“I micromanage so much, however not that a lot,” Mayor de Blasio mentioned Tuesday in distancing himself from the
choice handy out $15 Dunkin’ Donuts present playing cards to low-level defendants who fill out a survey on their expertise with metropolis courts.
Honest sufficient: He simply units the tone and general coverage, on this case for an effort by the Mayor’s Workplace of Felony Justice to make the court docket system extra user-friendly.
However the survey provides some odd statements for folk to agree or disagree with:
“The choose tried to grasp your specific want for companies or every other want you had.”
“Somebody who labored for the court docket mentioned ‘good day’ or ‘good morning’ to you if you entered the courtroom.”
“The choose or court docket workers thanked you to your endurance.”
“You felt pushed round by individuals with extra energy than you.”
“Legal guidelines stop me from doing what I need.”
Sure, you’re harmless till confirmed responsible, and court docket officers must be well mannered. However as one NYPD supply informed The Put up, a visit to court docket “isn’t presupposed to be enjoyable.” It’s not a McDonald’s PlayPlace.
The survey follows such different Staff de Blasio lowlights as pizza events for Rikers detainees and the drive to shut the town’s foremost jail.
This over-the-top concern for the emotions of accused lawbreakers comes off not a lot as progressive however as a parody of progressivism.