Police Officer Scott M Welsh recently retired as a sergeant after serving 29 years with the NYPD. Mayor Eric Adams was elected largely based on his promise to return order to New York City. While early indications point to his moving in the right direction, I fear that factors beyond his control will hinder reaching that goal.
I recently retired as a sergeant after serving 29 years with the NYPD. I grew up in Queens and attended Franklin K. Lane High School in Brooklyn. I still live in the city. I spent my entire career on patrol and in plainclothes Anti-Crime and Street Narcotics Enforcement Units (SNEU) in the South Bronx and Harlem.
I came on the job in 1991 when the city had more than 2,000 homicides. In the South Bronx 44th precinct where I worked, mothers routinely put blankets and pillows in the bathtub and had their babies sleep there for fear of stray bullets coming through the windows in the night. The shell shocked people of the city begged Mayor Dinkins for help. The Post exemplified this with the famous headline “ DAVE, DO SOMETHING!!”
And he did. Mayor Dinkins pushed through the Safe Streets/Safe City program, putting 6,000 new cops on the street. Then, with the election of Rudy Giuliani and the appointment of Bill Bratton, there was a seismic shift in the NYPD.
Patrol cops, who were previously prohibited from narcotics or gambling arrests in a post-Knapp Commission fear of corruption, were encouraged to arrest drug dealers in their sectors. Quality of life violations were aggressively enforced. Precinct commanders were held accountable for crime. And it worked. Crime, especially homicides, plummeted. The city came back. Construction and tourism soared. Welsh served on 9/11, and in the plainclothes Anti-Crime and Street Narcotics Enforcement Units. While there have always […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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