Bill de Blasio Responds to Rise in Gang Shootings w/Millions for Gangs

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


EscapeFromNewYork-2

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.

  • Habbgun

    What is it about rich Marxists and liberal school teachers that they think they know what is “the street”? These people are the first to call the cops when something goes wrong and the last to let others do the same. Show me a liberal and I’ll show you someone the station house knows by name as the biggest complaint artist and snoop.

  • Boots

    Another reason for businesses to move out of New York. Sadly… de Blasio is going to make Dinkins look competent.

  • donqpublic

    Man, what a great society. You get free stuff for voting. You get paid a pittance for jury duty. You can get free stuff for doing nothing. And you can get free stuff for rioting and shooting while looting, and having fun while doing it. And you can get free stuff for promising not to loot before you scoot to the beach. Cowabunga, It’s a great country when you can get paid to do nothing but surf.

  • American Patriot

    Mr. Greenfield, it is time for the people in New York to say the chant:

    “The murders are coming back. It’s Warren Wilhelm, Jr. (Bill de Blasio) time!”
    “The muggings are coming back. It’s Warren Wilhelm, Jr. (Bill de Blasio) time!”
    “The graffiti is coming back. It’s Warren Wilhelm, Jr. (Bill de Blasio) time!”

    Obviously, Red Bill doesn’t want to keep NYC safe. He wants to turn the city back to the way it was before the reforms of the ’90s. New Yorkers need to vote him out of office in the 2017 elections in order to improve conditions in New York.

  • cka2nd

    I’m not a fan of either Dinkins or De Blasio, but, from Wikipedia’s David Dinkins page, WITH footnotes:

    “Under Dinkins’ Safe Streets, Safe Cities program, crime in New York City decreased more dramatically and more rapidly, both in terms of actual numbers and percentage, than at any time in modern New York City history.[17] The rates of most crimes, including all categories of violent crime, made consecutive declines during the last 36 months of his four-year term, ending a 30-year upward spiral and initiating a trend of falling rates that continued beyond his term.[18] Despite the actual abating of crime, Dinkins was hurt by the perception that crime was out of control during his administration.[19][20] Dinkins also initiated a hiring program that expanded the police department nearly 25%. The New York Times reported, “He obtained the State Legislature’s permission to dedicate a tax to hire thousands of police officers, and he fought to preserve a portion of that anticrime money to keep schools open into the evening, an award-winning initiative that kept tens of thousands of teenagers off the street.”[20][21]

    “Dinkins also signed a last-minute 99-year lease with the USTA National Tennis Center. By negotiating a fee for New York City based on the event’s gross income, the Dinkins administration made a deal with the US Open that brings more economic benefit to the City of New York each year than the New York Yankees, New York Mets, New York Knicks and New York Rangers combined.[1] The city’s revenue-producing events Fashion Week, Restaurant Week and Broadway on Broadway were all created under Dinkins.”

    A 2009 NY Times retrospective on the Dinkins Administration also noted the following:

    The cleanup and revitalization of Times Square, including persuading the Walt Disney Corporation to rehabilitate an old 42nd Street theater;

    Major commitment to rehabilitation of dilapidated housing in northern Harlem, the South Bronx and Brooklyn despite significant budget constraints—more housing rehabilitated in a single term than Mr. Giuliani did in two terms;

    The USTA lease, which in its final form New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg [not a fan of his, either] called “the only good athletic sports stadium deal, not just in New York but in the country”;

    Mental-health facility initiatives; and

    Policies and actions that decreased the size of the city’s homeless shelter population to its lowest point in 20 years.[19]

  • Armed_Infidel

    Red Bill represents Third World NYC perfectly: leftist whites, sick jews, angry blacks, illegal aliens, gays, muslims, and other third worlders.

  • halevi

    Very sad. I lived in NYC when Giuliani became mayor and I saw the transformation of NYC from a cesspool to a shining jewel. This truly makes me sad. :-(

  • Randice

    The people of NY voted this guy in. They deserve what they get. Enjoy your higher taxes and more violence peeps!