Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Bloomberg Suggests Police Stop Protecting People Until Gun Control Enacted
NewsBusters ^

Posted on 07/24/2012 7:19:59 AM PDT by chessplayer

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-148 next last

1 posted on 07/24/2012 7:20:07 AM PDT by chessplayer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

2 posted on 07/24/2012 7:21:46 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

The residents of NYC ought to go on strike until Bloombeg resigns.


3 posted on 07/24/2012 7:22:46 AM PDT by O6ret
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

Let’s start with Bloomberg’s police protection and bodyguards


4 posted on 07/24/2012 7:22:46 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

Proof that 3rd terms cause insanity.


5 posted on 07/24/2012 7:23:10 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (If Bill Ayers had a son, he'd look like James Holmes.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer
Police do NOT protect people.

The courts have consistently ruled that they are not required to do that, it's not their job. They do protect cooperating witnesses.

6 posted on 07/24/2012 7:24:16 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Irepeal Obam-ney Care ))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

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.


7 posted on 07/24/2012 7:24:32 AM PDT by Da Coyote
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

Citizens and the Constitution suggest that individuals do a better job of protecting themselves than cops do.

Cops mop up and do paperwork.


8 posted on 07/24/2012 7:24:41 AM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: O6ret

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.


9 posted on 07/24/2012 7:24:49 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia. 2016 starts today! Walker, Issa, Rubio,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Travis McGee

Excellent graphic. Thanks for posting.


10 posted on 07/24/2012 7:25:05 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

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.


11 posted on 07/24/2012 7:26:08 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

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.


12 posted on 07/24/2012 7:26:11 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

Aurora CO - no police were harmed.

Blooming idiot. Show us how this works in NYC, OK?


13 posted on 07/24/2012 7:26:36 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer
For the most part, the police don't prevent crimes...they get involved after a crime has been committed.

People that carry prevent crimes.

14 posted on 07/24/2012 7:26:45 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer
Another tyrant trying to look like the good guy. Bloomberg has gone off the farm and thinks the people are his to control.

Someone needs to put this dope out to pasture.

15 posted on 07/24/2012 7:26:45 AM PDT by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

—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


16 posted on 07/24/2012 7:28:46 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer
If they did that, the crime rate would go down.

The criminals would know that the police wouldn't be there to protect their rights.

17 posted on 07/24/2012 7:28:56 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: momincombatboots

How about the NUC taxpayers? Let’s see them go on strike.

Well, they lost Rush. The rich are leaving to escape taxes.

18 posted on 07/24/2012 7:29:20 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: G Larry

When seconds count, police are just minutes away. Well, sometimes 30 minutes.


19 posted on 07/24/2012 7:29:28 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: sickoflibs

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.


20 posted on 07/24/2012 7:30:29 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer
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.

Well, they have strict gun control in Chicago and that has been such a resounding success in reducing the murder rate.

21 posted on 07/24/2012 7:30:40 AM PDT by dirtboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

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.


22 posted on 07/24/2012 7:31:10 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

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.


23 posted on 07/24/2012 7:32:21 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cuban leaf

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.


24 posted on 07/24/2012 7:32:25 AM PDT by gusty
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

Mike Bloomberg and James Holmes

Both Crazy

Both will get you killed


25 posted on 07/24/2012 7:33:45 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FatherofFive

What a stupid, irresponsible, arrogant thing to say.

This is the kind of talk that pushes the right buttons for some nutjob.


26 posted on 07/24/2012 7:35:31 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer
Ummm . . . but, Nanny Bloomers, most rank and file members of the police force support gun rights and gun ownership by the public. It's only the political appointees--like big city police chiefs--who support your totalitarian ideas.

I doubt the cops would go out on your little strike (unless they were very well paid to do it by some skunk like you).
27 posted on 07/24/2012 7:35:31 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer
What a great idea. We could defend ourselves.

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.

28 posted on 07/24/2012 7:36:05 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

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.


29 posted on 07/24/2012 7:37:41 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer
Bloomberg Suggests Police Stop Protecting People Until Gun Control Enacted

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.

30 posted on 07/24/2012 7:38:10 AM PDT by apillar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

There is an Aurora nearly every week in Chicago.


31 posted on 07/24/2012 7:38:48 AM PDT by TexasCajun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: listenhillary

...or three HOURS. =8-(


32 posted on 07/24/2012 7:39:56 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: gusty

—I’m 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.


33 posted on 07/24/2012 7:40:07 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

Starting with his security detail.


34 posted on 07/24/2012 7:41:02 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

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.


35 posted on 07/24/2012 7:41:02 AM PDT by anton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

Any police officer in Texas who did such a thing would be unemployed. I really wish this little nazi like bastard would go away!


36 posted on 07/24/2012 7:41:39 AM PDT by ontap
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

Does he have body guards?

Are they armed?


37 posted on 07/24/2012 7:41:55 AM PDT by Raycpa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Col Frank Slade

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.


38 posted on 07/24/2012 7:42:14 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: G Larry

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.


39 posted on 07/24/2012 7:42:26 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: G Larry

When seconds count the police arrive in minutes!!!


40 posted on 07/24/2012 7:43:35 AM PDT by ontap
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

I think the police and body guards of Major Commie Idiot Bloomberg go on strike until he resigns as Mayor and STFU.


41 posted on 07/24/2012 7:43:48 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ontap

“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....


42 posted on 07/24/2012 7:47:02 AM PDT by momtothree
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: gusty
Police do not protect you they just draw a white line around your corpse.

I guess you could say they turn you into a "corpseman."

43 posted on 07/24/2012 7:48:29 AM PDT by GnL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: listenhillary

“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.


44 posted on 07/24/2012 7:48:51 AM PDT by Londo Molari
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: silverleaf

Amen, could be open season on him.


45 posted on 07/24/2012 7:49:38 AM PDT by gakrak ( A man should know his limitations and act accordingly.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

Bloomberg has obviously been drinking too many giant sized sodas and his brain is fried.


46 posted on 07/24/2012 7:49:46 AM PDT by rolling_stone
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

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.


47 posted on 07/24/2012 7:51:24 AM PDT by DugwayDuke
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

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.


48 posted on 07/24/2012 7:51:49 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberalism: "Ex faslo quodlibet" - from falseness, anything follows)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer
Fine.

You first, Bloomie. Send your protective detail home. Write layoff notices for the entire NYPD.

LOL!

49 posted on 07/24/2012 7:52:00 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer
>>Bloomberg Suggests Police Stop Protecting People Until Gun Control Enacted<<

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.

50 posted on 07/24/2012 7:52:59 AM PDT by servantboy777
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-148 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson