New York City Celebrates Day Without Violent Crime

BBC News, November 29, 2012

For the first time in living memory, New York has spent a day entirely without violent crime.

The city police department’s chief spokesman said that Monday was the most bloodshed-free 24-hour period in recent history.

Not a single murder, shooting, stabbing or other incident of violent crime was reported for a whole day.

Despite a July spike in homicides, the city’s murder rate is on target to hit its lowest point since 1960.

Just a few months ago, residents were living through what one tabloid newspaper called the “summer of blood”.

Aggressive prevention tactics

Despite the fall in homicides, statistics point to a 3% overall rise in crime.

There has also been a 9% increase in larceny, which police blame on a surge in smartphone thefts.

But killings are now down 23% compared with last year, which represents a 50-year low.

There have been 366 murders so far this year in New York City, compared with 472 at this time last year.

Experts say such a low number of homicides is highly unusual for a US city of eight million people.

Gang-plagued Chicago, Illinois, has chalked up 462 murders this year, despite having a population of about 2.7 million people.

There have been 301 murders in 2012 in the city of Philadelphia, which has 1.5 million people.

Some experts are praising the New York police department’s aggressive crime-prevention tactics, notably the so-called Stop And Frisk policy, which has rooted out dozens of illegal guns.

But critics argue that it has led to hundreds of thousands of young blacks and Latinos being stopped without cause.

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  • i am

    “For the first time in living memory, New York has spent a day entirely without violent crime.
    The city police department’s chief spokesman said that Monday was the most bloodshed-free 24-hour period in recent history.

    The police should check to make sure their phones didn’t get shut off for not paying the bill”

  • Tim

    Call it the “Powerball Peace Initiative” Fifteen million future winners in a good mood waiting for the lighting to strike, and spending the night making plans instead of making trouble.

    • StillModerated

      Some of those plans included mugging ticket buyers.

  • Francis Galton

    Of course, the key word here is “reported.” Does anyone really believe that with 8 MILLION people in NYC–including some 2 million blacks, nearly 1 million Puerto Ricans, and almost 1 million additional assorted Hispanics–that there were NO violent crimes?

    Surely, there had to have been a stairwell sexual assault in one of those vast Sovietized public housing complexes. Or a mugging in Flatbush, Bed-Stuy, Harlem, East Harlem, Hell’s Kitchen, Jamaica, Mott Haven, or another third-world microcosm in the city. Or at least an aggravated assault somewhere!

    My city of Norfolk, VA, has multiple violent crimes reported everyday (usually 1 to 3 robberies, 3 to 5 aggravated assaults, and a sexual assault or two), and there are only 240,000 people here–including about 100,000 blacks and 15,000 Hispanics.

    • pcmustgo

      Yeah, I live in NYC… Dealing with the police department, many of whom are angry white males who hate “rich white people” moving into these black hoods and who have class rage issues and are also corrupt/involved in pay-outs from criminals, unethical, have major “attitude” problems, etc…. “dealing” with them, filing a police report can take hours… lots of surly attitude there too. I went once and an Angry Black Woman secretary refused to let me borrow her pen to file a report. I mentioned the “it’s my tax money” thing, to no avail. Yeah, most people don’t bother reporting muggings… or other “small crimes”. They just don’t have the time.

  • Bobbala

    Nuns being shaken down at the airport by women in burqas is for your own good. Blacks and Latinos checked by police … dammit, the price is too high — diversity.

  • whiteyyyyy

    It’s amazing what happens when you use a little common sense, it prevents all sort of problems.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Not a single murder, shooting, stabbing or other incident of violent crime was reported for a whole day.

    Think New York has been “cleaned up?” HA!!

    What about THIS, Bloomberg:

    In New York Harbor, an unimpeded flow of human waste continues to flood this busy, urban waterway. Recent reports indicate that the nation’s fifth largest water treatment plant in Newark is still dumping some 240 million gallons of partially treated wastewater into the harbor every single day, which continues to create a very serious health hazard throughout the region.

    The wastewater is being treated with chlorine, which will at least kill some of the potentially deadly pathogens.

    Nevermind! Far more important to make sure NYC is trans-fat free and prosecute anyone caught with a 16 oz slurpee!!

    Geez, and I thought the idiot pols in Los Angeles were bad…

    http://healthrangerupdate.wordpress.com

    Bon

  • IstvanIN

    Not all crimes are reported and the books are cooked.

