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At least this criminal is polite

Post by technovelist » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:47 am

"Career Criminal Thanks New York Democrats for Law Freeing Him After 139th Arrest"

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020 ... ak-policy/

Not enough for you, Sophie?
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Re: At least this criminal is polite

Post by Kriegsspiel » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:45 am

LOL, the sober tone of the reporter and his quotes look like they're straight out of the Bee/Onion:
He’s up to 139 arrests — and he says he can’t be stopped.

Serial subway crook Charles Barry walked out of Manhattan Criminal Court early Saturday after his arraignment in his most recent arrest on Thursday afternoon.

He knew that except for having to spend about 36 hours in police custody, there were no immediate consequences to his alleged crimes, which include charges he snatched cash from people trying to use MetroCard machines.

“I’m famous! I take $200, $300 a day of your money, cracker! You can’t stop me!” Barry yelled to a Daily News reporter late Thursday night as police led him out of NYPD Transit District 1 headquarters in the Columbus Circle station.

“Bail reform, it’s lit!” Barry said. “It’s the Democrats! The Democrats know me and the Republicans fear me. You can’t touch me! I can’t be stopped!” link
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Re: At least this criminal is polite

Post by pugchief » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:48 am

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:45 am
LOL, the sober tone of the reporter and his quotes look like they're straight out of the Bee/Onion:
He’s up to 139 arrests — and he says he can’t be stopped.

Serial subway crook Charles Barry walked out of Manhattan Criminal Court early Saturday after his arraignment in his most recent arrest on Thursday afternoon.

He knew that except for having to spend about 36 hours in police custody, there were no immediate consequences to his alleged crimes, which include charges he snatched cash from people trying to use MetroCard machines.

“I’m famous! I take $200, $300 a day of your money, cracker! You can’t stop me!” Barry yelled to a Daily News reporter late Thursday night as police led him out of NYPD Transit District 1 headquarters in the Columbus Circle station.

“Bail reform, it’s lit!” Barry said. “It’s the Democrats! The Democrats know me and the Republicans fear me. You can’t touch me! I can’t be stopped!” link
If one was a Republican running in NYC, you could use video clips of this as a campaign ad.
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Re: At least this criminal is polite

Post by sophie » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:02 am

And I sincerely hope someone does.

It won't be long before more criminals like this guy realize they have free reign to do whatever they want, and the city's crime rate keeps increasing. 20% increase in January alone...and the pace may well pick up.

My neighborhood is still reasonably safe, but if that starts to change and if the city is really too liberal for serious grassroots opposition to form, then it may indeed be time to start planning an exit. On the plus side....a lot of people here are angry about this law. A LOT. I am hopeful that there are a lot of people out there who aren't willing to self-destruct in the name of liberal opinion.
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Re: At least this criminal is polite

Post by technovelist » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:11 pm

sophie wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:02 am
And I sincerely hope someone does.

It won't be long before more criminals like this guy realize they have free reign to do whatever they want, and the city's crime rate keeps increasing. 20% increase in January alone...and the pace may well pick up.

My neighborhood is still reasonably safe, but if that starts to change and if the city is really too liberal for serious grassroots opposition to form, then it may indeed be time to start planning an exit. On the plus side....a lot of people here are angry about this law. A LOT. I am hopeful that there are a lot of people out there who aren't willing to self-destruct in the name of liberal opinion.
If you wait until you are sure that it's hopeless, you won't be the first one to panic.
And you know the rule about that: "Don't panic... but if you do panic, panic first."
Otherwise the price for which you can sell your apartment is going to be a lot lower.
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Re: At least this criminal is polite

Post by sophie » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:41 am

Good news - there are several challengers to AOC in the Democratic primary. All of whom are moderate/centrist Democrats who believe they represent the district much better than she does. Between the bail law and AOC's key role in driving away Amazon, her district is just about fed up. Also, she's done a lousy job of representing them, because she's spending much more time going after the national limelight. She doesn't even have an office in the district (just a shared desk) and has held no town meetings or anything of the sort.

Tech - you'll be glad to hear I just ordered a keychain pepper gel spray. It's often windy in my neighborhood so regular spray would probably not be such a good idea. Of course, I had to get it sent to a friend in another state because even though they're legal to carry in NY, you're not allowed to order them online. Naturally.
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Re: At least this criminal is polite

Post by technovelist » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:23 am

sophie wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:41 am
Good news - there are several challengers to AOC in the Democratic primary. All of whom are moderate/centrist Democrats who believe they represent the district much better than she does. Between the bail law and AOC's key role in driving away Amazon, her district is just about fed up. Also, she's done a lousy job of representing them, because she's spending much more time going after the national limelight. She doesn't even have an office in the district (just a shared desk) and has held no town meetings or anything of the sort.

Tech - you'll be glad to hear I just ordered a keychain pepper gel spray. It's often windy in my neighborhood so regular spray would probably not be such a good idea. Of course, I had to get it sent to a friend in another state because even though they're legal to carry in NY, you're not allowed to order them online. Naturally.
Getting rid of AOC, while an improvement in Congress, wouldn't make the NYS legislature reverse their insane "bail reform".
As for pepper gel spray, that also sounds like an improvement.
However, with a significant amount of luck, the Supremes may throw out NYC gun laws so you would be able to defend yourself properly. That would also put a dent in the joie de vivre of criminals like this guy.
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Re: At least this criminal is polite

Post by Kriegsspiel » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:35 am

Sophie, have you also considered carrying a flashlight? I've heard it can get dark in NYC, and they have not yet been outlawed. Something like this:

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Re: At least this criminal is polite

Post by sophie » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:58 pm

Huh! How long would that disable an attacker? A couple minutes may not be enough time...calling 911 and having someone show up is at least 15 minutes. Could be at least 5-10 minutes to get completely out of the attacker's sight. Pepper spray would give me at least half an hour.
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Re: At least this criminal is polite

Post by Kriegsspiel » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:30 pm

If you get them in the face it might put them down, but it mostly just hurts like fuck and would make someone let go of you better than tiny woman fists would >:D

I take it you were thinking of something to have at your house? I was thinking of something to have in your hand when you're walking down the street.
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Re: At least this criminal is polite

Post by sophie » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:44 pm

In hand when walking down the street. Thus the keychain, and the concern about using the thing in a strong wind situation.
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Re: At least this criminal is polite

Post by Kriegsspiel » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:30 pm

Well, as I've always maintained, it never hurts to have various assorted weaponry on your person.
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