Councilman Joe Borelli is a savage. He introduced a bill to City Council INT 873-2023 amending the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to designating Times Square a crime free zone:
“… The area commonly known as Times Square, as described in subdivision a of this section, is designated a crime free zone. The police department, in collaboration with the department of transportation, shall install and maintain signs throughout such area that clearly and conspicuously identify it as a crime free zone …”
NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams is the “wokest” person I know and the Daily News has this great quote from him in today’s paper:
“… Firearm purchases have spiked in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic, and Williams declared that a “demonic obsession” with guns grips the country. But he suggested there is reason for hope even if cities cannot rid their streets of weapons. “Even if all those guns are here, our young people did not have to pick them up,” he said. “They can find a better way.” …”
From the September 25, 2015 Democrat & Chronicle, “Warren: Get tougher on gun crimes“:
“Mayor Lovely Warren spoke with three other New York mayors on Monday to brainstorm possible solutions to a recent scourge of gun violence in their cities. The discussion came about a week after Warren sat down with representatives of Moms Demand Action, a national gun control group looking to expand its presence upstate. Warren said afterward that she sees a tougher, more consistent approach to illegal weapons as one strategy among many to help reduce violence in Rochester and elsewhere …”
From today’s Democrat & Chronicle, “Timothy Granison, husband of Mayor Lovely Warren, faces drug and weapon charges“:
“A seven-month drug investigation rattled Rochester’s political world with the arrest Wednesday of Timothy Granison, the husband of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren … Granison’s charges are serious — he is accused of possession of 31 grams of cocaine with intent to sell, which was allegedly found in his car after it was stopped, and illegal possession of a handgun … The unregistered hand gun, a loaded magazine and the semi-automatic rifle were recovered from the mayor’s house …”
Seen off I-787 in Albany:
Normally I don’t care who chooses to exercise their 2A rights to carry. There are exceptions, however.
Gotham magazine reports on Mayoral candidate Eric Adams:
“… He once said in an FAQ NYC podcast interview that he would forego a police detail if elected mayor and carry his own gun (he’s backtracked on both, to a degree) …”
Here’s an old video Adams made when he was in the State Senate. At the 4:04 mark he points the gun at his face and has his finger on the trigger.
It’s good that he’s backtracked on carrying.
The Long Island Press reports:
“A bar in Patchogue is drawing ire after critics say it invited patrons to bet on whether more shootings will occur in New York City or Chicago over Labor Day weekend. The Cliffton, a self-described dive bar on Main Street in the village’s downtown, devised a box pool — similar to Super Bowl score gambling pools — so customers could place their bets on which of the two cities will suffer more shootings amid a recent crime wave …”
I’ll wager 50 quatloos on Chicago.
“… “This is the kind of place that needs to be boycotted,” said the Long Island chapter of the nonprofit Brady: United Against Gun Violence gun control advocacy group that called for an investigation into the bar …”
The only thing they’re upset over it this highlights the failure of both New York’s and Chicago’s notorious gun control laws.
Senator Schumer made threatening comments to two sitting SCOTUS Justices so Gun Owners of America wants him to be investigated under the state’s “Red Flag” law:
GOA Letter to NY Gov and AG… by AmmoLand Shooting Sports News on Scribd
While amusing, even if Cuomo went through with this it would have no effect as Schumer doesn’t own any guns.
“Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign has brought on more than 700 staffers spread out across 33 states, with a growing number of organizers joining his ranks in states that vote on Super Tuesday, aides told POLITICO. All told, the former New York mayor’s operation totals more than 1,000 people, a figure that includes hundreds of staffers who work out of his Manhattan headquarters. The unprecedented scale and scope of the campaign — he has also spent over $200 million on TV ads — gives Bloomberg a massive footprint in states that hold their primaries on March 3 or later …”
That’s a lot of money. He must be surging in the polls, right?
His Real Clear Polling average for January 3rd through 14th is 6.6%. Compare this to Joe Biden at 27.2%, Bernie Sanders at 19.2% and Elizabeth Warren at 16.0%.
His record as Mayor does not appear to be helping him with Democrats. I have seen his ads running in the NYC media market. Why? After 12 years in office everyone knows who he is. They obviously don’t think he the man for the job.