Squeegee men are back terrorizing NYC streets just the way Al Shapton wants it, Broken Windows removal preview
This is the vision Opportunist Al Sharpton wants to return New York City to–The Bad Old Days!
Sharptoin’s assault on the NYPD and Broken Window policing would devolve NY back to a time where low-level crime and other quality life annoyances permeated the city.
NY Post reports they were the ultimate symbol of the lawlessness and blight of the 1980s and early 1990s – and now they’re making a comeback. Squeegee men are menacing motorists across New York City, including spots near the Holland, Lincoln and Queens-Midtown tunnels, as well as the Queensboro Bridge, The Post has learned.
Mike Benthins uses the amNewYork free newspaper and a spray bottle of glass cleaner to wipe down windshields.Photo: Robert Kalfus
Residents and drivers who pass through the areas said the panhandlers are spraying and wiping windshields without permission to shake down drivers for cash.
Their sudden return is an ominous sign according to the proven “broken windows” theory that has kept the city safe by having cops crack down on minor offenses to prevent bigger, violent crimes.
The Post spotted one of the vagrants working the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 37th Street, where a woman turned on the wipers of her Mercedes-Benz to keep him away.
The glassy-eyed man, who gave his name as Mike Benthins and claimed to be from Philadelphia originally, said he spends about an hour there every other day or so.
Mayor Bill de Blasio better not let this kind of thing get out of hand if he wants a second term in office!
Originally posted at The Last Tradition
Samuel Gonzalez is the editor-in-chief of The Last Tradition, a blog he started in April 2009. Samuel is one of the top Latino bloggers in the country and his blog has been linked by Gateway Pundit, Right Wing News, Instapundit, Legal Insurrection, American Thinker and other top conservative blogs. He's a strong Reagan conservative, a Rush Limbaugh disciple, an unconventional Evangelical who not only takes on Liberal orthodoxy, but also challenges other so-called soft conservatives afraid to buck political correctness.