New Bad Days 41: Thanksgiving Greivings As Livery Driver Gets Thumb Cut Off Thwarting Violent Juvies, Juvies Get Off Cheap; A High-Ranked Officer Gets Assaulted In Rikers; A Grandmother Gets Murdered For Absolutely No Reason By A Repeatedly Released Mentally Ill Person; A Teenage Girl Gets Drugged And Gang Raped And A Glut Of Store Robberies And Home Invasions.

He knows when you are sleeping, when you are merry and when you are noisy. (Craig Ruttle/AP photo)

Manhattan

In Greenwich Village, two men with guns broke into a frozen yogurt shop as it was closing, pistol whipping two workers then rob it of $1,600 along with their iphones and wallets.

In the Financial District, a Bronx on-call drug ring selling coke, smack, and fentanyl to Wall Street residents and workers involved in real estate and advertising got busted for trafficking, driving a dealer attempting to escape the raid by jumping out a second story window.

In Soho, a block wide building scaffold shed collapsed by the busy intersection of Broadway and Prince St., injuring 5 people.

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In Harlem, a woman set her apartment on fire when cops showed up responding to a emergency call of a mentally disturbed person.

Also in Harlem, during a police investigation by an apartment, a man came charging out waving knives in both hands and was subsequently shot in the leg after the officers demand to put the weapons down.

In Tribeca at the Chambers St. E line train station, a man flashed then stuck his scaly hand up a woman’s skirt and ran out when it arrived at the station.

At Columbia University in Morningside Heights, a man stole $13,000 of Apple computers in two burglary attempts.

In Midtown at the Grand Central Terminal, a woman was assaulted by a man when she refused to give him her phone.

In Kips Bay at the 33rd Street station, a man and woman attacked and slashed a commuter at 4:15 a.m.

In East Village, a fire went off under a sidewalk shed that has been a drug dealing haven and an encampment occupied by homeless junkies for months.

Also in the East Village, two scumbags stole a bike off a holiday decorated tree fencing by cutting it with a power tool.

Also in Greenwich Village at the 14th st. F line train station, a 19-year-old man made violent threats against cops present there and proclaimed that he was going to assassinate every cop at a NYPD precinct in Elmhurst.

Bronx

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In Fordham-Bedford, two male teenagers, one with a blade, got into a fight with a clerk inside a bodega and cut him during the scuffle. The two psychopaths then tried to escape in a livery cab but the driver refused to take them, so they attacked his three passengers slicing one of them and cut off his thumb when he tried to defend himself and his customers. The perpetrators got off on bail for $200, right on time for Thanksgiving. That’s a good way to keep the jail population low at Rikers so the electeds can dole out parcel permits for predatory developers to build their blade runner towers.

In Morrisania, a man was being bullied and harassed by three teenagers. As he tried to defend himself, one of the turds sucker punched him and knocked him down and his pussy friends returned to kick the victim when he’s down and defenseless and then stole what little money he had on him, which was 10 bucks.

At Concrete Plan Park in Foxhurst, a man attacked a woman walking there from behind knocking her out. When she came to, the letch was thrusting his body on her then bit her lip when she tried to defend herself.

In Middletown, three men invaded an 82-year-old man’s apartment feigning to be exterminators, grabbed his throat and robbed him of $3,600.

In Soundview, a 15-year-old girl getting high with five men in a basement got raped by two men while three were waiting for their turn. She also had her cellphone stolen.

In the South Bronx, a city bus started smoking and caught fire with passengers on it at 6:45 a.m.

Queens

On Rikers Island on Thanksgiving Day, a C.O. captain was attacked as a prisoner sucker-punched and repeatedly swung his fists and beat him to the floor and then was kicked by two other inmates. His fellow captains ran towards the door with the other prisoners when the attack began and continued.

In Hollis, two men, one pretending to purchase food and one that pulled out a gun, robbed a fried chicken restaurant of $1500 at 1 a.m.

Also in Hollis, a man pretending to make a delivery forced his way into another man’s house then his accomplice shot him in the leg when he got pushed back.

With video: Jamaica man shot in home invasion

In Bayside, a man and woman are involved in a string of store burglaries on the same block, stealing a total of $4,000 in cash, tools and pharmaceutical drugs.

