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How Rudy Giuliani cleaned up NYC City with conservative practices

NY POST, 5/15/12 -- When I first ran for mayor in 1989, I lost the race. I realized afterward that if I wanted to run again and win, I needed the equivalent of a graduate degree in how to turn around one of the world’s largest cities. I began to meet with experts in all areas.

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Retaking the streets: Cracking down on the squeegee guys, who molested motorists, was an idea that came out of James Q. Wilson’s theory.

I was especially interested in law enforcement. I had grown up with police officers and pored over issues of Spring 3100, the New York City Police Department’s in-house magazine, as a child. In the years since, I’d noticed that police officers had become better equipped and better trained and were solving crimes more intelligently than ever before. So why wouldn’t the crime rate drop?

New York tried adding more beat cops


Added: May-16-2012 
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  • I've always been a fan of Giuliani...He would have made a GREAT President!

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  • I remember people literally lining up in the street for heroin and rows of abandoned buildings before Giuliani started cracking down. Go Rudy.

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    • @gorgonzatropolis

      Yeah Now the crack is gone replaced by bankers and a bunch of other idiots who price out the middle class and poor from living in the city......Thanks to them many had to move away

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      Yeah I hear ya.....no way the drugs and crime that came can stay away. Its just that folks only remember Giuliani for his fight on crime but he was a real hard ass on really mundane things like sitting on a milk crate, playing cards on the street, sitting on the stairs in the subway, park curfews, etc. The cops would really only enforce such issues in the outer bouroughs never in the areas where rich folks were. The NYC you see today is a shell of it former self and wil never be th More..

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  • Like all good blokes Rudy suffered the tall poppy syndrome.

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  • I can agree. Giuliani really did clean up New York. Before him was Mayor Dinkins who did absolutely nothing in regards to crime. I believe that most of the crime done in the big apple was around the time Dinkins was Mayor. Alot of racial crimes were commited. Blacks and whites and Blacks and Jews were at each others throats. It was a rough time i kid you not. As for Giuliani, he did a great job being mayor. Although i lost alot of respect for him while he was running for President by constantly More..

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  • I don't agree with some of his political ideas, but I have to take my hat off to him. He definetely changed New York.

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  • There's no doubt that crime droped significantly under Giuliani, but he was a staunch supporter of gun-control. He seemed to favor a police state over law abiding citizens having a means to defend themselves.

    He also supported illegals having a "right" to a taxpayer funded education and public services while at the same time cracking down heavily on non-violent marijuana users.

    One more thing, he supported publically funded abortions while mayor before flip flopping during the pres More..

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    • @The Grim

      Is New York City not part of the US? Where in the 2nd Amendment does it say that major cities are exampt? There are plenty of guns still around, only the criminals have them. Pointing to reduced crime rates to justify unconstitutional laws is unacceptable. A free society has it's inherant risks, but I'll take freedom over security any day.

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    • @The Grim

      Yeah sure, you only have to jump though hoops, pay hundreds of dollars in revenue collection, wait up to 24 months, and hope that a simple moving violation doesn't disqualify you. A carry license is all but impossible to get, that's a privilege reserved for the rich and famous.

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  • Rudy saved NY

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