OK this one, I just could not leave alone. New York police sued over residential building patrols – CNN.com. Here is my question:
If the landlord (owner) invites the police in, and thousands have asked for the free patrols, and they are only patrolling the common areas, what’s the issue?
I suspect that, as Kelly points out, the wealthy ACLU lawyers in this case have no such issues, but they should remember that thousands of New Yorkers live in buildings with no protection — no doorman, no nothing.
Their children come home from school and step over drug users and transients sleeping in the halls. The NYPD steps up to clear these folks out, and guess who comes to argue…
My colleagues at the ACLU. Wow.
What do you think?