reply to post by Indigo5
Well, you're usually a bit more circumspect and deliberate about your replies too. At least, you normally don't reply without fully reading and
looking over the material.
The Title is the article headline. It is what it is and blame the outlet it's quoted from. It's part of why I often use the headlines for titles,
whether in BAN or not. I got a bit tired of people picking apart an otherwise decent thread because the slightest angle existed to be played on re:
“This program has been in place for more than a year and is aimed only at getting illegal crime guns off the streets: a goal that every New
Yorker can agree with,” wrote Janine Kava, director of public information at NYS DCJS.
Authorities did not respond to questions about how much reward money had been paid out through the program.
(From my OP quotes)
What part of fair and even handed was I missing here? I gave thought to it, but decided to run with my second half of allowable quote space for
stories here to be the counter-point made by NYS officials when asked about it. As noted, I don't buy it...but I did use space I MUCH would have
prefered using a different area of text in for the quote ....because I WAS trying to be as fair as I could in portraying this story.
(I still get dumped on.... I give up sometimes.
Scenario? Fine... I live in NYS, my neighbor is a total jerk and I know he's got an old gun in a shoe box. In fact, I even know it's a gun NYS JUST
RECENTLY declared within their new criteria for being outside their laws. So what the hell, right? I see one annoying neighbor bagged and booked for a
gun he may have forgotten he even had ..and I get $500 in the bargain. NIce deal eh??
If you are aware of the operations of New York City police and particular the warrant units and/or Emergency Services Unit trucks, then you know the
term "Gun Run". It refers to a search warrant service on nothing but the basis of a report of a firearm in a condition, location or circumstance it
MAY not be legal in. They'll figure all that out for certain after the door is kicked down and the guys with the sub machine guns have cleared some
poor bastards apartment.
That's nothing unusual or even remarkable for the NYPD. It's a regular, constant part of what they do in that city. Here? We'd be at city hall with
pitch forks, torches and plenty of coils of rope if such nonsense were tried more than ONCE. Of course, we don't tolerate police tyranny here like it
is in other areas of the nation either. Never have.
The problem with this law is that ANYONE can call on ANYONE for this. Many areas have tip lines, but how many decide to make a BIG new public relaunch
of the program to insure everyone possible knows how easy the can score $500. All they have to do is inform on a friend or neighbor.
A snitch society is a society I really don't care to live in. I'm very happy, for now, I don't. New York is a place I feel for the people trapped
inside. It's going to hell at warp speed.
edit on 21-3-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)