De Blasio Mobilizes NYC Regulators and Law Enforcement to go After…Fireworks
Article from For Liberty by Norm Leahy.
New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio has turned his attention from welding shut the gates to city playgrounds to confronting that other great menace stalking the five boroughs: fireworks.
DeBlasio said he is assembling a 42 member task force to combat the sale and distribution of illegal fireworks in an attempt to “ensure the safety of all New Yorkers and the ability of our neighbors to get some sleep.”
The task force will conduct:
…“undercover buys” and conduct “sting operations” to catch vendors illegally selling fireworks both in the city and in other states, Hizzoner said.
FDNY fire marshals and members of the NYPD’s intelligence bureau will track down where the fireworks are coming from, while sheriff’s deputies will address the problem “at its root,” according to de Blasio.
The actions come in response to a surge in complaints about illegal fireworks being launched in various parts of the city, though the bulk of complaints come from Brooklyn.
Irate residents have taken their complaints “directly to Gracie Mansion,” using “loud horns giving the mayor a dose of overnight noise.”
But before residents and the Mayor get too carried away with their sting operations, undercover buys, and searches for fireworks kingpins, it’s worth remembering: “every government ban requires government force to maintain.”
And as we’ve seen in government responses to violations of stay-at-home orders, protests, and demonstrations, the opportunity for things to go suddenly, terribly wrong is very real.
Image Credit: Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)
California communist help the illegals aliens before anyone or us American citizens. Why else we pay two bucks more for gas loads of money the Democrats been stealing from us the people for centuries.
This blowhard is a long running joke that will never get to the punchline, because he has no clue.
Oh, he HAS a clue, but he is ignoring it. He wishes that it were not so.
I have figured out what the D in D’Blasio stands for, It stands for, Dumb.
Shows how much I know–I thought it stood for “Duh…”.
I’ll help him, the fireworks are probably coming from the southern states. Even our local fire dept. sells them for fundraisers. The root cause is that many people (but not dogs) love them and want to celebrate our independence while we still have it. Others sell them because of supply and demand. I don’t think Mr deBlasio understands that concept. He certainly tries to halt production and sale of any non-essential item. As I recall, NYC often has a huge fireworks display. Is he saying that noise is okay?
De trasheo showing how bad he hates the American people celebrating the birth of America on the 4Th of July. well I am glad I do not I’ve around the sack of sh*** I will be lighting off any fireworks I please. BANG
He’d paint the town red if he could I bet. He’s his own joke.
He setting up the NYPD to get charged with abuse with ambush calls about fireworks, that way he dumps on the NYPD “innocently”
somebody should stick an M80 up his A$$
This a–hole is so stupid. The dumbest worst mayor in the United States. Thank God he is termed out in November.
If you voted for him you deserve everything the fool dishes out; if you didn’t, I am sorry for your, hopefully the moron will loose his next bid
I could not have said It better, stupid dumbkrats do get what they deserve thanks, USAF Ret
Stop the Protests as they’re insurrectionist firebrands would end the problem. So, he wants to stop the celebration of the 4th of July, for the protesting insurrectionists?
Lock this traitor up!
it is so sad that innocent safe fireworks have no place in NYC. I remember Block parties…literally everyone in attendance and fireworks shows almost as good as professional ones.
All safe. no one ever harmed and nothing every burned down. It is all BS as far as I am concerned.
Part of the criminal justice mega industry that keep more people locked up in the USA than in the entire rest of the world almost.
What can you expect from a Communist?
Who wants to takes bets on how long its going to take for the murder death rate in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles to exceed the number of Wuhan Virus(covad 19) deaths. I give it another month