my point was your first post was a friggin lecture! still lame!
i lived in nyc and have seen alot- also as a criminal justice student i can tell you that you as a police officer do not have to arrest for every infraction you see- very discretionary - and now your bringing 9/11 into busting someone for a beer or a jay?! common!?
i have family on the job- so don't even go there- there is plenty to keep the cops in nyc busy without trying to entrap people or pad the local economy with bogus petty issues!
do i think drinking a beer in that area is stupid? yes- but going to jail or being detained for hours on a ticket and missing the show- wow in this economy that will keep people comming back! lol
I can care less about where you think one can and cannot go when it comes to family on the job. Could not be anymore irrelevant considering your talking to someone who was actually on the job in law enforcement in NYC for over 25 years. The reference to 9/11 is that the same officers you complain about were there to protect/save people like yourself and will do it again tomorrow for you when the next incident occurs. Consider that next time you bitch about them enforcing the actual laws of New York State, they put themselves out there every SINGLE DAY.
So your day sitting at a desk in a criminal justice class reallly gives you insight what a police officer faces daily? What a ridiculously, absurd analogy. As far as discretion when it comes to arrests, yes it does exist,, but those officers were instructed to enforce all crimes in and around RCMH. Trust me there is no discretion allowed in this situation. It’s a image thing that the mayor’s office and 1 Police Plaza want to maintain. Do you really think the management of Radio City wants people drinking and smoking weed in front of their venue located in the heart of Manhattan. How about the Mayor’s office, or 1 P.P. ? Wake up, how about we all loitered, drank and smoke weed in front of your business, or your home? Is that acceptable? Maybe in front of your criminal justice class where you are gleaming such insight on what a NYPD officer’s role and responsibilities are.
The arrests that were made on those breaking the laws in front of RCMH only enhances the average citizen’s belief that the venue is a safe place to visit. The next attraction will sell as many, if not more, tickets to those citizens who wish to attend these venues without being subject to people like you who feel the world revolves them and they can drink and smoke where they please. I’m glad those people got tossed, I’m not interested in being subject to your second hand smoke or your drunken antics. Furthur could announce a 10 day run there next week and the tickets will sell as briskly, if not faster (based on how well they are playing) then last weeks. The arrests of those breaking the law will in no way whatsoever, as you put it, effect ticket sales.