Now A Word From Our Sponsors: MLK Speech Milked By Ram Trucks And The N.Y. Giants Worst Season Culminates In Embarrassing Lame Self-Parody.;center,center&resize=800:* Martin Luther King, Jr., RAM truck looking tough, Eli and Odell: The Dancing Fools.

This year’s Superbowl was very noteworthy. The Philadelphia Eagles managed to beat the New England Patriots with a phenomenal performance by the best back-up quarterback in the NFL Nick Foles and thwarting another Tom Brady 4th quarter resurgence with a timely strip-sack. But leaving a bigger impact was the a major blight during the middle of the game with an ad by auto manufacturer Chrysler for their resilient Ram trucks with their usage of an audio clip from a speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. given in the last year of his life and 2 months before his assassination.

According to insipid marketing team behind this cultural appropriation and butchering of a speech that was and still is a rebuke of showing off your wealth, how it defines status and frivolous ignorant spending beyond one’s means, and rails against the pervasive influence of vehicle advertisements. Rev. King and his followers could have reached the mountaintop faster if they had a Ram tough motor vehicle.

This has gotten universally deserved condemnation. Although the seeds for this type of parsing of messages for social justice and even aggression was planted with the notorious ads for Nike when they used and abused the Beatles’ “Revolution” and Iggy And The Stooges “Search And Destroy” to hawk their products as instruments and accessories of faux protest.

And as for how the men and woman behind this ad would think it was a stellar idea and not at all blissfully ignorant of it’s true meaning and message and actually thought it would invoke inspiration for their and a new target demo, without a microbe of shame about it, this shit was prophesized by two animated T.V. shows. Most amazingly by the Boondocks in it’s greatest episode that hypothesized what would have happened if Martin survived the shooting and awoken from a coma in 2000, he went to an Apple store and a fast food restaurant that had his image displayed on the wall and a food tray mat and frustratingly said “I should have approvals over this kind of thing.” result for boondocks, MLK, mcwunclers

To fix this abomination, a video surfaced to put the proper context of King’s speech and the lousy commercial in place. And maybe keep the Reverend from continuing to spin in his grave.

As for the truck tie-in and ironic precedence, the Simpsons did it in the episode where Krusty The Clown revived his stand-up career doing material with sharp criticisms against commercials and corporations like a grease paint wearing Bill Hicks, gets approached by two casual Friday dressed ad guys and offers Krusty an endorsement contract to peddle their, get this, SUV truck called Canyonero. The next scene, Krusty’s on stage talking about his meeting to the crowd and then starts shilling the trucks attributes and mileage and the two douche bags he sold out to.

Too make a little bit of sense of all this and the modern day shitting on MLK’s grave and legacy by this generation of cartoonish greedy amoebas, Martin Luther King has been Canyoneroed.

As for the Giants, who were ironically picked for playoff contention for the big game and ended the year at 3-13 with the firings of the coach and his staff and the general manager, their two star players found time during the post-season to humiliate themselves further by doing an homage to Dirty Dancing. As Patrick Swayze’s memory gets awkwardly danced over.

The commercial’s ending got a big laugh. Not me though, but by everyone that counts. This nauseating minute did have some interesting aspects though. That O’D.B. has recovered nicely from his injury and Eli shows some deft stamina and strength lifting his receiver up like Jennifer Grey despite rumors of it being the result of some CGI tampering.

However, though Eli gets the moves right, he still looks lumbering and stiff making those moves, similar to how immobile he was in the pocket during the majority of his pass plays last season. And the part where the O line joins him for the goofy group dance clearly shows their collective lack of chemistry, coordination and immobility that allowed defenses to crush them every week, preventing them from moving the chains and cracking 20 points.

I don’t know when this was filmed, but I assume it had to be during the playoffs. I thought when the Giants hired Dave Gettlemen that shit was going to get serious. But it’s apparent the team is continuing their degradation and humiliation by agreeing to this lame ad. They should know better. Especially Eli, who really isn’t much of a personality to pull this or any kind of parody off, and O’Dell who continues to act and look like a dork (get rid of that stupid muffin hair already) with total oblivion.

It’s going to take a lot to get their dignity back. But at least they just play football. Those dipshits who made that RAM ad don’t have or even care to have a shred of it.






Death Of A Livery Driver And Working Class Martyr Of The Neoliberal Gig Economy.

Doug Schifter, 61. (Black Car News)

Park Row, Manhattan, New York

At 7:10 Monday morning, a livery cab driver drove to the front gate at City Hall, took out a shotgun and committed suicide.

Doug Schifter, just 61, in his suicide note he published on his Facebook page, railed against the lowering rates caused by Uber and Lyft, working two to three times as many hours than when he first started as his earnings remained stagnant, lack of regulations regarding Transportation Network Companies (TNC’s) and willful ignorance and shoddy to no regulation initiatives regarding capping leading to the predominance of app-based vehicles on the streets in the past decade and the over-regulations regarding road rules and parking.

Mr. Schifter, in his words and without a doubt sacrificed himself because he was working like a slave for slave wages. Which is the only way for an working person to keep up with the demand and the over-saturated competition in an industry based on instant gratification and a lack of human interaction. An industry that expects people to work like robots just to replace them with robots.

The significance of killing himself in front of City Hall carries huge weight. For his targeting of de Blasio could be based primarily on his Vision Zero policy, which has led to the shortening of roads for underutilized bike lanes and his brazen dismissal of a study about traffic congestion and enhanced and creative traffic enforcement and Cuomo with his browbeating proposal of congestion pricing, which is also being pushed by billion dollar company Uber, that will levy another burdensome tax on cab and livery drivers on their paltry earnings.

The latter eloquently pointed out by Schifter, in the excellently titled “The Fleecing Of The Flock”:

As I have warned in the past, the governments of the City and State are now again seriously”discussing congestion pricing and tolling bridges that are currently free. Governor Cuomo just announced, “The time has come.” Of course it has… the city is in near gridlock now, due to their machinations. First, they intentionally created the congestion, now they are using it as a flimsy excuse to justify the fees. If it wasn’t so disastrous it would be funny.

Cuomo is saying all of the congestion pricing proceeds will go towards fixing and maintaining the subways. The subways already get the tax revenue from your phone and data plan, and fees charged by the Port Authority at the airports to passengers and aircraft. Many other hidden taxes go to the subways, as well as tolls. The Port Authority buys the trains and buses, and leases them to the MTA for a dollar. The agency that was once caught “cooking its books” to get more money will now get even more money…

If the subways got a trillion dollars a year, they would somehow find a need for more. It’s a bottomless hole that politicians love to try to fill. If the Port Authority buys the equipment, where is all the money going?

We are being targeted as a cash cow by the government, milking us here there and everywhere we go. All of the agencies want our blood money.

The problems it generates are onerous. The cost of taxes and tolls, and soon drop-off and pickup fees are that they are driving up rates for customers who do not want to pay more. The customers cannot deny the government’s charges, but they can refuse to pay drivers more. The customers’ bills are increasing just as ours are, but we cannot get paid more because government agencies take that money instead, in the way of ever-increasing tolls, plus the tax the clients pay that no one else does – and soon airport fees, too. Black cars based in NYC are the only form of transportation paying that tax.

The government is continuing its strong drive to enslave us with low wages and extreme fines. It’s a nightmare, and one can’t help but wonder: When will this stop? I guess if the governor, mayor and TLC keep creating rules where we don’t need them, and refuse to make rules that might actually help our industry get back on its feet, they will find the answer. If they decimate the industry and kill their cash cow, everyone loses, including them.

We can only hope it doesn’t come to that, but that does seem to be the road we’re heading down, unfortunately.

Unfortunately, for Mr. Schifter the prospect was too much to bear witness too. But if this was the last straw for the late driver, being that he wrote that post a little over 2 months ago, he was victimized on the job by a bunch of human garbage riding around on bicycles, harassing him and damaging his vehicle just like the incident in Chelsea involving a gang of 30 kids last Saturday. Which he chronicled on his sardonically titled post “What A Wonderful Life

A few weeks ago, while driving across town to get my passenger to the bus terminal, I was blocked from proceeding on West 42nd Street in Times Square. A group of teenage bicyclists were in the right lane blocking it, and would not move. I blew the horn and they ignored it. I got out of the car and yelled for the police but there were none there.

One of the guys blocking the road started circling my vehicle, kicking it everywhere. I was wondering when NYPD would respond, considering how many cameras are there, and it being a hot terrorist target. The NYPD always makes a big show of their presence there, but I guess they were all out writing tickets at the time my vehicle was assaulted and my passenger terrorized. I could not go without running over the creeps. So, I had to wait for an opportune moment, then drove out of the predicament. Good thing I was not a terrorist with a machine gun. Hundreds would have been dead before the NYPD would have dropped their ticket books to assist.

This should confirm, yet again, the pervasive indifference and lack of enforcement going on the city right now. Except when it comes to aggressive arbitrary ticketing and time consuming court appearances as Mr. Schifter and certainly many others in his field has experienced.

This suicide should be getting major national and international attention. Somehow the news of this tragedy did not make the evening news that day (although the NY Post did a front page story and Democracy Now covered it today). What would have truly garnered attention is if he didn’t blow his own brains out but instead came out of his car and hit the target of his blame for his deteriorated livelihood instead. Fortunately for the mayor he was already heading to Albany to defend his irresponsible budget plan and odious personnel decisions and Schifter is obviously a man of scruples to kill himself instead of committing a heinous immoral act of murder.*

Schifter made a statement that should be the canary in a coalmine of the tech industry’s unethical, immoral practices and their disruption of an industry and workforce. As if the stories of professional drivers sleeping in their cars in parking lots and the lunatic mission of these idiot TNC’s to get driverless cars on the street and highways. His existential plight of his suffering later years and brutally tragic ending makes him the first victim of neoliberal policies pushed by the lobbyists of these overvalued TNCs and the star-crossed and money-grubbing elected officials who ratify them and provide them security by ignoring their brazen transgressions and treatment of everyone they employ (since they outright refuse to call them employees).

Most of all. Doug Shifter has become the app-based economy’s and this century’s Willie Loman. This man and his martyrdom should never be forgotten and thrown down the memory hole for his disruption and exposure of the inherent and enabled corruption of these tech companies. And all tech companies with similar practices and policies.



*This is a hypothesis. It is NOTa condoning, hope, encouragement or desire for a criminal act as it should clearly be seen. Try not to misinterpret even though it’s super easy to.









New Bad Days 45: An Elderly Couple Planning To Escape From New York Gets Ruined By Home Invaders; A Street Shooting Clips Two Tourists In Herald Square; Bicycle Riders Cause Traffic Mayhem; A Construction Worker Clobbers A Cop With A Brick Meant For His Co-Worker; A Bike Riding Kid Gets Murdered By A Recidivist Reckless Driver Who Gets Off; World Famous Dance Craze Innovator Gets Shot To Death And A Glut Of More Home Invasions, Street Killings, Stabbings And Slashings And Other Glorified Criminal Mischief And Jostling.



