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Political notes …..5-1-15

Reading about Bratton and DeBlasio defending broken windows, I am so reminded of the many times Bloomberg defended stop and frisk. Mayor Mike warned us that the city would be in chaos without the use of stop and frisk. Today, we are told by Bratton and DeBlasio that massive crime will return unless we continue broken windows . Just imagine what would happen if we did not arrest people for crimes like “riding a bicycle on the sidewalk” or “walking through a park at night.” In all their justifications, they ignore the facts of selective law enforcement, content to allow Black and Latinos to be victims of broken windows. Bratton and DeBlasio are just as wrong in defending broken windows as Bloomberg was in his defense of stop and frisk. Their use of fear to defend broken windows is bankrupt.

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Political notes …. 10/27/14

Eric Schneiderman is running one hundred commercials a day highlighting that he treats the rich and powerful to the same “justice ” as common folk. What about the mortgage bankers that committed criminal fraud but were simply required to pay big fines but suffered no criminal prosecution? What about Carlos Velasquez, who misappropriated one million dollars from the Puerto Rican day parade and was never prosecuted by the AG? What about the Suffolk police whose excess force resulted in a death ….. Still waiting for an investigation by the AG ? Schneiderman in his misleading commercial seems to take credit for the prosecutions of politicians by the UU attorney. Where was the voice of this AG when Bloomberg / Kelly violated the rights of hundreds of thousands of young Black and Latinos? Why do we not hear his voice condemning the “broken windows ” policing? No, our present AG is business as usual. Special “justice” for the rich and powerful. Mass incarceration for rest. Vote GREEN not the machine.