Many current and former Bloomberg employees say they have been told the company keeps a record of every action taken on a terminal, whether by staff or outside customers, in a practice known as keystroke logging. The data are closely held within the company but can be used for everything from assisting customers with their machines to investigating employees for violations of their confidentiality agreement.
I’m not sure if you could call this anything but social control.
The sad bit is that the 9/11 attacks and fearmongering has made this sort of social control acceptable with parts of our population asking for it!!
And has been repeatedly pointed out, the Bloomberg ‘thesis’ that stop and frisk makes New York City safer has not been confirmed by data. It’s just the hot air from a short, controlling, municipal dictator.
“I said, ‘Wow! That’s amazing! All these people gonna be eatin’ me,’” he said to the camera. “Oh that’s so hot! A hot dog with mustard and relish! That’s better than Anthony Weiner!” he added, making a pun on one of his potential rival’s names. “Hey–I didn’t say that! I love you guys!”
In a letter to Mr. McMillan, Papaya King’s Blake Gower stressed just how much the hot dog shop has in common with the perennial candidate and activist who shot to fame following his unforgettable appearance during the great 2010 New York gubernatorial debate, where his slogan, “The Rent is Too Damn High!” made waves.
I think ‘The Rent is Too Damn High!” guy would be perfect as the next mayor of New York City.
Bring it on.
According to new figures released by the NYPD, flagged by the Wall Street Journal, the number of stop-and-frisk reports filed by New York City police fell by just over 50 percent in the first three months of this year compared with the same period last year. Meanwhile, WSJ notes “overall crime is also down 2.7 percent this year through April 28 with murders leading the way with a 30% decline compared with the same period last year, police data show.”
Pushing African Americans out of gentrifying neighborhoods is great for the real estate business.
And stop and frisk is a very visible policy for white folks to see how the NYPD is protecting them.
Does New York City’s new bike-sharing program discriminate against overweight people? Its rental contract suggests so.
“You must not exceed the maximum weight limit for the Citi Bike bicycle (260 pounds),” states the Citi Bike agreement under “Prohibited Acts.”
You should take away the big sodas and give them a bike or give them big sodas and take the bike away, but Mayor Bloom-nuts is sending an awful message here by not helping big folks become less big.
Then, he turned his attention to the city’s media organizations, which he claimed have ignored victims of gun violence despite criticizing stop-and-frisk. He said that media outlets, including the Times, did not report the shooting death of 17-year old Alphonza Bryant in the Bronx last week.
The best defense of a racist policy is to call others racist.
Sneaky, distracting Bloomberg trying to imply that stop and frisk saves lives, when the amount of guns found through stop and frisk is minimal.
But the great thing about our dwarf mayor is his iron will and ability to defend a racist policy in this manner. And as somebody pointed out, he’s actually calling black folks who object to stop and frisk racist.
You crazy, Mayor Bloom-nuts.
Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner, who was forced to step down following a sexting scandal, would come in second if the Democratic primary for mayor were held today, a surprising new poll finds.
Somebody else took the headline about the Wiener rising, so I was forced into a more oblique but still nasty coming from behind situation.
As Gothamist reported, a Bronx woman has claimed that three NYPD officers used excessive force when an officer “needlessly and without warning pepper-sprayed a mother, father, and their three small children,” as the lawsuit alleges. According to the lawsuit, the cops approached the woman, suspecting her of having evaded a fare when using the service entrance to reach the platform with her stroller.
The present NYC subway fare is $2.50. All it takes to get pepper sprayed in the face is to steal $2.50 from the MTA. Sounds pretty civilized to me.
At least they didn’t shoot the family for evading a fare.
This is definitely not the NYPD you see so benevolently portrayed on network television. The reality of the NYPD is so different from the television version you might think television is some sort of propaganda arm of the ruling class.
So no one is going to mention the fact that the primary reason for Kelly/Bloombergs racial apartheid stop and frisk scam is to harass blacks and browns into leaving NYC, freeing up that cheap property so Bloomberg/Quinn can sell it to even more of their 1%er asshat ssupporters and their douchebag hipster trust fund kids?
Whoops, there it is.
A 2011 report by New York Civil Liberties Union shows that guns were found in less than 0.2 percent of all stops. In 2002, there were 1,892 victims of gunfire in New York City and 97,296 stops. In 2011, there were 1,821 gun deaths, and 685,724 stops — an increase of more than 600 percent.
Nothing like a racist policing strategy that doesn’t even work.
Hmm, maybe this policy isn’t about reducing gun violence after all.
Well, Bloomberg is rich, so it doesn’t matter because rich folks have more credibility and get to do whatever they want.
Statistics posted by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles said 3,504 cyclists were injured by an automobile in 2011, and 22 were killed. The majority of those collisions aren’t extensively investigated by the NYPD. Often, Stephan said, police will simply determine that “no criminality is suspected,” even when collisions occur on sidewalks or amid other questionable circumstances.
…it’s almost certainly not my fault.
I rode in this town for 20+ years and the po po don’t give a shit about bikers except as they help meet the summons requirements of the municipal authorities.