In an astounding fashion, our illustrious mayor Jake Day was caught telling voters on Facebook that they shouldn't trust places like Zillow.com for crime reports because the crime in Salisbury is at its lowest?
In last week's article, I reported the rapes alone for the first six months of 2017 are more than the entire 2016 calendar year, but Day claims crime is down? It would seem our mayor is, once again, pitching snake oil laced fairy and unicorn dust. He actually wants you to also ignore the Salisbury Police blotter which reports area crime.
A mute couldn't miss the escalation of incidents throughout the City, along the Mayor's push for Section 8, low income housing in the downtown area, so why is he now suddenly in some denial over crime numbers? Does he see the crime spree to be a bad reflection on him and his lack of governance oversight? Of course, it does as with all the other things going wrong before our very eyes.
Therefore, when the following email was forwarded to me, all I could do was let out a hearty laugh at his audacity to suggest that all those 'other websites' were somehow lying fabrications about Salisbury's crime statistics when they gather their information from the same police action reports you see here on Salisbury News. The absolute ego-maniacal stance is stunning when you really think about what he's telling us here in this big long-winded ode. He actually thinks he's a better expert than folks who deal with this type of data, day-in and day-out. This is much more than a mere mental issue, it's downright pathological.
It's kind of like the whole housing values have gone up $133K since he became mayor thing he wrote in the Rotary newsletter...
Here is the whole email forwarded to me from editor Joe about this rather rambling soliloquy (lasting a whopping 3 pages) that demonstrates the complete fairy tale world our mayor resides. It reminds me of the Elmer Fudd cartoon where he puts his finger in one hole to stop the water from leaking only to have twenty others start spewing water!
"And crime is not up in our city. It is at its lowest point in recorded history?" Really, Jake? Are you serious? Is this what you expect everyone to believe? What's next? Are you going to claim the FBI is wrong when they don't mirror your crazy dream about Salisbury's crime problem? You cannot be serious, because if you are, we'd better call one of those EMTs and have them take you to that special place at PRMC for a 30-day eval.
It's not by happenstance that Day, like so many Democrats, fails to embrace his own responsibility for 'fake news.' Instead, he runs around town telling everyone he meets that all those who don't share his day trippin' fantasies must be liars and blocks those same 'naysayers' on Facebook!
Some mayor, right? He doesn't represent everyone - just the ones who thinks he's neat-o coolio! And here you thought Democrats were politicians for the People...surely you were grossly mistaken! Indeed.