In East Harlem, an elderly couple who saved enough money to leave this expensive city and their NYCHA apartment to retire in a house they were able to afford in North Carolina were robbed by two masked men of their savings when they feigned to be from the housing authority and barged inside, shoved the woman on the floor with a gun drawn to her. Despite the woman’s pleas to them to reconsider burglarizing them, she handed the crooks a safe containing $10,000. The woman now lives in a state of overwhelming despite NYCHA’s bland reassuring press statement about the capability of their security cameras.

Again in East Harlem, a 61-year-old woman about to celebrate her birthday was killed crossing the boulevard by a hit-and-run driver.

In Herald Square, a man pulled out a gun and started shooting in front of a liquor store following an argument, hitting the man they had a dispute with and 2 passerby. The city has placed a NYPD command post on the street it happened on to maintain safety in the tourist-heavy area.
















(Footage by N.Y. Post)

Also in Herald Square at the 34th Street Station, a woman had her purse snatched by a man as she was about to give money to a homeless person.

In Harlem, a woman about to celebrate her birthday was killed by a hit-and-run driver as she tried to cross the street.

Also in Harlem at the 110 Street Station, a man trying to beat the fare entering throught the emergency door got caught by two cops and then tried to flee when he jumped on the tracks of the B/C line and ran south to 96th street, then got arrested by cops waiting there Turns out he was a fugitive from West Virginia with an attempted murder charge on him. The city better rethink it’s new policy ordering cops to stop detaining farebeaters.

Again in Harlem, a man stalked an 83-year-old woman into her apartment building, watched her get her mail, rode the elevator with her, then knocked her down and robbed her purse when she was about to enter her apartment.

In Times Square, a man stole a Greyhound bus from the Port Authority Terminal.

In the Upper West Side at Riverside Park, a pregnant woman was attacked and punched in the face by a man who was yelling at her about letting her dog run around without a leash.

Also on the Upper West Side, a food delivery man was beaten and robbed by a gang of eight people as he locked up his bike.

Again on the Upper West Side, a man jogging on the side of a moving truck at 1 in the morning wound up under the back wheels as he ran straight into it.

In Chelsea, a gang of 16 wheelie popping bike riders were weaving and cutting off moving vehicles against traffic then harassed a driver and damaged his car by keying it and breaking his rear-view mirror and windshield. A livery driver whose car was damaged injured a beat cop after he made a u-turn to try to pursue the shithead cyclists.














In the Upper East Side, a man and his baby were attacked by a man trying to stab him with a knife.

In Midtown at the 57th Street Station, a man was stabbed by another man on the Q train.

Also in Midtown, a man and woman snatched a $95,000 necklace from the Lloyd’s Gallery at 11 a.m..

Again in Midtown, a fireman punched his girlfriend in a chain pharmacy store. The culprit was previously fired by the MTA for fraud and was hired by the FDNY to boost diversity hires despite a horrible test score.

In Murray Hill, a U.S. Postal Service worker ran over 3 pedestrians as he backed up his vehicle.

In Washington Heights by the 168 St. Station, an imbecile killed himself after he fell off the train he was standing on top off.

Also in Washington Heights, a 75-year-old man walking his dogs in the early evening was attacked by a man who pushed him to the pavement and beat him down when he got upset that the victim looked at him.

In Gramercy Park, a construction worker fell 9 floors to his death when his safety line broke in an elevator shaft.

In the West Village at the 14th Street Station, a man was stabbed in the neck on the A train by a man while he was playing a video game on his phone.

In Yorkville at the 96th St. station, a homeless man was found dead on the Q train. Thus breaking the 2nd Avenue Transit Line’s urban blight cherry.

In Penn Station by Madison Square Garden during the Grammy Awards weekend (told you lame ass Bruno Mars was gonna win), a cop doing security for the lame event was confronted by a man who attempted to take her gun and threw his laptop at her to get away.

In the Lower East Side, cops responding to a domestic dispute, forced entry into a woman’s apartment who informed them they were at the wrong one, showed them her I.D. and left. Then they returned banging on her door, damaging the peephole then forced entry and wrestled her to the ground and cuffed her and drove her to Bellevue Hospital and put her in the psych ward. After her release, the next day the cops came back with officials from the Administration of Child Services and banged on her door repeatedly and then left. This is going to cost the city another half a million.












Also in the Lower East Side, a rapper who once shot and paralyzed a gang rival and tried to flee to Canada, arranged a rooftop party and video shoot that was kiboshed by the NYPD for trespassing, kicking out and arresting over 40 people who showed up. A gun was found stashed in the back of the building.

In Hell’s Kitchen, a man beat up another man in front of a nightclub that was holding an event arranged by an alt-right group to celebrate Figurehead Trump’s first year being President.

Also in Hell’s Kitchen, a woman committed suicide by jumping from a luxury apartment building in broad daylight.

Again in Hell’s Kitchen, a man driving out of the Holland Tunnel into the city was stopped by cops for being short of the fare and stoned while driving and found pellet guns and ammo in his possession.

In the East Village at the 2nd Avenue station, a jacket was found burning on the F train, shutting down service and causing reroutes on other transit lines.










Keep the fire burnin’…

Also in the East Village, a journalist from the NY Post argued and shoved a traffic cop for writing him a ticket for double parking.

Again in the East Village, kids playing with fireworks set a parked car on fire. Conjuring the spirited miscreant mischief of Johnny Boy.









In Stuyvesant Town, a man and woman sitting on a park bench were attacked by two men and a woman who robbed their cellphone, credit card and cash.

Also in Stuyvesant Town, a man committed suicide jumping from the roof of a 13-story building.

In Washington Heights at the Riverside Park, a man was found dead under a stairwell.

In Greenwich Village at an upscale fitness center, a man who works at the 9/11 Memorial, a government funded monument known for it’s wine and cheese and conveys a theme park ride vibe, was caught by the feds stashing guns and rifles in his locker and dealing them at the gym with another man from Florida. (It’s a bit late, but why didn’t the memorial sell the wine for $9.11? Because places of interest always mark up the merch.)

Also in Tribeca at the Chambers St. station, a man was caught by a straphanger masturbating on the 1 train.

In the West Village, a homeless man taking a nap on the tracks of the 14th Street Station avoided certain death as the 3 train stopped just short of him.

In Kips Bay, a man working at a men’s homeless shelter who got transferred there by the city for sexually assaulting two women residents at a shelter in Brooklyn, got arrested when a third woman came out and accused him.

Also in Kips Bay, a teenage male got his cellphone robbed from another teenager when he asked to use to call his mom.

In NoMad, a man bashed a beer bottle at another patron in a rooftop bar.

In the Flatiron District, a coat check girl punched two women as they tried to get their coats.

In Greenwich Village, a gang of four teenagers, one packing heat, mugged two men in two incidents and robbed one of his wallet and the other of his cellphone.

In Soho by the Holland Tunnel, a drunk driver flipped his vehicle by a fence at the exit.

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In Maspeth, 2 men arguing on the roof at a house under construction led to one of the workers throwing a brick missing his colleague and wound up hitting a cop in the head who was there after neighbors complained that the owner was violating building codes. Sounds like they were digging a moat.

Also in Maspeth, a man beat up a gas station attendant and rummaged through his pockets and stole $78.

Again in Maspeth, a Mercedes Benz was found abandoned on the rocks submerged in the creek.

And again in Maspeth, two men involved in 9 home burglaries in the span of 2 months last autumn, stealing over $25,000 in cash and merchandise are still at large.

And again in Maspeth, a man bundled up in a hat and scarf held up a bank and robbed it of $1,165

In South Richmond Hill, a teenager was shot and killed on the street after he stepped out of his car.

Also in South Richmond Hill, two men broke into a home and zip-tied a pregnant woman and a man and fled with nothing, but caused trauma to the woman that she went into labor.

In South Ozone Park, three men were shot at as they were sitting in their car on a service road. One of them died and the killer is on the loose.

In Ozone Park, two men held up a deli at gunpoint and robbed $1,900 and the clerks cellphone.

Also in Ozone Park, a man preyed on a 72-year-old woman and shoved her to the ground stealing her wallet and her Medicaid card.

And again in Ozone Park, a man approached a 70-year-old woman, flashed a knife at her and robbed her of $100 and 6 grand worth of jewelry. He also was involved in an assault of a 37-year-old woman in Bushwick.

In Queens Village, a 65-year-old man was shot to death and found lying on a lawn of a house that has been inhabited by squatters.

In Astoria at Ditmars Park, a homeless man froze to death sleeping under the Hell Gate Bridge.

Also in Astoria at the 36th Street Station, a man punched a woman in the head while she was reading a train map.

In Jamaica at York College, a lab technician was busted selling cocaine in front of the school.

Also in Jamaica, a man exposed himself to a woman and demanded sexual pleasure from her in an apartment building laundry room.

Again in Jamaica, a 11-year-old child walking to school got hit by a bus and the driver kept going.

In Kew Gardens at the Queens Criminal Court, a man was arraigned of sexually assaulting and holding captive of a 16-year-old girl and forcing her into prostitution after he promised her a career in tattoo modeling.

In Jamaica Estates, a man with a ratty ladies wig held up a pharmacy at gunpoint that he robbed before last month and stole 3 grand and painkillers.

In Fresh Meadows, a man tried to sneak into a burger chain restaurant at 2:30 a.m. as the late nite crew was busy and attempted to rob the cash register.

In Long Island City, the new condensed Metropolis, a couple having an argument on the street escalated when the man attempting to shoot his girlfriend missed and hit a woman coming out of a subway station nearby.

Also in Long Island City, a man held up a gas station at gunpoint and robbed it of a grand, then went to another gas station in Briarwood, did a stick-up at that one also and stole $300.

Again in Long Island City, a man was struck by a hit-and-run driver as he entered the crosswalk on a street corner, unable to move his legs.

And again in L.I.C., a homeless man was found dead under the elevated train tracks from a heroin overdose.

And again in L.I.C, a man followed a woman on the street and lifted her skirt and ran away. Like something from the end credit roll scene in a Benny Hill episode.

In Sunnyside, a homeless man was found dead at the Thomas P. Noonan playground.

Also in Briarwood, a man creeped up behind a bodega worker demanding money then stole $600 from the cash register.

In Little Neck, a man was found dead on the boulevard with a head wound at 9:40 a.m.

In Flushing at the World’s Fair Marina, a man was found dead on the rocks by the river.

Also in Flushing by Kissena Park, two teenage males are involved in four muggings in three days, robbing two cellphones and one wallet.

Again in Flushing, a man broke into a senior center at 2:30 a.m. and stole cash, phones and laptops.

In Springfield Gardens, two men getting high on meth and banging each other in box truck sped off and crashed into a parked vehicle and a fence when one of the men’s lover showed up and cock-blocked them.

In Woodside, two men held up a Pizza Hut at gunpoint and robbed $160, then went to Flushing and stuck up a deli and robbed it of  two grand.

In Jamaica Hills, a man being prowled by two men in hoodies got was shot twice and killed in front of a house at 6:40 p.m.

In Bayside, a woman got killed by a service train on the LIRR tracks she was walking on at 12:30 a.m.

Also in Bayside at the Benjamin Cordozo High School, a fight between two girls involved the throwing of bleach which injured 4 other students including themselves.

