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MESSAGE
DATE 2008-01-27
FROM Ruben Safir
SUBJECT Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Republican Endorsements and the facts
Brooklyn, NY
January 27th, 2008

To The Editors of the New York Times

The endorsements that the NY Times made this week of John McCain in the
Republican primary had acute inaccuracies with regard to Mayor Giulliani.
The Times wrote:

“The real Mr. Giuliani, whom many New Yorkers came to know and mistrust,
is a narrow, obsessively secretive, vindictive man who saw no need to
limit police power. Racial polarization was as much a legacy of his
tenure as the rebirth of Times Square.

Mr. Giuliani’s arrogance and bad judgment are breathtaking. When he
claims fiscal prudence, we remember how he ran through surpluses without
a thought to the inevitable downturn and bequeathed huge deficits to his
successor. He fired Police Commissioner William Bratton, the architect of
the drop in crime, because he couldn’t share the limelight. He later
gave the job to Bernard Kerik, who has now been indicted on fraud and
corruption charges.”

The complaint by the Times that Giuliani is a secretive vindictive
person is not news. Up until riots broke out in Brooklyn, the Times
banged this drum relentlessly. But the claims that he saw no need to
limit police power and was racially polarizing, or left a legacy of
racial polarization make me wonder if the current editors of the Times
actually lived in New York City in the years prior to the Rudy miracle.

Giuliani didn't create the racially charged atmosphere in New York
prior to his election. He inherited. Did the times forget the race
riots that pit West Indian Blacks against Orthodox Jews under the
Dinken's administration? Did they forget the 2000 murders a month,
mostly of Black and minority young people prior to Giuliani removing
50,000 illegal handguns off the street? Did the Major forget how race
baiting politics by previous administrations allowed Sunny Carson and
Al Sharpton to protest in front of an innocent Korean Grocery store on
Church Avenue for nearly two years which resulted in a racially charged
powder keg which nearly exploded in the face of the entire outer boroughs?

New York's current state of racial harmony, good but hardly perfect,
is a direct result of a Giuliani ending violence. In fact, the Rudy
Miracle which ended violence all across New York made the job of his
predecessor easy. Slum and crime infested communities all across this
city where made safe for the first time in generations. Williamsburg,
Harlem, Long Island City, Washington Heights, Red Hook, Cobble Hill, Fort
Greene, Greenpoint, Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant, bastions of murder,
drug deaths, AID's and hopelessness have opened up to young people,
businesses and the arts. Young women who now job without any fears
down Hoyt street, 125th Street, and Lafayette Avenue would have been
attacked, raped and driven from their homes just a few short years ago.
Does the Times have a nostalgic remembrance or just bias with the facts?

The financial problems that Rudy left the city with, even after 9-11,
was in no way close to the institutional budget disasters which dated
back to Laguardia. One out of four people in New York City were on
public support prior to his miracle on city government. I was victimized
by the previous ideas of city finance when school days were cut back
from 10AM – 2PM and class sizes swelled to 50 kids in a class room?
Did Rudy leave Blomberg with such an intolerable mess?

Furthermore, you fail to mention that Rudy is an administrative genius.
Nobody of any of the current candidates is even remotely capable of
administrating government as the Mayor. His government was one of the
most open ones ever and his morning round table meetings which called
all levels of administration to account for itself in light of statical
facts, and which pressed for results is unheard of in current or previous
administrations. Up and down the entire hierarchy of Government, everyone
who worked for New York City knew they were being watched, judged and
being held accountable. None of the Democratic candidates could ever
say that. In fact, the Clinton administration was a free for all.

In my opinion, the nation must have that kind of government going into the
next decade. And if a few political eggs need to be broken on the road
to regaining control of our foreign policy, our intelligence community
and the federal bureaucracy, so be it. I'd be happy to send them all
to the same place the Mafia went after it was drummed from the private
sanitation business in this town. And if there isn't enough room for
both the ego's of Rudy and Branton, so be it. Who cares.

The Mayor made safe the nice new location of the NY Times billion dollar
building. So considering the fortune of money the Mayor's policies
and administration made possible for the paper and the Times family.
You would think they'd be a little more truthful. Or perhaps they would
prefer to go back to having crack adicts in their loading docks.

One last point. While the Mayor was busy after 9-11 holding the city
and nation together, the Times executives were busy giving directives
to move their entire computer infrastructure outside of the “dead
zone” of New York City? What was the dead zone? The area around
New York where, if it was attacked by a nuclear weapon by a terrorist,
that the systems would be unaffected so that they could still publish.
The Times put its money on a bet the the city would be nuked. The Mayor
has done the opposite.


Ruben Safir
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  9. 2008-01-13 Amy Coleman <acoleman-at-mrbrklyn.com> Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] craigslist
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