Skip to comments.NYCís Mayor Bloomberg Blames Uptick In Crime On Thieves Coveting All Those iPhones
Posted on 12/28/2012 2:22:16 PM PST by SMGFan
At any given moment, the streets of New York City are like a veritable sea, teeming with fish (people) tempting thieves with their pockets full of shiny, new electronic gadgets. And that preponderance of highly-coveted technology, including Apples popular iPhones and iPads, is why the citys major crime rate has risen this year, says NYCs Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Thieves have been going after your gotta-have-it products, resulting in a wee boost to NYCs annual crime index. That stat also covers felonies, grand larceny and robbery. Bloomberg said on his weekly radio show today (via the New York Times City Blog) that there were 3,484 more major crimes this year than last year, with an increase of 3,890 Apple product thefts. The city maintains that if you take Apple out of the equation, major crime would be down instead of up by 3.3%. The police department logged 108,432 major crimes for the year, up from 104,948 in 2011. If you just took away the jump in Apple, wed be down for the year, said Marc La Vorgna, the mayors press secretary. He added that this is unprecedented, because so many people are lugging around so much expensive equipment, a phenomenon that hasnt happened in earlier years.
Bloomberg says he isnt even including theft of other devices like the Samsung Galaxy in his totals, thats how prevalent the targeting of Apple products is. So how can people cut down on such thefts? Its all in the clothes, says the mayor. None of that baggy stuff, okay? Put it in a pocket in sort of a more body-fitting, tighter clothes, that you can feel if it was if somebody put their hand in your pocket, not just an outside coat pocket, the mayor said.
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hey bloomie! why not ban them? that sems to be your MO
Check their I.D. Mayor BloominIdiot. The criminals are probably from Cleveland...
> hey bloomie! why not ban them? that sems to be your MO
My very first thought, exactly.
the man’s a blooming idiot!
When iPads are outlawed....
ROFLMAO! Funniest post I've seen (this month?)!
(it's good to laugh) Thanks. BTTT!
the iPhones and iPads were "asking for it"?
Where they behaving as iPuts?
We have yet to plumb the debts of stupidity possessed by the average DemonRat.
Written with my iPutz. Sheesh!
Were they Assault iPhones, with a hi-capacity battery and screen suppressor?
Bloomie wants to ban Cell Phnes and go back to pay phones scattered around.
Bloomberg would have made a great Reichssicherheitsfuhrer.
Ban large soda drinks
Ban salt and snack food
What has become of Fun City?
Oh, how this jackass makes me nostalgic for Ed Koch. Even little Gen’ral Dinkins was was head and shoulders above bloomberg.
This in the city that bills itself as ‘the big apple’. ROFL
The irony is priceless.
What a load of crap.
Bloomburg is scum, agreed. But notwithstanding Bloomburg, the homocide rate in NYC — notably absent from the article — is about to hit an all-time low. In a city of 8.4 million people, there have been about 430 homocides year-to-date.
Ban them no. The government can just buy one for everyone. If everyone has one then no one will have steal them/sarc.
“Put it in a pocket in sort of a more body-fitting, tighter clothes, that you can feel if it was if somebody put their hand in your pocket, not just an outside coat pocket,
If I am not mistaken the victim of the latest phone stealing/shooting gave the Obama sons his phone.
So if Big Gulp Mike thinks it will stop if your phone is
tightly in your pocket of your tight fitting clothes I think he is wrong they will just shoot it right out of your pocket.