In Hunters Point by the Midtown Tunnel, a former cop from New Mexico, who was fired for stealing gas for his girlfriend, trying to enter was stopped for not having a plate in the front of his vehicle and registration and found to be possessing an unlicensed gun and impersonating a police officer.

And again at the Midtown Tunnel in Hunters Point, two men in a Mercedes Benz stopped for having no front license plates and having pot visible on the console, tried to escape in the tunnel but were immediately caught by patrol cars surrounding them.

On Rikers Island, a man retrieving a snack he hid in the showers was attacked by another inmate and slashed in the face.

In Forest Hills, a 66-year-old man and his 93-year-old mother were both found dead in their apartment.


In East Flatbush, a man who got shot to death in his house turned out to be one of the creators of the famed dance and viral video craze “The Harlem Shake”

Also in East Flatbush, a man took a table leg to another man and beat the shit out of him when he caught him having sex with a woman he banged before because he they started the menage a trois without him.

In Sunset Park by Industry City, the capital of dubious innovation, a man slashed and bit another man on the street after an argument that was incited by the attacker.

In Bed-Stuy, a man was shot at four times in front of a public housing building and died.

Also in Bed-Stuy, cops were shot at by a gunman when they were patrolling the roof of the Stuyvesant Gardens Houses the moment after they stepped out the door. The building where two mothers were killed during a courtyard party last year.

Again in Bed-Stuy, a 13-year-old riding his bike was killed by an unlicensed driver operating an oil truck. The driver is a recidivist and defiantly reckless driving dick who brags about his exploits on his social media platform.

And again in Bed-Stuy at the Sumner Houses, a NYCHA maintenance worker was attacked by two men who stabbed her and stole her cellphone and wallet.

And again in Bed-Stuy, a man was shot at three times point blank in the chest when he stepped out of a bodega after ordering a sandwich around noon and died.

In Park Slope, home of The Dope, a man held up a bank and robbed it by handing the clerk a threatening note.

In Canarsie, a man was shot to death as he sat in his car at 8:40 a.m.

Also in Canarsie at P.S. 66, a teacher bit a child on the arm in class because the student bit her first.

In Park Slope, home of The Dope, a man held up a bank and robbed it by handing the clerk a threatening note.







In Sheepshead Bay, a drug dealing operation was discovered at a public housing building that was able to move their product from help from a staff worker at NYCHA.

Also in Sheepshead Bay, a man who robbed a bank in Park Slope a week ago tried to do it again in this neighborhood. Two teenage males were assaulted and had their cellphones stolen by two men

Again in Sheepshead Bay, two fancy expensive cars crashed into each other in an intersection.

In Cypress Hills, two men, one wearing a federal government issue law enforcement vest, broke into a house by claiming to be police, held a gun up to a woman and zip-tied three children and stole sneakers, a camera and a jar of coins. (What a heist, dickheads)

Also in Cypress Hills, a four-story apartment building went on fire from an overloaded battery charged scooter, causing injuries to 17 residents including two kids. Reportedly the fire alarms inside were not working.

In Midwood, a young woman was found left for dead from an overdose and bloodied on the sidewalk with her pants down and her shirt up.

In Brownsville, a 16-year-old girl got knocked over by a speeding hit-and-run driver when it sharply turned as she crossed the street at 7 in the morning.

In Crown Heights, two elderly twin sisters were found dead in their home, discovered by the FDNY after they answered emergency calls from neighbors about water entering their homes. Which was traced to a burst pipe from the deceased women’s basement.

Also in Crown Heights, an argument in a grocery store escalated when a man punched another man in the face, knocking him down on the floor.

Again in Crown Heights, a fire engulfed an two abandoned apartment buildings.

In Brooklyn Heights, a man robbed a bank of $2,500 by handing the teller a note.

Also in Brooklyn Heights, a man accessed an apartment building and robbed a laptop.

In Clinton Hill, a woman is somehow evading felony grand larceny charges for ripping off her investors of $350,000 from her bullshit workspace startup and is lampin’ in her boyfriend’s apartment.

In Williamsburg, an off-duty cop attempted suicide by shooting himself in his car after a spat with his ex-girlfriend.

Also in Williamsburg, a man attempted to snatch a purse off a woman in broad daylight.

In Bath Beach, a three alarm fire broke out in a building at a quarter to four in the morning, damaging four stores.

In East New York, a 17-year-old boy accidentally shot his younger brother in their house with a gun that he got so he can protect himself from others in his neighborhood.

Also in East New York, a man residing at a homeless shelter hotel was found dead in his room of a heroin overdose.

Again in East New York, a two-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy were left alone in an apartment with three people getting high, malnourished, and living in squalor under their parents who were loaded at the time the cops took the kids away from them.

And again in East New York, a beheaded chicken was found at a church that has seen incidents of over decapitated birds being left there.

In Bushwick on the DeKalb Avenue station, a man had a seizure on the platform and fell over and got hit by the arriving train.

In Downtown Brooklyn, a man trespassing in Metrotech center at 5 a.m. sicced his pit bull at a cop trying to stop him. The cop then shot at the dog but missed so there is a vicious dog running free around the priciest area of the borough.

In Greenpoint, some rascal vandalized a pole with a dangling no standing sign and added more creative and overtly demanding ones beneath it.


In Soundview, a man shot at another man in the middle of the street and continued to shoot him as he chased him around the block.

Also in Soundview, a man beat up his 4-year-old daughter with a baseball bat during a domestic dispute with his wife because he was having trouble getting a job and earning money in this goddamn city.

In Morris Park, a man pulled out a shotgun in a bank at 10:25 a.m. and robbed it of 8 large.

In Mott Haven, a livery cab driver was stabbed in the neck and had his car stolen by his passenger who claimed he was going to meet his parole officer and feigned to be calling someone to pay his fare.

Also in Mott Haven, a man brutally beaten, bloodied and left for dead on the sidewalk died from his injuries.

In Morris Heights, a man was shot and killed in front of the Sedgwick Houses where he performed and made videos as a rapper.

In Tremont, a woman killed her boyfriend by stabbing him in the chest after she accused him of cheating on her.

In Highbridge, a man was stabbed in the chest following an argument with another man in his apartment building.

In Belmont, a man attacked his landlord and another man with a box cutter and a machete when he was told he was getting evicted from his apartment. When the cops showed up to arrest the man, he was wielding a serrated knife at them. The cops then shot the man who refused to put his weapon down. The man died later from his wounds.

Also in Belmont, a man got shot in the face and killed when he went to an apartment building to buy pot.

In Hunts Point at the New York Expo Center, a tribute concert for a deceased rapper was disrupted by a brawl and gunshots.

In Woodstock, a family of eight’s home was invaded by two armed men and a woman who broke in by setting up a package delivery as they pistol-whipped the father, zip-tied all of them and stole $5,500.





In Longwood, a man held up at gunpoint and sexually assaulted a woman in an apartment building stairwell.

In Bronxdale, a man and woman robbed a cab driver of his tablet and $250 when the mugger held a knife to his neck.

In Pelham Parkway, a man claiming to be Captain America yet devoid of shield but possessing a crossbow (yeah, why didn’t claim to be Arrow), robbed a bank of $7,210 and got caught when he was bragging about the heist in a pizzeria.

In Pelham Bay, a man stalked an 11-year-old girl to her apartment building and masturbated in front of her in the elevator.

In Fordham Heights, a off-duty cop saw a man getting beat down on the street then followed the thug where he met two other men who robbed the beaten victim earlier. The officer called his sergeant and managed to corner the trio and assisted in arresting them.

In Fordham Manor, a four-alarm fire on the sixth floor of an apartment building leaves 40 people without a home in the brutal cold.

In Morrisania at a martial arts school, a karate instructor molested two 6-year-old girls by a bathroom.

In Kingsbridge, a 5-year-old boy was left alone in an apartment infested with bugs, rats and feces and no food to eat while his mother was at work at a hospital and his older siblings and father were not around.

In New Rochelle, a 15-year-old boy stabbed another student twice after a fight in school and ran off.

In Parkside, a drunk driver speeding on the street t-boned another car causing a five car crash in the process, killing a man.

Staten Island

In New Brighton, two Boy Scout leaders turned out to be drug dealers and got arrested  for possession of over 270 bags of heroin, scales,baggies, a shotgun and an air pistol.

In Tottenville, a 14-year-old girl was savagely beaten by another girl at a high school despite prior warnings of a confrontation between the two and pervasive bullying going on daily.

In Stapleton, a man grabbed an 11-year-old girl in an apartment building then ran away when the girl managed to escape his grasp.

R.I.P. Jesse “Smiley” Rutland, originator that inspired the world’s population and perhaps the only viral meme to stand the test of time, that even FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai couldn’t ruin it (though he tried).

Con los terroristas! Ey!




Dennis Edwards, 74, Lead Singer, The Temptations-The Greatest Vocal Group Of All Time

And his duet with Siedah Garrett featuring one of the greatest breakbeats and basslines ever:

The Blue Wall Of Insouciance Part II: NYPD Detective Fabricates Witness Reports To Close Felony Cases For Two Years In Ozone Park And Gets Disciplined With A Transfer To Another Precinct In Brooklyn “Do-Little” Thomas Rice.

The N.Y. Daily News did an astonishing and damning two-part expose about a cop literally bearing false witnesses for legitimate crimes and getting paid a six figure salary to do it. It was found that Detective Tom Rice, formerly of the 106th Precinct, was shutting down cases of legitimate criminal complaints from the citizens of Ozone Park by concocting fake names and adresses of witnesses to reassure and then ultimately discourage the victims and whose cases were shut with the approval of the detective’s superiors.

The majority of the cases involved auto theft and grand larceny, both felonies. Det. Rice’s reports were abominable carbon copies of the all of his fictional witness accounts. All the witnesses, which included one named Richard Harris, had the same refraining statements that spanned from 5 months to a year and were written up in disparate cases that Rice handled. According to the detective, all the concocted witnesses apparently were questioned about each case and were conveniently not available and made the same obtuse response.


Case No. 2011 – 2138

REDACTED 127 Street – Nardine Albirt – 718 835 REDACTED states that she was inside sleeping and did not see or hear anything

REDACTED 127 Street – Sonjna Rampersad- states that she was not home and does not have a video camera system

REDACTED 127 Street – Ann Marie Ramdeo – 718 323 REDACTED states that she was inside sleeping and did not see or hear anything, no camera system

Case No. 2012 – 237

REDACTED 135 Place – Nardine Albirt- 718 835 REDACTED states that she was inside sleeping and did not see or hear anything

REDACTED 135 Place – Sonjna Rampersad – states that she was not home and does not have a video camera system

REDACTED 135 Place –  Ann Marie Ramdeo – 718 323 REDACTED states that she was inside sleeping and did not see or hear anything, no camera system


This rank amateurish coverup by Rice equally matches his criminal laziness and dereliction of duty of the people he sworn to product. Yet top brass thought it would be a good idea to transfer him to the 67th Precinct in Brooklyn than to terminate his shiftless ass.

It isn’t like he wouldn’t have struggled either, since he runs a powerwashing business in from his home in Long Island. It should be considered if this skill set was a factor in his method of figuratively power washing the cases brought to him from the harrowed victims robbed of their property, merchandise and identity. Not only upending their lives but forced to trace their belongings and credit theft by themselves.

