It worked in Afghanistan. It worked in Chicago. It worked in Baltimore. It’s bound to work in New York.
So far Red Bill hasn’t managed to outlaw horses, but he has broken the NYPD. With Stop and Frisk gone, followed by the Great Chokehold Hysteria, shootings are up and public safety is down.
Time to put the gangs in charge of East Brooklyn.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gave details Wednesday of a $12.7 million “Gun Violence Crisis Management System” to make Gotham’s streets safer.
A key facet of the Mayor’s plan, backed by the City Council, are so-called “violence interrupters.” These interrupters will be seeded in high-crime police precincts to disrupt street crime before it reaches the point of a gun muzzle. This comes as the administration’s response to a 12 percent uptick in shootings this year in the City that Never Sleeps.
Interrupters, drawn from former gang members who have been reformed, will reach out to head off retaliatory shootings and negotiate disputes in their areas in an attempt to keep the peace. They will also be a point of contact to win the hearts and minds of current gang members and supply them with information on alternative support services.
The Great Reformed Gang Member myth has been tested in Oakland and Chicago. It doesn’t work that well.
Genuinely reformed gang members avoid the lifestyle. The official reformed gang members have often just moved up the food chain and act as “intermediaries” between politicians and gangs.
The plan works as well as using reformed terrorists. But on the practical end, in Chicago, it’s been routine for pols to use “reformed” gang members to solicit election help from the gangs.
Bill de Blasio has a plan and it doesn’t involve lowering crime. It does involve the next election. It also involves turning the city back into a crime-ridden cesspool.
I wrote this last year, but it looks like we’re ahead of schedule.
The muggers are coming back. The squeegee men are coming back. The crazy people randomly stabbing you on the subway, the gangs shooting each other over turf, the race rioters marching through neighborhoods and shouting, “Whose streets, our streets”– they’re all coming back.
No more fascist cops hassling “innocent” people. Bill de Blasio won’t put up with any of that. De Blasio will put the cops in their place, inside a Dunkin Donuts and away from people. They’ll still get paid. They’re in a union. They just won’t lift a finger to help you because they’ll have more special monitors and civilian complaint review boards on their necks than they can handle.
It’s De Blasio Time.