They actually start at almost the exact same pay as Charmeck PD. However The cost of living (for housing) is more than double up there. I lived/worked in NYC years ago and at $40k I was living a peasants life. No joke. $1.6k per month for a 1 bedroom apartment in Harlem. I was locked into a leased car payment for a car that I did not need and the insurance payment was more than the car. You have to be making a $100k to live decent in NYC. Sure, you can do it on a lot less but you will be living in an apartment smaller than a college dorm room in a bad neighborhood.Great gesture... But proves that NYC cops are paid too much. Some of us can barely afford the nesecities, let alone $75 on new boots for someone that can get them through chairity. Nice of the man though.
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/12/homeless_boot_r.phpThe man was identified over the weekend as Jeffrey Hillman, formerly of South Plainfield, New Jersey. When he was spotted North of Times Square -- about 30 blocks away from the Skechers store where Officer Larry DePrimo dropped $75 for a pair of boots -- Hillman's new boots were gone.
"Those shoes are hidden. They are worth a lot of money," Hillman told the New York Times. "I could lose my life."
"I was put on YouTube, I was put on everything without permission. What do I get?" he continued. "This went around the world, and I want a piece of the pie."
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/barefoot-homeless-man-not-actually-homeless-175054937.htmlThe homeless man who was given a pair of boots by a kindhearted New York City police officer apparently isn't homeless. According to the New York Daily News, Jeffrey Hillman, 54, has an apartment in the Bronx that is paid for via a combination of rent vouchers, Social Security, and military veteran benefits.
Called it. Pretty much everyone begging is a scammer, it's a fact of life.
Yeah. I saw this thread was active again. I opened it and saw Vinegar Joe's post. I thought to myself, "Ya know Dave, you better respond by posting that NCLivingBrit was spot on by calling BS on this story."Called it. Pretty much everyone begging is a scammer, it's a fact of life.
You had hope that it was a real thing, which is good. My heart is cold and black and cynical, be glad you are youYeah. I saw this thread was active again. I opened it and saw Vinegar Joe's post. I thought to myself, "Ya know Dave, you better respond by posting that NCLivingBrit was spot on by calling BS on this story."
Now, first of all, I don't give money to anyone on the street. I help many organizations in many different ways. But I never give money to someone standing on a street corner. I have put gas in someone's car who was in a tight spot before on more than one occasion. I have purchased some food for someone that I knew through common sense was obviously hungry. I have helped many people find some assistance with life issues they were facing by referring them to the proper organizations that deal with those kind of issues.
Second of all, I am not naive. What I am right now is extremely pissed at myself, and at the stupid [email protected]# scumbag in this story that received the boots. I'm pissed at myself for embarrassingly starting a "heart warming" thread about an act of kindness that turned out to be yet another example of how you can't believe anything, and I mean anything, in the news anymore.
I wasted a few minutes of my time posting a story on here about some @!%&head fooling, not only a good samaritan and a large percentage of people in this country, but me. And it certainly pisses me off to no end................ End of Rant!!!