As for how he got away for shirking his responsibilities, it doesn’t and shouldn’t take a master sleuth to figure out the enabling by certain top brass. For some reason Rice’s blatant wretched transgressions did not even warrant the attention of Internal Affairs or the Queens D.A.. What can be derived from this irresponsible protection of a known habitual violator and liar is the continuing distressing culture still embedded in the NYPD to take care of their own at the expense of the public’s safety and quality of life, the latter which is constantly mentioned to justify unchecked aggressive and arbitrary enforcement.

Commissioner James O’Neil immediately and rightly responded by demanding an investigation into this massive shitpile that Rice created and his supervisors enabled and proclaimed that he never would have got away with under his watch unlike how Commissioner Bratton and Commissioner Kelly let him skate. The funny thing is that he could have been more proactive years ago for Rice was pulling his scheme right under his nose. As the News noted:

Four supervisors — Stephen Borchers, Louis Balsamo, Hsuzhtsu Tsao and Michael Gaudio — were supposed to be examining his reports closely.

But none of them noticed Rice’s made-up names and plagiarized statements and signed off on his work.

Borchers, Balsamo and Gaudio did not respond to repeated requests for comment. Tsao could not be reached.

Their superiors in the Queens South command and the Queens Detectives squad also missed the misconduct in the reviews they are supposed to do.

Pulaski, the professorial chief of detectives, and his executive officer, Deputy Chief Patrick Conry, were briefed on the preliminary findings in January 2013 and expressed shock and disbelief, sources said.

One of Pulaski’s subordinates at the time happened to be Chief of Fugitive Enforcement James O’Neill, the current police commissioner.

Another pressing thing on the difficulty of seeking and demanding a semblance of justice for Rice’s civic duty power washing is the pesky anachronistic 50-a state law that has been used, or in recent years abused to protect the historic disciplinary records of bad cops as in the cases involving Officer Panteleo and Officer Haste and the deaths cause by their hands during the arrest of Eric Garner and the pursuit of Ramarly Graham.

Time will tell if this dick Rice will get the discipline that is truly warranted of him instead of being able to earn close to a million dollars in taxpayer funding and profiting from his personal side business in the time since he cut and pasted those creative writing witness accounts. Until then, any future victims will have to be extra vigilant. Unfortunately they have to take this approach with the NYPD more than they have to be with the thieving scum running free because of this one asshole crooked cop.






The Boomtown Rats come for your ample undeveloped luxury tower lots and artisan fare.

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Looks like there is some blowback from all the hyper-development, tower pestilence, vibrant restaurants and society damaging gentrification going on in the hottest and insanely overvalued borough in the world. A mass proliferation of rats have appeared in the small and modest enclave of Prospect Heights in Brooklyn.

Along with the pilgrimage of the young, ambitious and mindless frivolous spenders yearning to live blissfully in the midst of and expense at the majority of long time residents struggling to keep pace with the rising unaffordability in the area, the rat population has also exploded and has laid siege to the blocks nearby from the burgeoning makeshift metropolis brought to them by the fine folks of the Pacific Park project being currently run by Shanghai, China real estate titan Greenland Properties.

A huge cavernous neighboring lot awaiting an affordable luxury tower apartment building next door to classic durable rowhouse apartment buildings seem to be the preferred dwelling place for the rodents as sure as it is for their orgies. According to the spokeswoman Ashley Cotton for the foreign predatory developer being interviewed by adorable meteorologist Vanessa Murdock (usually Marcia Kramer does reports like this, is she on vacation?), they have taken proper measures to abate the massive rat problem yet somehow the rats are wreaking havoc and somehow even mischief on their neighbors homes and cars, and are driving concerned citizens to fear for their children and pets due to their reported unusual sizes. Not yet known is whether they can walk upright and speak one or two languages. As if the gentrification caused by the new affluent Humans Of New York to their borough wasn’t enough.

To combat this scourge, Brooklyn’s Borough President Eric Adams will hold a Rat Summit in the hope to attract the best minds (his quote) to come up with an idea to stem the rat race from growing. You know like Mario’s son’s Governor’s million dollar offer for some geniuses to fix the subway. The only minds that are truly available is straight out of fiction, Willard and Ben, and the latter is the rat. Oh, but an alpha rat. But Adams, the idiot clown, wants to waste public time and money trying to court and assemble some crack team like Scorpion for rat abatement, even after hearing it from and walking with the constituency who witnesses it every day.

As for those responsible, well I guess they just got here, being that they are the third real estate corporation that has took over the reins for the building of these properties awarded by the city over 15 years ago. First by Bruce Ratner of Forest City, then Ratner sold a major share to Russian oligarch Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and then sold another major share to Greenland because it’s getting kind of obvious that these towers aren’t selling shit.

Which makes the sultans of Shanghai responsible for this current infestation is that they did a lousy half-ass job about it or probably didn’t want to bother at all (Why didn’t Vanessa Murdock asked to go inside the lot?, betcha Marcia Kramer would have barged in) You think with the recent flu epidemic going round nationwide, you think a major foreign corporation would want to be more proactive about something that can spread disease quickly like these filthy rodents. I hope they are familiar with the Bubonic Plague.

It’s clear the only thing they hope for is more profits and more generous rezoning from the city, we do have those projects in the Bronx, East Harlem and East N.Y. which is four express stops away from Rat Ground Zero where this hole is. As for the citizenry in Prospect Heights, they just have to wait after the rat summit for a solution and inevitable diminished return as they continue to hopelessly endure the existential ratpocalypse.

Apologies to Bob Geldof, Johnnie Fingers, Pete Briquette, Simon Crowe, Garry Roberts and Gerry Cott


The (Grammy) Monstrosity On 31st Street

New Fun City welcomes the most irrelevant annual music award competition to monopolize public space.

New York, N.Y.

The last three days by Penn Station and Madison Square Garden saw perhaps the largest temporary infrastructure project ever constructed on one block, in addition to the freight cans plopped on 8th Avenue.

For the Grammy Awards came to town and apparently the D.O.T. and the city, your city has our current Mayor reminded us last year during re-election time, gave permission for either the Garden or the Grammy Academy or Organization whoever the goddamn fuck it is, to drop a traffic obstructing glorified blanket fort for all the celebrities in the recording and possibly other entertainment industries to keep nice and cozy in during the inclement weather and to avoid to acknowledge the existence of the proletariat citizens of this city and to ward off their rabid fawning fans (but not enough so they can still bask in their adulation).




This looks like the grand entrance of the exalted festivities. Look on as it takes up 3 quarters of the road.





That last photo is the designated crosswalk to get to the subway, for the actual one is blocked by massive cargo modules and video trucks.


And for something completely different, while not in the way but still off-putting, a conspicuous snazzy design camper trailer taking residence in the bike lane.


It’s amazing what this city will do for the famous and talented, and majority pseudo and untalented and straight up musical hacks (looking at you, Bruno Mars and the others, you all know who you are). As most of the city’s infrastructure continues to deteriorate with traffic unable to move even without this eyesore shit and multiple movie productions happening all over the place (in fact, there were 3 such movies being shot blocks away in the Garment District and a few blocks south of the Garden).

And for what really besides keeping the red carpet inside plush and untainted by the dusty grime of hyper-development still in the ether and the abject poverty on the streets. A big gathering place for a few hours for banal interviews, tone-deaf, half-baked and uninformed statements and displays of high-end fashion from the beautiful and interesting people vying for the most meaningless serious award from the music industry. It should be noted that Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Clash and Led Zeppelin never won the gold tone victrola. The Beatles lost best new artist to Petula Clark, The Pretenders lost the same award to Christopher Cross, and the first time they finally recognized Heavy Metal, they invited Metallica to play at the show and snubbed and stiffed them of the award by giving it to Jethro Tull.

It can’t be worse and oblivious that they built this block long glamping village tent with fucking chandeliers!…


…when there are 5,000 plus homeless people sleeping in the street. Like this person right across the street from the monstrosity:


Looks like the tale of two cities continues into de Faustio’s second term.

Speaking of homeless, the Grammy Academy recently just got one with the restoration of a mansion in Murray Hill, and the daily perjuring mayor was there to cut the ribbon.

Thankfully, the show is still going to be produced in L.A. so this shit will all be gone. But what’s going to happen to those big ass glamp tents. How about repurposing them as homeless shelters or food pantries. Or even set up showers in them instead of having the indigent masses wait for a bus to get washed up so not to revile the new high and fast spending transients coming to exorbitantly rent here?

Nah, they are just going back to where they are going and will probably turn up at some celebrity and politico hobnobbing party in the Hamptons, like that fucking obscene one last year to promote the Washington Post movie or it will probably pop up for one of a hundred events on privatized federal parkland.

So all that obstructive bullshit will be thankfully gone by morning like nothing ever happened. Which can’t be more appropriate since the Grammy Awards have always been out of touch with music trends that it never ever has had any influence in any genre or determined the popularity of any artists, especially the thousands that they overlooked.

To be fair at least they try on rare occasions. Like when The Johsua Tree and Outkast won for best albums and the times when it was obvious who were the best that year like Michael Jackson and Adele (the 21 album, not 25). This year a nominee for song of the year mentions the word nigger 100 plus times and jew once.

And there are 4 African-American artists for album of the year. Kendrick Lamar is the odds on favorite to win being that he has release 3 classic critically acclaimed albums in a row and is the voice, the only sociopolitical voice of this generation. But the winner will certainly be the utterly lame and safe creator of soulless soul music for 3 day festivals, half-time shows, chain pharmacies and rooftop parties, Bruno Mars.

Homer Simpson Trash GIF





So expect and accept the inevitable. And to the Academy, stop hogging the fucking road.



A Year Of Executive Carnage Completes With Trump’s Wacky Interview With The Wall Street Journal, Two Books On His Damaged Quirks And Damaging Policies, Mental Acuity Claims And Racist Rants, And The Shutdown Of The Government.

Donnie Two Times marks anniversary with spanking new hat and pretending to have a phone conversation.

Washington, D.C., The United States Of America

We made it nation. But definitely most of all you made it, President/Figurehead Donald J. Trump. With a fresh and clean bill of physical and cognitive mental health. Now you can pursue your lifelong desire to be King of America. For the time being anyway.

It’s with utter amazement how the year actually flew by since your inauguration and speech of prosperity and despair to us, the people.

It’s been a very good year for the man. Not necessarily the brand though. If anyone recalls after the little dog and pony show with the backyard patio table covered with stacked files of blank paper and his personal finance lawyer announcing his alleged divestments from his businesses, with Trump’s frequent visits to Mar-A-Lago and Bedminster, he clearly doesn’t trust his sons running the places and has retaken unofficial command of his favorite personal money making gold clubs. Also all the hotels around the world formerly under the regaled Trump logo unceremonously removed the name from their fancy awnings the walls of their entrances, most notably the obviously crooked and tainted Soho hotel on Spring St. in Manhattan.