Also in Bayside, an elderly couple’s home was invaded by 3 men, 2 brandishing guns, who tied them up and robbed them of 60 bucks and jewelry.

In Whitestone on Thanksgiving night, a man driving drunk hit then ran over a 71-year-old man crossing the street then abandoned his van and ran off but got busted when he tried to retrieve his vehicle.

In Ozone Park, a man was abducted by four men who repeatedly beat him in their car, then took his keys and tried to rob his apt, stole his wife’s purse, then left in bloodied on the street.

In Sunnyside, a man was beaten on the street by two men coming out of and SUV, one with a baseball bat after he stepped out of a restaurant and had an argument with them.

Also in Sunnyside, a man held up a Pizza Hut at gunpoint and robbed it of $3,200 by forcing the manager to open a safe inside.

In Richmond Hill, a man stabbed another man in the stomach while brawling during a basement party after drinking irish whiskey.

In St. Albans, a man went berserk and stabbed his sister’s boyfriend during an argument with her over who to invite over for Thanksgiving.

In Lindewood, 7 car thefts occurred in a span of a month.

In Jamaica Estates, a man tried to rob a Dunkin’ Donuts and wound up with squat after he tried to rob the tip jar and jumped over the counter to steal from the register while waving a knife.

In District 29 in the towns of Cambria Heights, Springfield Gardens and Hollis, 5 middle schools have statistically the highest amount of violence among students in the entire city.

At John Bowne High School in Flushing, a brawl involving 6 students sparked by two male teens fighting over a girl were found possessing guns.

Also in Flushing, a man ran up to a woman and grabbed her ass and ran into an apartment building to hide.

Again in Flushing, a teenage boy held up a man leaving his house at gunpoint and robbed his iphone. He is also wanted in another mugging on Halloween.

And again in Flushing, a police sting on a massage parlor frightened a prostitute to flee and jump out a window, killing herself.

In Jamaica, an 18-year-old man shot his kid brother while fighting over a video game and made a 14-year-old boy who was with them try to hide the gun.

In Astoria, a man was held at knifepoint by a mugger who forced him to go to two ATM’s on the street and withdraw money to give to him.

In Middle Village, a man tied his drug addict friend to his bed and forced medication on him against his will.

Brooklyn

In Starrett City, a man and a woman were shot at 3 times inside an apartment building over a drug dispute. The male victim died.

In Sunset Park, a food delivery man was attacked by 2 men who tried to steal the food he was carrying, then slashed him with a machete and robbed $140 off him.

Also in Sunset Park, a 14-year-old boy was struck and killed by a speeding BMW as he was crossing against the light.

In East New York, an off-duty detective engaged in an argument with another person and flashed his state government-approved and permitted gun at him at a chain restaurant.

In Bushwick, a fight between two men in a check cashing place in the early afternoon escalated into one of them getting shot to death.

In Prospect Park South, two men, one with a knife, threatened two workers in a store and robbed it of $300

In Bed-Stuy, a man held up a 7-11 at gunpoint and robbed $150 from the register.

Also in Bed-Stuy,  an argument between two men inside a grocery store escalated when on man stabbed another man in the face with a screwdriver.

In Greenpoint, a man was caught masturbating in front of a coffee shop window ogling a female employee, then went through the back door and tried to rob money from the register.

In Canarsie, a man punched his wife in the face giving her a bloody lip during a domestic dispute. Cops showed up but did not arrest him because he is a diplomat.

In East Flatbush, a massive fire engulfed a commercial building destroying two auto repair businesses

In Bay Ridge, a man drove his car off the pier and killed himself.

In various incidents in Bensonhurst and Bath Beach, three men stealing books and bookbags while another man was playing basketball beat him up when the victim demanded his property back. A man stole $8,500 from a unlocked truck. A man burglarized an unlocked apartment of $2,000 worth of merchandise. And a man punched another man from behind and stole his backpack.

In Crown Heights at 2:40 p.m., a 15-year-old girl got caught in a crossfire between two men during a drive-by and avoided getting shot.

Also in Crown Heights, a gun running ring was busted inside a house during a raid involving the NYPD and the ATF.

