From the New York Post:
Homeless man turns Manhattan Whole Foods into his personal hot bar
A drooling and pungent homeless man made double-dipping look like child’s play at a Midtown Whole Foods, grabbing from the hot food bar with his bare hands to stuff his bearded face — as employees just chuckled and said they were powerless to stop him.
The unidentified chowhound pounded mac-and-cheese and mixed veggies, at times using serving spoons to pack multiple dishes into a plastic cup he’d brought with him from the outside.
But at other points, he simply dug in with his visibly dirty mitts, grabbing food from the trays and shoving it directly into his mouth, wet with drool and framed by a scraggly beard.
In the closest thing to a display of personal hygiene from the man, he stopped every now and then to lick his fingers clean.
Here’s the video:
All the while, Whole Foods workers looked on, smiling and laughing — while doing nothing to stop the pig-out.
“Oh, he comes here all the time,” said one employee of the freeloader. “We can’t do anything about it, we were told.”
This is the result of company policy, which is becoming ubiquitous, that stops employees from stopping theft because it’s deemed too risky.
Workers on Monday clarified that whenever they see any hot-bar bingeing, they’re supposed to tip off the store’s security guards to step in.
A wet noodle in the back room who calls the cops.
As for the tainted food, workers said that they promptly toss it.
“I just throw out the tray, that’s our routine,” said one store supervisor, who declined to be identified. “We address the situation and throw the tray out and put a fresh one in the bar.”
And you wonder why Whole Foods costs so fucking much. That’s not coming out of Bezos’ pocket, the cost of that loss gets passed onto you.
But store policy isn’t the only thing that causes this.
A Progressive government that rewards criminal behavior really drives this.
Gift cards, cell phones and Mets tickets: How NYC spends $12M enticing criminals back to court
Mayor de Blasio’s $12 million supervised-release program to entice accused criminals back to court — something they are required by law to do — gifts them with everything from movie tickets to cellphones.
The Post had previously reported Hizzoner was planning to ply defendants with goodies once bail-reform kicks in Jan. 1 including Mets tickets if they hold up their end of the bargain and make their court dates — but the range of bait is much more expansive.
The selection includes basics to help down-on-their luck defendants, like toiletries, socks and coffee, as well as tools intended to make sure they have no excuse to skip court, like cellphones, minutes and single-ride MetroCards.
But they also include little luxuries, including gift cards for $10 to $25 for a dizzying array of eateries and retail spots including Applebee’s, Burger King, McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Subway and Target.
Also up for grabs are movie tickets, as well as ducats to special activities for teen defendants, including a Mets game and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum — jaunts that even include a meal.
Dear New York City residents. The city can’t fix the shitty subways or potholes in the streets, but it can give criminals gift cards and movie tickets.
How do those record-high taxes feel now?
If it feels like your bank account is a teenage girl caught between Jefferey Epstein, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Clinton, and Prince Andrew, it’s because that’s what’s happening.
City Hall insists that the goodies aren’t intended to reward alleged bad behavior, as some law-enforcement sources have charged, but rather to serve as a cost-effective carrot to ensure cops and marshals don’t have to come looking for defendants.
In the old bail system, the criminals forks over a shitload of money. If he goes to his court dates, he gets most of it back. The law holds his money hostage.
In the new bail system, the taxpayers fork over a shitload of money to bribe the criminals into following the law.
Considering how progressive the NYC DA is, an unscrupulous person could commit a bunch of minor infractions, collect a bunch of goodies and get away with minimal punishment.
De Blasio giving freed NYC inmates MetroCards and gift cards
So sorry we had to lock you up — please accept these parting gifts as an expression of our hope, it won’t happen again!
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s latest soft-on-crime initiative has workers stationed on Rikers Island presenting newly released jailbirds with free transit passes and two $25 debit cards each, The Post has learned.
Those goodies are intended to serve as incentives so the defendants return to court as ordered, but the new program covers everyone who’s released from Department of Correction custody, the source said.
That includes cons who have finished their jail terms or been sentenced to time served.
Free shit for being arrested or convicted with a slap on the wrist.
How can this go wrong?
Ex-Rikers inmates use city-funded debit cards to buy booze, juul pods
Newly sprung Rikers jailbirds are trying to liquor up on the city’s dime.
The ex-inmates have been flooding area booze shops, ever since the recent launch of a soft-on-crime city initiative that provides them with two $25 gift cards, merchants said Saturday.
Other goodies will include winter coats, Steve Madden shoes and Mets tickets.
Free booze, clothes, and new kicks, why not throw water on a cop or punch a Jew in the head? The Progressives will excuse your behavior and you get a payday from the city’s taxpayers.
I see this ending only one way. Every law-abiding taxpayer either leaves for becomes a criminal himself, and the city completes its transformation into an island cesspool full of criminals.
I’d be fine with that if they built a 50 foot high wall around the city and mined the bridges, but I have a feeling that more than just Snake Plissken will be able to escape from New York.
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