But I digress, for this isn’t about the year in review. To keep the constant theme of the decrease of the collective attention span decline of the majority of young people and stubborn old people, including our very own Figurehead Trump, it’s always about living in the moment. Especially considering all the political and cultural chaos fomented by the actions of the leader in the week before and after his vaunted achievement in government service for just still being there (as illustrated in the above photo).

The whole world knows about Fire And Fury, the book by Michael Wolff of the Guardian. Taking it’s title from the first salvo against the trust fund baby dictator from North Korea of what he’s going to do to him and millions of people for continuing his missile defense program, it more resembles the unbridled rage coming from the mouth and fingers our highest representative of modern western civilization. That Wolff was able to achieve this is remarkable. Or maybe not, because Trump gave him access because he wrote an article the Figurehead deemed flattering to him, which is all you have to do to obtain his trust. He probably wouldn’t have got in if he worked for the BBC though, which Trump has previously repeatedly and sarcastically derided that network as a “real beaut”. And as the book’s highlights show, Trump has quite the intolerance for reading and listening. Because if he had such ability, he would have thought twice giving access to a reporter from the Guardian, a news media site with heavy liberal leanings.

It’s released excerpts exposing Figurehead Trump and his quirks regarding paying attention, violent mood swings and personal habits and the repressed disdain and disrespect towards him by his chief plutocabinet members, notably by the notorious B.I.G. of the alt-right brigade, Steve Bannon are equal parts comically absurd and  morbidly discouraging.

Turns out he did not expect to win. Which might be the only humble admission and realization he made about himself in his entire pampered perpetually fortunate life. But that moment of clarity went to ash when got pissy about not enough A-list celebrities at his inauguration. Apparently, all those billionaire donors that got to sit surrounding the dais weren’t illustrious enough despite all their massive and unregulated donor money donations.

Making faces and sounds after an aide tried to explain the U.S. constitution to him. Insisting to the housekeeper to leave the clothes where he dropped them on the floor. Having three T.V. monitors surrounding his bed as he eats his beloved McDonald’s quarter pounders, fries and diet coke on it in his jammies.

The now increasingly incriminating revelations about the meeting at the first Trump Tower on 5th avenue with the Russians, the indicted Paul Manafort, Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner and the now general observation made by Bannon on how the optics of it look treasonous. Technically it wasn’t, for it was more about lifting the Magnitsky Act to make foreign money laundering technically legal than the tampering with the Manifest Hillary campaign and alleged election influencing through social media.

Also pointed out by Bannon on a verified rumor that the first lady daughter Ivanka Trump has designs to be the first woman President, and then her husband Jared would be president after her. Showing quite well that the Trump clan has dynastic designs on this nation ruling by royalty and empire as well as the hysterical amalgam insult describing the power junior couple as Javanka. Bannon also prophesized certain doom for Jared, describing his brazenly obvious dealings and debts with foreign banks to keep his Kushner Properties company afloat and relevant.

And of course there are the charges of Trump’s intellect by other members of his plutocabinet, thus validating all the reported rumors by anonymous sources of the usage of the words moron and idiot to describe the mentality of Trump, in counter of his twitter claims of his lifetime assets of having mental stability and like, being really smart.

These tidbits sound like something that would be chronicled if there was a sequel to “The Kid Who Ran For President” and the kid went power-mad and let himself go.

Although also to Trump’s actual credit in addition to his shock at winning the election in his first time running, he also raised the issue of covering every American with health insurance in what can only be described as a Medicare-For-All plan But of course that excellent idea which was actually inspired, if you can call it that, by Trump’s contempt for reading legislation and getting instantly bored by others reading it.

In a proactive attempt to overcome the best selling book after trying to ban it by decree, which by no surprise was derived by his utter disinterest in the U.S. Constitution that he willfully remains ignorant about, and the universal mockery of his Valley Girl like quotes of his intelligence, Trump decided to get all the Washington Senators together in a room to discuss the DACA policy regarding the nation’s young illegal immigrants, familiarized as the Dreamers. In a respite from his daily loathing of the news media that he watches peripherally in his manufactured cow meat odored bedroom, Trump permitted cameras to capture the first day of the roundtable meeting and punctuated it with the instant soundbite of making the immigration bill, “a bill of love” (awwwww).

The next day with the cameras not present (why the fuck not), Trump dropped the bigot grenade by referring to the nations of Africa, Haiti and El Salvador as shithole countries (Africa is a continent, idiot) and inquired why don’t more people come from Norway. Logic that can only be vomited after pounding pitchers of Guinness at the corner of any bar in his home borough of Queens. No doubt the nations devastated by natural disasters and entrench government corruption retrospectively found Trump’s vitriolic ignorance offensive but you gotta wonder what the continent of Africa must be thinking of the leader of the free world’s pale-faced racism, especially since the U.S.A. has a massive military command structure with bases spread out to combat terrorism and protect corporate energy interests there, especially when it comes to rare earth mineral mining, how else will consumers ever get those monthly new cellphone editions.

The shithole remark from the shithole on Figurehead Trump’s face, which had bipartisan confirmation, should not be a surprise considering his history of racial discrimination against black people trying to rent in his and his pop’s apartments in the 70’s and to his shitty analysis of the seige of Charleston by snowflake white supremacists groups last summer. In fact, that racism is bored into people when they’re kids around bigoted parents. A lot of people overcome those prejudices later on as they mature, but for a lot of other people, especially those that are coddled and entitled and have no moral compass or senses, that racism lies dormant until it just comes out unbridled and volcanically explodes. Like Louis C.K.’s great aunt or the T.V. judge that Larry David played Scrabble with.

Normally, when any bitter working stiff would say bigoted remarks or opinions like this, it would lead to the termination of their job and pariah status, but Figurehead Trump is the President and you the people are not. He is the survivor pariah President and not many others aren’t, as he said in his demented, what he would call a full pager interview with the Wall St. Journal. The White House interview, conducted by four journalists and also attended by Plutocabinet staffer Gary Cohn, aide/yes girl Hope Hicks, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and some nameless aide later on who is desperately trying to pry Trump from the interview for a meeting with folks in the Roosevelt Room that apparently Trump had no idea was arranged.

Trump’s answers to actual questions, and there aren’t many of them because the WSJ lets him ramble on and most of the time just gives one word responses to them like “yes” and “sure” (I wonder if all 4 reporters said it in unison), were repetitive. He would say the the same things 2, 3, 4 and even 6 times. And As with the loony N.Y. Times interview (on a senator, he remarked his futility as “he doesn’t do), a lot of his responses aren’t that different than what he writes on Twitter, it seems that the amount of time he’s been tweeting as affected the way he verbalizes. And what he said about his relationships with other world leaders and his domestic policies border on the lunatic. It’s like Donny Two Times has replaced Charles Manson in the wacky interview you have to watch and read department to see what batshit he says next.

Batshit things like how he found out that the wall needs windows for the patrol guards to see the immigrants heading their way and how the mountains and vicious rivers (watch out for rabid salmon) in the wall’s way would suffice in keeping the migrants out (hell, why not just remove the mountains from the national monuments he removed in Utah and just extract them and move them to the border and use that). How he has a good relationship with Kim Jong Un after all those threats and missile tests. Like how he believes the DACA act and the Dreamers under threat of it’s and their expulsion are separate things. How he want’s to strengthen libel laws for his personal benefit and how there was no collusion, no collusion, no collusion and no obstruction, no obstruction, no obstruction behind the motive for firing FBI chief Comey.

The interview was peppered throughout with interruptions by his staff as if they were counseling their boss on his responses. This should be the real test of his mental cognitive functions that he’s unable to respond to questions quickly and clearly can’t comprehend what’s being asked to him. But his repetition is clearly a ploy so the interview would run out of time. It’s sort of like how a shitty high school student pads an essay to make the word limit.

The one who really nailed Figurehead Trump’s year of executive carnage is David Cay Johnston in his plain faced titled book “It’s Worse Than You Think”. D.C. Johnston has been covering Donny Two to Six Times for decades that Trump has referred to him as a “weird dude”, so in a way he respects the intrepid reporter. Johnston points out how Trump hollowed out the government by laying waste to the State Department by firing almost everyone, firing ambassadors and replacing them with ignorant imbeciles and cronies. His appointees who have ideological conflicts and predatory financial interests with the departments they run, from commerce to environment to education to science. And the fucking hideous fact that Trump has massively profited from his new hotel in D.C. and his golf resort hangouts in Mar-A-Lago and Bedminster since he won the trust of the registered voters in (t)his nation.

But the best is Johnston’s takedown of Trump and his supposed personal wealth, which has the utmost credibility being that he was covering the dotard when he was sinking under the failing of his glut of casinos befouling Atlantic City. From his interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now on the absolute real reason why Trump signed the Oligarch Welfare Law:

AMY GOODMAN: If President Trump just lasted for one term or less than that—and we’ll talk about that in a minute—what has he personally gained by this tax bill being passed, if he accomplished just that?

DAVID CAY JOHNSTON: Well, he’s essentially cut his own tax rate from about 40 percent to 21 percent through the more than 500 little businesses that he owns. In the estate tax, he would have it eliminated, in a date in the future. And if he lives until then, if he had $10 billion, as he claimed, he’d save around $4 billion. By the way, after he took office, he filed his net worth statement. It shows $1.4 billion. If you take all the $50 million-and-up items and double them, you get to less than $2 billion. In other words, Donald Trump doesn’t have and never had $10 billion, and there is not one shred of evidence that he even has $1 billion. It’s a con. He’s a grifter. He claims it, doesn’t produce any evidence. I’m the guy who, back in 1990, broke the story that he wasn’t a billionaire. He called me a liar for four months, until he had to produce records, showing he had a negative net worth. And you know what? Back then, you were worth more than Donald Trump, Amy.


Unfortunately, this book is not getting half the attention, or even 90% of the attention that Fire and Fury got, although Worse has the same amount of vulgar sniping from staffers and cabinet members as Fire has.

All these revelations came to a head on the start of the second year of the Trump presidency with the inevitable and unavoidable government shutdown, which Donny couldn’t help but bitch that he had to cancel his 100th sojourn to Mar-A-Lago resort for his anniversary celebration. Fortunately for Trump, the Democrats caved to him and the Republican controlled House and Senate like they caved when it came to DACA’s initial destruction, the massive Pentagon 80 billion dollar spending bill, the tax cut bill, and the recent incineration of the U.S. Constitution that Trump doesn’t know shit about and refuses to learn about with the renewal of the FISA 702 act for warrantless surveillance in the name of the infinite war on terror and the institutionalization of government sanctioned paranoia against all citizens.

And the lousy establishment Dems will eventually capitulate to giving Trump the wall, which it’s estimate cost has now ballooned to 25 billion from the initial 2 billion. Actually from the initial claim that Mexico will pay for it, which has resulted in diminished returns to the American Taxpayer since that nation hung up the phone on Trump way back in February to discuss it.

This is going to be a fucked up year two for the nation and even for the ignoramus with the stupid hat in the Oval Office. For Trump is already embroiled with his first sex scandal from a sleazy tryst with a porn star 10 years ago and had arranged a pay off for her silence via a shell company and his hundredth political scandal by arranging to have the second guy investigating him fired and having his staff and the goddamn Attorney General attempt to undermine the case Mueller is running, which has progressed from collusion with a foreign nation to a widespread web of money laundering for Trump’s campaign financing.

