Crazy things start to happen when the cops stop arresting, beating, and pepper-spraying members of Occupy Wall Street. Communities in need start to see help, and even the crime rate can drop.
The New York Post reported Wednesday night:
"In the first two weeks after Sandy, residents in Red Hook didn’t have power or electricity -- but they didn’t have to worry about lootings at their businesses, being mugged for their smartphones, or an attack by a sexual predator in the darkness of the blackout."
"Despite desperate conditions in the Red Hook housing development and residences nearby, there was virtually no crime -- and no storm-related deaths. Other neighborhoods like Breezy Point and Coney Island haven’t been as lucky."
"Police sources have credited the drop in crime to an unlikely coalition that included the NYPD, Occupy Wall Street activists, and local nonprofits working together to keep storm victims safe." Said one of these unnamed sources, "This crisis allowed us all to remove the politics and differences we had to do our job, and come to the aid of the people. We all rose to the occasion."
But will this camaraderie last? And will the NYPD finally reimburse OWS for the stolen pop and pizza?