The mayor wants to fingerprint more than 600,000 people who live in public housing. He said it would be done to make the projects safer. Total cost of LBJ’s Great Society and its metastasized offspring “programs” to date? $16 trillion. Total amount of America’s national debt? Hmmmm…
You mean they never had reasons to fingerprint these Public housing recipients? To get public assistance, shouldn’t they fingerprint as part of background checks to make sure these people are legitimately qualify and have legal residency in this country? I’ve experience accountability in third world countries… we are experiencing it here now in the United States.
It is amazing to me that you would even have 600,000 people in one city living in Public Housing, I don’t think the founders of our country would have ever visualized this for the country they founded. Yes they should be fingerprinted, you might discover that half of them have no lease or right to be there.
Bloomberg was responding to questions about Federal Judge Shira Schendlin’s ruling on the stop-and-frisk program when the topic shifted to security and the New York City Housing Authority. Bloomberg said there has to be a way to make the projects safer.
“Five percent of our population lives in NYCHA housing, 20 percent of the crime is in NYCHA housing – numbers like that. And we’ve just got to find some way to keep bringing crime down there. And we have a whole group of police officers assigned to NYCHA housing,” Bloomberg said. “The people that live there, most of them, want more police protection. They want more people. If you have strangers walking in the halls of your apartment building, don’t you want somebody to stop and say, ‘Who are you, why are you here?’”