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New York's wealthy Upper East Side reports
a shocking 286% increase in robberies - with
armed gunmen holding up residents just feet
from the homes of billionaires

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Posted By: Imright, 8/5/2020 4:37:02 AM

New York City's wealthiest neighborhood is grappling with a spike in armed robberies, new data reveals. Manhattan's Upper East Side has seen 27 robberies over the past four weeks - a 286 percent increase when compared to the same period last year, according to the NYPD. Alarmingly, a significant number of those have involved locals being held up at gunpoint. For the entirety of 2019, the Upper East Side only reported four armed robberies. This year, 14 have already been reported. The figures are causing alarm in the ritzy neighborhood, where residents boast an average annual income of $322,400.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: KatieJo 8/5/2020 4:49:29 AM (No. 500341)
Yet, these people will probably continue to vote for liberal/radical democrats (but I repeat myself). It is hard for me to wrap my head around how that is possible.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: PChristopher 8/5/2020 5:08:31 AM (No. 500348)
And I'll just bet that you never thought it would EVER happen in YOUR neighborhood, right? Well, what are you going to do about it?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: OBX Pete 8/5/2020 7:18:05 AM (No. 500388)
We are no longer a "nation of laws"..........we are a "nation of lawlessness . Thanks dims !! So sad !!!!!!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: hoosierblue 8/5/2020 7:25:45 AM (No. 500395)
Vote Bill de Blasio !!!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Sergeant Major 8/5/2020 7:33:12 AM (No. 500399)
Are they still releasing perps without bail automatically? If so these punks will just take the subway back to the upper east side and try again.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Kitty Myers 8/5/2020 7:33:43 AM (No. 500400)
Most of these people don't personally know anyone who votes Republican, let alone who voted for Trump.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rinktum 8/5/2020 7:38:19 AM (No. 500402)
One thing that is a certainty is that criminals will take advantage of any situation given them. They are very cunning like that. Remove the presence of the police and you can count on an increase in criminal activity. This is just the way it is, it is common sense. Democrat politicians are making bad decisions not because they do not know the consequences of those decisions but because they do not care. They claim to be compassionate and tell is they care about others but the fact of the matter is nothing and I mean nothing means more to them than advancing their political agenda. Liberals, communists, socialists, Marxists have been the vehicle of misery and caused millions of deaths because they believed their political agenda was first and foremost the driving force behind their actions. Just because these are American leftists does not mean they are innately compassionate. They are not. Their political philosophy is their religion and they are zealots in the worst possible sense. The reason being when you reject God as the moral authority in your life, then you become your own god and that never ends well. Don’t expect reason or compassion from a leftist zealot. They are incapable of it and their decisions reflect that. DeBlasio is a committed leftists. It isn’t in him to have compassion for the people he is sentencing to a living hell. Until men and women like him are run out of the public square, people will suffer and live in misery. We are learning the hard lesson that we get the government we vote for. Will this violence and chaos be enough to change minds at the ballot box? Time will tell.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 8/5/2020 7:41:21 AM (No. 500404)
Shoulder shrug, Well what did you expect?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Strike3 8/5/2020 7:45:10 AM (No. 500405)
Shocking? Only if you're an imbecile who votes for democrats and hates the police.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: udanja99 8/5/2020 7:58:54 AM (No. 500416)
Karma, Baby! You get the government you deserve. But keep on hating the president - it makes you feel so superior.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bassman1911 8/5/2020 8:05:29 AM (No. 500425)
No sympathy here. You voted for the very people who took your police away and your 2nd Amendment right to defend yourself. Now, live with it and don’t move anywhere else and screw that place up also.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: gone2pot 8/5/2020 8:13:27 AM (No. 500439)
Go full frontal Minneapolis New Yorkers. Carry 1500 bucks to give the robbers and also give them your cell phone. Problem solved! And, "held at gun point" in New York City? No way. I thought guns were banned in the city. Oh, oh, yeah and the best solution is to paint Black Live Matter on the streets in front of the buildings. That's pure crime prevention right there.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 8/5/2020 8:15:26 AM (No. 500441)
They should seek the advice of really rich people in other socialist, crime-ridden countries. You hire your own security; you pay the gangs to leave you alone; you need to get used to it because law enforcement will never gain control again (because they have to knuckle under to protect their families too).
