Using the same, tired argument that poor people of color commit crimes, so poor people of color should be treated like criminals, Bloomberg explained his reasoning on his weekly radio address:
"The people that live there, most of them, want more police protection … if you have strangers walking in the halls of your apartment building, don’t you want somebody to stop and say, ‘Who are you? Why are you here?’ Because the locks on these doors [break] with so many people coming and going… What we really should have is fingerprinting to get in."
Bloomberg is the biggest piece of shit in the world. I’d rather have Spitzer. Seriously. What a racist fucking cocksucker.
Yea, Bloomberg is a horrid and obvious racist (and he’s got an army of thugs too). No you don’t really prefer Spitzer. Both are worse.
One area the administration has been willing to spend money is in building affordable housing in the city. The New Housing Marketplace Plan, a multi-billion dollar investment, is expected to produce up to 140,000 housing units (the initial goal was 165,000). Small snag: many will only be affordable for upper-income people. A new report prepared by the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development found that two thirds of the new spaces cost too much for most neighborhood residents. In half of the districts surveyed, the majority of units are too expensive for residents that make the neighborhood’s median income (the administration disputes their conclusions). “The typical Bronx household would have to make 1.5 times its income in order to be able to afford the majority of the affordable housing built in the Bronx,” they write. As Eric Jaffe points out in Atlantic Cities, “In general terms, the affordable housing plan did create low-income housing, but it was upper-low-income housing.
Bloomberg. Is. The Worst.
sidnote: Tumblr, your new editing platform is friggen terrible, especially for editing HTML. Good job.