In Brownsville, a man jumped out of an SUV and brutally beat up a man on the street by punching him repeatedly in the face.

In Williamsburg, a father and his 2-year-old daughter were attacked from behind by a man who sprayed some kind of fluid on them.

In incidents in Marine Park and Flatlands, a man broke a car window and stole i.d. cards from it, and a man loitering in a shopping center robbed a walkie talkie from a security guard.

Staten Island

In Randall Manor, a 63-year-old woman walking down the street just steps from her house during the afternoon was randomly attacked by a man who stabbed her repeatedly and killed her. The man had 34 prior arrests and a history of mental illness.

In Dongan Hills, two neighbors involved in argument over car damage engaged in a knife fight resulting in both of them getting stabbed.

In Arden Heights, a drug dealer awaiting sentencing for his involvement of his pregnant wife’s heroin overdose, nearly died the same way in his mother’s house.

 

Congeniality Court

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Manhattan Criminal Court. This place looks fun, and by golly it will be.

Manhattan, New York

The N.Y. Daily News had a little news nugget on their Thanksgiving Day paper that got totally overlooked and virtually ignored. Even by the editors themselves for this story of craven wasteful city funding and bureaucratic absurdity is not even available on their website. Talk about manufacturing consent! (It’s on pressreader, which gives the feel of reading a file at a library).

This news item is so outrageous, comically surreal, and disturbing that I don’t know how the Post didn’t get it. Because if it did it surely would have been on Fox local and cable news. But it was on page 28 in the publishing purgatory between the letters to the editor and sports pages.

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Written by Erin Durkin, highlighted, sprinkled with occasion profanities and emphasized by JQ LLC of Impunity City. Your City.

The City is trying to build kinder, friendly courtrooms.

At the Manhattan Criminal Court, judges are being urged to watch their language-avoiding legal jargon, calling people by their name rather than “the defendant” and greeting people when they enter.

Defendants will be surveyed on their experience in court – and get a $15.00 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card for filling out the questionnaire.

“If a litigant feels they’re being treated with respect, they have an idea what’s going on…they’re more likely to perceive the process as fair.” said Adam Mansky of the Center for Court Innovation, which is working for on the program with the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice and Office of Court Administration. “They’re more likely to comply with their obligations, come back to court, pay their fine.”

The city is picking up the tab for the program, which totals fucking $800,000!

In meetings with judges, court officers and clerks, the groups will encourage courtroom personnel to introduce themselves, say good morning, and ask if everyone can hear what’s going on.  Judges are being urged to say that they assume the defendant is innocent and not refer to people as “defendants” or “bodies”, instead calling them by name.

The surveys will be given out to people leaving arraignment and other trial parts of court.

It asks people how confident they feel in police, prosecutors, judges, their defense attorney, and whether they think the criminal courts treat defendants with dignity and respect, according to a copy of the questionnaire.

The gift cards are being given out because research ethics boards frown on having people participate in research without compensation, Mansky said.

What we have going on here, is not something being reported in the Onion, but a real stupid expensive program and the latest de Faustio policy travesty to turn courtrooms into wellness experiences. Like as you would enter a discount department store or a blandly vibrant workspace office building.

Note that judges are being urged, which sounds hostile on its face for a thing that promotes tolerance and sensitivity, to implement these new standards because the word defendant, which what the accused actually are is somehow offensive.

Maybe the most pressing thing about this is who the fuck is this dink Mansky and what the hell is this Court Innovation Center and when was it made? This program sounds like something out of a dystopian cartoon. So there are going to monitors wandering around that big dark building making sure that judges abide by these milquetoast rules. How is this going to work? “Will Larry/Plaxico/Kim/Demi/Andre 3000 take the stand?” “How do you plea, Matt/Taylor/Meek/Judy/Bababooey?”. And the judges have to personalize the dead victims too? Like a random victim or rival of some gangbanger, a career mobster hitman’s trail of bodies or a bunch of serial killer’s victims? Really, with the latter the judge has to name all of them? Holy shitballs.

