Tuesday, March 2, 2021

A New Crime Wave—and What to Do About It

 This is an excellent article, MacDonald is great with actual history, facts, statistics.  But I don't  hold out much hope for a huge return to good times in the Big Apple.  Too many businesses have moved out already, too many have found that many of their workers can work from home just fine, too many high paid and wealthy people have fled to southern Connecticut and other places.  The taxes are still super high, and a lot of the glamor has just lost some of its shine.  Higher crime rates and obvious idiot idealogues in charge will discourage people from coming back and keep encouraging others to leave.  And who in his right mind will sign up for the Police Academy when everyone knows the job has really become awful?

I think things will continue to slide downhill, to how far I don't know.  Sure am glad I don't live there, or in San Francisco or Portland, etc.  Too bad for the decent people who find themselves stuck in such places.
A New Crime Wave—and What to Do About It
New York City rejected the policing lessons that led to its success, and violence is surging.
Heather Mac Donald    February 28, 2021

For two decades, many New Yorkers had assured themselves that a return to the crime and squalor of the early 1990s was unlikely. Former mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who presided over a 62 percent drop in major felonies from 1994 through 2001, proved that violence was not an urban inevitability. His successor, Michael Bloomberg, drove crime down further, through the 2008 recession and beyond. Both mayors set a benchmark for what was possible, preemptively discrediting any future mayor’s excuse that crime was beyond his capacity to overcome.

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