsch said the state needs to come up with stricter hate crime laws with tougher penalties to help hit back at hate.

I had a post ready to go on the normalization of antisemitism on the Left. Farrakhan calls Jews termites, and no one on the Left blinks an eye. David Karpf calls Bret Stephens a bedbug, and it is Stephen’s fault for blowing things out of proportion. And there is an epidemic of antisemitic hate crimes in New York, and you can barely find mention in the media, because the narrative must be preserved. Bill Maher is the only one on the Left calling out the BDS movement, and the media is even trying to ignore him.

“Let me read Omar Barghouti, one of the co-founders of the movement,” Maher added. “His quote: ‘No rational Palestinian … would ever accept a Jewish state in Palestine.’ So that’s where that comes from, this movement, someone who doesn’t even want a Jewish state at all. Somehow this side never gets presented in the American media. It’s very odd.”

Americans are ignorant of History. The Yom Kippur War and the following “Peace Process” that included – more than once – land for peace, which has never resulted in peace.