And it’s going to fleece the tax payers of 800 large. I wonder how much of that pile is going to dunkin donuts, which sounds like they are sponsoring this retarded program, and that’s pretty lousy and unhealthy comp. More sugary junk to fill their guts, like their lives don’t suck enough that the defendant raped or murdered somebody.

I wonder how many people are going to be monitors, because this sounds like the bulk of this cash is going to the monitors themselves in bloated six figure salaries. Which the city and said monitors will justify by holding meetings every day to indoctrinate this undignified, insulting, redundant, cordial human resources corporate bullshit. Telling those responsible for meting out justice, securing the areas and pushing buttons all day how to present and conduct themselves. This will go over swimmingly with the certain to be disgruntled personnel.

I can’t wait to see how these surveys will be conducted with uncooperative men and women on trial unsatisfied with their verdicts and conviction: “That fucking judge sucks” “That pig set me up” “He looked at me funny so I had to steal that guard’s gun” Fuck this survey shit, gimme that coupon anyway, I wanna an Frappe and a half dozen bow ties, motherfucker”

This program sets a new lower bar for the day mayor de Faustio mayoralty II: The Phantom Mandate; which includes the other asinine behavior and thought modification program, the offensive statue panel and the creation of the nightlife mayor. The court system probably does need some improvement, I don’t know what that actually is, but trying to turn it some swell time social function is unrealistic. But reality is also a offensive word to the Mayor and his happy fauxgressive dunce cult. This program with it’s made up bureaucracy is like if Mr. Rogers had a criminal courthouse in his Land Of Make Believe (at least that transit system worked efficiently)

If this doesn’t work out, or if it’s suddenly terminated because of the sheer stupidity of it, I foresee the next program will involve a new format. Probably theatrical song and dance with choreography. Knowing this stupid Mayor and his habit for squandering millions of dollars and his proclivity for starfucking, he will probably commission Lin-Manuel Miranda to oversee, conduct and choreograph it.

Here’s hoping this stupid fucking idiot is more frugal and give it to Reba McIntyre and Steven Bochco of Cop Rock infamy. He is well aware of impending federal cuts from his political yang to his yin Donald Trump as he likes to reminds us to divert attention from his current and inevitable policy failures.

It looks more fun already.

 

Update: Tronc did post this crazy story on the Daily News website on Nov. 22. It was easy to miss because it was published at the end of the workday and also wasn’t easily available with a google search by going by the paper headline, so apologies and kudos to them.

Another Update: Video footage has been found of “Court Innovator” Adam Mansky’s prior work at a high school 25 years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ThanksForNothing, Jive Turkeys: Mayor de Blasio Breaks Promise To Remain In N.Y.C., To Sick And Poor Children And Small Businesses And NYPD Commissioner O’Neill Gives A Promotion And Raise To An Ignorant Rape Negating Police Chief.

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A couple of notable things happened, well a shitload concerning Mayor Mandate, in the short work week concerning some peculiarly fucked up choices de Faustio and the Grand Wazoo of the NYPD O’Neil made.

Starting with the top cop. He just promoted Captain Peter Rose of the 94th Pct. in Greenpoint which covers that town and the obnoxiously overvalued Williamsburg and the ludicrous hipster hyped and gentrifying pandemic invasion town of Bushwick, to Chief Deputy Inspector. This is the guy who has special distinctions and definitions of what being raped is. This guy, his rank elevated for his observant expertise, thinks and announced at a community board meeting that some rapes are better than other serious ones. Who thinks men who know or hook up with women and full on rape them has less severity than the standard deviant, or stranger, who randomly attacks and rapes a woman on the street or a dark alley. Which Inspector Pete refers to as “true stranger rapes”.

Look how in his redefining of rape that he still blames the victim by describing her as a stranger than the attacker who actually is one. Meaning the negative connotation usually to describe a stranger to kids. It sounds more bilious when it’s actually coming from his own face hole.

“If there’s a true stranger rape, a random guy picks up a stranger off the street, those are the troubling ones. That person has, like, no moral standards.”

Deputy Inspector Peter Rose. Don’t get raped by strangers, it’s better that you know or date your deviant attacker.

Impunity City here focused on this story way back in January in the first story focusing on the Marginal Victims Unit that has been unofficially sanctioned by the city and the NYPD, when the 94th released two men who dragged a woman into a Call-A-Head in the early evening and violated her and left her crying and injured on the street.

