Squeegee Men are Back in New York City
Posted at 7:02 a.m. on Aug. 8
“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.”