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Reply 14 - Posted by: iraengneer 8/5/2020 8:20:23 AM (No. 500448)
Impossible! Why the (openly and notoriously UNCONSTITUTIONAL) Sullivan Act of 1911 made such impossible! Note: the voters of New York Sewer can't blame this just on Diblasio. There is evidently something in the air / water / soil that puts a parasite into the brains of those in the Boroughs. For well over a century. I have no sympathy whatsoever, just contempt. The best thing out of New York is an empty bus.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/5/2020 8:30:53 AM (No. 500464)
Have ya'll defunded yer cops yet?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bigfatslob 8/5/2020 8:42:24 AM (No. 500475)
I'm with the poster the city of New York has gone too far to turn this around. DeBlasio has done the polar opposite of what needed to be done. No arrest, bails gone, catch and release then emptying jails because of the virus was a stupid thing to do. Priorities like painting BLM on large swaths of streets with taxpayer dollars was not very clever or worth doing then defunding police was the worse. DeBlasio must be getting his marching orders from the wifey and daughter. The Big Apple is now rotten to the core.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 8/5/2020 8:46:23 AM (No. 500480)
OK. So these punks take a cell phone, a hand bag there, and perhaps a wallet from somebody else. Not enough to support the typical drug habit. They are doing it for the ugly fun of it. And the wealthy elite who live there believe it is ok because it represents their understanding of social justice. And, yes, these same elite will continue voting dim. The warped mind of liberals is at work here.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Trump'sCousin 8/5/2020 9:03:00 AM (No. 500503)
We live in a beautiful home at the foot of the Berkshires in western MA. We have noticed in the last few months cars with ny plates driving by slowly, sometimes stopping to look. We think that now that a lot of these idiots can work from home they have decided to flee the cesspool they created and to head for the hills as it were. We would not be surprised one bit if one day some bagel chomping city slicker got out of one of these cars and asked us to name our price for our place.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: TLCary 8/5/2020 9:29:27 AM (No. 500545)
#2 What are they going to do about it? Same thing they always do: Blame Trump. It makes as much sense as it has all the other times. The Leftist media hasn't just created a lie or a narrative, in the last four years they have created an alternative reality for these people. A wake up call from a break-in won't help. They need an intervention
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Reply 20 - Posted by: 4freedom 8/5/2020 9:40:50 AM (No. 500557)
The main stream media will call this a slight uptick.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: sanspeur 8/5/2020 9:47:29 AM (No. 500566)
Spot on .We get the app “Citizen” & the lil dots for NYPD events are getting more numerous / brazen . As for private police , that is for a more open “estate”or “event ” kind of protecting. Though streets are closed for really fancy “do’s “ of politically connected .But the Schadenfreude is big , very big here , as big as the delusion of safety .
