MAYOR DE BLASIO’S MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM FAILS NEW YORKERS
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has another failed public policy initiative on his hands, as his $1 billion mental health program is failing residents, a report released by the New York City Public Advocate has determined.
Nicole Malliotakis, pointed out last March that first lady Chirlane McCray’s pet mental health project, Thrive NYC, had blown through $850 million without much to show for it. “It’s a point that I and many other serious mental health advocates have been making for a long time.”
It was reported earlier this year that Thrive NYC couldn’t produce any data indicating the program’s efficacy. The city council has complained that the program has failed the city’s homeless mentally ill population and suffers from chronic bureaucratic lag.
Meanwhile, violent criminals are being let out onto the streets to commit heinous offenses. One such recent example is Randy Santos, 24, who is accused of brutally murdering four homeless men in Chinatown.
It was revealed that Santos had committed violent crimes before, but his charges were dropped thanks to the Manhattan District Attorney. Their inaction forced Judge Joanne Watters to let Santos back on the streets, and that men are dead Is the likely result.
“Unfortunately attacks on court officers and police officers are not taken seriously anymore, even by the Manhattan DA’s Office,” said Dennis Quirk, president of the state’s court officers union. “Criminals are doing this because they know there is no punishment.”
That’s just business as usual in de Blasio’s city, as his liberal policies have made NYC a much more unsafe and tumultuous place.
TRUMP’S TROOP REMOVAL POLICIES IN SYRIA DRAW REPUBLICAN BACKLASH
President Donald Trump announced this week that troops would be removed from Northern Syria, as Turkish dictator Recep Erdogan prepare an assault against Kurdish forces in the area.
Many top Republicans expressed frustration with President Trump’s policies following reports that the Turks officially moved into northeastern Syria on Wednesday as a possible war begins between the Turks and the Kurds may break out.
“While the administration refuses to act against Turkey, I expect strong bipartisan support,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said. “Most members of Congress believe it would be wrong to abandon the Kurds, who have been strong allies against ISIS.”
“President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria is having sickening and predictable consequences,” Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) said.
“President Trump’s decision to abandon the Kurds, our major ally in the fight against ISIS, was terribly unwise. Today, we are seeing the consequences of that terrible decision,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said.
However, Trump is sticking by his decision claiming that the move is necessary in order to show that the U.S. is no longer the policeman of the world. He says this is the first step toward the troops coming home from endless wars in the Middle East.
“Fighting between various groups that has been going on for hundreds of years. USA should never have been in Middle East,” Trump said in a series of tweets issued on Wednesday morning. “The stupid endless wars, for us, are ending!”
Only time will tell if Trump’s draw-back in Syria will have serious negative consequences for stability in the region.
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION REFUSES TO DIGNIFY IMPEACHMENT WITCH HUNT
The Trump administration is refusing to cooperate with the House impeachment inquiry over alleged improper correspondence with the Ukraine. The administration argues that Democrats want to boot Trump from office before the 2020 presidential election.
“Put simply, you seek to overturn the results of the 2016 election and deprive the American people of the President they have freely chosen. Many Democrats now apparently view impeachment not only as a means to undo the democratic results of the last election, but as a strategy to influence the next election, which is barely more than a year away,” White House Counsel Pat Cipollone wrote in a letter to House leaders.
“Given that your inquiry lacks any legitimate constitutional foundation, any pretense of fairness, or even the most elementary due process protections, the Executive Branch cannot be expected to participate in it. Because participating in this inquiry under the current unconstitutional posture would inflict lasting institutional harm on the Executive Branch and lasting damage to the separation of powers, you have left the President no choice,” Cipollone added.
The impeachment inquiry has already descended into a farce, as House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) abuses his power in broad daylight out of desperation to harm the office of the Presidency.
The CIA whistle-blower who filed the complaint that started this new impeachment drive failed to disclose their direct contact with Schiff’s office to Inspector General of the Intelligence Community Michael Atkinson, which may have been a felony. Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani has indicated that a lawsuit against Schiff may be in the works.
The idea of a lawsuit against him is very real. It’s being worked on,” Giuliani said.
By the time all of this unprecedented insanity is over, it may seal the Democratic Party’s fate in 2020 and assure Trump’s second term in the White House.
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