Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Yet ANOTHER Indicator of Our Ongoing 1970's Redux.....

This past Easter Sunday saw yet another priceless "return to the 1970s" moment in New York City as dozens of thugs marauded through Times Square. Four people were shot by the rampaging thugs (none life threatening) and dozens more arrested in the Sunday evening "Wilding spree."

According the NY Daily News, "Fifty-six youths were arrested or given summonses after hundreds of thugs rampaged through Times Square and Herald Square on Easter Sunday night.

"Four people - a man and a woman in Times Square and two women outside Macy's - were shot in what cops say is becoming an annual tradition...
"...Cops shut down some of the city's most famous streets in Monday's wee hours and climbed into the iconic Macy's awning, looking for stashed weapons.

"Easter night has brought violent clashes to
the Times Square area since 2003, terrifying tourists, pedestrians and business owners. In 2006, three people were stabbed. Last year, there were 27 arrests.

"Sunday's gunfire upped the ante, and the specter of marauding hooligans running amok in midtown brought back memories of Times Square in seamier, scarier times."
SEE: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2010/04/05/2010-04-05_nypd_arrests_dozens_after_easter_night_gang_mayhem_in_times_square_herald_square.html

For those of you who didn't get to "enjoy" the "out-of-control 70's".....Well, looks like you're gonna a get a chance to see the sequel.


Early Light said...

If I'm not mistaken, things seem to get worse, but never better.

JMK said...

It would seem so, EL.

Perhaps the greatest shame in all this is that the NYPD and the NY media have conspired to keep this annual mayhem fest out of the media for fear of stoking more such acts.

You know what would stop such acts?


The Philippines has that right, Vandalism, pick-pocketing, purse-snatching and other such "quality-of-life crimes warrant varying degrees of corporeal punishment.

The more severe, the more violent the offense, the more severe the beating and public humiliation.

In better times, the cop herding these miscreants would've broken the middle digits of the three shitbirds pictured and then broken their elbows "for good measure," and reported it all as, "Inmates A, B and C fell while descending the stairs, resulting in numerous contusions, abrasions and fractures."

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