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September 23, 2014

Squeegee Men are Back in New York City

“They were the ultimate symbol of the lawlessness and blight of the 1980s and early 1990s — and now they’re making a comeback,” the New York Post reports.

“Squeegee men are menacing motorists across New York City, including spots near the Holland, Lincoln and Queens-Midtown tunnels, as well as the Queensboro Bridge. Residents and drivers who pass through the areas said the panhandlers are spraying and wiping windshields without permission to shake down drivers for cash.”

“Their sudden return is an ominous sign according to the proven ‘broken windows’ theory that has kept the city safe by having cops crack down on minor offenses to prevent bigger, violent crimes.”

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Alcatrazzle alcatrazzledazzle

    Let’s see: mentions of the “filthy, cracked” black hands of a homeless man, attacks on the Daily News, and very thin, anecdotal evidence…yep, that’s a New York Post attack article! And treated as fact on “Wonk Wire”? Come on, this is a right-wing tabloid, not a “wonky” piece.

  • David Bluefeather

    Why have I not seen any??

  • http://mediajunkie.com/ xian

    I knew Di Blasio was a pinkens–er, pinko!

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