All that’s left is a goddamn fucking war. Fortunately, North and South Korea have been involved in a summit over the Olympics and things have cooled over there, as both are showing why this president is irrelevant, even though Trump is still talking shit about the Kim. Unfortunately, there is the official moving of the embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, which might be where potentially World War III will get it’s real start.

That is where Trump, the 12 year old boy that became President, will fulfill his desire to become the emperor of the United States, unquestioned and universally adored. And Trump will get his wall like the one in China, which is probably the actual reason why he wants this so desperately.

Good thing he’s too much of a unread moron to pull this off. Being that he is the Emperor With, Like, No Mental Stability.



















New Bad Days 44: Police Officers Experiencing Attacks By Pyschotically Reckless, Intoxicated, Belligerant and Incompetent Drivers; The Four Boroughs Are Burning, Two Caused By Stupidity; A Spate Of Domestic Murders And Attacks On The Elderly; Various Acts Of Aggressive Jostling And A Blatant Case Of NYPD Reclassifying Of An Assault To Protect A Hotel Converted Homeless Shelter.


In Times Square, ground zero of the original bad old days, a dark tinted windowed Mercedes Benz was screeching it’s wheels and speeding on 7th avenue. As a police officer walked in the street to obstruct it, the driver hit him, sped off as it turned west into 42nd street. As the cop called for backup, all on foot, and yelled for help to probably passerby on the street, the car was gone.

Also in Times Square, a mentally ill homeless man was swinging a machete and hitting the sidewalk with it. He then put down his weapon on the cops order and then ran away, ditching two other machetes. When the cops arrested Homeless Zorro, he was possessing two more of them.

Again in Times Square, a Navy soldier pulled over by cops who made turned into the wrong direction on 8th avenue turned out that he was carrying a cache of handguns in his car.and a hunting knife strapped to his leg. Good thing no one drew first blood.

In the Upper West Side, a man pushed an 81-year-old woman in a post office and stole her purse, after that he was walking down the avenue with the purse he jostled then he went inside a bank and snatched $300 from a 4-year-old girls hand at a bank ATM machine while her mother was letting her participate in a transaction. The little girl wound up traumatized by the mugging, thinking that the scumbag is going to come back for her other glove.!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_750/grab12n-1-web.jpg

Also in the Upper West Side on the West Side Highway, a drunk livery cab driver rammed into the back of a police car, injuring two cops.

Again in the Upper West Side, a traffic cop was clipped in the leg by a hit-and-run driver while directing traffic.

In Greenwich Village, two men robbed a convenience store of two grand when the co-owner opened the door for them after coming up from the basement and was held immediately held up at gunpoint.

In the East Village, a fight between two men in a corner store escalated as they fought on the street and one of them stabbed the other and ran off.

Also in the East Village, a firefighter who works at the Ladder 11 station was arrested for dealing fentanyl over the internet. The “Dark” internet.

In Harlem, a man drinking heavily at a party jumped out of window and impaled himself on a fence when his friends told him to leave. A brawl ensued between the revelers as one man broke a beer bottle over another one’s head.

In Chinatown, a teenager was killed in a fiery car crash after his drunk friend speeding off the Manhattan Bridge jumped a curb and crashed into a fire hydrant and lamp post. The driver has testified in court that he didn’t know he had a passenger in his car.

In the Lower East Side, three patrons were slashed at a bar by a man at 5 a.m.. The bar is owned by a guy who a member of some nightclub lobby group who applied for the once vaunted and unnecessarily stupid night mayor position and just recently had it’s liquor license revoked for being a noise making, violence enabling, underage and binge drinking encouraging nuisance to the neighborhood.

Also in the Lower East Side, patrons at a bar celebrating New Year’s Eve got held up at gunpoint by a 3 teenagers who proceeded to rob their cell phones and the cash register.

Again in the Lower East Side, a man sprayed lighter fluid on a clerk in a jewelry store and robbed her by threatening to torch her.

And again in the Lower East Side, two men held up a bodega at gunpoint and robbed the Lotto register of $600.

And again in the Lower East Side at the Delancy St. Station, a man committed suicide by jumping in front of the approaching F train at 12:50 p.m.

In the Upper East Side, a millionaire heiress got impatient at a ritzy restaurant coat check as she made a bigoted slur at a man and woman in front of her. When the man confronted her why she insulted him and his family, the one percenter slag hit him in the face with her glass purse, causing a bloody gash.

Also on the Upper East Side, a man beat his girlfriend to a bloody pulp then went into his car and shot himself to death.

Again in the Upper East Side, a man followed an 80-year-old woman to her apartment building then tried to rob her purse but failed in his jostling attempt as the woman held on and yelled for her neighbors.

In the Upper East Side, Hell’s Kitchen, East Village and Kips Bay, two burglars have pulled off 16 safe robberies of restaurants, including outside ATM’s and their surveillance systems in the month of December, amassing a total of $54,000.

In Washington Heights, an apartment building went on fire that was sparked by a toaster and the flames accelerated up a dumbwaiter shaft and onto the roof.

In Gramercy Park, some entitled actor who gets paid 500 grand an episode from some hit show on premium cable got shitfaced in a bar and got into a row with other patrons trying to hog the pool table, leading to being ejected by the staff and management.

In Soho at the Spring St Station on the E train, a sleeping commuter was being jostled by a man trying to rob him and got slashed in the face trying to stop him.

Again in Soho, a car got totaled when a large chunk of rust colored ice fell off a building.

A man is wanted for simulated gun robberies of fast food chains and drug stores in Greenwich Village, Union Square and Mott Haven, making off with over 2 grand in cash.

In East Harlem, a cop assigned to community affairs was charged for driving drunk and flipping his car on the Belt Parkway a month ago and again in East Harlem.

At the 1st Precinct in Tribeca, an NYPD detective was caught and arrested after being found with heroin and driving without a license.

In Turtle Bay, an elevator broke from the weight of too many party people inside and fell 3 floors straight to the basement, injuring 5.

In Murray Hill at the 33rd St. Station, a drunk ass fell off the platform and onto the track roadbed as the train arrived.

In Midtown, a fire ignited on the roof of the TRUMP tower on the eve of the man and brand it’s named after brain exploded and called other nations shitholes during a senate committee meeting on immigration.


In Belmont, a fire started by an unsupervised 3-year-old boy that was playing with the knobs on the oven then rapidly spread when his mother didn’t shut the door and engulfed the entire building in flames killed 12 people and injured 4. The building was also found to have non-working fire and carbon monoxide detectors and the nearby fire hydrant frozen solid from record frigid temperatures.

In Van Nest, a fire sparked in a furniture store in a mixed use building starting at 5:30 a.m. spread to the apartments above, engulfing it in flames. 24 residents and one fireman were injured during the 7-alarm blaze.

Also in Van Nest, gunfire broke out in front of a catering hall that was reserved for a sweet 16 party, killing a 16-year-old boy who got shot in the neck and injuring a 17-year-old boy who got shot in the arm after a 300 kids showed up uninvited and incited a fight.

In Norwood, a man stalked a 64-year-old disabled woman to her apartment then raped her and robbed her of $250.

In Soundview, a man shot his ex-girlfriend and her daughter to death and then killed himself in front of the daughter’s one year old child.

In Morris Heights, a drug deal gone bad led to a man getting stabbed to death and another man getting slashed in the face.

Also in Morris Heights, a man was stabbed multiple times in the back as he was sitting in a restaurant by a man he was brawling with on the street before. The suspect claims his victim stabbed him first.

In Hunts Point, a man was found dead lying on the sidewalk with a bullet wound in his head.

In Woodstock, a man fighting with a woman in front of a deli pulled out a gun and shot in the face. The woman died later.

In West Farms, a man was found dead in his apartment with puncture wounds in his neck.

In Wakefield, one person was killed and two were wounded in a domestic shooting.

In Claremont Village in an incident of criminal mischief, a man shot another man inside an apartment building and tried to choke another man who tried to stop him. The culprit was stopped by two cops quickly responding to the shooting.

In Williamsbridge, a homeless man was found dead on a street corner a few days after the blizzard hit the city.

In East Tremont, two board members of a non-profit running a day care center robbed it of $130,000 to pay for a funeral for a friend and new duds.

In Throggs Neck, a man and his teenage daughter died in a fire caused by a hot plate placed by a comforter.

At a transit police station by Yankee Stadium, lockers belonging to Muslim officers were vandalized with bigoted messages and penises.

In Fordham, a teenager commuter who fell asleep was robbed, er, jostled by a man who wound up with his cell phone and credit card.

In Yonkers, gangs of kids brawling on the street took their rumble into a Dunkin Donuts which culminated in a stabbing death of a 16-year-old girl by another teenage girl.

Also in Yonkers, a stupid cop was caught doing donuts with a squad car in a lot.

In Claremont, a drunk driver crashed his car on an NYPD smartcar.

On the Major Deegan Expressway, a man killed himself after sideswiping an SUV and slamming into a wall causing his Mercedes to explode.


In Crown Heights, a 22-year-old woman was killed by her husband after he pushed her down the stairs and strangled her to death in their basement and left her for dead with their 2-year-old daughter. Cops dispatched to the home by the victim telling the operator that her husband was going to kill her never left their vehicle to confirm the attack, but showed up later after another 911 call from a neighbor hearing the child scream, finally discovering the lifeless body. This is the Blue Wall Of Insouciance in full effect, or more appropriately, none.

Also in Crown Heights, a brownstone apartment building went on fire, injuring 4 smokeeaters.

In East Flatbush, an stupid fucking idiotic building superintendent roasting a pig in the basement of an apartment building because it was too cold outside, caused a two-alarm fire, causing damage to the first floor and the scene of the cooking. Again, this place was torched by the super, the man responsible for the building’s upkeep.!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_750/pig1n-1-web.jpgThe accomplice.

In Canarsie, two cheerleading squads engaged in a vicious brawl inside a high school which continued uninterrupted because of the presence of a single helpless security guard.

Also in Canarsie, a 68-year-old woman succumbed to a heart attack and died when she was hit with a hammer by a 18-year-old woman who with two men forced their way into the victims apartment to rob it. The three then attacked her roommate and stole his wallet, cellphone and video game console.

Again in Canarsie, a fire broke out inside a house, injuring 3 people.

In Windsor Terrace, a teenage boy punched a 77-year-old man after he paid his fare and went through the turnstile at the Fort Hamilton Parkway Station.

In Downtown Brooklyn at the Jay St./Metrotech Station on the R train platform, an 18 year old man rambling incoherently approached a 65-year-old man who told him to back off then got sucker-punched by him and fell onto the tracks. He died of a heart attack hours later from the ordeal. The culprit had a heavy pill prescription from his bipolar and schizophrenic mental conditions.

Also in Downtown Brooklyn, a Muslim woman was shouted at with bigoted slurs and physically attacked with punches by a gang of teenage girls after she told them to stop causing a ruckus at a chain restaurant as other customers just drank their latte’s and did nothing to help her.

In Williamsburg, a man went up to three other men on a corner at midnight and shot at two of them three times, killing one and injuring the other. The suspects drove off after the murder.

