Over the last several days, I’ve been getting visions of the Summer of 1977 in my head. That’s the year that the Bronx burned during the world series game between the Yankees and the Dodgers. Although those were caused by criminal neglect of poor neighborhoods, the overwhelming message seems to be that the city is about to head into another dark period. When the Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson bravely indicted Akai Gurley’s killer Peter Liang on manslaughter charges, it was a decision that many thought would help to create accountability and justice for the people towards the oppressive police department. Instead, after massive protests by the Asian American community and threats by police leaders, Thompson sold out Gurley’s family by asking for no prison sentence. If the judge in the case, Danny Chun, agrees to the DA’s recommendation, this will see mass riots and anarchy in the streets of New York as some have already predicted. It will be one of the leading precursors to end of Mayor de Blasio’s career; either by bullet or conviction. It may also start off the long overdue overthrow of governments across the country that should have been initiated by the end of 2015 but may have been held off into April of this year instead. Regardless of the outcome, it is not a good time for the metropolis or the country as a whole. A major downfall is coming in the near future. It will be karmic payback to a corrupt city which feels it is above the rule of law.