Is this really the woke ‘leadership’ New Yorkers thought they were signing up for?
It’s trendy right now to be soft on crime. To ‘compassionately’ release criminals. To let people get on with their lives. But playing fast and loose with our justice system has consequences.
In this example, New Yorkers decided to respond to an exploding drug and homeless problem by putting them up in hotels that many New Yorkers — especially now that COVID has ravaged the [private sector] economy — couldn’t afford to spend a week in, let alone call home.
Homeless people are being put up in hotels in Manhattan. But there’s a problem with that. In doing so, New York broke state law.
The city dumped at least six homeless pedophiles, all still on parole, at a luxury Upper West Side hotel just a block from an elementary-school playground — an apparent violation of state law, online records show.
The outrage is only the latest slap in the face to residents of the Manhattan neighborhood — who as The Post reported have had to deal with everything from public urination to open drug use since the city began moving hundreds of homeless into the area amid the coronavirus.
“Completely unacceptable,” seethed Sabina Popovic, 32, who was at the playground with her daughter, 5, and son, 1, Friday.
The six parolees — including a man who had forced sex with a 4-year-old girl — were listed by the state Sex Offender Registry as current residents of the Belleclaire hotel at Broadway and West 77th Street as of Friday night.
The hotel is just under 1,000 feet from the playground of PS 87 — and New York state law bars such high-risk sex offenders on probation or parole from “knowingly entering into or upon” schools or other facilities or other facilities “primarily used” by children if a minor is present. Courts have interpreted that to mean they must keep 1,000 feet away. —NYPost
The people running that city right now seem really interested in looking after their citizens, don’t they?
Is it any wonder that de Blasio and Cuomo are panicking, and having to beg taxpayers to come back to New York?
I mean, taxpayers are getting sooo much bang for that buck, aren’t they?