Skip to comments.Bloomberg Suggests Police Stop Protecting People Until Gun Control Enacted
Posted on 07/24/2012 7:19:59 AM PDT by chessplayer
Appearing as a guest on Monday's Piers Morgan Tonight, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recommended that America's police officers should go on strike and refuse to protect people until gun control legislation which would allegedly make them safer is enacted. Bloomberg:
(Video can be found here.)
Well, I would take it one step further. I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say we're gonna go on strike, we're not gonna protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what's required to keep us safe.
The residents of NYC ought to go on strike until Bloombeg resigns.
Let’s start with Bloomberg’s police protection and bodyguards
Proof that 3rd terms cause insanity.
The courts have consistently ruled that they are not required to do that, it's not their job. They do protect cooperating witnesses.
Yes, folks, Bloomberg really IS that stupid.
Now, consider the fact that New Yorkers elected him.
This speaks volumes about our New York “upper **asses.
Citizens and the Constitution suggest that individuals do a better job of protecting themselves than cops do.
Cops mop up and do paperwork.
How about the NUC taxpayers? Let’s see them go on strike. We all admire sooo much folks who hide behind the unions and stay home with pay.
Excellent graphic. Thanks for posting.
If the police went on strike and stopped “protecting” people, the public would not notice a measurable difference in how well “protected” they are IMO. Remember this, when seconds count, the polce are minutes away.
Yes the police do a credible job of IDing and catching criminals; drawing chalk lines around the victims; and handing out traffic tickets but when it comes to actually protecting someone from a crime, except by having apprehended and incarcerated a serial scum bag, their marks are not so high.
I can’t believe that we put people like this in elective office to oversee our well-being. What a crazy and dangerous POS this guy is. Next, he’ll be calling to ‘collectivize’ our military.
Aurora CO - no police were harmed.
Blooming idiot. Show us how this works in NYC, OK?
People that carry prevent crimes.
Someone needs to put this dope out to pasture.
—Bloomberg Suggests Police Stop Protecting People Until Gun Control Enacted —
I have no problem with that. They don’t really protect anyway. They just try to find out who “did it” to you. It is your job to keep them from “doing it” to you
The criminals would know that the police wouldn't be there to protect their rights.
How about the NUC taxpayers? Lets see them go on strike.
Well, they lost Rush. The rich are leaving to escape taxes.
When seconds count, police are just minutes away. Well, sometimes 30 minutes.
Yup. Police don’t stop crime. They investigate it and try to solve it. And that implies that a crime has been committed because the victim failed at protecting themself.
Crime “prevention” is the potential victim’s job.
Well, they have strict gun control in Chicago and that has been such a resounding success in reducing the murder rate.
Bloomberg is clearly all talk — if he put this idea into practice it would undoubtably work very well, crime would go down and people would realize how useless a lot of police work really is.
The police do not directly protect anyone. They have no mandate to do so. You can’t sue them in court for failing to protect you, even if they were physically around you at the time.
Given their new m/o is “officer safety” above every other thing, now,even when they screw up and kill homeowners believing they are being home invaded, I would rather be armed and have the police go on strike.
Exactly. Police do not protect you they just draw a white line around your corpse. I’m in one of those states that do not let you protect yourself, so I will take Bloomberg’s challenge only if they let me carry first.
Mike Bloomberg and James Holmes
Both will get you killed
What a stupid, irresponsible, arrogant thing to say.
This is the kind of talk that pushes the right buttons for some nutjob.
Let's face it, most of our police effort is diverted to revenue raising for governments and lawyers. The crackdown on drunk driving has just given us a lot of young men no longer able to provide for their children because they can't drive. The War on Drugs has become just the best way to increase profits.
Maybe we could fire the SWAT teams.
The trouble is that the police would go on strike EXCEPT for arresting people who protect themselves, with firearms for example.
If the police would go on strike entirely I’ll bet that crime would drop. This isn’t meant to be an insult to the police, just an observation that we could protect ourselves a lot better than we do in this country if it were allowed.
What an idiot! Doesn't he realize that this would have the exact opposite effect of what he wants? If the police go on strike the first thing everybody is going to do is rush to the gun store to buy a gun to protect their home and families with. The only thing Bloomberg would accomplish is selling 10 million more guns.
There is an Aurora nearly every week in Chicago.
...or three HOURS. =8-(
—Im in one of those states that do not let you protect yourself—
It’s one of the reasons I moved from Seattle to central KY. One of MANY related reasons. And traffic.
Starting with his security detail.
If 30 people in that audience of what, a thousand?, had CC on them, that would have been a much different scene.
Bloomberg is an idiot.
Any police officer in Texas who did such a thing would be unemployed. I really wish this little nazi like bastard would go away!
Does he have body guards?
Are they armed?
Bloomberg is a menace and quite possibly nuts. For a NYC Mayor to even in passing suggest the cops go on strike should be cause for immediate removal from office. Not to mention a strike by the police dept is most likely illegal.
Of course the sanitation and transit workers have gone on strike in the past, but never fire or police. It’s just insane to suggest such a thing.
I personally think a very limited number of police should be chosen from among the people of each neighborhood and town. Someone with direct ties to the neighborhood and isn’t isolated from the results of their behavior. In fact most of them should be part time.
I grew up in a town with a part time constable who mostly took noise complaints from little old ladies and told us kids to keep it down.
When seconds count the police arrive in minutes!!!
I think the police and body guards of Major Commie Idiot Bloomberg go on strike until he resigns as Mayor and STFU.
“Any police officer in Texas who did such a thing would be unemployed..”
From my understanding (from several LEO that I know) police are prohibited from going on strike. Bloomidiot knows that....
I guess you could say they turn you into a "corpseman."
“When seconds count, police are just minutes away. Well, sometimes 30 minutes.”
We had an incident near our house — the cops show up 35 minutes later. All I had at that time was my little bolt action .22.
The cop told me that I ought to buy a better firearm because they are usually not in our part of the county. Next day, I purchased my Remington 870 followed shortly by my XD40.
Amen, could be open season on him.
Bloomberg has obviously been drinking too many giant sized sodas and his brain is fried.
And, there was a commentator on CNN last week who wrote that the GOP should select Bloomberg as VP, that it would ‘cinch’ the election.
Last time I called the cops, it took them 40 minutes to show up.
The cops already don’t protect me. That is why I carry a gun.
You first, Bloomie. Send your protective detail home. Write layoff notices for the entire NYPD.
Bloomberg is so damn out of touch. Hey Bloomie, cops come to the scene of a crime to write the report and call for the meat wagon.
It is up to each individual to protect themselves and their families.