Classy! Bums Now Openly Peeing on the Street in de Blasio’s New York
(Image: The New York Post)
In a little reported move in May of this year, New York’s city council moved to decriminalize public urination.
That news has apparently reached the city’s bum population.
From the New York Post:
20 years of cleaning up NYC pissed away
Here’s an up-close look at a quality-of-life offense the City Council wants to decriminalize.
This urinating vagrant turned a busy stretch of Broadway into his own private bathroom yesterday – an offense that would result in a mere summons if Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and her pals get their way.
Wrapped in rags and a Mets blanket the hobo wandered into traffic at around 10:30 a.m. and relieved himself as cabs, cars and buses whizzed by between West 83rd and 84th streets on the Upper West Side.
He finished his business at a nearby garbage bin, then strolled back to the front of a Victoria’s Secret store at Broadway and 85th Street, where he camped out for the rest of the day.
Not everyone is thrilled with the new policy:
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton — who in the early ’90s implemented a “broken windows” approach to policing to dramatically cut crime — is against the new plan, saying such offenses lead to more serious crimes.
Bill Caprese, 38, who lives on 82nd Street with his 6-year-old daughter, was appalled by the street urinator.
“It’s absolutely a failure of government. It’s a total abject failure,” he said. “The mayor could fix it. The governor could fix it. We need asylums.”
Enjoy your new progressive utopia, New Yorkers.
This is the world you voted for by electing de Blasio.