"Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he’s come up with a plan to cut or transfer $1 billion from the NYPD’s $6 billion budget and would not guarantee the department’s headcount won’t shrink — even as shootings surge across the city.
“I’m excited to say we have a plan that can achieve real reform, that can achieve real redistribution — while at the same time ensure that we keep our city safe, while we make sure that our officers are on patrol around where we need them around this city,” de Blasio said during his daily City Hall press briefing.
“We can do this, we can strike the balance, we can keep this city safe,” he later added.
While Hizzoner offered few details about his spending cuts plan, he would not guarantee that the NYPD’s police force would remain at its current level of roughly 36,000 officers when pressed by reporters.
“We have found a plan that will keep this city safe, that will achieve the billion dollars in savings,” de Blasio claimed during his daily press briefing Monday.
Separately, de Blasio also said his plan would move at least half-billion dollars from the NYPD’s construction and major projects budget to help fund building improvements at youth centers and public housing.
De Blasio and the City Council must reach an $87 billion budget deal by Tuesday that would cut expected spending by an estimated $8 billion overall." NY Post
New York City may become uninhabitable and largely uninhabited. New York City people love left wing Democrats because they themselves are mostly left wing Democrats. De Blasio lives in Cloud Cuckoo Land where the necessity to maintain order and find actual money to fund his fantasies is simply unimportant. The God that De Blasio may or may not believe in will provide in a world filled with benevolent and progressive human beings. Flight from New York state and city taxes is well underway. People have discovered that staying home with momma, the kids and the dog is not so bad and you save money on commuting costs. Hmmm. And, New York may well be leading a trend away from the cities. Good . pl
New Subject. I just heard someone named Colonel David Hunt (don't know him) tell Bill Hemmer on Foxienews that he doesn't believe the intel people would decide not to brief Trumpy and Pence about the Russia! Russia! Russia! story of marauding GRU men paying the Taliban to kill their joint adversaries (us). Why? In Hunt's view because it was sooo important. I doubt that Hunt IS an intel guy… As I have tried to explain several times, analysts exist in the IC for the purpose of deciding which of the bits in the flood of raw information that comes to them is true and which are just bits of junk. Non-intel people really believe that intel analysts functionally and as humans have no value because if they were not losers they would not be intel people. The media, the operations combat arms people, State Departmet foreign service fops and politicians all generally believe that to be true. Steven Hayes the journalist is a prime example. He made his reputation by insisting that information DIA had rejected as false must be true because there was a lot of it. He had gotten that rubbish from the Office of Special Plans (OSP) in Douglas Feith's DoD empire. Nobody in OSP had ever worked in intelligence. They were all neocon former congressional staffers. In other words, they were ignorant of the process. Congressional committees do intel budget, not intel work. In the same period endless hordes of newly emergent neocon savants (mostly childlike creatures) assured me that nothing I knew mattered because they and their colleagues were creating a brave new world in which old things and data would be meaningless. So, pilgrims, bottom line.
If you think a story is BS you do not brief it at the WH where it will spin the president up against the Russians or anyone else. pl