In matters of speech, political correctness means refusing to tell the truth. In matters of policy, political correctness means acting to hide the truth.
New Yorkers got a fatal dose of both politically-correct speech and policy over the Labor Day weekend. Gov. Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio and the usual suspects talked sweetly and acted foolishly in Brooklyn, thinking that would be enough to tame the lawlessness and violence that often ruin the J’Ouvert celebration.
No surprise, they failed. There was no other possible outcome.
An army of cops, a forest of light towers, months of meetings and posters warning, “Do not shoot anyone. Do not stab anyone,” didn’t matter.
When the guns came out, reality shattered the illusion.
With two dead, two wounded and fear in every heart, it was J’Ouvert as usual. De Blasio’s promise that the carnival would be “safer than ever” was another example of his big talk and puny performance.
The aftermath is even more disconcerting, as neither the pols nor anyone else seems capable of confronting the truth. Namely, that even with police baby sitters, it is nuts to expect that an all-night street party, where alcohol is consumed openly and drugs are said to be widely available, will end peacefully.
Police are police, not nannies or blue flowerpots. The decision to double the number of cops, from 1,700 to 3,400, was a waste of money and manpower because the cops were not allowed to enforce the law.
Their mere presence was supposed to deter crimes, but the war on cops has the opposite effect. It encourages people to hate the police and break the law with no fear of consequences.
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