    • StillModerated

      I had a car vandalized in Washington DC. I waited over an hour before 2 black lesbian cops showed up, and that required several more phone calls. It’s become standard police tactics to wear the victims down to the point that they give up. No report = no crime. It’s all too easy.

      • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

        St. Louis won’t even send cops to you if your car is stolen during the right/wrong time of day. They’ll just take your report over the phone and get back to you.

      • i am

        “It’s become standard police tactics to wear the victims down to the
        point that they give up. No report = no crime. It’s all too easy.”

        +1000000%

        This is what I have noticed with all police around here (San Francisco Bay Area). The cops protect the criminals.

      • pcmustgo

        Yup, they get pissed if you ask them for their badge # or get angry if you ask how to get a copy of the police report, surly, surly attitude, and this is just from the white cops… it’s “too much of a hassle” for them to fill out the report. Last time I called 911 no one showed up.

        • Joseph

          I had a friend at work call 911 because as she was walking home she witnessed an auto crash near her destination. The 911 “officer” wanted her to run back down to the intersection and find out if there was an injury for certain THEN call back if so. Well, she refused and told ‘em off and I think they did send an ambulance but that is the kind of crap we pay for.

  • Don Seer

    Stop at the first sentence. Crime stats, at best, are a ragged approximation to the facts of life, and lack the reliability to sustain the “man-bites-dog” media assertion in any forum other than
    a P. T. Barnum circus.

  • ATBOTL

    Stop and Frisk is unconstitutional and would not be allowed anywhere outside the headquarters of the 1%.

    It would be extremely foolish for white nationalists to endorse police state repression by the anti-white elite.

    The forces behind Stop and Frisk would like nothing better than to confiscate guns from all Americans and to criminalize pro-white speech.

    The only viable political path for white nationalism is populism, not supporting an Orwellian police state run by our worst enemies.

    • Joseph

      You are quite right; it WILL be used against us. I believe that this is a test bed.

      • Joseph

        A constitutional republic of laws with strictures on government is what separates us from these refugees from Land of the Lost and the “law and order conservatives” want us to go back to some feudal state. Again, now from the other end of the spectrum we find that whites are our own worst enemy.

  • LaSantaHermandad

    Are you sure that they didn’t spend a day without REPORTING any crimes?

  • LaSantaHermandad

    This article appeared in this morning’s OPED page. I apologize for the long link but I can’t remember how to shorten it. It’s the original article and you have GOT to read the comments from the WP readers. Talk about hateful! I can’t fathom that anyone really believes that violent crime has dropped off. “Figures don’t lie but liars figure”.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charles-lane-republicans-a-victim-of-safer-streets/2012/11/26/a2665000-37fe-11e2-a263-f0ebffed2f15_story.html

    • JohnEngelman

      I wrote a letter to the editor of The Washington Post in response to that column. I pointed out that since 1980 the crime rate has declined by one third because the prison population has tripled.

      http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/uscrime.htm

      http://www.jacksonprogressive.com/issues/lawenforcement/punishment.pdf

      Punishment works.

      • fsagas

        Punishment doesn’t work when a substantial part of the population has to be keep in prison draining money from the populace. Not having there at all is more ideal unless you can work a system where cost is much more favorable.

        • JohnEngelman

          We could reduce the high cost of incarceration with the thorough exploitation of prison labor enforced by corporeal punishment, and with an end to educational and recreational facilities.

          Capital punishment should be much more frequent. It should follow conviction quickly, like it did in the past.

          • Liberalsuck

            Give the prisoner a choice when they are convicted of a violent crime: 40 years of hard, strenuous labor or we publicly execute you in a week on live tv?

  • John

    The United States is far too soft on violent crime. Those who commit homicide, rape, armed robbery, and/or unprovoked assaults should be executed as quickly as possible.

    Clearly, the U.S. Constitution was neither conceived of nor composed to deal with the hordes of third-world savages in our midsts who behave more like wild animals than human beings. The current application of the criminal justice system is far too slow, lethargic, and inept at protecting innocent people from the savages who are habitually violent by nature.

    Indeed, a more modern view of the criminal justice system is needed; one that properly reflects America’s demographics. To that end, I have strongly advocated the concept of Mobile Court Units (MCUs) for years. An MCU would quickly respond to violent crime outbreaks and surmise whether or not the available evidence is beyond a reasonable doubt.