It was after this ghoulish incident that Deputy Inspector Rose gave his ignorant interpretation rapes to residents concerned of the massive in sexual assaults and molestations that his precinct has seen in the past 5 years. The majority of these lurid cases still remain unsolved. Except for the port-a-potty incident, that was clearly decided and was found to be somewhat solved. That one may have been an acquaintance rape than a stranger rape. Because stranger rape is so wrong and abominable. It makes one wonder if Harvey Weinstein or Charlie Rose are planning on getting luxury digs in Northeast Brooklyn, for those guys could thrive as serial acquaintance rapists there. Being that acquaintance rape is more moral in the Inspector Rose book on appropriate consenting sexual relations.

As for the rationale behind this promotion, O’Neil remarked about his stellar career which officially supersedes his dumbass comments and also the nationwide interest of sexual harassment and forced molestation in the industries of entertainment, news and political office committed by men in powerful positions and of legacy in their fields. You know, by acquaintances. The commish also noted his executive accomplishments, which can easily be inferred by the violated woman and anyone with common sense that this particular trait was being utilized to spin the seriousness of the criminal act thus lessening the charge and artificially bring down the crime stats.

The promotion of a guy with such lack of credibility and equally abominable views on the stranger rapes he thinks counts more as a bane on society is alarming and outright moronic.

But in actuality his promotion and even raise does make sense, considering the daily  gaslighting coming from City Hall and the combination of apathy, ennui and fear in the ether of the 5 boroughs. Even though he is more public relations stooge (or agent of the city) than a vaunted police detective.

Funny how he brings up moral standards when he marginalizes violent sexual assault. Now in his new position, who knows how he’ll interpret other serious crimes like, say, shootings, stabbings, robberies and police brutality. What if they fall into the acquaintance bin too, which could be Inspector Pete’s version of The Memory Hole.

But this should not be a surprise and the city’s citizens should be acclimated to this entrenched cronyism by now with the re-election of Mayor Mandate, Bill de Faustio. Although he ordered one of his 20 spokespersons not to condemn this foolish undeserved promotion but to defer and deny responsibility of it, even though the mayor is by city law the boss of the NYPD and under his direction.

Speaking of the Dope From Park Slope and Massachusetts, all of his false progressive policies are turning to shit and having immediate devastating impacts on the constituency as well as his promises, that weren’t worth the shit out his mouth to start with. Recall, if you bothered to see it, that Mayor de Faustio adamantly told Maurice DuBois that he will be totally committed to serve the city and his term once re-elected. I myself tend to take people literally especially with craven habitual liars like William and again he didn’t disappoint validating this site and the people who didn’t vote for him and who didn’t vote, as he has decided to make a tax-payer funded trip to Iowa next week so he can help the Democrat Party persuade voters there to embrace progressive values and ideas. Which he could have done the first time he went there last year if he and Hillary’s DNC gave the endorsement to Bernie Sanders.

Since winning back his job and decreeing a bogus mandate, and getting a symbolic reprieve as his bubby Jona Rechnitz’s pal and crooked jail union head Norman Seabrook case wound up in a mistrial, with this pointless trip he will have spent two weeks in the first month of his second term away from the city, blatantly going back on his word to stay local and foolishly pursuing national attention.

It’s best to let da mayor explain and justify his lies via the digital platform he used also to justify his use of taxpayer money to pay his lawyers and his non-admission of big money donors influencing his civic policies and public services:

The fights I will take on going forward will have a common element: They will be about protecting the interests of New York and New Yorkers.

That is equally true of another cause near and dear to my heart: rejuvenating the Democratic Party.

My view of how the Party needs t‎o change is deeply based on my ideological beliefs. But my view is fundamentally pragmatic: the Party, as currently organized, simply can’t win often enough and in the places it should. And that has huge ramifications for New York City.

And I for one will devote ample time to Democratic efforts to win back the House of Representatives and the Senate in 2018. But as recent elections in New Jersey, Washington State and Virginia have shown us, change can come rapidly in state capitals if Democratic voters are organized and mobilized.‎ Those changes, state by state, will ultimately have a profound impact on us here in New York City — most notably in the makeup of the next Congress. In New York State alone, estimates are that Democrats would pick up three to four more seats in the House if fair district lines were drawn. That can’t happen with a Republican-controlled State Senate in Albany.

