Costumed characters in Times Square are giving the finger to attempts to rein them in, refusing to stay in designated areas and continuing to curse in front of kiddies and threaten passers-by for dough. . . .
At any given moment on two recent afternoons, only half of the two-dozen tip-mooching characters stayed behind the blue lines of Times Square’s “Designated Activity Zones,” or DAZs, the city-mandated areas created last year as their boundary for posing for photos and asking for tips.
The local government (mayor, city council) created the DAZs. Aside from whether you approve of the DAZs or not, the mayor and city council have to make it work so it doesn’t repel visitors.
Astute observation. Why didn’t I think of that. . .
Some conservatives say there’s a “war on cops” and are demanding a return to “law and order,” while many liberals believe there’s a police war on minorities and have led protests that sometimes look more like riots.
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The videos aren’t going away. It really is time for soul searching by police authorities, who are so accustomed to getting their way at the Capitol they forget the words emblazoned on the side of many squad cars: “Protect and Serve.” Right now, the best way to serve the public is to look deeply at the policies at the heart of the current unrest.
A therapist who works with people with disabilities is telling his story after he said North Miami police shot him while he was trying to help his patient with autism.
Thankfully, not fatally. Here.