Also in Williamsburg, a bodega was held up at gunpoint at 7 p.m. by two men who shot at two workers there, hitting one in the back and the other in the chest then ran off.

Again in Williamsburg, a man was struck by a speeding car then two men wielding a hammer and a metal rod chased him and beat him up on the sidewalk.

And again in Williamsburg at the Bedford Ave. Station, a woman fell off the platform somehow and landed on the tracks as she got stuck under the arriving L train.

On the Williamsburg Bridge, a man was sitting in the middle of the tracks causing transit service to stop, doing an uncanny dramatization of the MTA’s antiquated, temperamental signal system.

Also in Crown Heights, Williamsburg, East Flatbush, and Bed-Stuy, four men broke into a restaurant by kicking in a sheet wall and robbed it of $100; a man waltzed into an apartment building and walked out with $2,350 worth of merchandisel; two men held up a bodega and ripped off a gold chain from a male clerk and a cellphone off a female worker and $125 in cash and a chinese food delivery man got set up for a mugging by two men who placed an order from an unoccupied apartment, robbing him of $250.

In Flatbush, a woman was found dead with her pants down to her ankles in a parking lot at 6 in the morning in the freezing cold.

In Midwood, an off-duty cop driving in his black jeep turned on his siren and lights and rammed the vehicle in front of him and then went to the driver and the passenger and flashed his gun and then hit the driver and the woman who was with him with his handcuffs. The crooked cop bragged of that he was in the NYPD like it was a gang, then sped off and ran several lights and got away.

In Bath Beach at the 62nd Precinct, a police captain fashioned a garage area into a cigar smoking lounge for indulging in the consumption of foreign contraband from Cuba.

In Sunset Park, a man got shot in his car after a drug deal went bad with two other men.

In Flatlands, a fire station house was found to be a wanton fun house of fratboy hazing and degrading homoerotic rituals

Also in Flatbush, 4 men collaborated in the mugging of a man inside a store, stealing his headphones and wallet.

In Brighton Beach, three men mugged a man, repeatedly punching him and stealing $

In Brownsville, a man trying to break into his girlfriends apartment was killed when she took a gun and shot him.

Also in Brownsville, a woman killed her husband by jamming a knife in his neck after he punched her in the mouth.

Again in Brownsville, a man tried to purchase a bag of Cheetos with a fake $50 dollar bill, when the cashier told him to get out, the cheap jerk flashed a gun then stole the item and walked out.

And again in Brownsville, a man killed himself turning into the wrong lane as he collided with another vehicle.

Two men are involved in a crime spree of bodega gunpoint holdups in Brownsville, Bushwick and East New York.

Also in Bushwick, East New York, Sheepshead Bay and East Flatbush, a man wearing a contractor safety vest robbed a cellphone store at gunpoint and ran off with some samsungs and cash; a man pulled a gun on a livery cab driver and robbed him of $250; two woman and a man at Macy’s shoplifted a fur coat and ran out of the store and three men ran up behind a man and beat him up and robbed his backpack.

In East New York at the Liberty Avenue Station, a homeless man was found dead on the train tracks.

Also in East New York, a dog was found tied to the door of a animal care center with his leg gnawed off.

Also in East New York, Park Slope, Sheepshead Bay, a man held up a bodega store clerk at knife point just to steal cereal; a teenage male was attacked on the 7th Avenue F train station platform by a man who jostled for his cell phone and two men robbed a laundromat and deli at gunpoint and stole $1,700 and pistol whipped a clerk and

In Ocean Hill, a man broke into a woman’s apartment around 3 a.m. and pinned her to the bed by her throat and then robbed her of $140.

In Bensonhurst, a man flashed a gun on a teenage male to rob his coat was thwarted when the kid fought back.

In Greenpoint, a man broke into a Chinese restaurant and robbed money from the cash register.

In Greenpoint, Bed-Stuy, Gravesend, Midwood, Brownsville, and East New York, a man held up a dime back with a note he gave to the teller; a man held up a NYCB bank and robbed it of $4,050; two men robbed a gas station attendant of $140 and his wallet when he got a seizure and fell to the ground; a man stole $300 after he entered an office building with an unsecured door; four men ganged up on and beat up a 16-year-old boy for his cellphone and a 14-year-old boy got punched by a man who arranged a hoodie sale with him over social media.

In Park Slope at the Prospect Ave. Station, an inebriated man died when he fell on the tracks on his head.

Also in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights, two burglars broke the locks on the security gate and stole 8 grand; two crooks robbed a grocery store of $400 and cigarettes and two coffee shops were robbed around 3 a.m. of $300 each.

Again in Dyker Heights, a bus crashed into another car and flipped over, injuring 5 kids..

In Bed-Stuy, a school safety agent beat up and tried to choke his wife at their home.

Also in Bed-Stuy, a home was burglarized of $200,000 worth of jewelry while the owner was away on a UN mission.

Again in Bed-Stuy, a brownstone apartment building went on fire, killing two residents.

In Marine Park, a woman got jostled as she was robbed of her handbag containing her phone and credit and I.D. cards as he was trying on shoes.

In Bensonhurst and Bath Beach, a man broke into a car window and stole electronic items, a man attempted to rob a safe, a man stole $2,000 and a bottle of wine from a restaurant, an office was burglarized of 5 grand and debit cards, and a woman’s purse was stolen,  no, wait, jostled that contained $1,400.

In Gerristen Beach, a water main broke flooding 12 houses.


In Sunnyside, an auto shop worker trying to ask the driver of a laundry van to stop blocking the driveway was confronted by a man coming from a hotel homeless shelter who called him a racial slur and punched him in the head twice. When the victim attempted to file a report to the nearest police precinct with the video and photo proof he had, the case was reclassified and closed stating that there were no witnesses and the suspect ran off somewhere else. The victim was previously hit by a car in October from another homeless hotel shelter resident. Another brick in the Blue Wall Of Insouciance.

In Richmond Hill, a woman was stabbed to death by her husband in their home and he was later found dead hanging on a tree by his own hand near Forest Park. Like last year, the first murder of the new year happens in Southeast Queens.

In Long Island City, the most expensive place to live in this borough, a commuter was robbed of his headphones on the E train by a man. As he went to get his property back by getting off the 36th st. station, he was attacked by the thief and then jumped by two other men that was with him who beat him down and then stole his backpack and cellphone.


Also in Long Island City on the 7 train at Queensboro Plaza, a man blasting a portable speaker was confronted by a commuter asking him to shut it off. When the obnoxious jerk refused he dared the man to do something about it and when he did and got into a tussle with him, he stabbed him in the hand.

In Queens Village, a man died of heart attack after he was attacked, had his head slammed into a car and beaten to the ground then robbed by two men. The victim and his wife came to the states from Guyana to feel safer.

In Ridgewood, a crime spree of vehicle break-ins of app livery cab drivers in a span of two weeks has resulted in 57 burglaries in the span of two weeks.

Also in Ridgewood, a man brought a garbage can into a White Castle and threw it at a customer.

Again in Ridgewood, a man robbed a bank of $1,000 at 1 p.m. after he handed the teller a note.

And again in Ridgewood, a storage unit warehouse was broken into and various lockers were robbed of merchandise.

And again in Ridgewood, a man stabbed his girlfriend twice and tried to strangle her during an argument in her apartment.

In Rockaway Beach, a fire broke out on the 11th floor of an apartment building, injuring 8 residents and 9 cops. The fire was ignited by a heating lamp that fell on something flammable although neighbors suspect it was from one of the many things the tenant was hoarding.

In Corona, a DOT street redesign on 111th street as led to doubled rise in vehicular accidents.

Also in Corona, two men broke into and robbed an apartment of $5,000 in jewelry after accessing a door on the roof.

In Elmhurst, a man tried to commit suicide by leaping off the top floor inside of the Queens Center Mall.

Also in Elmhurst, a crook sneaked up behind a person with a knife and robbed $900 and a watch.

In Jamaica at a high school named Young Women’s Leadership School, a teenage girl slashed another teenage girl in the head with a kitchen knife during a fight outside.

Also in Jamaica, a man held up a deli at gunpoint and robbed $300 and the clerks cellphone during a struggle.

Again in Jamaica, a man went into a Capital One bank, slipped the teller a note and made a verbal demand for cash. It was a heist of $23.

And again in Jamaica, a man was shot at from behind while standing on a corner at 8:30 p.m.

And again in Jamaica at the Sutphin Blvd Station on the E train platform, a man suckerpunched a 70-year-old man on the train and ran away when it arrived at the stop.

And again in Jamaica, 3 men held up a grocery store at gunpoint and stole $1,200.

In Forest Hills, a 16-year-old girl was molested by a man who grabbed her groin as she was walking on the street at 4:30 p.m.

In Glendale, two brothers loaded on some bad shit barricaded themselves in their apartment and tried to set it ablaze, then fought with cops and the ESU who tried to get them out.

Also in Glendale, a man crashed his car after he ran a red light then ditched his vehicle as he tried to run away from cops.

In Edgemere, a 15-year-old boy was shot to death in a stairwell over an iphone.

In Ozone Park, an 87-year-old man crossing Rockaway Blvd got killed after getting hit by a car.

In South Ozone Park, a burglar broke into a makeshift Sikh temple in the back of a two family house and stole $5,000 in cash, an amplifier and microphone and the security camera.

Also in South Ozone Park, a fire broke out in a two family home with multiple building violations forcing out close to 20 people residing there.

In Woodside, a man accessed an three-family house and got into the third floor apartment and stole jewelry and a computer tablet.

In Little Neck, a burglar broke the door of a threading salon and stole 200 bucks.

At JFK airport, a man was caught trying to smuggle a gun through baggage check.

In Howard Beach, a man broke the front window of a fast food restaurant around midnight and robbed the register of a grand.

In Far Rockaway, in a nauseating uncivilized display of the obnoxious use of social media and police brutality, a man that turned without signalling was pulled over by cops who then threatened to break one of the officers jaws and warned he will get them where they live, which the narrator of the filming doesn’t bother to mention as he’s describing the altercation. As the cops got him out of the car to arrest him for not cooperating and showing his driver’s license, a cop shot the suspect with a taser multiple times even though he was being held by four cops.


In Sunnyside, a man and woman robbed a woman’s purse in a diner.

In Fresh Meadows, a couple robbed a wedding dress clad mannequin from a store window display.

In Astoria at the Ditmars Ave. Station, a man trying to enter the train was obstructed by a bag of dicks blocking the door, sparking an argument. As the commuter walked away to the next car, the bag of dicks followed him and slashed him in the head.

Also in Astoria, an 81-year-old man was killed crossing the street by a car making a turn.

In Flushing, a 77-year-old woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver as she was in the crosswalk at 7 a.m.. The driver, a frickin’ nurse, thought she hit a chunk of ice. That was wearing a winter coat.

Also in Flushing, a man disguised as Santa Claus held up a gas station at gunpoint with an accomplice and robbed the register of $900 and took off on his sled in a silver car.

Again in Flushing, three men pushed around a 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl at an intersection and stole their cellphones.

And again in Flushing, a man robbed a hotel of $580 with his hand poking through his jacket.

