Its not just the prices and taxes. They are known to sell to kids ( teenagers). That is a big part of the loose cigarette business.Ok I will bite here . The legislators that we have have caused a lot of this type of behavior by passing the huge tax on the cigarettes . This causes the black market by raising the prices , then the black market takes over . It's common sense that if you can make a trip to SC and for half the price of One pack in NY. You can bring back a whole carton . This is just human nature paying less for something that the state government tries to tax into non existence . The other problems come as a result of the same tax and spend policies that are now threatening the whole state . This can be remedied by cutting back on the taxes to a reasonable level but as we have seen the controlling party has no sense to complete these types of deals . The PD should be handing out permits but they wint cause they think by handing out less permits they are controlling the situation . This is delusional thinking . They can never control the situation just cleanup the scene after all of the crimes have been committed . It's time for a complete overhaul of the city,s policies !
I guess at some point someone decided people shouldn't be taking up the sidewalk with grills. As with all little laws most people will just stop when they realize they're not supposed to do that but there will be people who won't...Flipping a steak more than once? Untaxed charcoal? Pampered chef spatula = wepons possession?
Maybe they ought to go back to the " old way " of policing . The old " beat cops " that walked the sidewalks had respect because they interacted with the whole neighborhood instead of just driving through . Plus as we have seen some of these cops now sure could use a walking the best regiment cause some of them can't pass the doughnut shop anymore ! Just my observation !The one thing to remember. This all comes in cycles. About every fifteen years. They blame the cops for wrongdoing , then say the cops reacted wrong to it. The Watts riots, LA riots, crown heights, Diallo, Sean bell etc. I am waiting for the new slogan in the "new" way of policing that is supposed to solve all this: "park, walk and talk", "community policing", "CPR" and none of them actually work. And the good people in those neighborhoods become trapped around people who do not know how to live well with others. I hear the new slogan might be "protect and respect"
Are you always a strawman? or is it just on Monday's..
Cell Phone Thief Chased, Captured With Bear Hug
I guess she should be prosecuted for a chokehold too by some people's standards.
Pregnant woman apparently put in chokehold by NYPD cop during dispute over illegal grilling - NY Daily News
watch the actual video link