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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).


Unknown 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)