Yup....Class A Misdemeanor. Lets just say on your next trip to NY, you should drive very carefully. There may well be a bench warrant out for Jetstream23....I just hope that's not your real name.
It's well within the city's right to take these generators and compensate the owners.Since emergency executive orders have been issued, the governor, mayor — or even President Obama — could take the generators for a more important use, explained Pace University law professor Bennett Gershman.
Such an emergency action would need the approval of the City Council, state Legislature or Congress. And they would have to compensate the owners of the devices.
It would be more humanitarian to do that than to run this stupid race when so many people are suffering.
I'm not even in the area any more, but I'm completely dumbfounded as to why the mayor is letting this race happen. It's beyond all imagining that people would even race at all and that others would be spectators when there is so much devastation and so many people need so much.
This isn't some street fair that is on my block. This isn't the Puerto Rican Day Parade that is an irritant to everyone in the vicinity.
This is a large scale event that goes through all 5 boros, clogs up the bridges and streets, uses precious resources that are better served elsewhere, and is an insult to everyone who is suffering. NYC doesn't lose its cache as being the Capital of the World because they make, what you refer to as, the safe decision. Its also the rational decision, the smart decision and sound decision.
I would feel bad for the folks who have been training for the marathon for months to miss out on the experience. A little bit. A very little bit.
But, whatever....you're entitled to your opinion. I don't think you're immoral for thinking the way you do. I just happen to think you're wrong. But I usually think I'm right anyway, so there's nothing new here.
NY IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
Southp[ark you know better than anyone that there must be so many organizations just waiting for a reason to cancel on NYC. Bloomberg is protecting the commerce, now that the people are safe enough to dig out.
It's a Pro marathon and the fans might need the distraction; less weekend warriors will make for a compelling event (possibly)
What could be more natural than Jets fans helping folks run to food? With Rex's lapband, there's more for everybody!