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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:36 PM

No one reported shot, stabbed or slashed in New York City on Monday - day of 3 zeros surprises cops

No one reported shot, stabbed or slashed in New York City on Monday, police sources say

Neither Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne nor other officials could remember the last time a day ended with three zeros. It likely didn't happen in 1990, when the city logged a record 2,245 murders, said Tom Reppetto, a NYPD historian and author of 'American Police, 1945-2012.'

No news really is good news -- not a single person was reported shot, stabbed or slashed in New York City on Monday, police sources said.

The shutout seemingly caught the NYPD by suprise, as officials were almost at a loss to explain it.

"Nice way to start the week," said Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne, the NYPD's top spokesman.

Neither Browne nor other officials could remember the last time a day ended with three zeros.

It likely didn't happen in 1990, when the city logged a record 2,245 murders, said Tom Reppetto, a NYPD historian and author of "American Police, 1945-2012."

"There were shootings galore,'' Reppetto said. "We lived in a town where people were afraid to come out of their houses, where babies slept in bathtubs to avoid getting shot, where nursery schools ran drills - 'When you hear the shots, drop down.'"


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/reported-shot-stabbed-slashed-nyc-monday-article-1.1209204#ixzz2DYVoV4ut



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Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 OP
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #1
TheCowsCameHome Nov 2012 #2
LiberalArkie Nov 2012 #3
Posteritatis Nov 2012 #4
Gregorian Nov 2012 #5
Renew Deal Nov 2012 #9
Contrary1 Nov 2012 #6
msongs Nov 2012 #7
loudsue Nov 2012 #11
Renew Deal Nov 2012 #8
KeepItReal Nov 2012 #10

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:41 PM

1. Hey, that's pretty good.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:45 PM

2. How soon before the usual cynics chime in?

You know it'll happen (one already did, in an earlier thread)

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 05:37 PM

3. Think of the poor funeral home owners, how will they manage? Think of how over populatd NYC will get

The NYC police just have not been doing their job lately.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 05:38 PM

4. Nice to see some completely unambiguously good news. (nt)

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 05:42 PM

5. In other news- New York ran out of donuts on Monday.

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:01 PM

9. That will never happen



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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 05:43 PM

6. Reminds me of a song from way back...

Thanks for posting "A little good news".



I rolled out this morning
Kids had the mornin' news show on
Bryant Gumbel was talkin' 'bout the fighting in Lebanon
Some senator was squawkin' 'bout the bad economy
It's gonna get worse you see, we need a change in policy

There's a local paper rolled up in a rubber band
One more sad story's one more than I can stand
Just once how I'd like to see the headline say
"Not much to print today, can't find nothin' bad to say", because

Nobody robbed a liquor store on the lower part of town
Nobody OD'ed, nobody burned a single buildin' down
Nobody fired a shot in anger, nobody had to die in vain
We sure could use a little good news today

I'll come home this evenin'
I'll bet that the news will be the same
Somebody takes a hostage, somebody steals a plane
How I wanna hear the anchor man talk about a county fair
And how we cleaned up the air, how everybody learned to care
Whoa, tell me

Nobody was assassinated in the whole Third World today
And in the streets of Ireland, all the children had to do was play
And everybody loves everybody in the good old USA
We sure could use a little good news today

Nobody robbed a liquor store on the lower part of town
Nobody OD'ed, nobody burned a single buildin' down

Nobody fired a shot in anger, nobody had to die in vain
We sure could use a little good news today

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 05:51 PM

7. and that is just for actions of the NYPD itself lol nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:31 PM

11. Ha!!! Their own score card!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 05:55 PM

8. I thought this was from the Onion at first

But I'm happy to see it's not. Maybe it will make up for some of the madness earlier this year.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:04 PM

10. Yet how many people were stopped and frisked that day?

http://www.nyclu.org/content/stop-and-frisk-data

In the first nine months of 2012, New Yorkers were stopped by the police 443,422 times

392,897 were totally innocent (89 percent).

237,314 were black (55 percent).

139,230 were Latino (32 percent).

42,393 were white (10 percent).

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