A video of New York City sanitation workers allegedly throwing away perfectly good boxes of fruit and vegetables over a reported code violation has gone viral after getting posted to Facebook.
— FB Newswire (@fbnewswire) February 19, 2016
Gary Schlesinger of Brooklyn uploaded the video yesterday and wrote, “NYC cracking down on fruit stores that put out merchandise more then 4 feet from store.” Toward the end of the video, you can see a police officer instructing the sanitation workers on what boxes need to go.
Here’s the entire video. What the heck are they thinking?
What a waste!
Why not collect the food, you know, and feed hungry people? It is one of Mayor de Blasio’s initiatives after all.
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) November 21, 2011
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) November 27, 2013
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) May 30, 2012
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) January 7, 2012
It seems not so long ago we heard a lot about New York values. Is this what defenders were talking about? Hopefully not.