NYC continues its slow slide off of the beam. :shrug: Ehh, they chose their fate.

(Via Instapundit) Yeah, I’m just going to skip going into NYC for, oh, about a decade or so:

All summer long, then-candidate Bill de Blasio pulled no punches in his opposition to aggressive policing — in particular, to stop-and-frisk — and so the principal question going into his mayoralty was this: When it comes to public safety, did he believe his own rhetoric?

Turns out, Bill’s a believer.

He made that clear enough last week, standing super-tall with all the usual suspects — plus, ominously, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton — to announce not only that the city is rescinding its appeal of last year’s discredited federal-court stop-and-frisk ruling, but that it’s unilaterally adopting policies that over time stand to make the city much less safe.

Not my city, not my political party, not my problem. I figure that anybody who needs anything out of the place should be reasonably safe to go get it until about, say, July or so: but after that you’re just going to be one power outage or garbage strike away from the return to the halcyon days of yore.

Good luck!

Moe Lane

10 thoughts on “NYC continues its slow slide off of the beam. :shrug: Ehh, they chose their fate.”

  1. A return to the halcyon days might just be what’s necessary to finally snap NYC’s insanely overinflated housing market back to merely overinflated levels.
    The thing to watch is whether (or, more accurately, when) NYC loses its’ rep as “the fiscal center of the world”. Once that happens – as happened to London as New York ascended – New York will be an also-ran.
    Worth noting that London was ascending again, starting around 9/11 or so, and has continued to do so… interesting times ahead for New York’s average joes if that trend continues.

  2. Rudy’s policies cut the murder rate in half, saving over 600, mostly minority, lives a year. He got no credit for it because nobody knew the names of those he saved.

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