Not only did he outright lie about his priority job one as Mayor of New York, he is obviously looking to go national and bail on the 5 borough.

So what 8% of the registered voters got instead of a devoted public servant is a guy who is a DNC fundraiser and establishment toady, shill and delusional candidate for national office. Which going by his CONY slush fund operation in city hall, is the only thing he is skilled at, soliciting money and promoting himself and the party. He is taking his mandate on the road with him and using it to boost his profile to people who are not interested in him or even trust him. This almost sounds like the role he played in his jaunt to Germany a day after a cop got shot and killed on the street in the Bronx.

There is not much info on Progress Iowa at all, but it’s clear that they have shitty judgement to invite this corrupt mayor of your city and make him the keynote speaker of their fundraiser.

It should not be perplexing why he’s going Iowa for what looks like a bogus self-flagellating liberal pizza party. It’s clear that selling himself as some sort of concocted national figure with a watered-down agenda has been his Plan B to escape from New York and a frustrated pissed-off constituency.

And it’s also a good way to avoid scrutiny from the press he defiantly loathes for a little while. For he is surely aware of the burgeoning scandal involving the NYCHA lead inspection deception, breaking a promise to a voter and angered mother whose son is going through debilitating mental development dwelling in their toxic home.

On the subject of the continuing poisoning of NYCHA apartments and the deliberate falsifying of inspections, that may have been de Faustio’s plan all along. As it looks now that he is micromanaging the projects and other civic services like Hillary took total control of the DNC to solidify her nomination.

Like what’s going on in Queens involving the two biggest transportation arteries on Cross Bay, Woodhaven and Queens Boulevards. The installation and activation of the Select Bus Service bus lane on Woodhaven Blvd. is now causing massive traffic congestion and the underutilized space hogging bike lanes on Queens Blvd are now becoming detrimental to businesses that rely on driving customers to patronize their stores, markets and restaurants, and trucks to deliver their products. SBS, the stupid bullshit service, is also having a similar effect suffocating businesses on Cross Bay Blvd. All in the name of Vision Zero with a touch of arbitrary finagling and social engineering resulting in economic and societal chaos.

And like the vindicktive move he pulled a few days before the holiday when the chief judge from the Criminal and Family courts nominated attorney Daniel Horowitz for am advisory panel seat, only to be shot down by Mayor Mandate because he sued him and his 501 (c) (4) Campaign For One New York when de Faustio refused a subpeona into the slush funds records regarding illicit lobbying from the loathsome agents of the city. This classless stunt is just as egregious and stupid as Trump’s sacking of Comey.

Although the promotion of the rape expert Rose was blithely announced by O’Neil, the way it was handled resembles the sleazy controlling style of de Faustio, despite his spokes minion denying his influence in the department under his purview and direction. His tainted fingers might be influencing the rigmarole involving Ramarley Graham’s mother trying to get records of two NYPD sergeants at the scene of her son’s shooting death by a overzealous cop, which involved an amateurishly sloppy cover-up of the incident.

This guy, this confirmed part-time mayor, full-time huckster and change double agent is going to trek to Iowa and extol about progressive values and suggest what candidates to back (To all those being groomed for office, when you see this doofus, run run away). This guy is going to rail against Figurehead Trump when he is just the neoliberal version. This guy is going to stand there and condemn the one percent while he still is subservient to his real estate titan donors that are dividing your city, causing an affordability crisis, wealth disparity and destroying small businesses and displacing thousands from their neighborhoods. These are the new fucking Trumps.

Let this be the true definition once and for all about this inveterate liar. This is what his fake mandate consists of. In fact he has been running on a demented mandate since day one.

And when he campaigned that this is your city, he was talking about himself. His city. And he’s got his phantom mandate to prove it.

