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by Peter Moskos

August 28, 2011

Little Hurricane Crime in New York City

The mayor says there were 45 arrests in New York City last night compared to 345 arrests on a normal August Saturday night. Mayor Bloomberg said, “If that doesn’t tell you about New Yorkers, I don’t know what does.” That's sweet. Now don't get me wrong, it's good there wasn't massive looting, and New York is a pretty great place. But I'd bet that the low arrest total says a lot more about bad weather in general and in particular police being told not to arrest people unless absolutely necessary (to keep officers on the street).

2 comments:

Suz said...

Ya think? But don't burst the poor dear's bubble. It is awful sweet.

PCM said...

How can you hate a guy who isn't ashamed at all to speak such bad Spanish? (and speaks it better than me)