‘Get out of jail free’ Lancman at it again

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Here we go again with another bill of so-called “criminal justice reform” from City Councilman Rory Lancman (“Fare evasion data needs close scrutiny,” TimesLedger, July 21).

Mr. Lancman bemoans that the 90 percent black or Latino arrestees for theft of services — fare evasion — in 2017 faced a criminal record, time on Rikers island, or deportation for immigrants. According to the penal law of New York state, theft of services is a Class A misdemeanor (165.15), and should be rightly enforced by the NYPD. But “Get Out of Jail Free” Lancman is again playing the stale race card, assuming that the enforcement is racial discrimination just because the statistics indicate that people of color are predominate offenders. No such conclusion is a sound statistical inference from fare evasion data, but rather a bias of the liberal agenda to blame society for the social ills of autonomous individual miscreants.

So now that Lancman falsely perceives a racial disparity in mere raw data is “contrary to our values,” and impacting “certain communities unfairly,” he wants to require more wasteful bureaucratic red tape in NYPD reporting of race, gender and age of arrestees.

Then what? Lancman alleges the bill will “rectify this problem” of untimely analysis of trends purporting his racial bias hypothesis. However, the problem is miscreants breaking the law, and is neither the NYPD enforcing the law nor the criminal courts adjudicating the law?

But for Lancman, people of color are to be issued “Get Out of Jail Free” cards, in any which way, since they are not responsible for their criminal actions — but the white hegemonic system is the devil? Lancman’s agenda is fallacious, racist and antithetical to the foundations of criminal, justice.

Our biggest problem is Lancman, not the city prosecution of criminal suspects in an “overzealous fare evasion enforcement.”

District 24 constituents had better closely scrutinize Lancman’s racially tinged record before the next election to see that it illustrates little public safety benefit to this district or to the city at large. In fact, more criminals are at large now because of his obsolete, crackpot and liberal ideology of social engineering, vis-a-vis criminal justice reform. We DONT need this guy in the Council!

Joseph N. Manago


Posted 12:00 am, July 28, 2017
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josym. from Flushing says:
Anyone ever hear a squirrel yodel? Listen to Lancman and you'll get an earful plus be entertained. lol
July 28, 2017, 3:01 am
Joe Moretti from Jamaica says:
White Limousine Liberal Councilman Rory Lancman is playing the race card as he always does, but even more so, because, well, it is election time and he wants as many votes as possible, but is his ploy to constantly play the race card and absolve people from their own actions or behavior going to help him or hurt him.

Lancman like many of these way too lefty liberals does not want people to be accountable for their own behavior or actions and uses the race card in his bid for “criminal justice”. LOOK Lancman, if statistics prove that the majority of turnstile jumpers are Black and Hispanic, then 2 2=4 and the majority of folks arrested will be Black & Hispanic, they are not going to be Japanese or Middle Eastern or Jewish. This is what is known as BASIC MATH, so what don’t you get Lancman.

But then Lancman lives in a community, where he, like many NYC local elected officials don’t have to deal with all the nonsense that goes on in communities like Jamaica. Constant loitering at all times of the night in front of apartment buildings or bodegas talking loudly, drinking or blasting music. His block does not look like a garbage dump because of low-class people throwing all kind of garbage and litter on streets, sidewalks, people’s yards and in front of their buildings and homes. He does not have to deal with young folks pulling up in a car late at night in front of his place, blasting music at 11pm on weekdays, while they talk to their homies and make noise.

Places like Jamaica and others like it NEED LAWS to be enforced, not “get out of jail free cards” or make people not responsible for their behavior and actions. WHY do white liberals always pull this bull, yet their own communities where they live look nothing like places like Jamaica nor do they have all the nonsense and bull from people doing whatever they want. After a day’s work (if you can call it that), Lancman goes home and relaxes for the night, he does not have to hear music blasting, horns beeping, people loitering and talking loudly late at night, while hard working people just want to relax and have a good night’s sleep.

But this is what especially white lefty liberals do, they play the race card while being “out of sight, out of mind”. These “white limousine liberals” actually do more damage to communities of color, especially communities with high crime, than the culprits themselves.

Lancman, part of your district is Rufus King Park. Have you been to the park lately, especially after the $2.2 million dollar upgrades. Well, let me show you a part of your district and what it looks like. Lancman, if you are going to talk the talk, you NEED TO WALK THE WALK instead of making a u-turn to Limousine Liberal Alley and telling people “you are not responsible for your own behaviors or actions because you are Black or Hispanic”. DAMN, talk about a form of racism.
July 28, 2017, 7:47 am
Helton from Flushing says:

The shame is that people keep voting for these useless dregs of society.

That says more about the voters than excrement like Lancman.
July 28, 2017, 1:54 pm
Cecilia from East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY says:
Mr. Manago, regards.

And not just Councilman Rory Lancman, but progressive liberal misfit Mayor Bill De Blasio and equally inept City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, both of whom called for the decriminalization of marijuana and other low-level offenses.
In so doing, these misfits have given these these street criminal ilks the green light to do as they wish including continue committing crimes that will eventually lead to far more serious crimes only to then —— and complain later asking: "How did these things happen"!?
These pathetic and vile politicians WILL learn through the school of hard knocks when they become victims at the hands of the very people they give a green light to continue to commit crimes, that arrests should be carried out and the law enforced even for low-level offenses.
But it will be a day late and a dollar short!!
July 28, 2017, 6:35 pm

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