Thanksgiving Props To The New York Times For Excellent Report On MTA And Government Incompetence And Financing Malfeasance

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The New York Times put together a massive and thorough report on the historic and current wretched operations and financing of the Metropolitan Transit Authority the other day and it’s a motherfucker. It covers 20 plus years of bureaucratic bullshit, lousy management, circumventing state and city funding of the decrepit antiquated and as the paper actually stated, worst transit system in the world.

For this, tis the season, certainly everyone this holiday weekend who will have time to read this essential expose are very thankful. Especially here at Impunity City, for my infamous most popular and widely read vulgar manifesto on the worst fucking transit system in the universe, thanks to the old grey lady, has been professionally and officially validated and vindicated. It also shows that Mario’s son’s micromanaging style when he was at HUD resurfaced in prioritizing MTA projects and de Faustio’s derelict approach by deferring responsibilities for the transit system to the state even though the city runs and manages it. Job well done!

This gives renewed hope for the fourth estate, especially the Times. And also that there is an audience out there still yearning for solid reporting and factual information. This story was way overdue has the subway and bus lines have got worse and worse and might be worse now (I know, repetitive) than it was back in the, yes, bad old days when there was an actual excuse for it’s inefficiency because New York was broke in the 70’s. This article was super informative yet monstrously grim, and it’s only part one!

So thanks again. Also of course to Governor Cuomo and the MTA, for continuing to live up to your exceptional shitty standards and ineptitude with the recent train derailment running a new train worth 3/4 of a billion dollars from a Montreal manufacturer on it’s first hours of operation. And also going to the Great White North to hiring some dude from Toronto to take the tattered reins of this literal trainwreck as the new transit chief.

 

New Transit Chief Andy Byford. Sure, he looks happy now.

Good luck Transit Chief Andy B.. Try to fix this clusterfuck transit system to the best of your abilities before you bail in 9 months. Don’t expect any gratitude though, because commuters have had enough and now know everything on how the MTA runs and mostly doesn’t run. Fix the fucking subway.

Or else…

 

 

 

 

 

Shola Olayote: NYCHA’s Replicant Chief And Wolf In Fox Clothing

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New York, N.Y.

Shola Olatoye, the commissioner of NYCHA, the real affordable housing program, has been exposed of lying to the city and federal officials for the avoidance of mandatory lead testing in various project apartment buildings and the obfuscation of information about the status of the inspections.

In the last 3 years since appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio and optimistically promising accountability and better service for the 400,000 tenants of the buildings in an op-ed in the NY Daily News, she compromised the safety of them by being willfully deceitful along with her deputy staffers in a conspiracy of obfuscation and neglect.

And now it includes the recently re-elected mandate claiming mayor. For after initially acknowledging the damning D.O.I. report for the egregious behavior and his unwavering support for his appointed commissioner delivered through the mouth of one of his numerous spokespersons since he is currently on paid leave in Connecticut with his wife, his spokesperson cavalierly revealed that the mayor previously knew all along that Commissioner Shola and her NYCHA underlings avoided their responsibilities and lied to H.U.D. about their mandatory appointed duty to their tenants.

For with this vile discrepancy, Shola lied to the federal agency and was aided and abetted by the Mayor of New York City when she sent in a form which she notarized certifying that inspections went on as scheduled. Fostering and continuing decades of systemic futility of the federal, state and local government funded program to help the under-payed and unprivileged with safe secure homes.

More importantly, a vast majority of apartments remain dilapidated, in disrepair and toxic. In addition to the lead contaminated paint remaining and chipping off the walls, there are other perpetual problems of rodent and roach infestations, broken door buzzers, understaffed or lousy security personnel, broken elevators and smoke detectors, widespread growing mold, and strangers loitering in the halls, staircases and playgrounds, ranging from drug dealers to homeless and the other casualty of lousy, indifferent and fraudulent inspection reports, the perpetual leaking roofs.

This is not some forgetful bullshit that got bandied about during the Rivington House deed lifting and property plunder conspired by appointed officials and craven lobbyists and developer donors to the mayor. This shit happened with people already living in these wasting buildings and with the shitty conditions that come with it.

There are reasons for this quite obvious willful and criminal indifference once you consider the actual programs the supposed clueless commissioner and her amoral boss mayor were more concerned with. The Mayor and Shola’s offices made sure the proper repairs went down for 3 project buildings when a private real estate consortium took control of housing project for privatization, betraying the feigned promise Shola made to the public about these certain groups that private interest will go to fund all repairs all of the buildings.

