Re: OT: sponge burning!
Ron Johnson wrote:
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> On 02/25/07 12:25, Paul Johnson wrote:
>> Michael Pobega wrote:
>> His policing policies are more Soviet Russia than United States of
>> America. Not sure that really makes up for the fact that if you're poor
>> or homeless in New York City under Gullianni or Bloomberg, you don't get
>> help, you disappear.
> You live across the continent from NYC. Have you ever been to Times
> Square? I visited while on a business trip in the late 90s, an it
> was very nice. Nothing like /Taxi Driver/.
Yes, I have. Nice city. Wouldn't mind living there if it weren't so bloody
expensive. Sales tax just adds insult to injury in that department, too.
> If reverse-coddling of bums, crazies and turnstile jumpers what
> it takes to clean up a big city, then I'm all for it.
>  Note that reverse-coddling does *not* include bludgeoning and
> sodomizing people with nightsticks.
Therein lies the rub. I don't mind someone trying to keep New York a safe
place, but I'm not quite sure abusing the accused is a good method.