And in New York F’n City, where guns really are outlwed, outlaws are using edged weapons with wild abandon, as the police “went fetal” after the Mayor consistently vilified them for doing their jobs, and the Police Commissioner drinks from the heady headwaters of Denial.
The frightening wave of slashing attacks terrorizing New York since the year began has gripped both hardened city folks and tourists with fear and left experts searching for an explanation.
“New York has been shocked by a spate of stabbings and slashings in the subway system,” the Manhattan Institute noted in a new report. “After two decades of lower crime, New Yorkers have gotten used to safe subways, but riders are now being warned to exercise a level of caution that harks back to an earlier era.”
Twelve people have died in stabbings or slashings in the nation’s largest city to date in 2016, but most of the slashings have been random attacks that have left victims with facial cuts.
Late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, police said three slashing attacks happened around the city. A homeless man was arrested in a Brooklyn attack that caused minor injuries to a victim, while an unsolved attack in the Bronx left a man with cuts to the face, police said.
Why are they doing this? The next paragraph comes as close as the media get to admitting the motive:
Some of the attacks have been accompanied by racial epithets, including ones allegedly committed by career criminal Kari Bazemore. He was arrested after allegedly slashing a woman on her way to work at Whole Foods and has since been linked to several prior attacks dating back to September.
The crimes are predominantly black-on-other-race attacks (on white, Asian, Hispanic people, apparently random targets apart from their race).
Commissoner Bill Bratton has criticized the media for reporting the crimes, and insists that they’re not really happening. Nothing to see here!
NYPD Commissioner William Bratton has downplayed the attacks, maintaining the city is “safer than ever.” While that claim is borne out by some figures, the puzzling rise in slashing attacks – now averaging roughly 10 per day, defies explanation.
“New Yorkers have a right to be alarmed or concerned, particularly those riding the subways,” Bratton said in a recent interview, adding that there is “no indication this was a pattern.”
But the data seem to give his statement the lie:
Through Sunday, the NYPD had recorded 567 slashing attacks, some 20 percent above the pace set in early 2015. Police and criminologists have identified no single pattern for the slashings, which have plagued the city’s subway system as well as both trendy and tough neighborhoods.
Bratton and his aides, who have chauffeured police vehicles, took a brief and uncharacteristic subway ride in January, even going to the blood-soaked Times Square station… but. But, they did it in daylight hours.
Amazingly, none of them were slashed.
Bratton proclaimed the subway system “very safe.”
This may have something to do with the fact that his half-hour toe dip into subway culture took place in the central, protected point of a phalanx of armed cop bodyguards.
He has also blamed the victims for sleeping on the subway (half of the attacks have been on napping passengers). You looters and wreckers should know that makes you irresistible to New York’s criminal classes!
What he hasn’t done is pursue the slashers.