And again in Flushing, a woman was found dead inside a commercial building.

At two synagogues in Flushing and Bayside, a demented man left a disparaging message on answering machines touting the absurdity that Figurehead Trump brought back the greeting of Merry Christmas and extended that greeting in a menacing tone.

In Cambria Heights, a car crashed into another one at an intersection that has been missing a stop sign for months despite complaints from the community. 3 people including a child were injured.

Another noteworthy stat going unmentioned in this utopian fun city is that this borough is that while murders were down in 2017, there were more than three times as many fentanyl laced heroin overdose deaths.

Staten Island

In Eltingville, a car chase with police led to the arrest of a naked man wearing a hat who tried to flee on foot.


In Graniteville, a man and woman were arrested at their home for drug dealing and possession of heroin and scales in the presence of a 4-year-old child.

In Bulls Head, a NYPD sergeant committed suicide in a hotel room shooting himself in the head.

In West Brighton, a man threw a Christmas tree at his relative during an early morning domestic dispute.

Also in West Brighton, a man was shot in the knee after an argument with another man in front of his apartment building.

In Tottenville, an argument between two roommates escalated when one of them stabbed the other in the stomach with a knife.

In Charleston, a man got shot to death in front of a strip club when he approached a vehicle whose driver he got into fight over a girl with.

In Sunnyside, a woman with a suspended license injured two cops when she crashed into their patrol car.

In Arden Heights, a woman scarred herself by spraying her face with an acid fluid substance and tried to blame it on somebody else to get media, medical and police attention.

Happy Fucking New Year Boroughs Five. This is the longest New Bad Days yet covering the past 2 weeks. Brace yourselves and check yo selves before you wreck yo selves.


Remember Martin

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed”

“A lie cannot live”

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”


Goodnight, Motörhead

“Fast” Eddie Clarke, 67, Guitarist, Motörhead, Speed Metal Pioneer

Lemmy and Philty passed over a year ago. Fast Eddie was the last member to go. This band changed rock and roll and heavy metal and millions and millions of headbangers lives.

They are also not in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame (so are many, many, many worthy others). Yet Bon Jovi is. Which fucking shows how much that worthless institution matters. No sleep ’til infinity.

The Blue Wall Of Insouciance: Police Captain Exposes NYPD Crime Reclassification Malfeasance with statistics. They like what they prefer to see.

NY Daily News: NYPD captain claims some cops are fudging crime stats to advance their careers, igniting police investigation

Police brass are investigating claims by a veteran captain who alleges that some NYPD commanders are misclassifying felonies to hold down crime statistics in a bid to further their careers.

Capt. Marash Vucinaj has gathered 156 cases over the past two years from multiple commands that he contends show a pattern of downgrading some felony-level crimes to misdemeanors. The crimes include thefts and attempted thefts, assaults and assaults on cops. He does not claim the manipulation extends to murders and rapes.

The purpose, he said, is to shift crimes out of the all-important index crime category — made up of murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, grand larceny and auto theft.

 Among the methods he claims he has seen:

  • Classifying incidents where cops are injured by suspects as resisting arrest, rather than assault.
  • Classifying grand larcenies as lost property and ignoring details that suggest a crime took place.
  • Classifying incidents where someone purposefully shot at someone but missed as “investigate shots fired,” reckless endangerment or criminal mischief.
  • Classifying incidents where a would-be thief slipped his hand into someone’s pocket or bag as misdemeanor “jostling” rather than attempted grand larceny.
  • Compressing several crimes with separate victims into one complaint report.
  • Failing to record crimes in the city handled by other law enforcement agencies.


High-ranking police officials sharply disputed Vucinaj’s claims of any widespread downgrading of crime. “I take serious offense at these allegations that crime reports aren’t taken right because cops shed their blood for these crime reports,” said Dermot Shea, the chief of crime control strategies.

“It goes against everything we’re trying to do to deploy our resources. We need those crime reports to deploy appropriately.”


A few days after touting and actually celebrating the record low murder rate (just 290 dead, a murder every 36 hours, hooray!), our NYPD of this/your city is under new scrutiny for downgrading the severity of crime statistics.

The creativity behind this according to Captain Vucinaj is disturbingly and conspiratorially widespread, showing an insidious sophistication that resembles the craft and skill sets of the biggest public relations firms. For example, Mayor de Faustio’s buddies in Berlin/Rosen.

Captain Vucinaj’s study revealed drawn down and peculiar reclassifying. Like shootings, targeted and crossfire, being filed as criminal mischief, basically associating sporadic gunfire with throwing eggs or toilet paper on Halloween. Shootings also qualified under the redundantly described reckless endangerment. The severity of such lethal activity got conveniently and literally lessened as long as the shots don’t hit or kill anybody.

Like how four people were held up at knife point and robbed and how three women had their wallets lifted and both were filed as one robbery because it was committed by one suspect.

Speaking of lifting wallets and also cellphones, the latter seeing a great increase because of it’s ubiquity and exposure, crime reports fell under the term “jostling” if the victims happened to robbed while asleep, bumped into and even with the perp just putting his hand in a purse or pocket, or classified as lost property instead of the standard, serious and accurate charge of grand larceny. Because your cherish personal belongings aren’t that essential you materialists, especially those fancy phones containing all your vital personal data and information.

The standout and most egregious of criminal activity is the diminishing of resisting arrest. What was previously classified as felony assault resulting from injuries caused during struggles was marked down to misdemeanor assault according to Capt. Vucinaj’s probe while working in the Transit Division. A remarkable amount of over 2,200 incidents out of over 3.500 involved a cop getting injured during an arrest with a rambunctious suspect in the span of 6 months.

Why that outstanding statistic is not revealed is not disturbing enough. But it makes a shitload of sense of why perpetrators are emboldened to go down with a fight before getting cuffed.

Similar altercations have happened in the last few months when a chump knocked over a cop after he was stopped jumping the turnstile when his train arrived, and a mentally ill man engaged in a struggle with two cops on a platform, causing one of the cops to fall down the stairs trying to apprehend him as he fled.

What’s perplexing is that these machinations are being ordered by the top brass of the precincts.More perplexing is that cops react with fervor and fury when a colleague gets shot or injured and this is going to encourage, as it has already, more skells to battle with cops and resist arrest. And it puts the cops on the street in more precarious and dangerous positions and situations, it may lead to more excessive use of force or another senseless, preventable and ultimately galvanizing fatality. The chiefs overseeing these crime spins are putting the lives of citizens and cops at more risk.

As with the standard procedure for investigating crime patterns, these markdowns gain more validation and credulity considering Deputy Inspector Peter Rose, recently promoted from captain from his precinct in Greenpoint. The same Inspector Rose who marginalized/reclassified the meaning of rape by stating that being raped by someone you know or dated is not as serious as being raped by a stranger (you can always depend on the kindness and aggressive sexual advances of those familiar with you, to misquote Tennessee Williams). Nearby in Bushwick, a woman had tremendous difficulty shaking off a stalker because the precinct she reported to kept giving her conflicting advice to avoid writing up her experience and told her flat out that she was wasting her time. An almost exact treatment by two precincts was given to a woman who was assaulted on the train because of the fact that the attack occurred when the train was moving as officers gave her conflicting excuses of where to file a complaint.

As with all great stories of the process of law enforcement and justice, there has to be a motive behind this. Maybe an ulterior motive. And it could only be, albeit cynically, is to make the neighborhoods virtually safe for habitation for market rate renting and home and condo ownership. As recent reports show a herculean percentage of whites moving into neighborhoods were crime was rampant in the bad old decades of the 70’s and 80’s like in Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights and Bushwick. And with the recent hyper-development in the South Bronx, Jamaica, Queens and the MIH zoning development being pushed by the city in East New York and East Harlem it is sure to get virtually safer there soon too.

It sure looks like the overlords of real estate are defining the charges, because all those nasty murders and muggings will make moneyed individuals think twice about living in these new posh burghs.

And these methods and stats seem to be in sync with sociopolitical and city planning interest from elected officials and those gadabouts in development and real estate for the  (quasi-)imminent closing of Rikers Island.

Captain Vucinaj should be highly commended for his due diligence for this irresponsible white washing and fudging of the stats, and the distressing fact that Compstat, like all technology, is not, never was and never will be infallible and can be easily taken advantaged of by the minds and hands of conniving humans. And since the persecution and casting out of Detective Frank Serpico, Captain Vucinaj has unfortunately become just another victim of the perpetual Blue Wall Of Silence and the sad, maddening culture of unquestioned exclusivity and fraternity of the NYPD.

Privately, police sources said, Vucinaj is known as a stickler for the rules and is not well-liked. “Cops don’t like him, his peers don’t like him, and no one wants to work with him,” one police source said. “Look at how frequently he’s been transferred.”Vucinaj, 45, has 24 years on the job and is the highest-ranking active-duty officer ever to publicly make such claims. A captain since 2009, he has been in 10 commands in the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn.From 2004 to 2007, he was assigned to Interpol in Lyon, France, by then-Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. He also commanded the special frauds squad and was twice selected to help write promotional exams. He has never been formally disciplined.For the past six months, however, he has been marooned in a do-nothing post in Transit Borough Brooklyn without an office phone, he says, as retaliation for reporting crime stat manipulation and other misconduct by commanders to Internal Affairs and the Quality Assurance Division — the unit that audits NYPD crime stats.All too often, the NYPD retaliates rather than investigates when officers report internal misconduct, and that sure looks like what’s happening here,” said Christopher Dunn, associate legal director of the New York Civil Liberties Union.“Instead of going after Captain Vucinaj, the department should be getting to the bottom of his reports, which come from a high-level official and raise serious concerns about downgrading and other wrongdoing.”The last time chicanery like this was going on was when it was exposed by a regular cop, Adrian Schoolcraft,  who also exposed endemic corruption involving ticket and arrest quotas, and the reclassifying and lessening serious charges of those arrests, arbitrary and retaliatory orders and assignments, the unconstitutional usage of stop question-and frisk and disregarding citizens complaints of vagrant and criminal activity. For doing his duty to protect and serve the public and not the culture of corruption fostered and enabled by precinct command and control, he was taken from his apartment by his fellow officers in the Emergency Services Unit and had him thrown into a psych ward at Jamaica Hospital in an attempt to get him institutionalized. That idiotic CIA-style rendition mission cost the city $600,000.This time it’s a decorated Captain and a city being run by an inveterate liar mayor. Although fortunately for Captain Vucinaj, he is protected by his high brass rank.As with all great stories of the process of law enforcement and justice, there has to be a motive behind this. Maybe an ulterior motive. And it could only be, albeit cynically, is to make the neighborhoods virtually safe for habitation for market rate renting and home and condo ownership. As recent reports show a herculean percentage of whites moving into neighborhoods were crime was rampant in the bad old decades of the 70’s and 80’s like in Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights and Bushwick. And with the recent hyper-development in the South Bronx, Jamaica, Queens and the MIH zoning development being pushed by the city in East New York and East Harlem it is sure to get virtually safer there soon too. This isn’t standard procedure, this is a conspiracy.It’s like there is new blue wall being built next to one of silence. A bigger blue wall of insouciance.