Local Magicians, street performers and wizards are vowing not to surrender quietly.In the meantime Public Safety Commissioner “toothy” Christian Mathiesen explained the reason he pulled the full-time Police officer dedicated solely to patrolling public housing properties in the city on his first day in office Jan 1 2012 was to better protect the public from toxic forms of fun. The officer was reassigned and equipped with a $50,000 Laughalyzer to check city parks and playgrounds for toxic levels of laughter and or dangerous levels of joy.Mathiesen explained joy and laughter can be dangerous to young children and urged parents to keep children locked in their homes at all times.
Remember these famous words SaratogiansFirst they came for the Magicians, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Magician
Then they came for the Clowns, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Clown.
Then they came for the Wizards, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Wizard.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.
If any of you don't get it this is a tongue-in-cheek satirical piece.But make no mistake. Toothy did pull the cop from Jefferson Terrace on his very first day in office and the Magician was busted in Congress Park