    In today’s world where Black thugs video-record themselves commiting heinous felonies, proof of violent crimes is often not difficult to assess. Likewise, there is an abundance of cellphone video cameras and other recording devices in the hands of oridinary citizens and businesses. Proof of violent crimes is actually quite abundant these days. The processing of criminals who commit such crimes should reflect the ample availability of solid evidence in cases where such evidence exists.

    For example, if a clearly-identifiable Black thug looks into a video camera and howls, “Watch this cracka die, peeps,” as he turns and blasts a defenseless victim in the head at point-blank range with a Saturday Night Special, he’s clearly guilty. What additional proof is needed in such a case? If the cops arrive and interview him and he boasts, “Yeah, I killed his cracka White a$$ and I’d do it again,” what additional proof is needed? If dozens of eye witnesses report, “Yes, he randomnly killed that innocent man while yelling racial epithets,” what additional proof is needed? All things considered, in such cases where guilt is beyond a reasonable doubt, why should it take decades to execute him?

    In such cases — and there are dozens a day, if not hundreds — an MCU would arrive on the scene. Law enforcement experts would survey the evidence, make the proper arrest(s), and the perpetrator’s trial would be conducted en route to a local execution center. If any evidence surfaces that casts reasonable doubt on the guilt of the defendant while his right to a speedy trial is being observed, the MCU court would stop the proceedings and remand the defendant to a jail to await processing by the slower, traditional court system. Otherwise, he should be tried, sentenced to death, and executed as soon as the MCU arrives at the execution center.
    The best outcome would occur when dozens of “Black flash mob” members are swept up and disposed of simultaneously. Think of how much better society would become over time.

    Of course, this practice should continue until society returns to a civilized, habitable state once again. In most cases, the elapsed time that it takes to progress from “violent felony” to “arrested” to “accused” to “sentenced” to “executed” should be measured in hours, and certainly not decades.

    • LaSantaHermandad

      Because of bureaucracy and red tape, “hours” might be unfeasible but “days” aren’t. Justice delayed is justice denied.
      This “youth” won’t serve the entire sentence, I wouldn’t be surprised if “Eric The Tawny” personally intervened on his behalf”.

    • Joseph

      The foreseeable problem with your proposal is that it would be populated with and administered by a bunch of affirmative-action hires. The US and state gummints are the major promoters of “minority” employment. Look at the police, USPS, military and TSA right now. Do you want these people in charge or a mobile court/punishment system? I don’t think so.

  • JohnEngelman

    Some experts are praising the New York police department’s aggressive crime-prevention tactics, notably the so-called Stop And Frisk policy, which has rooted out dozens of illegal guns.

    But critics argue that it has led to hundreds of thousands of young blacks and Latinos being stopped without cause.

    - BBC News, November 29, 2012

    The fact that young black and Hispanic men have high rates of violent crime is sufficient cause. I am a whie man. I have been stopped and frisked by the police. I was glad they were doing their job.

    • pcmustgo

      Yeah, and a gorgeous, white male liberal guy on my facebook page posted a whine about the poor black youth of Harlem getting stopped and frisked. One evil white male cop called one a “mutt”… how horrible.

      • JohnEngelman

        Several days ago I read an essay by something called “The Sentencing Project.” This complained that one third of the black male population from the ages of 15 to 29 is in prison or reform school, on parole, on trial, or there is an arrest warrant out for him. I am pleased by the large number of black criminals who are under the jurisdiction of law enforcement. I am bothered by the large number of black criminals who are not.

        The Sentencing Project expects whites to be embarrassed by the facts they document. Blacks should be embarrassed.

  • JohnEngelman

    During the 1970s New York City was often called “the mugging capital of the United States.” Now it has one of the lowest crime rates of any large city in the United States.

    http://www.morganquitno.com/cit07pop.htm#25

    http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ny/new-york/crime/

    Whatever the New York City police are doing is working.

    • pcmustgo

      Mainly cause the demographics have changed… Black population has gone down- they moved to Newark. It’s been flooded with Asians, better behaving Latinos, and most importantly, Rich White People who even move to areas like Bed-Stuy now.

      • JohnEngelman

        For gentrification to work one needs sources of well paying jobs that attract well behaving people, and effective law enforcement. Effective law enforcement consists of scraping the criminals off the street and putting them in prison until they are too old for crime.