The 12th Day of Christmas. Meet the New NYC the Same as the old NYC

Posted: January 5, 2022 by datechguy in Uncategorized

The irony of course is that the business owners, seeing other completely wiped out and likely unable to get insurance might just decide that paying these guys for protection from everyone (except them of course) is worth it and if a few thugs end up dead instead of arrested, well they’ll figure it’s a powerful incentive not to do that anymore.

Datechguyblog: Society Without Police: Meet the New Bosses, not quite the same as the old ones

For almost two years I’ve been saying that the explosion of crime in the cities is a business opportunity for the Mafia and various other ethnic criminal organizations who could choose to play Robin Hood and protect the people of their neighborhoods and areas from those that prey on them (other than themselves of course) that the police won’t touch.

In fact it was crime and punishment and the idea of defunding police that was the primary driver of the nomination and election of the new NYC mayor Eric Adams.

But unfortunately for New Yorkers it really doesn’t matter who you elect as mayor if your DA decides he’s not going to play along:

Manhattan’s new DA has ordered his prosecutors to stop seeking prison sentences for hordes of criminals and to downgrade felony charges in cases including armed robberies and drug dealing, according to a set of progressive policies made public Tuesday.

In his first memo to staff on Monday, Alvin Bragg said his office “will not seek a carceral sentence” except with homicides and a handful of other cases, including domestic violence felonies, some sex crimes and public corruption.

How bad is it? This bad:

Armed robbers who use guns or other deadly weapons to stick up stores and other businesses will be prosecuted only for petty larceny, a misdemeanor, provided no victims were seriously injured and there’s no “genuine risk of physical harm” to anyone. Armed robbery, a class B felony, would typically be punishable by a maximum of 25 years in prison, while petty larceny subjects offenders to up to 364 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

and remember that year and $1000 fine is the MAX penalty.

Well I’m sure Eric Adams isn’t going to let this slide…

“I have not communicated with the DA. I have not looked over and analyzed exactly what he’s calling for,” he said.

But Adams, a former NYPD captain who was elected on a law-and-order platform, added: “I have a lot of respect for DA Bragg, a former prosecutor. He has a real vision.”

Jazz Shaw Absolutely nails it:

The lack of cash bail for virtually all offenders means that the jails will be keeping their revolving doors in place and serial robbers will continue to roam the streets at will. The same goes for drug dealers and black-market resellers.

If Bragg is left in charge and is allowed to have his way, a great deal of Adams’ promised reforms will suddenly be entirely gutted. He can refund and rebuild the NYPD (as he has promised to do), restoring the major crimes units and all the rest. And the police can track down and arrest as many gang bangers as they are able to catch. But if Bragg just simply flushes almost all of them right back out onto the streets, what difference will any of it make?

In the End NYC voters put these fools in charge and are going to get what they deserve but if I was a Mafia boss in the city I’d start my Operation Robin Hood almost at once.

  1. Pod Hamp says:

    So is there still a Mafia presence in NYC (in the traditional Vito Corleone sense)? I dunno as I live on the other side of the country, and have never been to NYC. I’m sure there is some sort of organized crime presence (I mean other than the government), but figured the Italians had been displaced by some other ethnic group the way the Irish gangs were eventually superceded by the Italians.