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Highlander 8/5/2020 9:51:05 AM (No. 500577)
Doesn’t socialism promise a classless society where everybody is equal (in misery)? Isn’t the ultimate goal to get rid of the wealthy so eventually nobody is wealthy? When the billionaires down to the “thousandnaires” finally disappear from the boroughs of the Shriveled Apple, those thugs are going to be out of a job. NOW, there will be nobody with money and jewels to steal from. Then, that’s the final end game of socialism. Exactly what DeBlasio dreams of. If you think the above is like a crazy movie script, I proffer this: Back before the collapse of the USSR, there was a Russian delegation given a tour of the slums, including Harlem, by their American anti-capitalist guide ( Democrat? It matters not). When the guide, hoping to show the dilapidated buildings as results of capitalistic slumlord greed, one delegate said “Those would be really nice apartments in Moscow!” So...what does that tell you about the conditions in the Motherland at the time? That could be NY’s future.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: anniebc 8/5/2020 9:53:06 AM (No. 500585)
Awh, poor things. . . Crime for thee, now.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Philipsonh 8/5/2020 10:13:38 AM (No. 500616)
The people voted for the Left and they are now LEFT without 'law and order'. I hope they get what they are due and maybe next time they will vote FOR ' law and order '. Their ignorance has been rewarded.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: red1066 8/5/2020 10:20:47 AM (No. 500631)
There's no sense in robbing people in your own area that have nothing. Go to the area where the money is because the police aren't going to be around to stop anyone.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: bighambone 8/5/2020 10:22:55 AM (No. 500633)
Unfortunately the rich liberals who reside there generally only talk with other liberals, consequently they will blame Trump, and will vote to re-elect liberal and socialist Democrats like de Blasio and Cuomo who are tolerant of street crime.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Zigrid 8/5/2020 10:46:46 AM (No. 500657)
NYC not so smug now.... they have become Chicago...heard on Fox this morning that property values are tanking....I lost thousands when Chicago city hall moved section eight low income units into my neighborhood... then city hall started busing and I spent a fortune on private schools for all my kids....ah government heavy handedness on our necks....
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Starboard_side 8/5/2020 10:49:36 AM (No. 500663)
How do you like those liberal policies? Just keep voting for white, liberal/progressives and you'll keep getting more of that type of crime in your neighborhood.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 8/5/2020 10:54:48 AM (No. 500670)
So instead of sending the cops, NY will send over a couple of social workers to help them get over their white privilege, right? Funny how quickly NIMBY gets people's attention!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: griddog1 8/5/2020 11:02:54 AM (No. 500684)
You reap what you sow.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: padiva 8/5/2020 11:11:33 AM (No. 500700)
How long before the 'peaceful protesters' start residing in the upper east homes without permission?
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Reply 32 - Posted by: NotaBene 8/5/2020 11:18:12 AM (No. 500707)
I remember the sixties in NYC. Back to the future.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 8/5/2020 11:37:19 AM (No. 500723)
Seems only fair, no more white privilege.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Arby 8/5/2020 12:31:21 PM (No. 500793)
So why aren't the bad guys staking out Gracy Mansion? It's Karma time.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Are You Serious 8/5/2020 12:37:03 PM (No. 500805)
Of course the criminals will go to the upper East Side....the pool of victims are rich, stupid, gutless...and Democrats.....ripe for plucking.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog 8/5/2020 1:43:18 PM (No. 500880)
Another John Lennon-type incident is virtually guaranteed at this point.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: TCloud 8/5/2020 2:33:47 PM (No. 500914)
No Law...No Order...No Peace.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: GoodDeal 8/5/2020 4:22:34 PM (No. 500987)
All part of destroying the system to institute radical change. Ever hear of fundamental transformation?
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Omen55 8/5/2020 5:29:19 PM (No. 501041)
Suicide by dem. LOL!
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Reply 40 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 8/6/2020 1:04:08 AM (No. 501355)
Isn't that just special ? They find Sorryos yet ? It's all a game until the chickens come home to roost.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Trigger2 8/6/2020 1:59:47 AM (No. 501372)
According to anti-law and order demonrats, the only solution is to get rid of cops, send in the social workers, and lavish more money on the leeches and thugs. I await the day the thugs start preying on the rich politicians and demonrats. Only then will things change for the better. It would help if NYC morons would quit voting for demonrats too.
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Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Thursday attempted to clarify comments he made earlier in the day suggesting that the African American population is not as “diverse” as the Latino community.“In no way did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith—not by identity, not on issues, not at all,” Biden tweeted Thursday night. “Throughout my career I’ve witnessed the diversity of thought, background, and sentiment within the African American community,” he went on. “It’s this diversity that makes our workplaces, communities, and country a better place.”
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