And of course there is the ghoulish plan to bulldoze over a playground to build a taller luxury tower in front of the Holmes Houses for the benefit of a developer donor to Mayor de Faustio. This awful century lease was doled immediately after the mayor had his case dismissed for his  pay-to-play 501 (c) (4) he ran in his City Hall office, more commonly and notoriously known as the Campaign for One New York (Shhh!).

Shola Olatoye really comes off like the definitive corporate tool. A yes woman. Her delivery when she explains and describes these plans is robotic. She’s basically a replicant for the agency and the corporate interests. With the blatant, brazen way she lies and fraudulently signed about bogus inspections is reminiscent of that corrupt soulless murderous counselor Karen Crowder arranging to put a hit on a whistle-blower who discovered toxicity in a her employer corporation’s weed killer from the movie Michael Clayton.

Ultimately, she is the classic idiom of the fox in the hen house, or in this case houses. But more a shifty wolf in fox’s clothing.

This mendacious scandal also proves how the oft-described pragmatic yet immoral de Faustio is no different than any of the slumlords recently convicted, fined and put on Letitia James’ Hot 100 list since he has basically used the same tactics and the agency’s sordid history to keep NYCHA underfunded in contrast to his long bullshit plan to preserve affordable housing. He is also proving that he’s no different and a carbon copy neoliberal version of his reason for winning re-election, Donald Trump, by having his aides gaslight reporters with denials and considering firing the guy who’s investigating him.

And like Figurehead Trump, also for his continued contempt for and passive aggressive mild repression of the press corps. For the day after the breaking news of Commissioner Olatoye’s deception, she was spotted walking to a fancy restaurant with a uniformed NYPD officer by her side.

This picture might come back to haunt her because of her unconscionable, enabled egregious decision, the next time she gets an armed escort like this it will be two armed men or women in suits holding her arms with cuffs on her wrists. Because this stooge broke the law with her deception. Federal law. Because as law professor from Fordham U. noted about the legality of this:

Under federal law, a knowing and willful false statement to the government is a felony that carries up to five years prison.

Fordham University law professor Jim Cohen called Olatoye’s conduct “clearly a false statement within the meaning of the statute,” and put the odds at “better than 50-50” she’d face charges.

“This is sort of ready-made,” Cohen said of a potential case.

NY Post

While a glut of elected officials, by Public Advocate and in the near future mayor Letitia James and even some liberal and fauxgressive City Council people are demanding Shola to step the fuck down, the Mayor they all endorsed is standing behind her and supporting her still, and hilariously accusing outraged officials of political ambition (more odious Trump-like projection and hypocrisy) probably on the scant hope that his heinous good luck evading indictments will rub off on her.

Even if, this will not even be bittersweet, for the cost of the inevitable class action suit will be astronomical and will be added to the monstrous debt the NYCHA agency already accrued after almost a half-century of willful neglect and indifference from the organization’s administrative offices to city hall, the state house and naturally the federal government. And this will get even worse with that idiot savant Ben Carson running HUD and Trump’s daughter-in-law’s party planner running the east coast division of the housing dept.

Which will leave NYCHA truly vulnerable for privatization and to all involved in the Gentrification Industrial Complex. So if anything does get finally fixed or even marginally improved, and if there is more of effort to curb crime on the projects, the original and future lower income tenants will unable to reap the benefits of this long standing program and even the right to have a roof over your head if you have the economic means to make the rent. It will also probably mean a much longer wait than there already is now to get an apartment there. But with the encroaching and plundering budget plan on its way, there might not be any programs like section 8 or rent stabilization at all.

And there won’t be any help for the kids and adults poisoned from Olatoye’s and de Faustio’s brazen obfuscations.

This is not going to end well at all for the working poor and even the shrinking middle class. But if these two don’t get indicted for their illegal acts, it won’t end well for even society and justice for all. All at the bottom that is. Unless justice is finally meted out, if any still exists, and arrest warrants will be thrust upon this diabolical duo and her two recent aides forced to resign in a lame effort of optical reactive measures.